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Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Dark Circles under the Eye

Fashion & Beauty By Editorial Team , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Apr 28, 2011
Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Dark Circles under the Eye

Dark Circles under Eyes are characterized by a visible discoloration of skin beneath the eyes.Find out Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Dark Circles under the Eye

Prevention and Treatment of Dark Circles under the Eye

Dark circles under eyes are characterized by a visible discoloration of skin beneath the eyes.


Causes


  • Thinning of skin: Ageing process causes thinning of skin as production of collagen decreases and plumpness of skin is lost. This thinning of skin makes the reddish-blue blood vessels underneath the skin visible. The blood vessels underneath the skin cause this discolouration.
  • Pigmentation problems which is a common issue with Africans and Asians who have uneven skin tones.

 

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  • Allergies: It is a reaction to any material or food product that can cause the eyes to itch. Rubbing or scratching the skin around the eyes can also lead to discolouration.
  • Heredity: Dark circle under eyes can be a genetic characteristic which runs in the family. As translucency of skin can make the blood vessels visible, when blood circulates it gives a bluish hue from above. Skin texture in many instances is a hereditary factor.
  • Exposure to the sun can cause excess production of melanin which can appear as dark circles around eyes.
  • Certain medication causes the blood vessels to widen which can seem like dark circles. Examples of medication can be blood pressure and nasal decongestion drugs.
  • Anemia:  Iron deficiency anemia can make skin look pale thereby making blood vessels under your skin visible.
  • Lack of sleep and dehydration can cause paleness and shriveled skin which can make blood vessels under the eye area visible as dark discolouration.

 

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Prevention

  • Use a sunscreen to avoid damaging and weakening of skin. As skin is thinnest around eyes, use sunglasses to protect them from sun damage.
  • Have a nutritious balanced diet to avoid any kind of deficiency. Vitamin A is good for the eyes while vitamin C strengthens blood vessels.
  • Have a proper lifestyle to avoid fatigue and lack of sleep.


Treatment

  • Application of vitamin K cream can help counteract bruising and reduce the dark eyes effect.
  • Creams containing vitamin C, Vitamin E and retinol might be effective in lightening dark circles.

 

 

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