Teens and young adults suffering from acne often turn to the drying effects of the sun to help clear up their skin. When you are used to an oily complexion and breakouts getting a tanned face can feel good temporarily. As we now know, such thinking and practice is not only counterproductive, but dangerous! The temporary “dry” you may experience leads to permanent damage at the cellular level, setting you up for premature aging and the potential for skin cancer! The top layer of skin is designed to be a barrier to keep bacteria out and moisture in. When that layer is damaged more oil is produced as a protective measure, the dead skin clogs your pores and eventually your breakout is worse, and you’ve put yourself at risk for skin cancer.
Your plan of attack depends on the color of your circles. Look straight into a mirror in natural light, then lower your chin slightly to expose the shadows under your eyes. This way, you’ll see clearly whether your circles are more blue or more brown.
Many black spots or dark patches can be easily lightened or eliminated to restore a glowing facial complexion. Dark spots, patches and other marks on the face may be due to excess secretion of melanin on the skin.