How to reduce dark circles, according to science

While an online search will have you believe that sleeping enough and using home remedies can fix any dark circles you have, the reality is quite different. Considering that a myriad of factors results in the appearance of dark circles, the treatments also depend largely on the underlying factors. Let’s understand this better.

The types of dark circles

Dark circles are broadly put into three categories based on their intensity and colour. And both of these parameters can help determine the causes of these dark circles to a large extent.

Blue dark circles: Enlarged veins, poor circulation, and thinning of the undereye area are primary causes for undereye circles that appear blue. Poor lifestyle choices such as excessive caffeine intake, smoking, lack of sleep, stress iron deficiency, and excessive screen time can exacerbate these dark circles. These things can put too much pressure on the eyes and surrounding areas, causing blood vessels to dilate and become visible due to the thin undereye area, making it appear bluish. Lighter-skinned people are more prone to this type of dark circles.

Brown dark circles: These are probably one of the most common types of undereye pigmentation and it can be brought upon by inflammation in the skin, allergies, prolonged sun exposure, dermatitis and certain hormonal issues.  This type of dark circle is more common in people with medium to dark skin tones

Black dark circles: Blackening of the undereye skin can be a sign of lowered collagen levels, accumulate fatty tissue under the eye and genetically deep-set tear troughs. These types of circles can worsen with age.

How to reduce the severity of dark circles

Now that you understand the type of dark circles and their potential causes, it’s important to understand that treating them requires a combination of using clinically-proven products and making lifestyle changes.

Use high-science products: A lot of the products and ingredients that claim to target dark circles only work on the surface level and stop making a difference once you start using them. This is why it’s important to use formulations that have been backed by science to show results. For instance, our five-ingredient formula contains a powerful combination of niacinamide, polypeptide*1, retinol, retinyl propionate, and bio saccharide gum, which together help to sequentially reduce dark circles. These ingredients, when used together have been proven to fix dullness around the eyes within one week of use.
Use high-science productsImprove your lifestyle: Whether your dark circles are genetic or brought upon by your habits or medical conditions, living a healthier lifestyle helps in lessening their severity. For instance, proper sleep, hydration, and nutrition can go a long way in treating dark circles from the inside out. Similarly, quitting smoking and drinking can have a drastic effect on the appearance of your skin overall including the undereye area.

Tackle the problem right

Whether your dark circles go away permanently or not depends a lot on the causes. For instance, genetic dark circles may never completely go away. However, you can reduce the severity by using the right products that are clinically proven to work and provide longer-lasting results. For instance, niacinamide is backed by experts to brighten skin and reduce pigmentation.

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