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Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Updated: Jun 26, 2018

Most of you have experienced dark circles under their eyes. According to Dr. Mercola's Natural Healthcare Newsletter:

There are two types of circles. First type is related to your skin color. Since the skin is the thinnest in this area, .05mm in comparison to the rest of your body where the skin is 2 or 3mm thick. Thinner skin exposes the blood vessels under your skin and are different color to your surface skin. Many of us blame restless or lack of sleep as the cause of these circles. lack of sleep is definitely one of the reasons.

Another reason depends on the surface skin color for example if you have darker or whiter (albino) skin, the circles will appear green and if you have brown surface skin, the circles will appear dark purple or dark red.

According to the news letter, the second type of circle is caused from hyperpigmentation of the skin under the eyes and is more commonly brown in color. This hyperpigmentation, or higher amount of pigmentation in the skin, is the result of more melanin being produced in the skin under the eyes.

This particular condition is more noticeable in people whose skin is normally darker or has more pigmentation.The newsletter also reference a study by the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College in India, in which researchers found dark circles under the eyes as the most common condition found in a routine dermatology practice.

The newsletter states that, this type of dark circles caused by hyperpigmentation can have either a primary or secondary cause. In a primary cause the increased pigmentation is found under both eyes and occurs spontaneously. In a secondary cause, the increased pigmentation is caused by a systemic or localized process.

Some of the causes believed to contribute to hyperpigmentation around the periorbital area are temporary and resolve after the irritant has been removed. Possible temporary and permanent triggers for periorbital hyperpigmentation include:Sun exposure Genetic pigmentation Dermal melanocytosis Allergic dermatitis Contact dermatitis Edema (swelling Drug sAging Hormone). Dark circles under your eyes may also be triggered from the oxidation of blood leaking from the blood vessels around the eyes. The release of blood and oxidation leads to not only dark circles, but also swelling and bags under your eyes.

This occurs when the body attempts to clear blood leakage from a thin-skinned area easily affected by gravity.

The article suggests 9 ways to reduce under eye circles.

1. Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes

The skin under your eyes is thin, losing elasticity and collagen as you age and may be prone to blood leakage. All of these factors contribute to under eye circles and are worsened when you rub the skin. Do your best to stop rubbing your eyes.

Try collagen eye treatment.

2.Manage Your Allergies

Allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes. This may contribute to rubbing a sensitive area and can increase the puffiness around the eyes.

3.Switch the Way You Sleep

Are you a stomach sleeper? Gravity causes fluid to collect under your eyes and consistent pressure on your facial skin can lead to deepening wrinkles. Try sleeping on your back. Avoid sleeping on more than one pillow since it significantly alters your neck and back alignment.

4.Remove Your Makeup — Gently

Leaving makeup on during the night can increase irritation to your sensitive eye tissue. But rubbing your eyes each night to remove your eye makeup can cause capillary damage and inflammation to the eye area, making your dark circles even worse.

Instead, use a gentle eye makeup remover you can swipe on your eyes and leave for a minute and then wash off. A good moisturizer or virgin coconut oil are also good options but not recommended for oily or acne prone skin.

5.Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol is dehydrating, pulling the water out of your skin. This increases the risk of further damage to the area if you accidently start rubbing your eyes. If you drink alcohol, drink approximately 56 to 64 ounces of water before you go to bed. It might seem like a lot of fluid, but it will help to rehydrate your skin. Try hydrating @

6.Wear Eye Protection

Wear quality sunglasses when you're outside. They help protect both your eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes from the sun. Look for UV 400 or 99 to 100 percent UV absorption.

Choose larger lenses that wrap around and protect the skin on the side of your eyes. The color of the lens does not indicate the strength of the UV protection. Try our IZPZ Sunglasses.

7.Reduce or Quit Smoking

Smoking speeds the loss of collagen from your skin, increasing the bags around your eyes. Smoking is a strong addiction. You may find the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can help reduce the cravings and increase your success rate. The process is easy to learn and use at home.

8.Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Air pollution is a significant eye irritant and common both outdoors and indoors. Because most people who work and live in the U.S. spend approximately 87 percent of their time indoors, it's important to

reduce your indoor air pollution. Use natural oil diffusers around the work place.

9.Use a Soothing Eye Treatment

The area around your eye responds well to soothing treatments to help reduce puffiness. Experiment with different options to find the one you enjoy and works for your eyes has few natural remedies to try including Fresh Mint, Tomatoes, Tummric and Avocados.

I hope you find this article helpful.

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