Dark circles under the eyes: causes and remedies

Blue or purple circles are a very common aesthetic problem. Often caused by several factors, they manifest themselves by a distinctive blue-purple coloring of the lower eyelid, giving a tired look to the face. What is the origin of these dark circles and how can we restore the radiance of the eye area ? We will tell you all about it in this article.

Dak circles causes

Why do you have these dark circles under your eyes ?

Having dark circles is a very common phenomenon. Anyone can suffer from it, and it becomes more common with age. Unfortunately, with age, many things get worse, but you can counteract and delay most of the unwanted symptoms. When it comes to the skin, we know that wrinkles appear with age. It is the collagen protein that decreases. It is found in the skin, bones, and tendons. Collagen provides stability and resistance to wear and tear of all kinds. So when it weakens, the skin becomes looser and thinner.

Under the eyes, you have sensitive and thin skin of about 0.5 mm (the skin of the rest of the body is about 2.0 mm thick). As the skin around the eyes becomes even thinner with age, the blood vessels under the eyes become more clearly visible. Itching under the eyes due to eczema or allergies can make the dark circles even lighter. When allergies occur, such as during pollen season in the spring, you may look darker under the eyes because the capillaries dilate. Medications can also cause blood vessels to dilate. An increase in blood flow can be seen under the thin skin around the eyes.

Malnutrition or an unbalanced diet can also cause dark circles under the eyes. Iron deficiency can be a contributing factor. This can contribute to the body's tissues not receiving enough oxygen. During menstruation and pregnancy, the skin may become paler due to iron deficiency. The underlying tissues become more visible.

Dark circles can also be caused by puffy eyelids, bags, or wrinkles that give a dark appearance under the eyes. Even hyperpigmentation can occur when the production of melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color) is higher than usual, which can give the dark under-eye color. It can also be genetic. If dark circles run in the family, you may have them too.

What can be done to treat dark circles ?

There are various options for treating blue circles under the eyes:

  • Begin by locating an eye cream that meets your requirements.There are many products on the market, so you are guaranteed to have an eye cream that suits you.

  • Take equal parts of squeezed cucumber and lemon liquid and pour them onto a cotton swab. One trick is to cut it in half so that it becomes like two crescents. Put them under your eyes with the right side up for 15 minutes (NOTE: be sure not to get lemon in your eyes). Then rinse with water.

  • Do the same as above with rose water.

  • A cold causes blood vessels to constrict. Refrigerate two tea bags after soaking them in water.Then wring out the excess liquid and place the tea bags over the eyes for 15 to 20 minutes. If there is also a high caffeine content in the tea, that is a bonus. Many antioxidants are good and brighten the area.
Dark cirles treatement
  • Think about what you are putting into yourself. Changes may be needed to get rid of the dark circles under the eyes. A varied diet and a reduction in salt and sugar are a good start.

  • Of course, sleep is essential to a healthy appearance. Too little (and too much) sleep is reflected in the face, especially in the area around the eyes. Blood vessels dilate and are more visible during poor sleep. Getting enough good sleep helps.

  • If you smoke, there are many reasons to stop, especially for your health. For the skin in particular, smoking dehydrates and weakens collagen production, which leads to premature aging of the skin. The thinner skin under the eyes is affected, and blood vessels become more visible.

  • Alcohol is also not good because you can become dehydrated. When the water disappears from the tissue, you can get sunken eyes.

  • If you spend a lot of time in the sun, the body starts to produce more melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color and therefore can become dark under the eyes. Sun protection factors, sunglasses, and sun hats are good choices when you are often in the sun.

  • If you are sick, have a fever, or have allergies, blood vessels may dilate and become more visible. Rinse your nose and sinuses with a saline solution. It can relieve the pressure, and the blood vessels contract.

  • Retinol contains vitamin A and is good if present in eye cream. It can help with acne, wrinkles, and pigment spots. Retinol stimulates collagen and cell turnover, which also reduces pigmentation, strengthens the skin and makes it less transparent. Vitamin C is also an important nutrient for collagen production and can lighten pigmentation spots.

  • Vitamin deficiency can be a reason for dark circles under the eyes. Vitamin B12 cannot be produced by the body itself, so it must come from diet or supplements. Vitamin B12 is found in meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Lack of vitamin D or iron can also make you feel and look tired. Vitamin K is commonly used for bruises and also works against dark circles under the eyes. In creams, however, this is not so common with vitamin K. It is always best to get what the body needs through a multi-faceted diet. Consult your doctor before taking any supplements.

  • A concealer can be used if you need to quickly mask the darkness under your eyes, but it only helps temporarily.

  • Clothing colors can also affect how your skin looks. Sometimes you look paler in certain colors, right? Colors can also make dark circles more intense. Try colors that benefit your skin and reduce dark circles under your eyes.

Detoxify your body

One thing you may not think about in everyday life is that there are many environmental toxins in our environment. We also learn a lot about ourselves through our diet.Too much fat and protein, medications, and chemicals cause the body to absorb heavy metals that make the blood a little thicker and it shows up with dark circles under the eyes.

Detoxify your body

Here are some things you can do to detoxify your body:

  • Drink 1.5 liters of water every day along with other drinks. It cleanses the body and hydrates the skin.

  • Sodium, fat, and protein should be reduced. It is best to have one or two days a week with only vegetables and fruits. Unfortunately, you also need to cut back on fats that are otherwise beneficial, such as those in nuts and avocados.

  • Buy organic foods and cook from scratch with good ingredients. Avoid semi-finished and finished products.

  • Try to avoid objects with metals in them. For example, it is good to avoid aluminum pots and aluminum deodorants. If you have amalgam fillings in your teeth, it may be a good idea to change the fillings.

  • Coffee and alcohol are dehydrating and can, in the worst case, cause dehydration. Cut out or reduce their consumption.

A healthy lifestyle is essential for combating the appearance of blue circles. Limiting your screen time and getting enough sleep will help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and prevent your complexion from becoming dull. Also, remember to constantly wash your face and remove your eye makeup.

Last but not least, remember to massage your eye area often; this little gesture may be quite useful in increasing blood circulation under the eyes and avoiding the appearance of dark circles.

Natural Receipts

Blog specializing in sharing thoughts based on personal experiences. I strive to provide accurate information and sound recommendations, but please keep in mind that I am not a beauty expert or health specialist.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post