Dark Under-Eye Circles

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Dark under-eye circles are by no means your fault. They have nothing to do with your lifestyle or what you did or did not do the night before, nor will they disappear after a good night’s rest. Dark under-eye circles are actually called oxidizing hemoglobin caused by leaky capillaries.

Oxidizing hemoglobin start in the capillaries (the vessels containing oxygenated blood, in this case, that web the delicate skin around the eyes) which are so small that red blood cells lines up in a single file to get through. At times, the red blood cells wander into the surrounding skin, the enzymes in your body break them and their hemoglobin down. When hemoglobin is broken down, what remains is a dark blue-black color, very much like a bruise.

The reason dark under-eye circles are so visible is that the skin surrounding the eyes is the most delicate and of the thinnest of your entire body. The skin is most translucent around the eyes and the capillaries are closer to the surface of the skin.

These unattractive dark under-eye circles can be concealed and possibly beaten with certain products. There are circle erasers on the market as are home remedies. Home remedies can help but honestly, none are 100% effective.

A definite favorite in under-eye dark circles is cucumber. The cucumber helps to lighten the skin as well as soothes tired eyes, especially from staring at a computer screen for hours on end.

Tea bags are yet another favorite. Not only does the caffeine in tea diminish water in the tissues around the eyes, hence reducing puffiness, it is also an anti-oxidant that is so good for the skin —so you get two birds with one stone. Chamomile tea is great because chamomile is an anti-inflammatory which is known to reduce swelling and puffiness.

Home Remedies for Dark Under-Eye Circles

Lay down and apply thin cucumber slices on your eyes ensuring they are contacting the skin under the eyes. Leave on for 5-10 minutes.

Lay down and apply a used tea bag that has been squeezed out and cooled. Leave on for 5-10 minutes.

Either home remedy will have a positive effect on dark under-eye circles.