The dark discolouration of the skin under the eye is known as dark circles, dark rings or shadows. Sometimes, they are not your fault. They could be resulting from heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, unhealthy diet and lack of sleep. This affects both men and women of different age groups. Although it’s not your fault when you have them but there probably are some bad habits that can make these shadows worse.
Here are the four major habits that worsen your dark circles;
1. Running hot. Usually, people who wash their faces in hot water are at the risk of increasing dark circles on their faces. Hot water worsens puffiness and can accentuate dark circles. This is also applicable to hot steam. Instead, opt for lukewarm water.
2. Improper adherence to prescribed retinol. This can also leave you with flaky, red rings around your eyes. Frequently applying it does that too. This turns brownish or grey as it heals, especially in olive or darker skin tones.
3. Using a wimpy makeup remover. If you have to rub your skin to pry off your liner, you’re causing inflammation and capillary damage. It’s advisable you use cleansing oils that melt eye makeup with the least amount of rubbing and fewest lost lashes.
4. Skipping sunscreen.The thin upper and lower lids are especially prone to sun-induced hyper-pigmentation. These are also sensitive to many sunscreens. Preferably, use non-drippy or stick formulae that won’t migrate into the eyes.
Desist from these habits now!
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