Shikha Mittal


How To Deal With Dark Circle

Is better sleep is the only solution of dark circle? Tired of seeing that puffy dark circle under your eyes?  Wish to get rid of from this problem? All these questions are also arise in your mind when you look yourself in the mirror? If yes then this article is just for you.

These dark circles ruin your entire look.  There is not only reason to having dark circles but actually there are many reasons. Cosmetic eye creams and eye serums will only be able to change so much, and a better plan is to address the root causes as well as treat the skin topically. You can take some actions to get rid of dark circles. Also from these changes you can make will also reduce wrinkles around the eyes, so it's a double benefit.  

What are dark circle and why this is in your life?

After getting full 8 hours sleep still getting that dark pigment under your eyes. The under-eye skin is one of the thinnest and most delicate areas of skin in the human body.  As people age, the skin becomes thinner and collagen is lost, sometimes enhancing the appearance of blood vessels beneath the eyes and making the area appear darker. Conditions like fluid imbalance or local swelling that lead to puffy or swollen eyelids can cause shadows that make the area under the eyes appear darker. Check out the reasons why they are in your life.

Genetics- This are one of the biggest causes of dark circles.  No matter how much sleep you get or whatever treatments you employ but if your parents had dark eye circles then you are much more predisposed to have them as well

Age- This is also another reason for having dark circles. Over time, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and mottling skin color.

Allergies- Excessive rubbing due to skin itching and irritation can cause damage to the delicate circulatory system of the eye area, which can darken skin temporarily or permanently as it heals.  Sinus problems can also cause fluid buildup in the nose and eye area.

Dehydration- Your body retains water when it’s dehydrated, which can cause puffiness.

 UV rays- If you are not protecting your skin from the sun then there is high chances of getting dark circles. UVA/UVB rays can cause your skin tone to look dull and uneven and increase the appearance of dark circles.

Spending more time on screen- You can't talk about dark circles without taking into account to all the time we spend in front of a screen, especially now more than ever.  Increased computer and screen time causes eye strain and irritation from rubbing your eyes that exacerbates the above.

Not enough sleep: Sufficient sleep is a cardinal rule for healthy skin bar none, and the eyes are the first to show when you haven’t had enough. When you are lacking sleep, your body’s circulatory system is compromised and you get stagnant blood in the vessels under the eyes because it hasn’t properly drained. Stress and sleep deprivation can also cause our skin to pale, which exacerbates dark circles.

Lifestyle- Lifestyle can play a huge role in the cause and treatment of under eye circles. Smoking worsens dark circles, just like unprotected sun exposure, which can cause pigmentation, poor diet, caffeine and alcohol, the latter being the cause of inflammation and dehydration which causes puffiness and swelling around the eye area.

What to do to deal with Dark Circles?

Tropical creams- Creams containing skin lightening agents like kojic acid, licorice or glycolic acid, and hydroquinone, may be used. Low strength creams are available over-the-counter as well. Higher-strength creams would require a doctor’s prescription. These creams need to be applied every day for several months.

Chemical Peel- A chemical peel is a treatment in which a chemical solution is used to improve the texture and tone of the skin by ‘peeling the damaged outer layers’. Thus it also works for dark circles.

Almond oil massage for better circulation: Gently massage the skin around the eyes with a few drops of oil. Always work from the inside out.

Fillers- Eye fillers are used to lighten the tear trough, or under-eye area. They make that area look plumper and brighter. And reducing under-eye shadows can make you look well rested.

Laser- Scientific study has established that laser skin resurfacing can relieve dark skin tones besides persuade new collagen formation in the skin, following in the shrink of dark circles plus lines.

Cucumbers- Cucumbers are a tried and tested method for getting rid of dark circles, because they are full of vitamins such as Vitamin C, and supply lots of moisture: place cooled slices of cucumber on your closed eyes.

Potato- Potato contains natural bleaching property that can help to lighten your skin under your eyes as well as prevent puffiness around your eyes. Take chilled potatoes and grate them. Extract the juice in a bowl and soak cotton pads for a minute. Place them on your eyes for 20 minutes and wash off with normal water.

Argan oil- The vitamin E and tocopherols in Argan oil replenish moisture in skin cells and reduce wrinkles by repairing the skin’s hydro-lipid layer. It also reduces fine lines and reduces the damage caused by the sun. Gently massage a few drops under eyes for a few minutes before sleeping. Leave it overnight and rinse in the morning.

With little efforts you can get rid of dark circle. First know about their causes and then get a proper treatment but you must consulted your doctor before any medication or treatment.