UNDER EYE DARK
CIRCLES - CAUSES AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
Periorbital hyperpigmentation is the
official name for when there is more melanin produced
around our eyes than usual, giving them a darker colour.
Does your face match with the area under your
eyes Here's help for combating dark circles and under-eye
Dark circles are often caused due to sleeplessness
or disturbed sleep. If you find yourself developing
dark circles, you need to first catch up on your sleep.
Genetics too could predispose you to developing dark
Other factors causing dark under-eye circles
Drinking an excess of beverages that contain
Allergies -dermatitis aound the eyes
Acanthosis nigricans-insulin resistance-obesity
A lack of iron in your body during menstruation.
This often contributes to dark circles, which is why
some women have a tendency to develop dark circles during
Bone structure If you have deepset eyes, shadowing
contributes to the dark colour under the eyes.
Skin conditions Chronic conditions like atopic
eczema can cause dark circles.
Vision problems Refractory errors of the eye
can cause dark circles. A simple correction of vision
can make a lot of difference. Therefore, it is mandatory
to have an eye check-up in resistant cases.
Allergies, asthma, and eczema
Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute
to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin
around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice
under-eye "smudges" during the height of the
allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the
area under the eyes to appear darker.
Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive
loss of water from the body (dehydration).[citation
If you have suddenly developed pronounced under-eye
If an allergy is involved, find out what foods you are
allergic to and eliminate them. Allergies can also be
caused by commercial beauty products, such as under-eye
creams or mascaras.
How to treat dark circles
There are treatments and methods that will definitely
minimise the darkness and bring out the brightness in
your eyes. The treatment will depend on the factor causing
First of all, try and figure out the reason you have
developed dark circles. Have you always had them Are
they a recent occurrence Does your mother have dark
circles under the eyes as well Once you can pinpoint
the cause for dark circles, it would be much easier
for you to get rid of them.
1. Are you allergic to something If yes, work
on avoiding the allergens.
2. Apply Vitamin E to the area under your eye.
You could open up a Vitamin E capsule, and apply a
little oil. Swallow the rest of the oil. This not only
helps you get rid of dark circles, but also reduces
puffiness around the eyes. In addition, regular application
of Vitamin E delays the onset of wrinkles.
3. Apply creams that contain Vitamin C.
4. Drink of of water everyday.
Camouflage The easiest, cheapest and safest cure.
Quick tip Take your sunglasses off only after you have
entered indoors. A sudden transition from shade to light
can darken the under-eye area.
5. Skin care and under-eye creams
Look for OTC skin creams that contain Vitamin C or K,
elastin, collagen, AHAs and kinetin. Prescription creams
such as dilute glycolic acid,Kojic acid,arbutin,nicotinic
acid,mild low potency cortisone creams are helpful.
A good under-eye cream reduces dark circles as it:
Prevents further moisture loss by absorbing moisture
from the air.
Provides oil to the under-eye skin as it lacks sebaceous
6. Stimulates blood circulation.
In resistant cases chemical peels, lasers and or intense
pulsed light can be tried. The latest Yellow Peel—a
mixture of alpha and beta acids—gives very good
results for resistant under-eye pigmentation. Microdermabrasion
used with collagen eye pads is also an excellent treatment.
Dermalift, a new skin tightening treatment, has shown
7. Laser and minimal surgery
For visible blood vessels, fat grafting or permanent
fillers work well. Carbon dioxide and erbium laser resurfacing
also gives good results.
With Indian skin tones the risk of post-inflammatory
pigmentation after a laser treatment is high.
8. Home Rx
Frozen, used tea bags Place them on the eyes
to fight darkness and puffiness when tired.
Cucumber juice or grated cucumber It is soothing
and has mild bleaching properties. Apply it on your
circles daily. For better results you can also mix some
Yogurt and honey Mix a teaspoon each of plain
yogurt and honey. Apply it like a mask under the eyes.
Wash off after 15 minutes. It’s very effective.
Potatoes Grate a potato, squeeze the juice
out and refrigerate the pulp. Later, put it in a piece
of muslin, place it on your eyes and leave it for 15
to 20 minutes. Ensure that the juice does not go into
your eyes. Potatoes contain catecholase—an enzyme
that is used as a skin lightener in cosmetics.
8. Eye care
Dip wads of cotton in a chilled mixture of cucumber
and potato juice. Keep this on your eyelids for 15 to
20 minutes and gently wash it off. Apply a little baby
For long eyelashes.., apply a thin coat of castor oil
every night. It strengthens lashes and cools your eyes.
Massage a few drops of coconut oil around the eyes to
get rid off dark circles.
To reduce puffiness of your eyes, grate a potato; tie
in a cloth and place the cloth over your eyes for about
Add a small pinch of salt in water and wash for bright
and sparkling eyes.
Mix tomato juice and lemon juice in equal quantity and
apply around the eyes. After 30 minutes wash it off
with cold and hot water alternatively.
Make a paste of sandal wood and nutmeg. Apply the paste
around the eyes before sleeping and wash it off in the
Crush a cucumber and take the juice. Add a little rose
water and apply around the eyes and wash it after 30
Place cotton wool swabs dipped in cold milk on closed
eyes for removing dark circles.
Dark circles under eye treatment
12 sittings every 15 days
Epishine wash, Cutiwash soft wash
Fair eye cream, Adverta under eye cream massage
Advanced Wonder Eye cream massage
Diminishing Dark Circles Cream
CUTISOFT cream, EFFICORT cream under eye message
DrSKIN under eye cream
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