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Dark Circles Under Eyes
What Are Dark Circles?
Dark circles under your eyes, also known as eyebags or raccoon attack are found around the eyes that appears to be dark blemishes. These are similar to bruising.4
What Are The Causes of Dark Circles?
Aside from heredity the following are 5 other causes of dark circles:
Fatigue or Lack of Sleep?
This is probably the most common misbelief however it is only half way true. It is not exactly because of the lack of sleep that darkens the circles. This is just because fatigue or lack of sleep causes the skin to be pale. Therefore the circles appear to be more visible.2
Skin darkens when exposed to sunlight due to the release of melanin. This then greatly affects the darker circles, even worsening its condition.2
Doctors believe that allergies are related to dark circles. This happens as first, histamine gets dark smudges to build up around the eyes. Second, since allergies cause itchiness the tendencies are rubbing of the skin around the eyes resulting to more prominent dark circles.
Like any other skin problems, aging also comes with dark circles. This is because as we grow older, the facial skin gets thinner thus making dark circles more visible.2
Although this is uncommon, an unbalance diet can worsen dark circles. To be safe, eat healthy foods to make the condition better.2
Are Dark Circles Like Bruises?
The mechanism when bruises appear is similar to having dark circles. Bruises appear when trauma or damage to blood vessels happen. The site of injury darkens as blood leaks out around the skin.1
What Makes Skin Darkening So Visible?
First it is because the skin around the are thinner for most people. Second, this thin surface of skin makes the capillaries more visible. The capillaries are even closer to the surface of the skin around the eyes.1
How to Get Rid of Dark Circles?
Since the breakthrough of cosmeceuticals and other skin care products, there are a lot of available products in the market that can dramatically reduce the appearance of the dark circles. Just consult your dermatologist and you will be just fine.
Six Dark Circles Home Remedies
Use Eye MasksUse TT Instantly Refreshing Eye Mask?
1. Use after thorough cleansing.
2. Gently place the mask around eyes and make sure the mask cover completely the eyes area and penetrate deeply.
3. Use for 15 minutes and discard eye mask after use.
4. Post cleansing is not needed. Put on skin care product, if needed.
All Time Home Remedy Favorite - Use Cucumbers
You might be tired of hearing about it but it works! This is because cucumbers are capable of lightening and soothing skin. Just slice cucumber and make it as an eye - patch. Before you know it, 10 minutes passed and you will feel fresh and rejuvenated.5
Before trying this method, you must be aware that it may not be applicable to everyone. On the other hand, take a soft gel or capsule of Vitamin E and pierce it with a pin. Then you can dab the extracted liquid on your fingertip and gently apply it the skin. Donít discard the remaining capsule, instead take it in like you usually do. 5
Something Different - The Indian Remedy For Dark Circles
You will need the following four items:
- 1 tsp tomato juice
- 3 to 4 drops of lemon juice
- a pinch of turmeric powder
- enough white flour to make a paste
Then combine all of these and let it set for about 15 minutes in your skin before washing it off.5
Used black, green or white tea bag can be reused by applying it to the skin around the eyes. Just make sure that it is not wet; it might irritate your eyes.5
Wipe With a Cold Washcloth
Wiping your skin with cold washcloth can constrict the blood vessels therefore reducing puffiness.5