People often think dark circles are caused by fatigue and lack of sleep. These factors can be the causes, but there are other causes, Smoking increases the aging process of the skin, making it dehydrated and gray. Dark circles under the eyes are one of the visual indicators that a smoker is in poor health. Even a large amount of cosmetics is not able to completely hide darkening under the eyes.
How does smoking cause bruising under the eyes?
Low collagen levels
Smoking induces the secretion of matrix metalloproteinases, which are beneficial to health when produced in the right amount. However, when metalloproteinase is present in excess in the body, it causes collagen in the skin to break down. Collagen is a major natural protein and acts as a major component of connective tissue and is found in fibrous tissues such as the epidermis, blood vessels and ligaments. Collagen is essential for scar tissue because it helps to strengthen, heal and regenerate the skin.
Smoking affects the condition of the blood vessels around the eyes, because collagen is present in these vessels, so they become bluish due to the lack of blood circulation.
Increased vasopressin levels
Vasopressin is a protein secreted by the pituitary gland into the bloodstream. This protein plays a critical role in the regulation of water, salts and glucose present in the blood. However, when secreted excessively, this protein leads to constriction of the blood vessels, which, in turn, provokes the appearance of vasoconstriction and has a negative effect on the blood vessels located under the eyes. Nicotine acts as an addictive or oxidizing agent and constricts the blood vessels around the eyes.
The dark circles under your eyes occur when the skin under your eyes is twisted, specifically, dark. According to doctors, they can be caused by many factors, such as:
• Hay fever (Allergic rhinitis)
• Not enough sleep
• Too much sun
Dark spots under the eyes are just the first visual side effect of regular smoking. Quitting the addiction will ensure that the skin gradually regains its attractiveness. There are certain home remedies that visually hide under eye bruises:
Tea bags applied over closed eyelids help transform the look. Tea contains antioxidants that stimulate blood vessels, thereby increasing blood circulation. Black tea, containing caffeine, absorbs excess water from the skin.
Cucumber has a tonic effect on the eyes and also brightens the skin. Chill the cucumber plastics in the refrigerator and apply them to your eyelids for 15-20 minutes.
Lemon juice whitens the skin and reduces pigmentation. Before going to bed, apply a mixture of lemon juice and black tea around your eyes, being careful not to get any liquid in your eyes.
Apply an eye cream fortified with vitamin K before bed.