I lived with dark circles under my eyes for some time, that is, until I learned how to easily (and affordably) treat them. The dark circles under my eyes, I learned, are called periorbital dark circles, and are caused in my case by aging. Other causes include lack of sleep, high stress levels, allergies, and genetic disorders. While most of these can be treated simply by accommodating for the problem (getting more sleep, taking breaks to relax, etc.), in my case I needed a more direct treatment. Here, I’ll go over what I use to treat the dark circles under my eyes, as well as how you can do the same.
After doing a little research online, I learned that the dark circles under my eyes were caused by my skin starting to lose its natural collagen. This made my skin a little looser and more transparent, which showed the blood under the skin. This is why periorbital dark circles look like bruises, for some people. The dark circles under my eyes were really starting to bother me, and no matter how much sleep I got or what lengths I went to, they remained. I decided to turn to a specialized eye cream to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes.
The first thing I tried for the dark circles under my eyes was a special skin care product called Hydrolyze. This product is designed to be very gentle on the skin, because the tissue around the eyes is so sensitive. After a few weeks of use, I noticed the skin around my eyes start to brighten and tighten, even noting a decrease in the visibility of wrinkles around the eyes. The dark circles under my eyes were starting to disappear, but I ran out of the product before they were gone completely, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pay for the cream again.
This was when I learned that I could treat the dark circles under my eyes using a homemade eye cream, which was guaranteed to be safe and gentle on the skin, yet effective for periorbital dark circles. Following instructions online, I heated beeswax in a double boiler until it was liquid, and then I heated olive oil to the same temperature. I added rose oil and aloe vera, and blended it all up. After applying once a day for three weeks, the dark circles under my eyes were almost completely gone!