Do you want to get rid of stubborn dark circles under your eyes? Here’s how to brighten the under-eye region and refresh your complexion.
We have all struggled with dark circles at some point in our lives. These uninvited guests make their presence known at the most inconvenient times and can make you look tired, stressed, and older than you actually are. But, fret not; there is a wide range of effective strategies and treatments available to help you regain those bright, refreshed eyes.
What causes dark circles?
While it is commonly believed that dark circles are caused due to fatigue, there are several other factors that can cause them.
- Inadequate sleep
Are you compromising sleep to binge-watch your favourite show? Did you know that inadequate sleep is one of the most common causes of dark circles? Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and pale, allowing for dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin to show. Lack of sleep can also cause fluid to build underneath your eyes, causing them to appear puffy.
Ageing is another common cause of dark circles. Loss of fatty tissue and thinning of the skin around the eyes are part of the ageing process. These changes can make your dark circles appear more defined. According to an article published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, a tear trough is a hollow under the eyes, which can cause dark circles and is related to ageing.
Many people don’t know that dark circles can be hereditary. It can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood, and your dark circles may worsen as you age or slowly disappear.
Dehydration is another common cause of dark circles under your eyes. If you are not hydrated, the skin beneath your eyes begins to look dull, and your eyes look sunken.
How to combat dark circles?
Are you looking for effective methods to combat the bottomless rings under your eyes? Here are some options:
- Brighten with vitamin C
Vitamin C is a potent and versatile skincare ingredient that can help with dark circles, especially when they are caused by pigmentation issues. It can effectively lighten hyperpigmentation by inhibiting melanin production. This brightening ingredient also helps protect the skin from oxidative stress and free radical damage. These free radicals can cause premature ageing and may make dark circles worse over time. Furthermore, the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C can help reduce under-eye puffiness and redness, making dark circles appear less prominent.
- Hydrate with humectants
If you want to keep dark circles at bay, it is crucial to keep your under-eye region hydrated. Therefore, after applying your eye cream or serum, use a hyaluronic acid-containing under-eye moisturiser twice a day. Since hyaluronic acid can retain more than 1,000 times its own weight in water, it acts as a humectant and draws moisture from the surrounding atmosphere and lower skin layers to the upper levels of the epidermis. It is super hydrating and essential to keep your under-eye region bouncy, supple, and plump. Are you wondering how to choose the right under-eye cream? Try Dr G Eye Bright Cream. Enriched with the goodness of peptides, niacinamide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and bakuchi oil, this dark circles cream helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
- Incorporate retinol into your skincare routine
Retinol, a vitamin A derivative, has a plethora of skin benefits – it exfoliates, brightens skin tone, reduces signs of ageing, and keeps breakouts at bay. But did you know this potent ingredient is a godsend for people struggling with dark circles? According to research, retinol can help decrease the appearance of dark circles and boost collagen and elastin production to help minimise the appearance of lines and wrinkles. However, you need to be careful while choosing a retinol product for your under-eye region because it can be strong and cause irritation. Start with a lower concentration and use it every other night or a few times a week.
- Try laser therapy
Laser therapy is a brilliant option to treat both superficial and deep dark circles. Laser therapy reduces the fluid spread caused by broken capillaries and uses light energy to gently exfoliate the skin. This aids in the reduction of darkness in the under-eye area. Laser treatment also boosts collagen production, thereby reducing the dark circles. At ISAAC Luxe, we use advanced laser technology to help you bid goodbye to stubborn dark circles.
When it comes to dark circles, keep in mind that consistency is key, and it may take some time to see noticeable improvements. If you want to learn more about how to tackle dark circles, book a consultation with me here.