Periorbital dark circles are dark under eye circles that most women have including myself. it could be very embarrassing cause it makes your face uneven. I would quickly run over the causes then give tips on how to reduce it.
The causes ranges from inadequate sleep, nasal congestion, stress, thinning from aging , you might even inherit it from your ancestors. Dark eye circles are very common amongst Africans and Asian people. It could even be shadows being thrown on your face by your natural facial features.*LOL*
The focus of this post is not the causes but the solutions. So I ask, What can get rid of this dark circles that isn’t harmful.
Firstly, always get your beauty sleep. Those hours we spend watching YouTube videos or late night movies aren’t worth skin irregularities. When you don’t sleep well, you start to look pale, thus leaving you with dark circles. Every night get at least 7-9 hours of sleep, it would refresh you and make you feel younger and more beautiful.
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Secondly, apply concealer to hide dark circles. I know the use of concealer may sound drastic but desperate times calls for drastic measures. Just kidding. Lightly pat your concealer with your ring finger (the one after the middle finger and before the pinky) from the inner corner of your eyes to the outer part like u are drawing a triangle not a circle. Choose a concealer that is your skin tone because it a cover up process not a highlighting process. Always test before buying, tell the store attendant to help you with your selection. If your dark circles aren’t so obvious, go with the liquid concealers like Avon, Sephora, Mary kay etc people with heavy dark circles should use cake or cream like concealers like elf, black opal etc. Apply concealer in a stippling motion so it blends well into the skin.
Thirdly, Please stop rubbing your eyes. Friction occurs while you are rubbing your eyes. This causes skin pigmentation to darken over time. It’s a very nice feeling at times to rub on your eyes, but in the long run it’s no good.
Potato slices are very good for eliminating dark eye circles. They contain natural bleaching agents that can help lighten dark patches on the face. Cut a potato into circles and rub its juice over the dark circles, it would be gone over time.
Lemon juice is another natural bleaching product. It is an astringent that contains Vitamin C which is really good for the skin. Please, lemon juice would not drastically whiten your skin, it would only brighten your skin by few shades. Don’t go mixing it with your body cream and bath gel. *LOL*. Soak cotton balls in lemon juice, cleanse your face focusing on the dark under eyes. Rinse it off immediately, it might be too harsh on your skin.
I have a theory though, before I started applying makeup, I didn’t have dark circles under my eyes. Wearing make up comes with the responsibility of taking care of your skin everyday. I am still doing some research on the effect of make up on skin. My theory might be correct who knows, I could be the next Albert Eintein.*LOL*
Lots of love,