Under eye circles are caused mostly by genetics. Others, particularly those with thin, pale skin, may have superficial blood vessels which reveal a reddish-purple hue. Allergies are also to blame, because irritation leads to frequent eye rubbing which can thicken and darken the area.
Be sure to enough shut eye and put down the Olivia Pope-sized wine glass. Too much alcohol and salt leads to water retention, swelling the under eye area and magnifying dark circles. Sleep on an extra pillow to drain the fluid that can build up around the eyes while you’re lying down.
Tapping into the all-too-well-known reality that the delicate skin around our eyes is the first giveaway of our age, we’re recommending the Boots No.7 Youthful Eye Serum and SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair to