As a general rule, veins lying beneath the thin skin under our eyes show up as dark, ugly circles under the eyes. While, ageing and sun damage thin the fine skin under our eyes, making it prone to wrinkles and allowing the veins to become more prominent. As well, those people who suffer from allergies, hay fever and asthma often develop dark circles due to these veins becoming congested. Of course, lack of sleep is also one of the reasons behind dark circles becoming more apparent. On the other hand, people with dark skin develop dark circles under the eye due to superficial skin pigmentation, not because of veins under the skin.
This means that getting plenty of sleep and treating allergies would help. However, there are some clever tricks that models use to combat the appearance of these appearance marring dark circles. Applying cool cucumber slices or tea bags to the under eye area has been found to help reduce the swelling in the short term.
While, one can lighten dark circles due to skin pigmentation with the help of lightening agents. However, these must be used with care as the area is sensitive and great damage can be done if not careful. Before taking the remedy into your own hands, check with your dermatologist first, determining whether your dark circles are the result of superficial pigment, or veins beneath the thin lower eyelid skin.
You can also resort to blepharosplasty for treating sagging under eye skin and dark circles. A common aesthetic procedure, most plastic surgeons resort to this form of cosmetic surgery removes excess skin and fat pads from under the eyes. In fact, it is often combined with laser resurfacing, depending on the amount of wrinkles around the eyes.
While, dark under eye circles are not actually removed by this surgery, once the bags under the eyes are banished, under eye shadows and circles are less noticeable, making you look youthful and rested, overall.