How to get rid of dark circles under the eyes

By August 2, 2021

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Dark circles under the eyes are not a big deal in most cases, but many people want to get rid of them for cosmetic reasons. Dark circles don’t necessarily result from fatigue, they can also be deeply related to an unhealthy lifestyle, eye hygiene, genetics, and more.

It is common for people who stay up late to have dark circles the next day, however, being under too much pressure leads to dark circles as well. Anxiety and fatigue make your face pale, highlighting your existing dark circles.

Surrounded by all kinds of digital devices like laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, we tend to be exposed to blue light for hours. This causes the blood vessels in our eyes to dilate and leads to dark shadows.

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Other unhealthy lifestyles can also bring you dark circles. Too much sun exposure, smoking, rubbing eyes frequently, and so on, all these factors contribute to hyperpigmentation. You can pinch the skin and see the change of skin color. If it is still dark, you have pigmented dark circle. Of course, for Asian and African people, the inborn thin lower eyelid skin makes them more likely to develop pigmentation.

The last cause is aging. As we age, we’re losing fat and collagen gradually, which works to maintain our skin’s elasticity. When this happens, the dark shadows under our eyes become more visible.

Home remedies

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Luckily, dark circles are not non-removable. There are some home remedies that can help reduce the symptom. The most important thing is to keep a healthy lifestyle. Don’t stay up late, and stick to a regular routine. Maintaining anti-inflammatory and nutritious food will help improve the circulation of the whole body, including our eyes. Before going out for activities, make sure you have applied enough sunscreen and prepared a pair of sunglasses. When sleeping, slightly elevate the pillow to reduce puffiness under the eyes.

Other DIY remedies are worth a try:

Cold compress: cold compress can be applied to the eyes to constrict blood vessels so that the dark circles can be less visible.

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Teabags: because tea contains plenty of oxidant components, it can be used to promote blood circulation. Just boil 1-2 tea bags, cool them down in the refrigerator, and then rest them on the eyes.

Moisturizer: some moisturizers containing vitamin E and C can help reduce dark circles.

Medical treatment

If the home remedies above don’t make things better, turn to the doctor for help. Reliable medical treatments in this aspect include chemical peel, laser therapy, tear trough filler, etc. Because the skin around the eyes is especially delicate, make sure it is a certified and experienced dermatologist.

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