cause of under eye dark circles and what treatments can help?

When dark shadows or bags linger, the cause typically is not something temporary, like a  few too many cocktails. It might be something you’ve inherited.

Pigmentary issues that cause under-eye discoloration are common among  people of Asian or African descent. Age also contributes to dark  circles. With age, the skin around the eye thins, exposing the tiny blood vessels that lie just below.

Still, you can do something about it.
If  you pull the skin sideways and the darkness turns blotchy, that’s  evidence the problem is caused by excess pigment in the area.

Most  often, dark circles aren’t about changes in the color of the skin at  all. Instead, they’re created by a loss of volume in the area around the  eye. That exposes the orbital bone, creating a hollow trough that shows  up as a dark circle.With the delicate eye area one of the first spots  to reveal signs of aging, this can happen as early as the late 30s or  40s.

What can you do?
Makeup can help conceal dark circles. Hiding dark circles with concealer is  simpler than you may think.  Choose a concealer that matches your skin tone. If you have mild  discoloration, pick a liquid formula. If your shadows are more  prominent, go for more coverage with a cream or cake concealer. Lightly  pat the concealer on from the inner corner of your eye to just past the  outer corner.

Other,  more expensive options, including treatment with IPL or intense pulse  light, can help by destroying those pigment cells and smoothing the  skin. A series of four IPL treatments, at about $200-500 each, is typically  needed to see improvement. Skin lightening creams that contain hydroquinone or kojic acid may also diminish the darkness.

These  fixes are less successful when the dark circles are caused by extremely  thin skin. That’s really difficult to treat. The best way is to bring the skin back to a thicker, healthier, younger skin by Retin-A (prescription) or retinol (non-prescription). Bare Skin Care has several products that contain

Prevention and Quick Fixes
Here are four things you can do — without surgery — to help keep your eyes looking youthful.

  1. Don’t smoke, and always apply a sunscreen around the eye area. Smoking and exposure to UV rays both weaken collagen and cause premature wrinkling and sagging.
  2. Apply  a moisturizer to the eye area nightly.
  3. Add a prescription retinoic acid — the vitamin A cream that goes by the generic name tretinoin — to your daily skin care regimen. It’s the single best thing you can use to prevent wrinkles and improve existing lines.
  4. To  calm puffy eyes, place cold spoons, slices of cucumbers, chilled tea  bags, or even a package of frozen peas under your eyes. The cool  temperatures — rather than any special properties of cucumbers or peas  — reduce swelling.

Some  people choose to get hyaluronic fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane,  injected under their eyes. Fillers mimic a youthful look by correcting  the contours of the eye socket.

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