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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Why We Get Those Dark Circles Under The Eyes!

Puffy eyes and dark circles can be caused by various reasons including your inherited facial structure, skin texture around the eyes, allergies, stress, and eye fatigue. Because the skin around the eye is very thin, and becomes thinner as we age, any swelling can be very troublesome.




Top Reasons for Dark Circles Under the Eyes

• Over-consumption of salt
• Sinus complications
• Dehydration
• Fatigue
• Stress
• Crying
• Allergies
• Aging
• Inherited facial structure

Water retention is a leading cause of puffy eyes and dark circles. This can be treated by increasing your water intake to reduce dehydration and by reducing your salt intake. An increased salt intake will cause bloating and puffiness in the body. However, this is not the only cause of dark circles and some people may have these issues simply because it is a trait that runs in the family. Most people will find that their eyes are puffier in the morning and this is because while we sleep, our eyes are closed. Because of this, fluid can become trapped within the eyelid. Once you wake and begin blinking the swelling should reduce over the following hour.

For those who are interested in reducing the appearance of their dark circles, it is important to reveal the underlying cause. If the dark circles under the eyes are not caused by a medical condition, and do not respond to at home treatments such as reducing salt intake, applying ice and getting adequate sleep then you may have to utilize cosmetic skin care treatments. These treatments include, chemical peels performed by an esthetician or physician, laser skin resurfacing, prescription skin care products and eyelid surgery.

To further help prevent puffy eyes, try sleeping with the head elevated, either with a pillow or by raising the head of your bed. Avoid oil-based cosmetics that can cause the skin to swell and always remove your makeup before bed. With a healthy lifestyle and a proper skin care routine, you can help reduce or eliminate your dark circles and puffy eyes.

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