Do you see dark circles when you look in the mirror in the morning? Dark circles can sometimes result from working late at night (or binge-watching our favorite TV show). Other times, dark circles can pop up regardless of our habits and actions. Whether it is due to sleepless nights or a natural cause, we all want to know how we can diminish the appearance of tired eyes.
So if you’re done struggling with dark circles under your eyes, then you’re
in luck! We’ve got the rundown on what causes dark circles to appear and the best method to counteract them. Prepare to look fabulous the next time you look in the mirror!
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
The first thing that you need to know is that dark circles under your lower eyelids are fairly common. The presence of puffy bags under your eyes is very common as well when you have dark circles under your eyes.
Sadly, this can also result in a lot of unwelcome comments about how you look absolutely drained and exhausted.
So what actually causes dark circles? For starters, dark circles happen when the blood vessels near your eyes become weak and break. This is what creates the discoloration that you (and everyone else) can see. Dark circles can also happen due to poor circulation of your blood as less oxygenated blood will have a darker, bluish tint to it.
In addition to genetics, behavior can also contribute to the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Below are some factors to consider:
There is a genetic component to periorbital hyperpigmentation (dark circles). Unfortunately, there are some of us who are just predisposed to developing under-eye circles. There is a possibility that it might be an inherited trait that you have had your whole life. Dark circles may also result from predispositions to other genetic medical conditions. Inflammation around the eyes can be caused by autoimmune diseases like dermatomyositis or thyroid disorders. Dark circles can also be caused by chronic seasonal allergies. The blood vessels near our eyes can dilate due to hay fever. We can also experience this problem when we rub our eyes from seasonal allergies.
Outside of the genetic influence on our dark circles, there are also many lifestyle choices that can cause us to wake up with tired eyes. When we wake up with puffy eyes, it is usually because we did not get a good night's sleep. The mere act of pulling an all-nighter, even once, is enough to leave us with a tired look the very next morning. Lack of sleep may also cause fluid to accumulate under your eyes, giving them a puffy appearance. It's possible that you see dark circles because your eyelids are puffy. This is why it's vital to get 7-9 hours of sleep every night.
Apart from lack of sleep, there are other lifestyle choices that may cause us to wake up feeling less than refreshed. Often, dark under-eye circles are caused by dehydration. You will notice that the skin around your eyes will become dull and your eyes will appear sunken if your body is not adequately hydrated.
This is because the eyes are so close to the bones underneath. Additionally, you should avoid engaging in activities that cause excessive eye strain and excessive sun exposure, since they are both contributing factors.
How to Reduce the Appearance of Dark Circles
Now that we know all of the factors that contribute to the appearance of dark circles, what are we going to do about it? Before you reach for the concealer for your under-eye area, you'll be happy to learn that there are actual ways to diminish the appearance of dark circles under your eyes! Although we cannot change our genetics, we can take steps in the right direction to keep our dark circles at bay.
Microcurrent technology is one of our all-time favorite options for waking up looking refreshed!
Take advantage of the power of microcurrent technology
What exactly is microcurrent technology and how can it reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes? Traditional microcurrent treatments, also known as non-invasive facelifts, make use of a device that emits low-grade electricity to stimulate facial muscles and stimulate lymphatic drainage. Thus, it produces the appearance of a 'lifted face,' which is why it is often referred to as a non-invasive facelift.
However, Franz's eco-powered Tissue X® technology is the first of its kind to combine seawater and freshwater ions in order to enhance skin absorption and mimic the traditional microcurrent technology.
The electrical waves create tiny, naturally-occurring waves across your skin, so the ingredients penetrate as deeply and effectively as possible to nourish and repair skin.
The FRANZ Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask and the Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum are perfect options if you’re tired of struggling with the appearance of dark circles. The eye mask’s gold coating incorporates the Tissue X® microcurrent technology to deliver healing ingredients and nutrients to deep skin, to tighten and tone the skin. With the wet Enriching Mask, you can restore bounce, and elasticity, and address fine lines and wrinkles like crow's feet. In addition to reducing inflammation and dark circles, our nutrient blend will hydrate and revitalize every layer of your skin.Botalin Age Repair Eye Serum
The combination of the two products works together to deeply hydrate the skin and leave you looking and feeling younger! Simply place the eye mask over your under-eye area, then relax for 20-25 minutes while it works its magic. Upon removing the masks, gently massage the hydrating ingredients into your skin so it can absorb all the goodness. The Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask is recommended for use twice a week for two weeks, and once a week for long-term maintenance.SHOP Wrinkle Away RED Microcurrent Dual Eye Mask