Treatment options for dark circles under eyes
What caused dark circles under eyes?
Dark circles under the eyes are a common complaint of both men and women.
Lack of sleep is the first thing to blame when a person has dark circles under the eyes.
As people age, the skin becomes thinner and collagen is lost, sometimes highligthing the appearance of blood vessels beneath the eyes and making the area appear darker.
They are not necessarily a sign of tiredness, but stress and fatigue seem to worsen the facial appearance of many people, including their tendency to develop dark circles.
This type of concern has many causes:
Genetics. There are hereditary conditions that run in families that can lead to darkness under the eyes.
Excessive pigment. The good news: If it's pigmentation, there are specific lasers that dermatologists can use that can help you get rid of it.
Eczema. While eczema itself may not lead to the dark circles, the constant rubbing and itching most certainly can. Excessive rubbing can lead to increased swelling, inflammation, and broken blood vessels in the eye area, which can give the skin a dark, almost bruised appearance.
Aging and fat loss
Allergies can trigger histamines in the body which causes blood vessels to dilate.
Excess fat can also cause puffiness that casts shadows, making the area look dark.
Your makeup could be irritating you. Some women develop allergic reactions to makeup, and they get circles from the irritation, rubbing, and scratching.
You're not protecting your skin from the sun.
Mostly, dark circles under the eyes are not a sign of a medical problem.
What are the treatment options for dark circles under eyes?
There are a number of treatment options and ways to diminish under-eye circles. Keep in mind that in many cases, they can only be reduced though not eliminated.
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