Joel Schlessinger MD discusses what causes dark under-eye circles
Don’t assume your dark under-eye circles are always from a lack of sleep. There are many reasons why dark circles might form under eyes including age, heredity, allergies, sleep deprivation and stress. In this blog, Joel Schlessinger MD discusses the different causes of dark circles and what you can do to minimize them.

Dark circles under eyes are often considered a sign of aging but they can also be hereditary, Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes thinner and more fragile, exposing tiny blood vessels beneath the skin and creating dark circles. The shadows you see are actually blood flowing through the veins that are located just below the skin’s surface. Loss of elasticity can also contribute to dark circles. As skin loses its ability to regenerate, dark circles become more prominent no matter how much beauty sleep you’ve had.

Darkened pigmentation under the eyes can also be hereditary. Under-eye circles can run in families so, if your parents have them, chances are you will too.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends his favorite products for minimizing the appearance of dark circles.

The best way to minimize dark circles is to treat the area before concealing discoloration. Joel Schlessinger MD recommends SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair to treat existing damage and prevent future signs of aging around the eyes. This treatment contains growth factors, antioxidants and proteins to diminish dark circles, hydrate dry skin, minimize crow’s feet and soothe under-eye puffiness.

Then, cover dark circles with a concealer that offers additional anti-aging benefits. Teamine Concealer camouflages dark circles with a sheer, natural finish. This concealer contains vitamin C and licorice extract to brighten skin while troxerutin strengthens capillaries to prevent future dark circles. Its anti-aging formula also includes ingredients like peptides, green tea extract and grape extract help minimize other signs of aging.

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Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 4:09 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care, Skin Care Myths
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