Dark Eye Circles Under Eyes

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Under eye dark circles are one of the most common dermatological complaints.

They result from issues such as stress, lack ofsleep or plain ill luck in the skin department. Sometimes, dark circles under the eyes even run in families. Under eye dark circles are more noticeable in people with fair skin or deep-set eyes. Despite common prevalence, simple solutions and treatments exist. Stressing over under eye dark circles and covering them with makeup is not the solution, but part of the problem. Today we are throwing some light on these dark circles and helping you make them disappear!


Allergies: Dark circles under the eyes can be the result of allergies to substances like pollen, dust, and pet dander; because people rub their itchy eyes. Food allergies or sensitivities can also contribute to dark circles. Contact me for further information.

Lack of sleep: Lack of sleep can make skin appear more pale, which allows blood vessels to be more visible through the skin, giving the appearance of bluish or dark circles.

Deficiencies and dehydration: Dark circles are also caused by the deficiency of iron in the body which is also known as anemia. Also, if the body lacks in vitamins it aggravates the dark circles. If the other symptoms of this prevail, a consultation with the doctor is a must. Acute dehydration is another reason for dark circles to appear.

Alcohol and smoking: Excessive alcohol intake and excessive smoking also cause dark circles.


Getting enough sleep: Sleeping for at least eight hours a day is required to stabilize the metabolism of the body.

Eating right: Eating foods that are rich in vitamins B6, C, and D, as well as folic acid and iron is essential. It is also important to consume foods high in antioxidants such as fruits and vegetables.

Drinking right: Drink a lot of water. It detoxes the body and clears away the toxins causing skin problems. Avoid alcohol as much as you can, reduction in the quantity of intake will also help prevent dark circles.

Quit smoking: Along with causing serious illnesses, smoking also shows below your eyes. That momentary kick is also responsible for so many serious health issues. Quitting is easier than you think.


Hydrate the skin: Applying slices of cucumber, whole figs, mint leaves, pieces of potato or wet tea bags over the eyes for 15 minutes can decrease the appearance of under eye dark circles.

Massaging: Massaging almond, avocado, grape seed, jojoba, olive, peanut or sesame essential oils into the circles can fade existing ones while preventing new ones.

Protect yourself: The sun has a damaging effect on the skin, and the under eye skin is very thin. Therefore applying sunscreen and wearing shades will help reduce dark circles.

Oxidize: Foods such as cranberries, blueberries, black currant, onions, legumes, and parsley contain antioxidant pigments.

Consult your doctor

Dark circles may have a deeper cause than just being a dermatological ailment. It is sometimes linked to kidney malfunctions. If they persist even after all the prevention and remedies, asking your doctor for a consultation would be a good idea.

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