It’s common to have under-eye circles, nine out of 10 people have them to some degree. Dark under-eye circles that make us look exhausted and tired. They are very common but are usually curable with care and treatment.
Various causes of Dark circles:
- People who were born with sharp nose (high nose bridge) and deep-set eyes will naturally have their eye circles appearing dark (look at the Indians for example. Most of them will appear to have dark circles).
- Hyper pigmentation after childbirth or due to side effects of some drugs around the eye area will appear like dark circles.
- Dark circles in particular are believed to frequently be hereditary. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about the conditions, but you should be prepared for minimal success actually trying to get rid of them.
- Dark circles under the eye may also, in fact, be light carbon deposits that result from incomplete protein digestion. Incomplete protein digestion may result from insufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach that may be caused from a lack of primarily B6 and Folic Acid.
- Allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration and puffiness under the eyes. If allergies are the root of your problem, you simply need to treat them or remove the allergies.
- Lack of adequate rest and sleep (Insomnia) also leads to dark circles
- People who need to light midnight candles – overstressing their eye muscles.
- Sun exposure can trigger “age spots” around the eyes and weaken the skin, which can contribute to dark circles
- Increased fluid retention can cause blood vessels under the eyes can become engorged and dilated (dietary salt and smoking are common causes).
- Extreme weight loss also can cause this sunken look.
How to prevent Dark circles
- Get at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Sleep with your head slightly elevated (when you’re lying flat, gravity causes fluid to collect in your lower eyelids, which may create shadows).
- Moisturize the area with an eye cream containing nourishing antioxidants that help protect the skin, such as green-tea and grapeseed extracts, and vitamins C, E and K
- Treat your skin while you sleep – There are overnight facial masques available that may help reduce the appearance of puffiness or discoloration. Apply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes daily.
- Wash your face with cool to somewhat cold water in the morning
- Avoid rubbing your eyes – rubbing irritates the skin and can break tiny capillaries beneath the skin, causing both puffiness and discoloration
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet and drink plenty of water
- Reduce salt intake – Too much salt can cause the blood vessels under the skin to appear bluer.
- Quit smoking – Smoking causes vascular (blood vessel) problems that can not only threaten your life, but also make your blood vessels appear more prominent and bluer beneath the skin.
Home remedies for dark circles:
- Black tea bags are the most favoured. Place them on your eyes for a while and then rinse off your face.
- Placing cucumber/potato/tomato slices over eyes and relaxing for 10 minutes works well.
- A cotton pad, dipped in rose water when used on the eyes for 10 minutes, works wonders!
- You can even dab some almond oil below your eyes, leave it overnight and rinse your face with cold water in the morning, to reduce dark circles.
- One teaspoon of tomato juice & One teaspoon of lemon juice. Mix them and apply. Leave for 10 min and wash off.
Treatment for Dark Circles
Gel peels- specially formulated peels for use on sensitive skin around eyes can help to reduce dark circles.
The Perfector generates nano-currents in a complex series of waveforms similar to the inherent biological communication system. The signals of this technology synch with body’s endogenous signals and boost the cell’s ability to repair & regenerate. The treatment helps improve oxygenation and blood circulation to skin cells. The result is rejuvenation of skin with detoxification and reduction in Dark Circles.
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