I get asked so often from my clients why do they have dark circles and how to get rid of them. It’s a very delicate subject, since so many woman are sensitive about it. Dark circles can make face look more tired and aged.
Dark and discoloured under eye circles are two different types – some of them have reddish blue/purple type of colour, other ones are brown toned.
Unfortunately skin under the eyes is much thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the face. The bluish or purplish under eyes are usually caused by blood vessels showing through the skin and causing discoloration to show. It can happen if you get this genetically or when you are under a lot of stress and get tired- blood tends to flow more to the internal organs, leaving skin looking much paler, making the blood vessels show through stronger, so it appears that you are getting under eye circles. Ageing is also a reason for this type of under eye circles, because skin gets even thinner and more sensitive.
Another thing is, sometimes discoloration under the eyes can be caused by the allergies. The only way to prevent it would be discovering what you are actually allergic to. That way you could simply avoid those allergens. On the other hand, some allergies are seasonal, which it would be the best to consult a doctor and get proper medications to reduce it.
The brownish under eye is genetic problem, which is also really hard to have an effective treatment.
The first and most important step should be actually preventing under eye area from getting darker. Always try to use sun protection. It’s the best to wear sun glasses as well as use cream with a high SPF. Obviously drinking a lot of water (at least 2 litres a day) and having enough of sleep (7-9 hours of calm and quiet sleep) do miracles, but hardly it will be enough for an already existing problem. I would definitely recommend investing in a good and vitamin rich eye cream. Vitamin K is proven to lighten up the darkness. Also look for hyaluronic acid (it plumps the skin) vitamin C, E and retinol (prevents from ageing) infused creams.