Avoid these 8 Mistakes that cause dark circles!

Dehydration, rubbing of eyes, aging, excessive use of screens, eye allergy, smoking and drinking are mistakes that causes dark circles under the eyes

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If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and noticed dark circles under your eyes, you’re not alone. Dark circles are one of the most common complaints among people of all ages, genders, and skin types. Avoid these 8 mistakes that are causing your dark circles.

1. Ignoring hydration:

Dehydration is a condition in which the body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to an imbalance in the body's water levels. Not drinking enough water and not moisturizing your skin can lead to dehydration. Dehydration results in dull, sunken, and dark skin under the eyes. Not keeping your body hydrated can also cause lines under your eyes which enhance dark circles. 

2. Rubbing of eyes:

Constant rubbing or scratching of the eyes can irritate the delicate skin, leading to inflammation and broken capillaries, which can manifest as dark circles. People rub their eyes due to itching, redness, and irritation in the eye to get relief. This irritation may be caused by allergic reactions to pollen, dust, and pet dander or when any foreign particles can accidentally enter the eyes (to remove them).

Dehydration, rubbing of eyes, aging, excessive use of screens, eye allergy, smoking and drinking are mistakes that causes dark circles under the eyes

3. Disturbance of sleep schedule:

Disturbance of the sleep schedule can impair the body's ability to repair and regenerate skin cells, leading to the formation of dark circles. Some people think that getting more sleep can reduce their dark circles but they are wrong. Getting unnecessary sleep can enhance your dark circles by causing fatigue. But it doesn’t mean that you should not get enough sleep. You should adjust your sleep schedule in such a way that you will get 7 to 9 hours of sleep (For adults) and 7 to 8 hours for old people. 

4. Excessive screen timing: 

Watching Netflix shows all the time can give you dark circles under the eyes. Using cell phones at late night causes eyestrain making under eye area darker. Because rays that penetrate from the computer screen and mobile can lead to eye fatigue, dryness, and decreased blood flow around the eyes, leading to dark circles. It can also weaken your eyesight. Furthermore, the blue light emitted by screens can disrupt sleep patterns, leading to tired-looking eyes.

Why does too much screen cause dark circles?

Because when you're glued to screens for long periods, you might blink less frequently, leading to eye strain and fatigue, which can lead to dark circles.

5. Not protected from the sun:

If you don’t protect your skin by not wearing sunscreen while going outside, you will get dark circles quickly. When the skin around the eyes is exposed to the sun your body becomes able to produce an excessive amount of melanin, resulting in darkness around the eye area. Melanin is a substance in our body that gives rise to skin pigmentation. It also accelerates aging which is the main factor of having dark circles.

6. Ignoring Aging factor:

The aging factor plays a vital role in causing dark circles. Because of aging, your skin becomes thin and loosened especially the skin under the eyes. Fats and collagen in our skin maintain skin elasticity. Due to aging, the level of collagen decreases. Blood vessels under the skin start appearing, giving a darker color to the skin around the eyes. It also causes hollow and puffed eyes, which boosts dark circles. 

Dehydration, rubbing of eyes, aging, excessive use of screens, eye allergy, smoking and drinking are mistakes that causes dark circles under the eyes

7. Smoking and drinking:

Smoking leads to stress giving rise to dark circles under the eyes! Tobacco contains nicotine which disturbs the natural sleep pattern; it causes dark and puffed eyes. Smoking also speeds up the aging process because smoking contains substances that break down the elasticity of the skin. Alcoholic drinks make a person fall asleep faster and make him restless throughout the whole night. As we discussed, disturbance in sleep patterns is the main reason for getting dark circles.

8. Not treating health conditions:

Health problems like iron deficiency (Anemia) or eczema can contribute to dark circles. Ignoring and not treating them can worsen dark circles. Due to iron deficiency, an insufficient amount of oxygen reaches the tissues of the body. This lack of oxygen causes blood vessels beneath the eyes to inflame. Eczema is a condition in which the body fails to produce natural oil and it results in dry and itchy skin. Eczema can affect the skin around the eyes and eyelids and make them darker and swollen. 


Qno:1 Can liver problems lead to dark circles under the eyes?

The answer is yes, Liver problems can lead to dark circles under the eyes. The function of the liver is to detox our blood from toxins. When our liver is affected by any problem it is unable to perform its function, resulting accumulation of toxins in the body. This can lead to dark areas under the eyes.

Qno:2 Does vitamin D deficiency cause dark circles?

There's no direct evidence to suggest that a deficiency of vitamin D specifically causes dark circles under the eyes. But, when your body lacks vitamin D, it can affect the appearance of your skin making it dry and dull, indirectly causing dark circles.

Qno:3 Can dark circles be genetic?       

The short answer is yes—there is some evidence that genetics may play a role when it comes to dark circles under the eyes. It appears that some people are more prone to developing these unsightly circles than others due to genetic predisposition. One study found that up to 80% of people with dark circles have at least one parent or grandparent who also suffers from them. 

How to avoid these mistakes:

Don’t take long naps during the day and create a bedtime ritual that relaxes you in the hours before going to sleep. 

You can protect your skin around the eyes by wearing sunglasses or a hat when you are out in the sun. Apply a moisturizer with sunscreen SPF 50 before going outside, as it protects your skin from the sun. 

Some creams that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and vitamins C and E to brighten pigmented areas near the eyes. Avoid contact with eyes.

If your eyes are affected by allergy and have become puffed, use a cold compress to reduce puffiness. 

Use Vaseline on the skin around the eyes, if you are suffering from dry and sensitive skin around the eyes due to eczema. 

Avoid excessively touching your eyes as it also causes irritation and redness around the eyes.

Make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated and plump. You'll notice those circles start to fade when your skin is well-hydrated.

You can try several home remedies to lighten up dark circles. For example: You can also place slices of fresh cucumber and potatoes on the area around the eyes. Repeat the process twice a week.

People may control dark circles and improve general skin health by taking care of these lesser-known factors and adopting healthy habits. Note that the secret to treating dark circles efficiently and attaining a more radiant, rested appearance is knowing their complexities. To get an accurate diagnosis for your case, we recommend consulting with a dermatologist who can help you pinpoint potential causes and provide treatment options accordingly. 

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