Hey guys! Thanks for reading last week’s article. Now that you’ve gotten an idea what could be the possible reason for your dark circles, here’s some ideas to slowly recuperate from them. Just a head’s up though, this does not replace your visit to the doctors so treat this as first aid if and when these dark circles trouble you.
The obvious remedy would be sleep – at least 7-8 hours of it to give time to our bodies to re-toil and get things started again. To help further, add a pillow when you go to sleep to raise your head. This helps prevents swelling and dark circles. While resting, you can also use a cold compress to constrict blood vessels and prevent the appearance of dark circles.
The usual reason for this these days is due to prolonged screen time. This causes the blood vessels around the eye to dilate. In a situation like this, you need to take a 20-second break by looking at anything 20 feet away to relieve your eyes from the strain.
So get ready for a bumpy ride this coming Spring because it’s hay fever season. As the eyes get watery, we can’t help but scratch them endlessly. When you have an allergic reaction, your body release histamines as a response to harmful bacteria. Other than causing uncomfortable symptoms — including itchiness, redness, and puffy eyes — histamines also cause your blood vessels to dilate and become more visible beneath your skin. To further prevent your eyes from getting the dark circles from all the scratching, one has to be ready with antihistamines.
Aside from drinking more water to avoid the skin under your eyes from looking dull and sunken, you also have to lay-off regular alcohol intake that actually dehydrates your from inside making you crave for more alcohol thinking that it can quench the thirst – the same effect that soda has on our system making you thirstier than you really are.
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And the solution is our ever-trusty sunblock. This prevents the over production of melanin around the eyes. What kind of sunblock one should use will be our next discussion. So watch out for it.
Next week, let’s talk about what to look for in correcting the dark circles that have already happened. Do you know how to look at the fine print at the back of your products? That and more next week! Have a good weekend!