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Dark Circle Under Eye
No cure: Dark circle under your eyes is not an excess pigmentation. The eyelid skin is very thin, any swelling (poor sleep, stress, allergies, age, etc) will give you an appearance of darkening. There are a lot of eye creams that are marketed for dark circles, none remove pigment. Many are good moisturizers. A pair of sliced cucumbers over the eyelids (as you get in spas) work just as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep: The best treatment for dark circle under the eyes if not other pathology exists is rest. ...Read more
What is the best serum or cream for the dark circle under eye and what is the important ingredients that help to reduce or whitening the eye??
There is no "best": As that's why you'll see possibly >100 different creams that claim to improve under eye issues, as in darkness, puffiness, etc. Remember much of these issues are age and genetic related. You also want to make sure you avoid smoking, too much alcohol, sleep deprivation, too much stress, to much salt in your diet and sleeping stomach side down. But consider a cream with "retinol" in it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any truth that if a man has dark circles under eye, it is a sign of his ill health?
Not usually: Many people inherit them to some degree, but other times environmental factors such as lack of sleep or allergies of the eye/nasal sinus area can contribute. Getting better sleep and addressing whatever allergies that may have, both in the eyes and in the sinuses, may lessen the dark circles. Less commonly, conditions such as eczema, anemia, or liver disease can cause these circles. ...Read more
What makes puffy eye and dark circles under eye and how to get rid w/o paying a lot for things that don't work..?
Minimize stress: Many factors can contribute, some are "fixable", some are not(like age and genetics). Things that you can try to minimize the appearance, are optimize your sinus health particularly if you have allergies. Make sure you are getting sleep, eating well and remain active. Be good about sun protection. Avoid rubbing too much. Avoid too much makeup. Try cold compresses in the AM. Sleep more upright ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark circles/patches under eye close to nose. They won't seem to go away at all. Anything serious?
Dark circles: Dark circles are often associated with nasal congestion and may improve only after the nasal congestion gets under control . On the other hand this may also be a familial trait if other members of your family also have them in the absence of chronic nasal congestion. ...Read more
Genetics: Dark circles under the eyes is usually from genetics, something you inherited from your parents. Sometimes allergies can cause dark circles too, called "allergic shiners". But you would have other allergy symptoms, like nasal congestion, itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes, itchy eyes, etc. ...Read more
i've dark circles under my eye.. And some dark spots on my face, one of my friend suggested me deprovete-rd for that, is there any side effect?
Diprovate?: If diprovate is the medication, then this is a steroid treatment: skin side effects: redness, burning, itching, or peeling, thinning, blistering or stretch marks eye: glaucoma, cataract there is also absorption into the body and so the general side effects of steroids can occur, eg mood changes, sleep problems, weight gain, feeling tired. I would not recommend for this indication. ...Read more
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