Thursday, February 18, 2010

How to Remove Dark Circles Under the Eyes


Dark circles under the eyes can give a person a haggard, tired appearance. This appearance can be problematic for people who work with the public or who have jobs in which appearance is especially important, such as TV journalists. The steps to removing dark circles under the eyes depend on the cause of the dark circles. If the cause isn't known with a degree of certainty, multiple approaches can be used.

Step 1

Get extra sleep. Lack of sleep may not necessarily cause dark circles under the eyes, but it can make a person appear more pale, which can exaggerate the shadows under the eyes.

Step 2

Increase the elevation of the head with extra pillows. This helps to reduce the puffiness of eyelids that results from pooled blood.

Step 3

Use a saline spray to help clear out the sinuses. According to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the most common cause of dark circles under the eyes is congested sinuses. The dark circles are sometimes called allergic shiners because congested sinuses can result from allergic reactions.

Step 4

Use a cold compress on the eyes. This can help reduce the dilation of blood vessels under the eyes.

Step 5

Apply a cosmetic concealer under the eyes to reduce the darkness and make the color match the tone of the rest of the face.

Step 6

See a physician if the dark circles do not go away or worsen with time. The physician may prescribe a medication that can help treat the dark circles. According to the Mayo Clinic, chemical peels or laser treatments can be effective in removing dark circles under the eyes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

How to Eliminate Dark Circles Under Your Eyes - Just Eliminate the Cause of the Problem

To eliminate dark circles under your eyes can be a seemingly impossible task. So much so that most people quit trying. But that won't solve the dark eye circle problem, but here is what will. Are you hitting the 'brick wall' with your head trying to figure out what will work? It might very well be the eye cream you are now using is contributing to the problem. The reason is that it just isn't doing what it was advertised to do. Most likely, the ingredients in your eye cream is to blame. They could even be making the dark circles worse.

Ingredients That Perform

Many anti-aging compounds that are applied to the skin do very little if anything. This is because the ingredients are wrong. Many skin care formulas use animal based compounds that do nothing for your skin. These formulas that are supposed to eliminate dark circles usually have some combination of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.

We are told to smear some of the concoction on our face and skin everyday. Everyday we do and we still look the same. The tube or jar gets empty, we buy more and look the same. Why? We look the same because the compounds in the tube will not penetrate the skin. They are simply too dense and even if they could be absorbed they would still do nothing. The body would just reject them. Frustrating, isn't it?

Why These Compounds Don't Work

Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are needed to produce new skin tissue. But the source must be from the body, not from some jar or tube. The body must make the collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. It cannot be introduced from outside the body and do any good.

What Really Does Work?

Like I just said the body knows what to do. But sometimes it just doesn't do what it should as well as it did when we were younger. So a little encouragement is needed. Haloxyl is a compound, protein peptide, that is very effective in removing the hemoglobin and encouraging circulation plus helping the skin under the eyes to thicken. When haloxyl attacks these problems then the dark circle problem is reduced by up to 60%. That will change the way the mirror looks back.

Eyeliss is another compound that helps the body do what it should. It is a peptide blend or mix that has a proven track record to help improve the capillary firmness quality, promote fluid draining and reduce irritation. Cynergy TK and Phytessence Wakame are two more ingredients to look for. When you can find a combination of Haloxyl, Eyeliss, Cynergy TK, and Phytessence Wakame, you will find the solution that will help eliminate dark eye circles. May I help you find them?