Dark under eye circles can be a discouraging thing to see when looking in the mirror. If under eye circles become too prominent, friends and family members will begin asking you if you’ve been getting enough sleep lately. Sometimes, lack of sleep is actually the cause of under eye circles. The area of skin under the eyes is very sensitive. The skin is thin, and this is also an area known to have a dense concentration of capillaries. When these capillaries are damaged, the result is under eye circles. How you treat your eyes is also a factor when it comes to developing under eye circles. Drinking alcohol, eating salty foods and smoking are all behaviors that can damage capillaries and cause under eye circles. However, you don’t have to fit this behavior patter to develop under eye circles; sometimes, this condition can also be genetic. Not surprisingly, quality and quantity of sleep can also lead to the development of under eye circles. This is actually a condition most frequently associated with insomnia and late nights. Again, this is because capillaries become stressed and bruised, resulting in the characteristic purple discoloration. Some beauty industry experts even go so far as to blame sleeping hard on your cheek or face as a possible cause of this condition.
Unlike eye bags of puffy under eyes, there is really no surgical option for treating under eye circles. Most dermatologists regard this as a skin condition, and they will attempt to treat it through various topical solutions. The good news is that these treatments have come a long way, even in the last two or three years. One major reason that under eye circles develop and that skin begins to look “older” in general is a slowing in collagen production. Given enough time, this will happen to just about everyone. Fortunately, a newly developed peptide called Matryxil 3000 has been shown to boost collagen production when it’s applied consistently to the skin. Matryxil 3000 is licensed by the developer for use as an ingredient, and it can be found in several different skin care creams. Another common ingredient, Haloxyl, also shows some promise when it comes to treating the area under the eyes. Finally, there is some wisdom in the classic frozen eye mask. These masks, along with cucumber slices, have the ability to sooth the enflamed capillaries that cause under eye circles.
If you do choose a cream, be sure to apply it gently. Use only light pressure with one or two finger tips when rubbing the cream into the region around your eyes. Pair an effective cream with a good night’s sleep for the most effective under eye circle treatment available.