How to Prevent Dark Circles and Bags Under Eyes
Had enough of looking tired all the time? Want to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes? My Perfect is on hand to help. Find out what could be causing dark circles or bags under your eyes and learn how to treat them with My Perfect’s skincare solutions.
What are bags and dark circles under eyes?
The skin around the eyes is a problem area for many of us. It can be prone to dark circles and bags. Dark circles are patches of brown, black or purple skin under the eyes. Their color depends on your usual skin tone. Dark circles and bags under the eyes can make you look more tired than you really are. Whether you feel as though you always have dark circles or you only have bags under your eyes sometimes, knowing how to minimize them is vital to your beauty regime.
What causes dark circles under eyes?
Dark circles are usually associated with fatigue. Not getting enough beauty sleep is certainly the most likely cause – after all, burning the candle at both ends is a surefire way to end up with skin problems such as breakouts and dullness.
Being tired can make you look pale, too, meaning the circles under your eyes seem even darker. But there are a few other reasons why you might see dark circles or bags under your eyes.
Hay fever and allergies The body produces histamine when it reacts to allergens. This often makes the eyes and skin feel itchy, puffy, and red. It also makes the blood vessels thinner, leading to dark circles under the eyes. And if you scratch or rub your itchy eyes, they can become even more puffy and irritated.
Genetics Dark circles and eye bags often run in the family. So if your parents have dark circles or bags under their eyes, you might end up with them too.
Dehydration Drinking enough water is vital if you want a glowing, youthful appearance. Staying hydrated will help to ensure the delicate skin around your eyes has enough moisture.
Sun exposure Harmful UV rays can cause premature aging, including dark circles and bags under the eyes. Since the skin around your eyes is so thin, it’s often the first area to be affected.
Eyestrain Most of us spend a lot of time staring at screens. But if you strain your eyes with too much screen time, you could end up with dark circles.
Aging Collagen and fat are lost during the aging process. The skin becomes thinner, and blood vessels appear more prominent. This can lead to dark circles under the eyes. As you get older, you might notice your eyelids become puffy, or the area under your eye is hollower. These changes can leave a dark circle or shadow under the eyes.
How to get rid of bags and dark circles
Dark circles and bags under your eyes may be difficult to hide if they are genetic or have been brought on by the aging process. But whatever the cause, there are a few things you can do to make them less noticeable. Why not try one of the following solutions to help treat dark circles and bags under the eyes?
Makeover your sleep schedule It’s time to evaluate your sleep habits. Reset your body clock and boost your energy levels by going to bed and waking up at the same time every day. You should aim for at least seven hours of beauty sleep each night. If your room is too light, use blackout blinds. Wind down in the evening by avoiding exercise, screen time, and caffeine in the hours leading up to bedtime.
Elevate your head Try adding a few extra pillows to your bed. Elevating your head will help to reduce fluid pooling in your lower eyelids, improving the appearance of bags under the eyes.
Apply a cold compress This can help dilated blood vessels to constrict, lessening the appearance of dark circles. Try putting thick slices of cucumber over your eyes for 10 minutes.
Limit sun exposure The best way to achieve this is to avoid spending any time in direct sunlight. If you’re a sun worshipper, try to avoid the midday sun and always remember to apply SPF. You can also block out harmful UV rays with sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Drink plenty of water – staying hydrated will help keep your skin soft, supple, and radiant.
Use an eye cream – try an over-the-counter remedy made specifically for the delicate skin around the eye area. Look for one that contains vitamin E, aloe, retinol, or caffeine.
Add a night cream to your daily skincare regime – these are designed to help your skin repair and recover while you sleep.
Why My Perfect? How can My Perfect improve the appearance of dark circles and bags under eyes?
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 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 enjoy a combination of immediate and long-lasting youth-enhancing effects, try adding My Perfect Night cream to your weekly skincare routine. This cream gives your skin an extra overnight boost as it recovers from the stresses of the day. It is specially formulated to help improve your skin texture and minimize the appearance of fine lines.