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Dark Circles

Dark circles under the eyes are one of the biggest complaints dermatologists get from their patients. Dark circles can be embarrassing. They can also make you appear older or more stressed than you actually are, depriving you of an ageless appearance. Fortunately, there are ways to treat dark circles and minimize their appearance. But before we get to treatment options, let’s first discuss what causes dark circles under the eyes.

What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes?

Individuals experience darkened areas beneath the eyes for different reasons. For some there is more than one reason. Below are some of the most common reasons.

  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Sun exposure
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Age
  • Puffiness
  • Rubbing itchy eyes
  • Heredity
  • Thinning of the skin

What Can Be Done to Help Remedy Dark Circles?

Get more sleep. Adequate sleep reduces dark tinting beneath your eyes caused by the dilation of blood vessels beneath the thin layer of skin under your eyes.

Retinol.  A derivative of vitamin A, Retinol has been proven to improve thinning skin, making pigment less visible. Recommended product: Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Retinol Cream.

Treat allergies. Treating allergy symptoms can help reduce the swelling caused by seasonal allergies, which in turn, minimizes dark circles beneath the eyes.

Vitamin C. This excellent antioxidant helps fight dark circles under the eyes. Vitamin C promotes tissue growth and helps rejuvenate the skin, making it a great treatment for dark circles, wrinkles and various other skin conditions. Recommended product: Geneva Naturals Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum.

Vitamin E. Vitamin E works to protect the cells in the body from free radicals, pollutants, and UV rays. It has also been proven to help heal the skin and is often used to treat dark circles under the eyes and acne scars.

Protect yourself in the sun. Excessive sun exposure promotes the production of melanin, which is a pigment that helps color the skin. Protection against UV rays can help to prevent an increase in melanin and decrease the appearance of dark pigmented skin beneath the eyes.  Recommended product: Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer with SPF.