I have always grown up with dark circles under my eyes.
All my friends always ask if I am tired, so I always lie and say I am because I
really hate the way I look. Is there anything that can get rid of them?
The first thing you have to know about circles under your
eyes is that there are many possible causes. It could be anything from genetics
to lack of sleep to dehydration. However, despite what the cause of your dark
circles may be, there’s no need to panic ‘cause we’ll help you out.
From birth, the skin under your eyes is naturally delicate
and thin. However, as we age, the layers of skin and fat under our eyes
continue to thin, which causes the blood vessels to become more visible. This
gives the appearance of dark circles.
If the circles under your eyes appear on a regular basis
rather than the morning after an all-night cram sesh, consider seeing a doctor.
Since there are so many possible causes to the discoloration under your eyes, a
doc will be able to better help you discover the true cause of the dark
When it comes to at-home treatments, you can always try the
good ol’ cucumber standby. Place to fresh cucumbers over your eyes and the dark
circles and see if that helps the discoloration to fade.
Another solution to your dark circles is to make sure you’re
eating a proper diet. Dark circles are often attributed to a deficiency of
water and vitamins. Be sure to eat plenty of fruits ‘n’ veggies, and be on the
lookout for foods with high salt content, as they can cause your body to hold
onto excess water and store it in weird places, like under your eyes.
Although it may seem frustrating and a longer process to
remove your dark circles, relaxing has been proven to relieve stress and skin
discoloration at the same time. So next time you’re feeling a li’l overworked,
take a moment to breathe deep and appreciate the good things life has to offer.
BY KARA GELBER ON 8/10/2011 1:04:00 PM
POSTED IN Love your bod, stress, skin problems, sleep