Dark and noticeable under eye bags are every person’s nightmare. Dark circles under the eyes are often a symptom of difficulties in kidney function, allergies or exhaustion, but in some cases they are simply genetically inherited.
To eliminate or reduce under eye bags, you must first find out the reason for their presence. The essential difference is if you have dark circles permanently or they have recently appeared on your face.
Possible causes of dark under eye bags:
The formation of dark under eye bags is often attributed to lack of vitamin K, B-12, or antioxidants in the body. Increased salt intake will lead to water retention and slowing circulation, and create a dark and swollen circles under the eyes. Not enough water and poor circulation due to lack of movement will also contribute to puffiness and expressed pigmentation.
Lack of sleep, irregular sleep, stress, and fatigue
Lack of sleep or poor quality sleep reduces circulation and makes the skin around the eyes more faded, and dark circles will be more visible and more pronounced. In combination with a diet low in vitamins, inadequate sleep disrupting the adrenal glands, which among other things is responsible for regulating the level of water and minerals in the body.
Besides the extremely negative effect on the overall circulatory system and oxygen supply, nicotine and other compounds of cigarettes affect the color of the blood vessels and make them more visible under the skin.
Allergies, especially gluten allergies, are the common cause of dark under eye bags. Unless you know that you are allergic to a substance, expressed permanent eye circles could be the reason for a doctor’s visit.
Seasonal allergies to pollen and other similar allergies can be easily solved with antihistamines, but allergies to food, cosmetic ingredients or chemicals from your home or office should be solved in cooperation with a dermatologist.
People with allergies often have a deficiency of vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid, essential for metabolic function and the formation of blood cells, which eventually reflects on your face.
Dark under eye bags are often hereditary – if most of your family members also have severe dark circles, most methods of removing and reducing dark circles will, unfortunately, only have a short-term effect.
How to get rid of under eye bags
If the cause of your dark under eye bags aren’t the last two mentioned factors, then this is how to get rid of under eye bags:
- Balance your diet, drink plenty of water, sleep at least seven hours, exercise regularly and stop smoking.
Although this with today’s pace of life seems impossible, we recommend that you change your bad habits. Besides you will certainly look more beautiful, fresher and more rested, you will extend your life for several years.
- Nourish your skin while you sleep.
A quality natural moisturizing cream will hydrate and strengthen thin and delicate skin under the eyes and capillaries will be less visible.
- Have a regular treatment with cold compresses on your eyes.
Lie down and close your eyes and then put the face mask, cooled cucumber slices, used green tea bags or pads soaked in cold water for 10 minutes. Tea bags are especially effective because the tannin in tea reduces pigmentation and puffiness. Wraps shouldn’t be too cold.
- Use under eye creams rich in vitamin K and retinol (vitamin A).
Vitamin K improves blood flow and helps tighten and strengthen the capillaries and Retinol stimulates collagen synthesis and restore the delicate skin and thus prevents dehydration and formation of wrinkles. Additional ingredients such as licorice extract, soy and rice peptides and kojic acid will help in brightening the area.
If you follow the above tips but you still struggle with under eye bags, choose a concealer with yellowish or peach color undertones that will improve the situation. Makeup foundation (concealer, powders) with yellowish and peach color undertones help conceal purple and brown color circles under the eyes.