A good night’s sleep alone won’t alleviate those shadows
We’ve all been there: You catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and see the eyes of a tired woman staring back at you. But a full night of shut-eye isn’t enough to erase those dark circles. It may help diminish their appearance a bit, but to get rid of circles for good, first consider their source.
Why Dar Circles Appear
Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often because of slower circulation from lack of sleep). This accumulation causes fragile capillaries to stretch and leak.
Age is another factor. Over time, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and mottling skin color.
Seasonal allergies are to blame for many people. “They trigger the release of histamines in the body, which in turn inflame blood vessels and cause swelling”. To determine why your circles happen, gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the color doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.
How to Treat Eyes Dark Circles
If your circles are the result of vascular issues, double up on pillows at night to stop blood from building up under your eyes. In the morning, apply a cold compress for about five minutes to constrict the blood vessels. Use Herbalife Skin Activator® Eye Cream to reduce the appearance of darkness. And Herbalife NouriFusion® MultiVitamin Eye Gels help strengthen capillary walls and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can tweak your diet, too. Flavonol-rich dark chocolate (an ounce a day) and omega-3 fatty acids (Herbalife Omega 3 Fish Oil) may improve blood flow to the skin.
For allergy-induced circles, consider taking an over-the-counter antihistamine before allergies begin to abate shadows.
For quick circle camouflage, apply eye cream and let it dry for a few minutes. Then pat on a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone. Top with a layer of loose powder, which helps prevent makeup from caking in creases.