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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Around Your Eyes
How can u get rid of dark circles around your eyes, even if it is a gene thing? Or a way to at least improve it?
Dark circles:age/fat: Dark circles under eyes can be due to aging changes, genetic skin predispositions of fat pad migration. Lack of sleep, stress, history of rubbing eyes can make it worse. If there is swelling, ask your md to be sure your kidney function is normal. Avoid excessive salt in take as it can make swelling under eyes more noticeable from pure water retention. See eyemd if nothing helps and want to remove. ...Read more
Makeup: Or surgery. Get some rest, too.Get a more detailed answer ›
Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and the stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more
Depends how long: they have been dark circles. If for a long time, it can be permanent hyperpigmentation. If short, then you need to look at your diet and see what you are allergic too subclinically to foods causing this venous congestion creating dark circles. Talk with your eye doctor about this, and see a food allergist too. ...Read more
4% hydroquinone: The only creams that don't "cover up" the dark circles (cosmetics, which are fine, but do not really lighten, only improve the appearance) are prescription hydroquinones, usually prescribed in 4% concentrations. There are other skin options such as kojic acid and azelaic acids used for acne treatment that may be prescribed if indicated. Meds that include Retin-A and steroid may also be helpful. ...Read more
How do I get rid of dark circles under the eyes ? I've had them every since the first day of high school and they seem not to disappear ! help !
Allergies: Most of the time dark circles under the eyes - "shiners" indicate allergies and in particular food allergies. My first suggestion is to stop all dairy and gluten and see what happens over the next 3 months. If there are obvious things that bother you when you eat them, then stop those too. You may also benefit form seeing a chinese medicine practitioner. ...Read more
Find the cause: Dark circles under eyes are often called allergic shiners. Chronic nasal congestions can make this worse..Allergies often cause this. Some folks do have dark circles, without causes. Also, poor sleep can contribute. Thus, treat the allergies if you have such, or any cause of nasal congestion. Sleep well. A little make-up cover will help.. Check with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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