Nakin are experts in achieving beautiful skin and our natural anti-ageing skincare is the best available for skin ageing prevention and repair. The good news is that dark circles under the eyes are usually not something to be concerned about and mostly not a sign of a more serious condition - although it’s always better to seek medical advice on any changes such as this to be sure. There is also lots of steps that we can take to get rid of dark circles under the eyes and this includes:
- Drinking lots of water for fresh, plump hydrated skin
- Reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Ensuring that you are getting the right nutrients and reducing junk food, salt and sugar consumption
- Using the best Natural Eye Cream made to reduce dark circles under eyes
- Getting enough sleep to help skin regenerate itself
- Wearing sunglasses when outside to protect the delicate skin from sun damage
- Taking time to relax and reduce stress
- Using a natural make-up concealer if desired
What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes?
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by a variety of reasons, from lifestyle factors to our natural biology. Some darkness under the eyes is normal for all of us, although it can be more pronounced in some people due to their face shape, or genetics. This is because our natural anatomy means that we have a natural grove under our eyes. The skin under eyes is also thinner than the rest of the face, so we can see the blood vessels through the skin. This means that the area will always show some darkness. Dark circles under eyes also worsen as we age. The skin under the eye area naturally becomes weaker as we age because collagen breaks down and sagging occurs; both of which contribute to the circles. Sun damage may also cause skin to be pale with loss of radiance, which can give a dark look. Too much and long-term sun exposure is a bit culprit of darkness under the eyes as it really affects skin pigmentation and takes the radiance out of skin.
Lifestyle factors can contribute to dark under eye circles and this is especially from lack of sleep, stress and a poor diet. We tend to automatically blame lack of sleep for dark circles, and it does contribute to this but dark circles make us look tired even when we are not. Diet plays a huge part in how our skin looks including the prominence of dark circles under the eye. Alcohol is dehydrating to skin, and too much salt causes water retention and puffiness. Eating healthily is always going to benefit skin and being deficient in vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc and vitamin C will contribute to the look of dark circles.
It’s also important to try and keep as stress free because Cosmopolitan Magazine state that when we are stressed more blood is directed to our major organs and this leaves our face looking drained and pasty - plus dark circles appear more noticeable. Stress can also cause the fragile capillaries around the eyes to break or leak blood.
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes?
There are many ways to reduce the appearance of dark circles under eyes, and the first thing to do is assess your lifestyle to see what might be contributing to the problem. Take a look at your water consumption, as drinking the right amount of water will flush out toxins and keep a hydrated bounce in skin. Likewise, reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption as both will affect our skin health and sleep quality. Too much caffeine can also make us feel tired and alcohol is very dehydrating, which is never helpful to achieving fresh plump skin. Alongside this assess the amount of essential nutrients in your diet and cutback on junk food, salt and sugar. Nutrient deficiencies such as iron, zinc and vitamin C can contribute to dark circles under the eyes so see how your diet might be improved. Too much salt can cause excess puffing in our bodies and too much sugar makes skin look lacklustre. It’s also important to deal with stress as this is a contributing factor to dark circles. When out and about wearing sunglasses is recommended as sun damage is big cause of loss of colour in the facial areas, and causes a pale uneven skin tone over time. Then at night take care to get enough sleep, which will help cells regenerate and keep the skin under the eyes looking as best as it can.
Lastly use an excellent eye cream such as Nakin’s award winning Anti-Ageing Eye Cream Complex made with the best anti-ageing plant actives available. This includes stimulating seaweed and algae plus antioxidant green tea, hydrating hyaluronic acid and line smoothing hibiscus. Then as a last option to help any remaining dark circles that are showing after trying the above techniques, use a natural make-up concealer on the under-eye area. This can be applied after our anti-ageing eye cream that works to reduce dark circles, puffing and lines with the high performance natural ingredients. It’s also very hydrating to eyes as hydration helps them to look their best. Once the eye cream has sunk into skin follow with a natural concealer to brighten the skin around eyes further. Take care to apply it to skin gently and blend in for a natural look.
We hope that you found this article about reducing dark circles under the eyes useful. It’s a common skin concern and one that can be reduced significantly with some small lifestyle changes. If you would like to find out more about Nakin and our award winning cruelty free skincare then please visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Our full range of face care includes everything that you need for a skincare routine with anti-ageing creams, cleanser, face treatments, lip and eye products. Nakin is a caring ethical company and all of our products are made in the UK. Our mission is to help everyone achieve beautiful skin at every age.