Friday, January 4, 2008

Dark circles under the eye

Luckily I don't have this problem but a few of my friends do so I was surfing the net to look for some tips to help it go away, when I discovered some of the causes of dark circles which were kinda shocking.

Makes it look even darker

The allergic reaction itself can cause smudges in the under eye area. Any condition that causes you to rub your eyes can make dark circles worse because scratching or rubbing can actually darken the skin. Remember, it's very delicate, so be gentle with your skin.
Allergic shiners are related to nasal congestion, which can occur for other reasons besides allergies, such as with the common cold or with sinus infections.

Lack of sleep makes your skin pale and it makes dark circles look darker, and also allows the dark pigmentation to be seen more easily.

Skin starts to sag and it gets paler thus making the dark circles appear darker.


-Peel a cucumber and cut it in slices. Apply a slice of cucumber on each eye. Keep it there for about 20 -30 minutes. Store the rest in ziploc bags for later use. Do this twice a day.

-Drink lots of water during the day, try not to drink a lot before bed.

-When tanning use sun screen and always protect your eyes by wearing goggles or sunglasses

-Eat fruits and vegetables

Choose a color that's one shade lighter than your normal color if your dark circles are blue-black. If, on the other hand, if you have problems with puffiness as well as dark circles, go one shade darker than your usual color.

Concealers are effective at hiding dark under-eye circles because they're opaque (they don't let light through). Normal make-up isn't a match for truly dark under-eye circles.

Don't use mascara on your bottom lashes, because the flakes of mascara that frequently fall from the bottom lashes wll make your dark circles look darker


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