For some of us, dark circles under our eyes is a beauty issue we would rather not have. As a matter of fact, when I speak with others about this issue, they often don’t know why dark circles appear under their eyes. I am sure you have heard that rubbing your eyes constantly is a cause of dark circles. I was eager to search the www to find out what was available for us to learn. It turns out that the Mayo Clinic had a very simple list of reasons why this occurs.
- Fatigue is the most common cause of dark circles under your eyes.
- Sometimes, what appear to be dark circles under your eyes may merely be shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.
- Some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles are:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- Contact dermatitis
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
- Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians
- Rubbing or scratching your eyes
- Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
- Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious.Source: Dark circles under eyes Causes – Mayo Clinic
According to some beauty experts eye creams can help to constrict blood vessels, which cause dark shadows. In an article by Aimee Leabon, she recommends 13 under-eye creams that work, and where you can find them. Just to name a few: Olay Eyes, Illuminating Eye Cream< Korres Wild Rose Instant Brightening Eye Treatment, CeraVe Eye Repair Cream. You can find the article here: 13 Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles
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