Ask Lumin: Why do I have dark circles under my eyes?
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Ask Lumin: Why do I have dark circles under my eyes?

Say goodbye to dark eye circles.

Do you wake up, throw some water on your face, look in the mirror, and ask yourself, “Why do I have dark circles under my eyes?”. We’ve all been there. 

The cause of dark circles under eyes can be confusing to diagnose. Dark eye circles can appear more obvious as a result of allergies, eye rubbing, exposure to sun, and your family genetics. When the blood vessels around your eyes are inflamed for any reason, dark eye circles become more noticeable.

As you age, the skin around your eyes becomes thinner making these circles stick out like a sore thumb. Many men don’t realize that there’s something you can do about it. We’re here to help.

What exactly causes dark eye circles?

While many of us have experienced dark eye circles from lack of sleep did you know that there are other factors at play? If you are more prone to dark circles under your eyes there are many lifestyle factors that can make them worse including nutrient deficiencies, smoking, dehydration, and using the wrong ingredients in your skincare routine.

Hyperpigmentation and your natural aging process also play a factor in the skin discoloration that occurs under your eyes. So, while you might be getting a full eight hours of sleep, you can still see bags under your eyes in the morning due to genetics or the lifestyle choices you’re making. Dark circles under eyes can affect anyone, at any age, so it’s important to be aware of what steps you can take to help your skin heal.

What can I do to combat dark eye circles?

Take control of the dark circles under your eyes by creating healthier habits one day at a time. Sticking to a regular bedtime can improve your overall quality of sleep. Ensure you drink water throughout the day, get regular exercise, avoid smoking, and eat your nutrient-dense veggies. It all sounds simple, but it’s the small steps that often make the biggest impact on how we look and feel day in and day out.

If you’re already living your healthiest life and not seeing the results you want, you may want to try a facial, a cold compress, and a daily eye treatment to help combat dark eye circles. 

What ingredients should I look for in an eye cream for my dark eye circles?

Our Men’s Health Grooming Award-Winning Dark Circle Defense eye cream is a great remedy to improving these unwanted dark eye circles. Our formulation contains key ingredients to fight the signs of early aging, soothe fine lines, reduce puffiness, and lighten under-eye dark circles.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3 found in our Dark Circle Defense eye cream helps to strengthen weakened skin and calm redness and irritation. We added lemon extract to help balance uneven skin tone and a caffeine boost to fight the early signs of aging, redness, and under eye puffiness.

How often should I use an eye cream?

We recommend using an eye cream nightly after cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin as part of a complete skincare routine. Simply pat a small amount before bed for it to help strengthen delicate skin, reduce inflammation that can cause puffiness, and repair skin tissue from the environmental stress of the day. 

You deserve to wake up feeling refreshed without worrying about dark eye circles. It’s time to equip yourself with the tools and techniques to look and feel your best every day.

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