Dark circles under eyes
Complaints about dark circles under eyes are a common among people, as they affect the overall look of a person.
It i may not be because of sleeplessness alone, a common cause. A look at other causes.
· Atopic deematitis (eczema)
· Contact dermatitis
· Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
· Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of colour, especially blacks and Asians
· Rubbing or scratching your eyes
· Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its colour
· Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious
If discoloration and swelling appear under just one eye and seem to get worse over time, talk to your primary care doctor. If you want a more lasting solution than concealers and over-the-counter creams can provide, see your dermatologist for advice.
However, dark under-eye circles usually aren't a medical problem, and home remedies for dark circles under eyes may be all you need to help manage this condition.
Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels.
Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have become more obvious.
Share this Post: