Under eye circles. A problem so many of us have, yet so few have found a solution for...until now. Dark circles under the eye area are caused by a combination of factors—including age, genetics and lifestyle. The good news is that there are a number of things you can do to both address their causes and minimize their appearance.
Address Your Skin's Natural Aging Process
Our skin becomes thinner as we age, making the blood vessels appear more noticeable. Diminished fat pads under the eyes can also exacerbate the problem. What you can do:
Take Vitamin C Ester supplements to help strengthen the walls of your blood vessels and minimize the appearance of dark circles. Choose topical treatments formulated with alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and Vitamin C Ester, such as Advanced Eye Area Therapy
. ALA has the unique ability to help promote the healthy production of nitric oxide; this can impact blood flow to the skin and ultimately help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Meanwhile, Vitamin C Ester can help with thinning skin and collagen production.
Even the slightest bit of dehydration can increase the appearance of dark circles. What you can do:
Stay well-hydrated with pure spring water and add Omega-3 Supplements
to your diet to keep skin looking supple. Avoid sodas and coffee drinks that can further dehydrate skin.
Reduce Sodium Intake
Excess sodium in the diet can contribute to dehydration and make dark circles more noticeable. What you can do:
Follow the anti-inflammatory diet
, ensuring that you consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables (not only for their hydrating properties, but for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well). Cut back on salt intake by adding fresh or dried herbs instead of salt for flavor.
Modify Your Lifestyle Choices
It should come as no surprise that smoking, lack of sleep and excess alcohol consumption are almost guaranteed to exacerbate any skin condition. In addition, allergies, sun exposure, sinus problems and even nasal congestion all contribute to under-eye discoloration and "bags." What you can do:
Make healthy lifestyle choices. That means no smoking, getting at least seven hours of sleep each night and limiting alcohol consumption to one glass of red wine with dinner.