Civilizations have been obsessed with finding eternal youth for centuries. From the Fountain of Youth that drove the Conquistadors to the Holy Grail that beckoned the Knights Templar to the Philosopher’s Stone that eluded Alchemists.
Today, we know that ageing is a natural process. However, there are many things we can do to live longer, healthier lives. And while we can’t turn back the clock, we can look and feel years younger.
The Eyes Tell
More than grey hair and wrinkles, the dark circles under your eyes give away your age more than anything else. Even crows’ feet and puffy eyelids can usually be associated with things other than aging.
And dark circles under the eyes don’t have any positive associations either, the way grey hair and wrinkles often symbolize wisdom and experience. In short, how do you get rid of dark circles?
The first thing you need to do to figure out how to get rid of those dark circles is to figure out what’s causing them. If it isn’t age, these methods won’t work as well.
For instance, if the dark circles are caused by allergies, try an allergy medication. If it’s lack of sleep (or too much) fix your nightly nap. If it’s the sun, protect that delicate skin.
Other things that can cause dark circles are smoking, alcohol (and hangovers) or even just the way light plays across your face. These things can’t be solved by anti-aging dark circle creams.
Not Aging Gracefully
The reason dark circles can appear under the eyes is because the collagen under your skin depletes over time. This is the main cause of wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
As collagen is depleted, the skin gets thinner. Because the skin under your eyes is already the thinnest skin on your body, it becomes easily bruised, causing discoloration.
Therefore, there are two main ways to treat dark circles that are caused by age: Either healing the bruising or regeneration of the collagen.
Soothe the Area
To reduce bruising under the eyes, many of the same techniques for relieving a regular bruise will work. Try cooling the area with cucumber slices or cold tea-bags.
Also make sure you’re eating healthy. Getting plenty of nutrients and antioxidants can prevent damage and even lessen the current dark circles.
Elixer of Youth
While there is no fountain of youth that we know about, you can restore the youth, or at least the collagen, under your eyes. Many dark circles under eyes treatments use ingredients such as peptides that will stimulate the regeneration of collagen.
One excellent product that contains several effective peptides is Veralyze. While it won’t be any younger, you will feel and look younger.