Dark circles under the eyes are cause from many different factors. The first of these factors and the most common is lack of sleep and or quality sleep. Uninterrupted 6 to 8 hours a night is ideal, or are you waking up at 2am in the morning and not getting back to sleep until the alarm yells at you????
The other factors that can cause dark circles are allergies, nasal congestion, and DNA. But the most common and long lasting cause that hits you during middle adulthood is a lack of certain vitamins. Changing your sleep habits, diet and using vitamin-rich skin creams plus vitamin supplements may help to fade or erase your dark circles.
Vitamin K is vital for reducing dark circles. Vitamin K is known for its role in blood clotting and ensures the blood circulating especially around your eyes. When circulation and clotting doesn’t occur properly the blood can seep out and pool under your eyes, causing a dark, bruise like shadowing. Vitamin K is present leafy green vegetables, avocado and kiwi fruit. Today many high-end eye creams include Vitamin K in their products.
Vitamin C banishes with its ability to increase collagen levels and tightening the skin will help reduce dark circles. Vitamin C also helps protect the skin against free radicals and sun damage, which can also exacerbate the appearance of dark circles.Vitamin C also can be found in many fruits and easily found in vitamin supplements. The best way to gain Vitamin C is in your skincare is encapsulated in a serums. The encapsulation ensure that the vitamin C does not oxidize and rendering it ineffective.
Iron is an essential mineral for the function of our bodies. A lack of iron causes skin paleness, which makes the veins under your eyes appear darker and more prominent. Iron is best taken in conjunction with Vitamin C as it helps the iron to be absorbed by the body. Iron can be found in leafy greens, spinach plus many animal proteins especially red meat and is also available in a supplements form.
Vitamin A helps maintain skin health and repair any damaged tissue around the eyes. This will reduce the appearance of darkening plus help the skin become radiant. Vitamin A can be found leafy greens, meat especially liver, pumpkins, eggs and some fruits. Vitamin A in skincare must be used with caution there are so many on the market that is not formulated correctly especially ones available on Doctors subscription. For topical Vitamin A should be encapsulated to prevent an allergic or adverse skin reaction and be at no more than 1% in strength and coupled with vitamin E will enable the skin and body to use it to its fullest.
Vitamin E is an amazingly rich antioxidant, which helps fight wrinkles, skin thinning and signs of aging. Vitamin E also fends off free radicals and other pollution, plus increases circulation that is vital for reducing the appearance of Dark Circles. Vitamin E can be found in asparagus, olives, leafy greens and some fruits. It is a very common additive in skin creams unless it is at 2% or more (mid range in your skincare product ingredient list) is it is less than this then it is only there for the product as a preservative.
You can see a common thread here with dark circles under the eyes. If you increase your leafy greens, fruit and animal proteins or supplements for vegetarian/vegans you will help reduce the appearance of you dark circles. If you wish to help your dark circles, quicker then add to your skincare routine products that have been proven to help with this problem.