The following are the factors that DO NOT cause dark circles, but aggravate them.
Lack of sleep
Lack of sleep can make skin appear more pale, which allows blood vessels to be more visible through the skin, giving the appearance of bluish or dark circles.
Dark circles under the eyes can be a sign of dehydration. Be sure to drink enough water.
Deep Set Eyes
Because the eyes are set deeper in the eye sockets they give an illusion of dark circles due to the shadow. It can be improved with the help of fillers. Talk to your dermatologist & know more about how can you make your deep set eyes look better.
Fluid retention which causes puffiness that may cast shadows
The blood vessels under the eyes can become dilated and engorged, which can contribute to dark circles. Excess dietary salt and smoking are common causes. Conditions that cause fluid retention (e.g. Heart, thyroid, kidney, liver diseases) or medications that cause blood vessel dilation may be a factor.
The following are the factors that may cause dark circles
Dark circles under the eyes can be the result of allergies to airborne substances, such as pollen, dust, and pet dander, because of persistent eye rubbing
Certain medication and also liver and kidney problems could cause dark circles under the eyes.
Iron deficiency anemia may cause a bluish tinge below the eyes.
Lack of balanced diet is a common cause of dark circles. A healthy and nutritious diet rich in vitamins like A, C, K, E and nutrients can help to get rid of dark circles.
Exposure to sun
Too much exposure to sun weakens the thin skin around the eye area causing dark circles.
Dark circles under the eyes run in families. They tend to be more noticeable in people with fair skin or deep-set eyes.
The skin under the eyes is thin and delicate to begin with. As we age, the skin and the fat pad under the eyes becomes thinner, causing blood vessels to become noticeable. This thins and relaxes the skin around the eyes and gives the appearance of dark circles. Sun damage can make it worse because it weakens the skin.
Dark Circles Treatments
As there are many causes of dark circles, there are many different ways to treat them as well. Only dark circles that are caused due to heredity are difficult to treat. Otherwise dark circles can be very easily & safely lightened & treated with peels, laser, revitalising eye treatments and fillers.
- Peels: Different peels are used to lighten the orbital area around the eyes
- Infusions: Hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and skin rejuvenating serum infusions hydrates & brightens the skin
- Lymphatic Drainage: Manual Lymphatic drainage & pressure points helps with puffy eyes. Jet peel not only drains the lymph but also lightens the dark circles.
- Revlite Laser: Revlite Laser skin rejuvenation is a safe & non-invasive laser treatment that uses light energy to lighten the dark circle pigmentation.
- Pollogen and Intragen Radio Frequency Techniques: Many times dark circles look prominent due to loose skin & wrinkles around the eyes. This Radio frequency technique tightens the skin around the eye area.
Home remedies for Dark Circles Under the Eyes
- Drink plenty of fluids, at least 2 liters of water a day to keep the skin smooth and supple.
- Eat healthy nutritional diet. Include dairy products in your diet and consume green vegetables and fruits in your daily diet.
- Potato juice has bleaching agents in it. Soak cotton balls in the juice and can keep them on your eyes for at least 20 minutes.
- Grated cucumber juice is very useful for dark circles. You can apply it around the eyes the same way you apply potato juice.
- Tea water too reduces the puffiness and dark circles of the eyes and rejuvenates the eyes by refreshing them. You can boil tea in water and restrain the leaves. You can refrigerate this water in the freezer to make ice cubes. Keep these ice cubes on the eyes in a cotton cloth for 20 minutes.
- Always go out in sun wearing sunglasses and after applying sunscreen lotion on the skin around the eyes.