The Beauty Questions we all want answered
There are certain beauty queries that come up time and time again. As a pharmacist, I know how important it is to have the right information from reliable sources, and I’m here to help. Here are four questions that I’m frequently asked.
What causes dark circles?
Many people associate dark circles with tiredness and lack of sleep. Although these can make the appearance of them worse, they are not the main cause behind the development and worsening of dark circles. Dark circles often display as a shadow under and around the eyes and can cause a tint of blue, purple or red. This is because they are linked with your blood vessels in that area which start to show through due to your skin thinning.
As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to lose elasticity and its volume. These genetic changes, along with social changes, can make them worse over time. The best treatment is actually prevention which means using a hydrating eye cream to moisturise the skin around the eyes. Other treatments include using concealers. Red or orange based concealers are great at cancelling out blue tones to give you a more even finish.