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Hassa’s Fashion Buzz: Have Bags Under Your Eyes?

Taylor Hassa

Staff Writer 

Believe it or not, a lot of women struggle with dark cir­cles and bags under their eyes. Unless you’re a professional box­er, dark circles are not something you want to have under your eye every single day.

Not only do these circles make you feel less confident, but they make you look run-down and tired as well. Even if you get a great night of sleep, your circles may still be there come morning.

The biggest cause of the dreaded dark circles is genetics. Yes, that’s right, your mom and dad may pass down beautifully shaped and colored eyes, but they also pass down the dark circles. However, there are other things that play a part such as lack of rest, allergies, stress and age.

Sleep is something everyone needs a lot of, but realistically, we don’t get enough of it. When we don’t get enough sleep, our skin looks paler and in turn, the eye area becomes darker.

Next, if you suffer from aller­gies such as pollen and dust, you are more prone to dark circles. A giant bummer, but what can you do?

Another dark circle cause is age. With age comes the thin­ning of our skin and again, dark circles. Aging causes the skin around our eyes to become thin­ner, which creates the appearance of darkness underneath the eyes.

Although age, allergies and genetics can’t be conquered, your dark circles can.

For beautiful skin under your eyes, here are some tricks to treat them and make them disappear, leaving you with a bright, clear-looking eyes.

The first way to get rid of dark circles is by buying a stick of cover up or a tube of con­cealer. There’s no shortage of concealer to choose from, so go to CVS and pick up the brand of your choice and say bye-bye to dark circles.

There are also a couple of natural things you can do to help get rid of your circles. First, get enough sleep, eight hours at the minimum. Also, keep a diet rich with antioxidants like blueberries and cranberries. It may be hard to believe, but eating these things will help strengthen blood ves­sels around the eye to keep them from getting that bluish color.

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