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Googling “under eye cream for dark circles”? Here’s what works better!

If you’re seeing this, you were probably searching for ways to get rid of your dark circles. Firstly, to solve any skin related problems, you need to know what has caused it! 

So, what causes dark circles?

Reasons are many, some common ones are:

1. You’re not sleeping enough!

Sleep deprivation makes your skin dull and pale, allowing dark tissues and blood vessels under your skin to show.

2. You’re getting old!

As you get older, your skin loses elasticity and thickness. Again, as this occurs, the dark blood vessels under your skin become more evident, causing dark circles.

3. You’re straining your eye!

Staring at your laptop/mobile screen for long hours can strain your eyes. This strain can cause blood vessels around your eyes to enlarge that look like dark circles.

4. You’re prone to allergies!

Allergic reactions and eye dryness can cause dark circles too. In response, when you rub and scratch the itchy skin around your eyes, it can result in dark shadows beneath your eyes.

5. You’re not drinking enough water!

The most common cause of dark circles under your eyes is dehydration. When you’re not providing enough water to your body, the skin beneath your eyes begins to look dull and your eyes look sunken.

6. You are taking certain medications!

Certain medications that make your blood vessels dilate could lead to pooling of the blood in the under-eye area, causing it to appear dull and dark.

7. You’re overexposed to the sun!

Too much sun exposure releases melanin, the pigment that provides your skin with colour. This too can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.

8. Your parents had it!

Hereditary also plays a part in causing dark circles under your eyes and especially, dark circles worsen as you grow old. 


Easy home remedies for dark circles

1. Start using moisturizer creams and sunscreen.

Moisturizers keep your skin hydrated and protected, helping your dark circles to lighten with time.

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2. Sleep with your head kept high

It’s not just sleep deprivation; sometimes it’s how you sleep too. Elevate your head with a few pillows to prevent fluid from pooling under your eyes which can make them look puffy and swollen.

3. Get enough sleep

The easiest way to get rid of dark circles is to get good sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every night. 

4. Try soaked tea bags

Place 1 tea bag on each eye for 5 minutes for it to feel fresh. Antioxidants present in tea bags help stimulate blood circulation, shrink your blood vessels, and reduce liquid retention beneath your skin. 

5. Cool your eyes down

Apply cucumber slices or potato slices that are cool over your closed eyes. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes and give it a chance to soothe your eyes.

6. Cut back on salt

Getting rid of excess salt in your diet can help combat dark circles under your eyes. 

7. Avoid rubbing your eyes

Make sure to not rub your eyelids as this can also lead increased pigmentation and dullness in the area.

8. Drink plenty of water

No matter how much work you have, drink enough water on an hourly basis. Your eyes will thank you!

9. Limit alcohol

Alcohol dehydrates your body. If you’re suffering from severe dark circles, reduce your alcohol intake.

10. Include food rich in vitamin C.

Eating vitamin C rich food helps your body produce collagen. Collagen keeps your skin under your eyes—healthy, hydrated and dark circle-free. 

11. Get enough iron.

Iron deficiency causes dark circles too. Combat iron deficiency with vitamin B12 and foods that are iron-rich.

12. Stop smoking

Without smoking, you’ll have healthier, happier, brighter eyes.

Medical treatments for dark circles

For a more effective solution, here are some medical treatments that can be advised to you by an expert dermatologist:

  1. Suitable lightening cream/under eye cream to help reduce dullness and pigmentation around the eyes. 
  2. Use of mild chemical peels to help lighten the area.
  3. Laser treatments including IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) can help minimize under-eye pigmentation, particularly if it is UV induced.
  4. Cosmetic Interventions – Fillers can be injected into the tissue under the eye by an aesthetic dermatologist or surgeon to help with volume loss or hollowness noted in the area.
  5. Surgical interventions – Fat on the lower eyelid can be surgically removed with a procedure known as lid blepharoplasty by a surgeon. This procedure decreases the shadow cast by your lower eyelid, which in turn decreases the appearance of dark circles.

Contact a dermatologist if you think you need help with your dark circles as early as possible. They know what is best!

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