Dark Under-Eye Circles
The skin under the eye is delicate with few oil glands. It is thin and somewhat translucent, revealing capillaries beneath the surface which generate the appearance of dark circles. Factors such as heredity, illness, allergies, fatigue and aging contribute to their severity. As we age, dark circles become more apparent as collagen in the skin breaks down, resulting in thinner skin. While there is no nonsurgical, permanent solution, the appearance of dark circles can be managed by getting plenty of sleep, avoiding cigarettes, reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption, and taking special care of under-eye skin. Light, non-oily moisturizers that contain growth peptides (soluble keratin peptides) will effectively stimulate collagen production to restore skin thickness and elasticity.