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Published On: Mon, Jan 2nd, 2017

Treating Under Eye Shadows

We all suffer from under eye shadows from time to time, and for many people it goes away as fast as it appears. Lack of sleep, allergies, and stress can all contribute to those dark unsightly rings under our eyes. But what happens if you have under eye shadows on a regular daily basis, regardless of what you do? Well there are some steps you can take to help limit and reduce the shadows.

Dark Circles Can Happen to Anyone

While dark circles can happen to anyone, anytime, some of the most common factors include allergies, age, and unfortunately genetics. When it comes to genetics, some people just naturally seem to have their blood pool in that area, giving the illusion of permanent dark circles. You could be well-rested, well-hydrated, and feeling great, but still have those dark circles.

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Tips to Fight the Circles

If you’re ready to start fighting those dark circles then there are all kinds of tips and tricks you can use. First of all, you want to be sure that you are getting enough sleep and are well hydrated. These two factors alone often end up being the culprit.

If you’re looking for a quick fix that is natural, then you can lay thin slices of fresh cucumber over your eyes. Make sure they are chilled and then leave them on your eyes for 10-minutes. Make sure to wash your eye area after. Cucumber has been shown to lighten the skin over time.

Makeup can also be your friend as it will help to camouflage those dark circles. Look for a creamy concealer that is the same colour or slightly lighter than your natural skin tone. Gently pat it under your eyes and then use a loose powder to set it. This will help to keep it in place all day and stop it from creasing. You may also wish to experiment with salmon-coloured corrective concealer that has been shown to help with dark under eye circles.

Thin skin can often be the reason the dark circles appear, and if that is the case for you then it’s wise to invest in a cream that offers collagen building properties. This will plump up your skin under your eyes, so the circles shouldn’t appear as dark and noticeable. If this is the route you are taking it will be four to six weeks before you really start to see good results.

Looking for a Permanent Solution?

While the tips mentioned above are great, they aren’t going to be permanent and they do offer varying degrees of results. Places such as the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic offer non-surgical and surgical options that will target and treat these dark circles. This is best for people that have dark circles due to genetics. Fillers can be used to plump up the area and help diminish the look of the circles. Other options include chemical peels and collagen building treatments.

Get that Rested Look

Once you are able to banish those dark circles it’s amazing how much healthier you will look. Getting rid of the dark circles can also help to take years off your age.

Author: Lolita Di

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