Do you know what can make you older beyond your years? Surprisingly enough, it’s
not wrinkles or even gray hair. It’s actually dark circles under your eyes, because
they make you look tired and unhealthy and worn-out. This is the reason why you must
deal with this problem unless you enjoy looking old and exhausted all the time.
Medically speaking, dark circles under eyes are described as uniformly round areas
of pigmentation underneath each eye. Dark circles under eyes can affect both men
and women, young and old. It is a problem that most women understandably try to cover
up by using make up and concealers.
This problem is often caused by another illness or medical problem, such as allergies
or exhaustion. However, there is also the sad fact that this is something hereditary.
If your mom or dad has this problem, then chances are you’ll have the same problem
when you get to their age now.
One thing to remember is that no matter what the cause may be, there’s always a way
to get rid of dark circles under eyes.
You’ll probably be surprised to find out that one of the easiest ways to prevent
dark circles under eyes is to make sure you get enough sleep every night. There are
two main reasons for this:
• First, have you noticed that lack of sleep makes you look paler the day before?
If you look paler over all, then the dark circles under your eyes will become even
• Second, lack of sleep reduces circulation, which would exacerbate the problem even
If the dark circles under your eyes are caused by allergies, then you should always
avoid whatever it is that can trigger the allergic reaction in you. Is it dust? Nuts?
Whatever it is, make sure you avoid it as much as possible.
Cure And Treatment
Here are some ideas that you can try in order to treat this problem.
• Second, apply tea bags, cucumber slices and an ice cube wrapped in a very soft
cloth over your closed eyes for about 10-15 minutes per day. Try to do it in the
morning to make sure you look great throughout the day.
• Try overnight facial masks that are made to reduce puffiness or discoloration.
If the problem is caused by problems in absorbing vitamins and minerals, then you
need to see a doctor to deal with this problem.
• If the main cause of the dark circles under your eyes is allergies, then you should
immediately remove the allergen (the substance that is causing an allergic reaction).
No amount of creams or home remedies can remove the dark circles until the allergy
is cured. If having dark circles is a constant problem for you, you might have an
undetected food or chemical allergy. Talk to your dermatologist to determine the
allergen for your case. You might also be deficient in vitamin B6 and B12 as well
as folic acid.