The drumbeat against under-eye dark circles has been heavier in recent years. Panda-eyes is one of the most important causes for a dermatologist appointment. We need to discover how to get rid of the curse of dark circles. So, let’s get straight into the nitty-gritty of raccoon-eyes and discover what the underlying causes and new treatments in your doctor’s arsenal of cosmetic tricks are.
Taming Dark Circles Is Difficult — We Must Sift Through The Common Underlying Causes:
- Allergies and Atopic dermatitis cause inflammation, which leads to rubbing or itching, which allows the skin to produce additional pigmentation, resulting in unsightly dark circles.
- Fatigue and lack of sleep, dehydration, and long hours glued to the television. V or laptop screens may even cast hazy shadows across the eyes.
- Genetics: Dark under-eye circles can run in families. Some families have a specific bony arrangement of the skull into which their eyes are placed deeply. This scull form will predispose you to a shadowy peeper facade.
- Hormonal imbalances caused by menstruation, breastfeeding, or menopause may also result in dark circles.
- Lifestyle factors such as physical or emotional tension, smoking, drinking, spending long periods of time in front of computer devices, or being up late at night will all have an effect on your vision, resulting in dark circles.
- Medications, such as oral contraceptives, can cause blood vessels to dilate, resulting in dark circles.
Sinus problems and nasal obstruction cause the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose to dilate and darken, resulting in under eye inflammation.
Pigmentation irregularities are a specific source of concern for people of color, especially those of African, East Indian, Middle Eastern, or Latin ancestry.
- Vitamin (A, C, E, and K), mineral, and trace element (Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium) deficiencies can manifest as dangerous discoloration around the eyes.
- Sun exposure raises the pigmentation level of the skin and can cause darkening of the skin color under the eyes. Beachgoers, take note: heat exposure worsens dark circles. Pigmentation becomes more noticeable as we mature.
- As you age, your skin thins and you lose fat and collagen, which can make the reddish-blue blood vessels beneath your eyes more visible, resulting in a dark shade around your eyes. When we get older, the skin around our eyes darkens.
With all of the causative factors in mind, we must discuss four basic factors in order to permanently eliminate the under eye sinister rings.
1) Treat the underlying medical cause, such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, sinus infections, hormone dysfunction, lifestyle changes, and dietary deficiency, and discontinue the offending drugs.
2) Address pigmentation issues
3) Address blood vessel and circulation problems.
4) Address skin thinning and subcutaneous volume loss.