Dark circles, causes and treatments

Dark circles are nothing more than dark spots that are formed by the accumulation of toxins, fats and water. The reason they are so noticeable is because of the thickness of the skin in this particular area, the area under the eyes can appear darker due to the constriction of blood vessels, which causes hyperpigmentation.

Many people suffer from dark circles, they reflect an appearance of exhaustion and tiredness, even when we really are not. Among the most common causes are hormonal or circulation problems; smoking and alcohol; overexposure to unprotected sunlight, lack of nutrients, dry skin and lack of rest.

However, we must also keep in mind that other reasons for dark circles to appear are allergies or the natural aging process. Depending on the color of the skin, the circles under the eyes can be purple, blue, dark brown or black.

These circles are rarely a cause for concern, but some people look for ways to reduce their appearance for aesthetic reasons. Of course, these may indicate that it is time to make a decision to change your lifestyle and improve your sleeping habits or diet. Not following a balanced diet sometimes means that your body lacks vitamins and minerals. minerals. Additionally, if your body is deficient in vitamin C, iron or zinc, the first sign of this may be dark circles.

The appearance of dark circles can be reduced with simple home remedies such as: getting enough sleep, cucumber slices on the eyes, cold water compresses, tea bags but it should be noted that these are not scientifically proven. On the other hand, there are medical and cosmetological treatments that can provide solutions, including:

Facial massages: A gentle massage around the eye area during a facial or skin cleansing can help improve circulation and your appearance.

Antioxidant skin care products: Face creams and under-eye products that contain antioxidants, such as vitamin E and C, can help reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Topical creams: Whitening creams can help reduce hyperpigmentation. These may include: hydroquinone, tretinoin or even a combination of both.

Kojic acid and azelaic acid: They can be used to treat under-eye hyperpigmentation.
Finally, other resources can be used such as topical Vitamin C, chemical exfoliants, lasers, fillers and even surgeries but one should not forget that the area under the eye is extremely delicate and possible side effects should always be discussed with professionals.

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Carolina Cardona Valencia, Social Communicator.
For Satori Beauty