Dark circles can be chalked up to several causes. If you notice that your eyes look tired, it can be upsetting, especially when you don’t feel tired. The area under the eyes is one of the most sensitive areas of skin on the human body; this skin is very thin and it covers a dense concentration of capillaries. It’s easy to enflame or damage the capillaries, which is one of the prime causes of dark circles. Some bad habits can be very damaging, including drinking, smoking and the consumption of excessively salty foods. These habits stress the skin in general, and one of the first way that signs of this will manifest is dark circles under the eyes. It should almost go without saying, but a good night’s sleep is also important when it comes to avoiding dark circles. Sleeping badly and being tired can be dehydrating and cal also interfere with blood circulation. Not to mention that being exhausted all day will make anyone more prone to rubbing their eyes which, again, damages this sensitive area of skin. Finally, some people are just genetically predisposed towards dark circles under their eyes, even if they are well rested. As we age, this problem can become more severe as the body’s collagen production levels slow and skin in general becomes less heavily hydrated.
Unlike other eye conditions such as puffy eyes or drooping eye lids, there is really no viable surgical solution for dark circles. This leaves those suffering from dark circles with an array of topical cream options. Recently, there have been several research breakthroughs in collagen research. One great advance that this research has produced is the synthesized peptide Matryxil 3000. This peptide has been shows to measurably boost the skin’s collagen production, and it has been heavily researched by independent entities. Look for topical cream that contains Matryxil 3000 but does not contain parabens, which are a cheap synthetic preservative that can irritate the skin. This is especially true of skin around the eyes. Another approach to ridding yourself of dark circles is to attempt to sooth enflamed capillaries around the eyes. It might seem old fashioned, but a cold compress mask could help with dark circles, as could cucumber slices. Try to avoid or cut back on dark circle causing habits such as drinking or binging on salty foods, especially late at night. This combo of a product regimen and modified habits should fade your dark circles. Combine that with a good night’s sleep and with the daily application of a chilled eye mask for even more noticeable results. By upping your body’s collagen production, you’ll hydrate your skin, which will also effectively sooth irritated capillaries.