While technology has facilitated many jobs in the digital age, it has also had detrimental effects on our eyes. Our eyes can become damaged by the blue light that is released by electronic devices like computers, smartphones, and televisions. The impacts on our eyes have been worse as a result of the increased use of these devices during the pandemic. The development of dark circles under the eyes is one of these impacts. The orbicularis oculi muscle, which is a rich maroon colour, reflects in the dark circles under the eyes. Because the skin surrounding the eyes is thin, this dark pigmentation is easily reflected, giving the appearance of being worn out or unwell. Additionally drying out the skin and destroying collagen, artificial light from screens can exacerbate the appearance of dark circles.
It can be a little overwhelming with all the advice and treatments for dark circles that are offered. Here are some quick tips to help you deal with the negative consequences of too much screen time and get rid of those dark circles under your eyes if you’re one of those people who are unsure about under-eye skincare and don’t have much time for it:
Use a moisturiser that is rich in vitamins, notably C, E, and K, and follow a healthy skincare routine. Gently rub it with circular motions in both the clockwise and anticlockwise directions.
Prior going to bed, 40 minutes before, apply an under-eye cream.
Green tea bags can also aid in the reduction of blood vessel size, which will lighten dark undereye circles.
Regaining sleep might aid in minimising the appearance of dark circles.
When using digital devices, take periodic pauses.
To reduce screen glare, turn down the overhead lights.
Keep your arm’s length between your eyes and the screen.