4 surprising reasons for dark circles & what you can do about them

Dark circles are the fifth most common skin concern women visit a dermatologist for. This is because the thin undereye skin is more prone to damage and pigmentation than any other part of the body. And while genetics and hormonal imbalances can be behind their appearance, often it is poor lifestyle habits that cause and worsen dark circles. Let’s try and understand some of these.

What causes dark circles?

Lack of sleep and fatigue: Sleep deprivation is a leading cause of dark circles as it makes the skin look dull and paler and sometimes even puffy as fluid tends to accumulate underneath the skin. As a result of these changes, the dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin start to become more visible. Getting enough rest and reducing screen time can help a lot if your dark circles are caused due to this reason.

Increased exposure to the sun: Too much exposure to the sun causes the skin to produce excess melanin, the primary pigment that gives skin its colour. This is more visible under the eyes since the skin here is 10 times thinner than the rest of the body. Using sunscreen and limiting sun exposure can help combat hyperpigmentation caused by this. However, once hyperpigmentation has been caused, you should consider using clinically-proven formulations such as our combination of niacinamide, polypeptide*1, retinol, retinyl propionate, and bio saccharide gum to effectively reduce the appearance of dark circles.

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Poor diet and exercise: Diet and exercise play a very important role in maintaining our overall health, including the way we look. Lack of essential nutrients such as iron, vitamins a, and e, can often exacerbate the appearance of dark circles. Anaemia which is caused by low blood iron is a leading cause of dark circles. Similarly, poor blood oxygen delivery can also worsen dark circles. However, exercising can help you combat some of this by improving circulation and hormone balance in the body.

Excessive smoking and drinking: Regular consumption of alcohol causes severe dehydration (hangover headaches, anyone!) due to which the water levels in the body significantly reduce and lead to the worsening of dark circles. Smoking cigarettes on the other hand exposes the skin to a plethora of harmful chemicals that not only dehydrate the skin but also affect the production of elastin, melanin and collagen. These components significantly affect the skin's health and make the dark patches in your skin look worse.

How to treat dark circles with the Science-backed way

Despite the various lifestyle causes of dark circles, once you get them, you will also need to use technologically driven skincare solutions in addition to making lifestyle changes to combat them. We suggest using a combination of niacinamide, polypeptide*1, retinol and retinyl propionate, and bio saccharide gum to effectively combat the appearance of dark circles.

How to treat dark circles with the Science-backed way

Despite the various lifestyle causes of dark circles, once you get them, you will also need to use technologically driven skincare solutions in addition to making lifestyle changes to combat them. We suggest using a combination of niacinamide, polypeptide*1, retinol and retinyl propionate, and bio saccharide gum to effectively combat the appearance of dark circles.

Niacinamide has been proven to inhibit melanin transfer in the skin and thereby reduce pigmentation from deep within the skin tissue. Alongside this, Retinol, retinyl propionate, and polypeptide*1 — which consists of 1% Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 & Palmitoyl tripeptide-7 — help boost collagen production, resulting in firmer, thicker skin with reduced fine lines and wrinkles. And finally, bio saccharide gum helps in soothing the skin and boosting reconstruction. Together, these ingredients help brighten the undereye area and make it firmer to further prevent dark circles from forming

Combat dark circles from all sides

Dark circles have become increasingly common due to hectic lifestyles and everyday stressors. But by changing your habits, improving your nutrition, reducing exposure to the sun and using the right products, you can prevent them from worsening as well as lessen the severity of ones that have already appeared.

 

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