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Those suffering from those pesky, annoying, and unsightly dark under eye circles are often left faced with the task of finding something that works to either cover the problem up or mask it, or get rid of it completely. Though it isn’t always possible, there are many things that can be done to minimize the appearance of these dark circles in many circumstances. Some of the leading dermatologists in the country have stated that dark circles underneath the eyes aren’t caused by one thing or another – there are many contributing factors which play a role in the development of dark under eye circles. Today, Lionesse takes a look at some of the reasons as to why these circles may develop, and what can be done about it.
Get Enough Sleep
This is the number one reason for dark circles forming underneath the eyes, aside from genetics. In order to get these dark under eye circles to go away caused from exhaustion, you will naturally need to get more sleep. Opt for anywhere from 6-8 hours per night. In the meantime, you can opt for using cucumber slices to alleviate the appearance of the circles, or tea bags to infuse the area with caffeine, eliminating the dark circle effect.
Poor diet, believe it or not, can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. If you are lacking in a specific vitamin, or are in any way malnourished, your skin will surely show you a sign by the development of dark circles underneath the eyes. In this case, doctors suggest that you eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, incorporating more of the ingredients we should all have on a daily basis such as fresh vegetables and fruits, and lean meats and proteins.
Dehydration can present itself in the form of dark under eye circles. To combat the problem and alleviate it once and for all, be sure to indulge in 8-10 glasses of water every day – this will also keep the rest of your skin well hydrated and moist, and ward off irritation and itching.
Covering Up with Makeup
When you have dark under eye circles that are caused by genetic factors, there is little that can be done in regard to getting rid of them for good. In this case, it’s a good idea to opt for utilizing the power of makeup to provide somewhat of a mask over the area. It is possible, with good makeup products and application techniques, to really hide the appearance of these dark lines and make the area look like the rest of your skin. There are many tutorials and pictures available online which detail how to cover dark circles up appropriately, and make it look like it’s a natural part of your skin. As a tip, you don’t want to overapply the products as less is more here – and steer clear of cover ups that come in stick form as they will appear too cakey. Beauty blending sponges will be your best friend when it comes to concealing and masking the under eye area, as will a liquid coverup.