The ultimate guide to improving dark circles

If you’ve ever attempted to brighten dark, tired eyes, you’ll know it can be an arduous task. So what’s to blame, what should be avoided and how can you make tired eyes look fresh again.

DIET

As we’ve heard time and again “You are what you eat”. The largest organ in the body is our skin – so what you put in is going to be reflected on the outside. One of the biggest culprits is alcohol, so if you’ve been overindulging it’s time to take a break! The best foods for tackling dark circles are those rich in Iron, Vitamin A, C, E and K. As a general life rule, always remember to stay hydrated.

SLEEP

If you haven’t been clocking up your 8 hours sleep, your eyes can be a dead giveaway.
Sleep deprivation can mean your eyes aren’t as wide, bright or clear so if you haven’t been getting the recommended amount of shut-eye it’s time you started to think about the quality and quantity of your sleep routine.

ALLERGIES

The skin under the eyes is super gentle, so allergies and excessive eye rubbing can cause thickening and darkening in the area.

BLAME YOUR PARENTS

Genetics can also be a cause for dark circles. Pale, thin skin can reveal blood vessels under the eyes, leaving you with a reddish-purple hue showing through. Natural progression of life can also take its toll on your appearance and as the collagen and elastin in our skin decreases, the results are hollowed shadows under the eyes.

TREATMENTS

It’s not possible to fully remove dark circles but SKYN® can be your best defence in minimising their appearance. To obtain these results we may use topical treatments, injectables or lasers.

One of our most effective treatments of dark circles is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and skin products which reduce puffiness and swelling. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is obtained from your own blood, which stimulates the production of collagen and improves the look of your skin under your eyes.

Improving the overall quality and texture of your skin can also give you a glow back which can draw attention to other areas of your face.

Get started and book a complimentary consultation with SKYN® today!

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