Are dark circles a serious health issue? Although this is not true, many people believe that dark circles under their eyes make them look tired, older, or ill.
People use a variety of natural and professionally prescribed methods to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark circles under their eyes. While not all of these procedures are permanent, with continued use and consistency, they will help reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Why do I have dark circles under my eyes?
Although exhaustion is the most common cause of dark circles under the eyes, there are other factors to consider, such as:
Rhinorrhea caused by allergies (hay fever)
Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
Dermatitis with a hereditary component
scratching or rubbing the eyes
exposure to sunlight
Dark circles can be caused by the natural ageing process as well. We lose fat and collagen as we age, and our skin frequently thins. This can make the reddish-blue blood vessels behind your eyes stand out.
Furthermore, as people age, they frequently develop swollen eyelids or hollows beneath their eyes. These bodily changes can occasionally result in shadows that appear as dark circles behind the eyes.
How to Remove Dark Circles Under Your Eyes
People report using a variety of methods to eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark circles beneath their eyes. Because everyone is different, some of these solutions may not be suitable for you.
As with any treatment, it's always a good idea to consult with your doctor before attempting it on yourself.
Fatigue and a lack of sleep can cause dark circles beneath the eyes. Furthermore, it can make you appear paler, emphasising the appearance of dark circles. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep per night and practise good sleep hygiene.
Place additional cushions beneath your head while sleeping to reduce puffiness caused by fluid accumulation in your lower eyelids.
Dilated blood vessels can occasionally cause the area behind your eyes to darken. A cold compress can constrict blood vessels, which reduces the appearance of dark circles.
Reduce the amount of time your face is exposed to the sun.
Many over-the-counter moisturisers can help with dark circles under the eyes. A number of them contain caffeine, vitamin E, aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and/or retinol.
Natural healers advise cooling thick slices of cucumber and then applying them to dark circles for about 10 minutes. Then, using water, thoroughly clean the area. This treatment should be done twice a day.
Almond oil and vitamin E
Natural healers recommend combining equal parts almond oil and vitamin E and gently massaging the mixture into dark circles before going to bed. In the morning, wash the area with cold water. Repeat the procedure every night until the dark circles have disappeared.
Placing a caffeine and vitamin K-containing pad beneath the eye resulted in a reduction in the depth of wrinkles and dark circles.
Natural healers recommend soaking two teabags in warm water and then chilling them in the refrigerator for a few minutes. Each eye should have its own bag. After five minutes, remove the teabags and thoroughly rinse the area with cool water.
What your skin specialist may suggest for dark circles
Depending on the cause of the circles under your eyes, your doctor may recommend a medical dark circle treatment. The following suggestions could be included in the recommendation.
Skin lightening cream
To lighten under-eye hyperpigmentation, a dermatologist may recommend a skin-lightening lotion containing azelaic acid, kojic acid, glycolic acid, or hydroquinone. Several of these creams are available over the counter in lower active ingredient concentration formulations.
With the use of heat energy, laser dark circle treatments evaporate damaged cells. The darker pigment under the eyes can be targeted. Laser therapy, in addition to whitening darker skin tones, may stimulate the production of new collagen.
To lighten dark under-eye pigmentation, a doctor may recommend a gentle chemical peel. Typically, these are glycolic acid, retinoic acid, or hydroquinone. A Jessner peel, which contains salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, may also be recommended by your dermatologist.
In a lower lid blepharoplasty, a plastic surgeon, oculoplastic surgeon, or dermatologic surgeon can surgically remove fat. The procedure can help to reduce the amount of shadow cast by your eyelid, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm, can be injected into the tissue beneath the eye by an ophthalmologist, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or other appropriately qualified healthcare provider. Fillers help to compensate for volume loss beneath the eyes, which can cause dark circles.
The gist of it.
Although dark circles under the eyes are rarely a cause for concern, you may want them to go away for cosmetic reasons.
To eliminate or significantly reduce the appearance of dark circles, there are numerous home remedies and medical treatments available. Consult your doctor to determine which option is best for you.
Published by Dr Niketa Sonavane