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What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Many women struggle with dry skin under the eyes. But what causes dryness, eye bags and dark circles in this sensitive area?

There is a lot more to the dark circle under your eyes than just tiredness. Let’s uncover what causes dark circles under your eyes.

You have many questions, and here we are to give you the answers.

How Do You Get Dark Circles in the First Place?

The area around the eyes is one of the most sensitive parts of the face due to its extremely delicate skin. Did you know? It is up to five times thinner than the rest of the face?

Due to its delicateness, the under-eye area tends to be prone to puffiness or swelling. Many women also report recurring dark circles, regardless of how much sleep they’re getting, as well as dryness and/or itchiness. These symptoms can be caused by a number of factors, both internal and external.  Genetics has an important role to play in our skin’s future, as does your lifestyle, with smoking, stress, and fatigue all contributing to the appearance of a tired-looking under-eye area. The skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive to sun-related damage due to its delicate composition. This makes the under-eye area particularly prone to dryness and dehydration.

Dark Circles/Under Eye Bags Treatment

The main thing to remember about treating puffiness under the eyes is that the orbital skin there is really thin and can be damaged easily. Therefore, you must be super gentle with that area and never tug at the skin or put too much pressure onto it. As with most superficial skin conditions, the best way remedy your under eye bags is improve your body’s inner health.

See a few ways to tackle under eye bags from within:

  • Drink More Water

When you are dehydrated the layer of skin under your eyes is less plump so the vessels underneath become more visible. Caffeine is the biggest culprit for dehydration, so cut down on coffee and up your water intake as the day goes on.

  • Stay Out of the Sun

While sun exposure is your best source for vitamin D, but it can also damage the delicate skin under your eyes easily than other places, resulting in premature wrinkles and darkening the under-eye area. Remember to load up on the SPF and keep out of UV rays.

  • Lie on Your Back When You Sleep

If you sleep on your face, you may find that you wake up with puffiness under the eyes, as fluid is more likely to build up there due to gravity. Sleeping on your back or with your head elevated could balance fluid retention and alleviate puffiness.

  • Cut out Salt

Consuming a high-carb, high-sodium diet (or an unbalanced diet in general) will result in a duller complexion and darker skin under the eyes. Instead, eat foods rich in Vitamin A, C, and E (all found in dark green vegetables) and cut down on salt.

  • Wear a Sleep Mask

Though wearing an eye mask will not explicitly improve dark circles, they will improve your quality of sleep, meaning you are more rested and so puffiness/darkness under the eyes is lessened.

Must Read: How Can You Remove Your Dark Circles Naturally?

Are There Any Dark Circle Removal Treatments? Yes, There Are!

Skin City India possesses a unique expertise and experience in treating under eye dark circles, puffiness, under eye bags, and periorbital wrinkles. Our eye rejuvenation treatments include special eye cream/serum, chemical peels, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment, laser treatment & surgery. But before you choose treatments or skin care products, it’s very important to arrange a skin consultation with one of the skin specialists at Skin City India Clinics. So we can assess your skin condition and prescribe you the most suitable treatments and home skincare routine.

Why Choose Us?

  • Procedures performed by Advanced Doctors and Surgeons
  • Quick and easy low-risk procedure
  • 100% safe, natural and no side effect
  • Treatments conducted in a safe, sterilised clinic setting

So, you may now say “bye-bye dark, dull shadows and hello radiant, sparkling eyes!”

About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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