Dark circles are a real beauty buzzkill—you can have a blemish-free face, even-toned skin but these pesky circles that look like not-so-cute panda eyes refuse to leave. However, not all of them are caused due to your erratic lifestyles, ”they can also be familial—run in your family”, says Mumbai-based celebrity dermatologist Dr Rashmi Shetty. The ones caused by your lifestyle, stress, lack of nutrition and even hormones are treatable, however those related to genetics, unfortunately are a bit difficult to tackle.
Analyse your daily life
Before you go on to choosing a cream or gel to treat your dark circles, it’s very important to see what’s causing them from within. ”If it’s your lifestyle, then start to clock in a few more hours of sleep, reduce your screen time with your phone and TV. If you rub your eyes often, that’s the worst thing for dark circles. ”If you have dry eyes and rub them, you’re in for dark circles and premature wrinkles around the eyes,” says Dr Shetty.
Familial dark circles are those which are not related to your lifestyle, but rather there above and below your eyes because someone else in your family has them. ”All that can be done at this stage, is for your dark circles to be kept hydrated and lightened a bit and looking healthier than before, but they’ll never entirely go. Don’t waste your time seeing multiple doctors for them.”
Carefully pick your under eye dark circle cream
For under eye creams, the most important thing is to ensure your product has as less chemicals as possible. ”Whatever cream you choose, make sure it’s not laden with chemicals and skin lighteners as this is a very delicate part of your skin.” If you use a cream at night that makes your eyes itchy and dry in the mornings, it should immediately be tossed in the trash. ”Pick a cream with no scents or perfumes and one that goes on light and smooth; a thick cream can cause puffy eyes.”
Natural ingredients like curcumin and Vitamin K stabilise the fine blood capillaries under the eyes and should be a part of your cream. A cream with arnica extracts works really well to lighten dark circles.
You could require medical attention
”Dark circles aren’t always caused by pigmentation due to melanin in the skin, they could also be pigment from the blood that is leaked around your eye when you rub them.” Puffy eyes can also cast a shadow which makes dark circles under your eyes look even darker. If you have puffy or very deep-set eyes, then you might need more treatment like skin lightening, fillers to lighten the area or hormonal or lifestyle adjustments. You also need to check your iron level as that’s the most important for under eye dark circles.
Application is key
What important when it comes to an area as delicate as your eyes is how you apply your skincare on it. ”Strokes should be very gentle with just the ball of your fingers. Start from above the eye to below the eye. Make it an outward circular motion from the root of your nose to the outer side of the eyes and vice versa when you come below the eye.”Read more at:cocktail dresses | evening dresses