Are you someone who has had dark circles for as long as you can remember? This one?s for you.
What Are Hereditary Dark Circles?
Hereditary Dark Circles are caused by a gene inherited from your mother or your father, that presents itself as dark pigmentation under the eyes.
What differentiated them from the other dark circles are that you probably have had them since your childhood. Hence they are not caused by any environmental factors.
As someone with Hereditary Dark Circles myself, I have had people come up to me all my life asking questions like ?Are you sick??, ?You look tired?, ?Is it the flu again?? even though I was perfectly healthy. My eyes looked tired no matter what I did. I?d wake up and the dark circles would be there, not going anywhere.
Over the years I learned to live with them, but not without trying a thousand different things, some of which actually helped me.
But before going on to the solution, it is important to investigate the possible causes.
Because everything problem can be solved by addressing its cause.
The Possible Causes for your Condition:
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The dark shadows that you see under your eyes can be due to many inherited reasons. For example:
- The skin under your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face and tends to reflect the vessels underneath.
- You might have hereditary allergies that cause inflammation and tends to dilate the vessels under your eyes, hence the dark appearance.
- There is more pigment under your eyes than the rest of your body. This can further be aggravated by factors like excess sun exposure.
- Poor Circulation in the body may cause the Red Blood Cells in your blood to accumulate in the thin vessels under your eyes. Due to the fragile nature of the vessels, this leads to their rupture and will cause bruise-like patches under your eyes.
After trying numerous remedies, medicines, homemade masks, creams over the years, these 4 below are what actually worked for me. And I hope they do for you too.
1) Coffee Mask
Coffee is known to improve blood circulation, Whereas Chocolate is good for eye health as it has proven to improve eyesight.
All you have to do is mix together:
- 1 tsp of coffee
- 1 tsp chocolate
- 1 tbsp honey
Put this mixture around your eyes and wash it off after 15 minutes.
- It will give you that burst of blood flow around your eyes for a fresher look.
- Shows immediate effects in one use only.
- The glow lasts around 1?2 hour or until the effect of the coffee wears off.
2) Potato And Cucumber Paste
Potato contains Vitamin C and starch that nurtures your under eye whereas cucumber provides a cooling effect and soothes away any puffiness.
All you have to do is put in half a cucumber and potato in your food processor- until you get a nice paste. Additionally, you can add some drops of lemon juice to improve its longevity.
- Can be stored for up to a week.
- Immediate results with each application.
- It shows Long-term results.
- It might burn a little.
- You will have to make a new paste every week.
3) Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is one of the most underrated oils and due to its immense moisturizing effects can be used for your dark circles as well.
- Extremely moisturizing for the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Easily available in any drug store or mart.
- It has Long-term results.
- If you want immediate results this is not the product for you.
- At least one month of application will give you any improvement.
4) Almond Oil
Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin K, which corrects the discoloration, in addition giving a soothing effect.
- Proven to cause Eyelash growth.
- Rich in nutrients and vitamins.
- Some people might not like the smell of Almond Oil.
- Extremely thick in consistency, which makes it a little sticky.
At this point, it is important to keep in mind that none of these products will make your dark circles vanish, as they are Inherited. However, these will definitely make them more bearable. Promise!