How to treat dark under-eye

Are you fed up of seeing dark under-eye circles every time you look in the mirror? If you’re looking for an effective treatment for dark under-eye circles, you’re in the right place. Find out what is causing dark under eyes and learn how to treat this common problem with My Perfect’s skincare solutions.

What are dark under-eye circles?

Many people have dark under-eye circles on the delicate skin under their eyes. They are usually black, brown, or purple, depending on your overall skin tone. These dark patches can make you appear more tired than you actually are. Some people always have dark under-eye circles, whereas others only have them from time to time. Adding an effective treatment for dark under-eye circles to your beauty bag means you’ll be ready to tackle them whenever they appear.

What causes dark under-eye circles?

The most likely reason for dark under eyes is tiredness. If you are not getting enough shut-eye, you are more likely to suffer with skin problems – for example spots or a dull complexion. Feeling tired can make you look pale, meaning the dark under-eye area appears even darker. However, there are a few other reasons to consider if you notice that you have dark under-eye circles.

Dehydration
Ensuring you stay hydrated is the best way to ensure your skin has enough moisture – including the delicate area around your eyes. Drinking plenty of water helps to flush out toxins, keeping your skin clear and bright.

Eye strain
In the modern world, most of us spend many hours looking at screens. But if you strain your eyes with too much screen time, this can lead to dark under-eye circles.

Genetics
If your parents suffer from dark under-eye circles, there is a possibility you may do too.

Aging
As we get older, our skin loses collagen and fat and becomes thinner. This makes blood vessels more prominent, which can lead to the appearance of dark under-eye circles. You may also notice that the area below your eye is hollow, or your eyelids are puffy, which can leave a dark shadow or dark under-eye circles.

Hay fever and allergies
When we come into contact with allergens, our bodies produce histamine. This can cause our eyes and skin to be red, itchy, and puffy. It also thins the blood vessels, which can lead to dark under-eye circles. Scratching or rubbing your itchy eyes can irritate them further, making the dark under eyes worse.

Sun exposure
Being exposed to harmful UV rays can lead to premature aging – including dark under-eye circles. And as the skin around the eyes is very thin, it is likely to be the first area to be affected by the signs of aging.

How to remove dark under eyes

If dark under eyes runs in your family or has been caused by aging or sun exposure, it can be more challenging to resolve. But regardless of the cause of your dark under-eye circles, you can try a few different things to make them less obvious. Check out the following suggestions on how to get rid of dark under eyes.

Evaluate your sleep hygiene
As tiredness is the most likely cause of dark under-eye circles, it’s a good idea to take a closer look at your bedtime routine. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night and make sure you go to bed and get up around the same time each day. Refresh your evening rituals, too, avoiding screen time, caffeine, and exercise too close to bedtime.

Apply a cold compress
Using a cold compress (such as cucumber slices) can help dilated blood vessels to constrict. This may improve the appearance of dark under eyes.

Limit sun exposure
If you’re not willing to stay out of the sunshine altogether, avoid being out in the midday sun and apply SPF every day. Remember to wear sunglasses and a hat to block out harmful UV rays.

Drink plenty of water
To maintain a glowing, healthy complexion, it is important to stay hydrated. This will also brighten your skin, helping to reduce dark under eyes.

Use an eye cream
Choose an over-the-counter cream that’s formulated for the delicate eye area. Ingredients such as vitamin E, retinol, aloe, or caffeine are best.

Add a night cream to your daily skincare regime
A night cream will help your skin to rejuvenate overnight, freshening your skin and helping to minimize the appearance of dark under eyes.

Why My Perfect? How can My Perfect improve the appearance of dark under-eye?

My Perfect’s clinically proven product range has been developed in partnership with leading scientists and dermatologists. Offering instantly visible results, My Perfect products are suitable for anyone who wants a little help to look and feel young again.

My Perfect Eyes is a temporary cosmetic under-eye treatment. It smooths and corrects the delicate eye area, erasing wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, and dark under-eye circles. Best of all, it works instantly, with visible results in just 60 seconds. The effects of My Perfect Eyes last up to eight hours – so it’s the ideal solution to give you a confidence boost, whether you choose to use it every day or just for special occasions.

To give your skin an added boost, try adding My Perfect Night cream to your weekly skin ritual. The twilight hours give your skin the chance to recover from the stresses of the day. But while you rest, your skin is still hard at work, repairing and rejuvenating. My Perfect Night offers immediately visible differences as well as ongoing improvements to skin texture and fine lines. Use it weekly to enjoy its youth-enhancing benefits.

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