Have you ever seen the white Pandas on the web or in your Science book when
you were young, even in a zoo? They are cute, right! But what if you wake up
one morning, face the mirror, and see one is standing right in front of you. That
would look scary instead! These days, we often observe the issue of dark circles
around the eyes spoiling the beauty of many generally good-looking people
around. The problem persists during the emerging days of the pandemic, where
these immovable firm dark circles are getting worse only as every day passes
by, with too few sleeping hours, endless stress, and the traumatic state of
How are they caused?
A very thin layer of skin below the eyes shows the blood vessels more clearly
than any other facial area. The skin around the eyelids is known as “Periorbital
Skin.” On average, it is only 0.5mm thick, while the skin on the rest of the body
is almost 2mm thick. This mild area around the eyes causes dark circles.
Another condition by which dark circles are formed can be called “Periorbital
Hyperpigmentation.” This results in more melanin produced by the skin under
the eyes, making it look darker in tone.
Various factors behind the Dark Circles:
• Dark circles are caused genetically in most cases, but lifestyle contributes well,
as mentioned below.
• Lack of sleep is the most common one. Even worse, the late nights are very
crucial as they cause tired-looking eyes the following day.
• When the body goes without enough water per day, you experience
dehydration. This causes puffiness under the eyes.
• Not protecting the skin from the harmful rays of the Sun is also a big reason for
the dark circles to become more noticeable. UVA/UVB rays cause the skin to
look uneven and dull.
• Let’s not forget Aging! With the passing years, it’s natural that the skin gets
thinner and loses its plumpness. This makes the skin around the eyes look
How to treat them effectively?
Many people use different ways to treat or hide the dark circles, even though
they are not harmful. Even so, it is not possible to remove them entirely or
permanently; still, they can be cured and can lighten up.
People perceive that dark circles make them look sick and older. There are
hundreds of searches on Google only from worldwide for home remedies and
ways to treat them to minimize their appearance.
Continue reading if you want to reduce the darkness caused to your under-eye
the area due to these scary circles:
• How to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles?
• Here are some of the skincare routines, if followed, will result in good health
and beautiful glowing eyes:
1. Sleeping well
A night of good sleep is vitally essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Low-quality
sleep or late nights are prevalent these days due to the invasion of digital
media into our houses, which quickly causes dark circles. Lack of sleep
aggravates them. If possible, take a nap. Naps also boost up memory. Proper
rest and good general health lessen the dark of the under-eye area.
2. Elevating the head during sleep
The morning feeling of the darkening of the area below the eyes fades
slightly during the day may be increased blood vessels or vasculature around
the eyes. Swelling can also take place. By the elevation of the head during
sleep, blood travels away from the head and face, which may reduce the
swelling and lessen the dark under-eye color.
3. Applying cold compresses
Think like, cold is your buddy! Applying cold compresses is a good treatment for
people with increased vasculature. Cold compresses constrict the blood vessels
around the eyes, reducing their appearance at the skin’s surface. This process
also reduces swelling around the eyes and lessens the dark color.
4. Avoiding much Sun exposure
Skin protection from the Sun is crucial. Ultraviolet radiation can worsen the
situation in some people. In this case, moisturizers, sunscreens, and hats can
protect the skin from the Sun and prevent the worsening of dark circles. Wearing
sunscreen protects you from hyperpigmentation. Using sunscreen that does
both UVB and UVA protection helps the eyelash/lash line, and wearing
sunglasses will protect your eyebrows.
5. Using Cucumber slices
Remember the aunties with face masks and cucumbers on their eyes?
Cucumbers slices are sometimes applied to the eyes to reduce the appearance
of dark eye circles. Though the mechanism of its effect is unknown, the
cucumber slices’ cold temperature may improve swelling due to eczema or
6. Utilizing tea bags
Some people also use cold tea bags, soak them in water, refrigerate them and
leave them on the thin skin for 10 minutes twice a day. Green tea is an
antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe the undereye
7. Using Coconut Oil:
It is truly magical! Coconut oil deeply moisturizes. It has vitamin E and
antioxidants that help repair damaged skin cells. It also reduces dryness. It is
lactic acid-enriched as well that tightens the skin. Apply the Coconut oil under
your cleaned eye skin. Gently massage in a clockwise and anti-clockwise
direction for some time and leave it overnight.
To conclude, the easiest way of getting rid of dozens of health problems is to
change your lifestyle. The simpler, the better! Develop an effective skincare
routine, followed by a balanced diet, lots of water intake, and positive thinking.
Follow these simple ways and enjoy your life to its fullest.
Effective ways to get rid of the Dark Circles under Eyes | Blog Article | Lash Pilot
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