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Some Myths and Facts About Dark Circles

With a little care and attention to diet and lifestyle changes, skin issues can be managed without too much bother

Published: 17th August 2015 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th August 2015 03:42 AM   |  A+A-

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Bright eyes are the mirror to your soul. But almost everyone gets dark circles under their eyes from time to time. There are a lot of myths and speculations out there about this issue, and you need to make sure that you get the facts right when you seek out treatment and information regarding dark circles.

MYTH: DARK CIRCLES CANNOT BE TREATED Fact:

As there are many causes of dark circles, there are many different ways to treat them as well. Only dark circles that are caused due to heredity are difficult to treat. Otherwise dark circles can be very easily and safely lightened or treated with peels, laser and revitalising eye treatments.

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Dark circles develop due to the pigmentation of skin in the orbital area and also are caused by allergies, medications, anemia, malnourishment, exposure to sun, lack of sleep, dehydration etc. So the causes vary and even young people can have them.

 MYTH: SUN EXPOSURE CAN HELP DARK CIRCLES Fact:

The reality is that sun exposure can actually make the skin more prone to dark circles because of the harmful effects of the sun’s rays. The skin under the eyes is thin and delicate to begin with. As we age, the skin and the fat pad under the eyes become thinner, causing blood vessels to become noticeable. This thins and loosens the skin around the eyes and gives the appearance of dark circles. Too much exposure to the sun weakens the thin skin around the eye area further causing dark circles. Make sure that you wear protective eyewear at all times so that you can shield your eyes.

 MYTH: DARK SKIN BELOW THE EYES IS NATURAL Fact:

 Lack of sleep can make skin appear more pale, which allows blood vessels to be more visible through the skin, giving the appearance of bluish or dark circles. Even an iron deficiency may cause a bluish tinge below the eyes.

 MYTH: DEEP SET EYES AND DARK CIRCLES GO TOGETHER Fact:

Because the eyes are set deeper in the eye sockets, they give an illusion of dark circles due to the shadow. The condition can be improved with the help of fillers. Talk to your dermatologist and know more about how you can make your deep set eyes look better.



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