Under-eye circles are one of the most common beauty problems. Even though they are normally associated with the signs of aging, under-eye circles can afflict people of all ages. In young people, under-eye circles normally occur due to:
The under-eye circles we associate with aging are caused because fat and connective tissues in skin break down, making skin thinner and looser. This makes the blood vessels underneath the eyes much more visible.
Note: if your under-eye circles appear suddenly without obvious reason (such as lack of sleep), are severe, or only under one eye, then you should consult a doctor. In rare cases, under-eye circles can be a sign of a health problem.
Reducing Under-Eye Circles
There are some simple ways to reduce under-eye circles at home without the use of expensive creams or therapies.
Makeup Can Make Under-Eye Circles Look Worse!
As you age, it is unlikely that at-home methods for getting rid of under-eye circles will be completely effective. So, many women turn to makeup to conceal those dark spots under their eyes. The problem is that the skin underneath your eyes is particularly sensitive and the wrong makeup can make eye bags even worse. Further, many women simply apply makeup incorrectly which makes their under-eye circles more noticeable.
Do not just cake on the under-eye makeup in hopes that it will cover up the darkness. This will just make the bags under your eyes seem puffier. The key to hiding those under-eye circles is to use a foundation which is lighter than the rest of your face. Then, use a powder to blend your eye foundation with the foundation on the rest of your face.
Even though they do cost more, you should always buy foundation which specifically is made for underneath the eye. These makeups are designed for the sensitive skin of the eye area. Always apply under-eye makeup with your ring finger (as it has the gentlest touch) or a soft makeup sponge. Never rub the makeup on as this can further damage the blood vessels under your eyes and worsen the dark areas.