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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Dark Eye Circles

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How can I reduce dark eye circles naturally?

How can I reduce dark eye circles naturally?

You cant: Dark circles are due to the thinness of the lid skin- the darker tissue is showing through. Retin-a cream increases collagen and may decrease it by thickening the skin a little-it also reduces wrinkles, but can be very irritating- consult a dermatologist. Or apply makeup. There is no "natural" remedy. ...Read more

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How to reduce eye dark circles & puffiness? What causes it? Do creams/gel do really work as companies claim? Any good eye product to purchase? Thanks

How to reduce eye dark circles & puffiness? What causes it? Do creams/gel do really work as companies claim? Any good eye product to purchase? Thanks

Eye issues: Start with getting enough sleep and hydrating well. Some products can help but Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care ...Read more

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How to reduce dark circles through eye exercises?

How to reduce dark circles through eye exercises?

Does not work: Unfortunately eye exercises will not reduce dark circles. The most commonly performed treatments include in-office dermal filler treatments to plump up hollows under the eye or lower blepharoplasty to remove lower eyelid "bags.". ...Read more

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How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

How to reduce dark circles, and puffiness under eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help ...Read more

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I have dark circle below eyes...Which specific cream should I use to reduce dark circle ?

I have dark circle below eyes...Which specific cream should I use to reduce dark circle  ?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help. ...Read more

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I was born with dark circles under my eyes i'm wondering if this is a medical problem and if there is any medication that will reduce the color.

I was born with dark circles under my eyes i'm wondering if this is a medical problem and if there is any medication that will reduce the color.

Dark Circles: Dark circles can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. If they swell, check kidney, heart, thyroid function with md. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help. ...Read more

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How can I reduce dark circles underneath my eyes?

How can I reduce dark circles underneath my eyes?

It depends: Circles under the eyes is a common sign of fatigue. It can be genetic as well and has many factors. Stay hydrated, use sunblock on your face, get enough rest to help this. One can also use makeup or in severe cases may have facial plastic surgery (also called blepharoplasty). Good luck and have a nice day! ...Read more

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I have dark circles around my eyes. What could be the possible reasons and how to reduce them?

I have dark circles around my eyes. What could be the possible reasons and how to reduce them?

Usually...: ...Either sleep deprivation or allergies. If sleeping reasonably well--if have bed partner, ask about snoring / tossing & turning / etc.--then, if no contraindication, can try a non-sedating antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine) once daily in evenings and see if any change in a few days. If yes, then should talk to your dr about seeing an allergist. If sleep concern, may need sleep study. ...Read more

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I want to ask how can I decrease my dark circles around my eyes.....Is their any ointments for decreasing them....Or any natural way to reduce them?

I want to ask how can I decrease my dark circles around my eyes.....Is their any ointments for decreasing them....Or any natural way to reduce them?

Allergy: Typically this has an allergic and genetic component. You can cover up with make up but seeing an allergist may be usefully. Blood vessels that are close to the skin in that area give the dark circle appearance. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my dark circles? ..Thing is my dark circles are like light brown, and I have fine lines under my eyes..What can I do about it

What can I do to reduce my dark circles? ..Thing is my dark circles are like light brown, and I have fine lines under my eyes..What can I do about  it

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes can be difficult to eliminate. Cool compresses, facials, anti-allergy eye drops or systemic pillls can be of some benefit. In certain cases, laser skin treatment or facial dermal fillers can be of help. The most effective treatment is makeup (ie concealer) applied to the area. ...Read more

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Can I change dark brown eyes to blue eyes naturally? Can I reduce melanin?

Can I change dark brown eyes to blue eyes naturally?
Can I reduce melanin?

Long time dream: This is not possible with current pharmacology or technology. You can wear color changing contact lenses although I would not call that "Natural". ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of the darkness under the eyes (dark circles), or at least reduce them the most?

What are the best ways to get rid of the darkness under the eyes (dark circles), or at least reduce them the most?

Depends: It depends on the cause. At your age, do you get enough sleep, do you have allergies or chronic stuffieness( did you ever break your nose?), do you get headaches? Some people just have darker skin there. If you have symptoms you need to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What creams can I use at night to reduce wrinkles and dark eye circles?

What creams can I use at night to reduce wrinkles and dark eye circles?

Aquaphor: Vitamin k cream, retinol, glycolic acid, antioxidants in eye creams can help with dark circles. One of the best things to apply under the eye before bed to prevent wrinkles is aquaphor because it contains petrolatum (also in vaseline). ...Read more

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Can I use home made cucumber eye pads to help reduce the puffiness and dark blue color under my eyes from being tired and sleeping late?

Can I use home made cucumber eye pads to help reduce the puffiness and dark blue color under my eyes from being tired and sleeping late?

Cucumber slices: Slices of cucumbers can be placed under the eyes for this purpose. For any functional eye problems - please see opthamologist. ...Read more

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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 more

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Can vitamin K reduce the appearence of eye bags/dark circles?

Can vitamin K reduce the appearence of eye bags/dark circles?

Dark circles: Dark circles under the eyes are known as allergic shiners and vitamink will not cure the condition. See your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more

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Is palomar laser skin rejuvenation an effective way to reduce dark circles caused by leaky under-eye veins? Can it cause damage to that area?

Is palomar laser skin rejuvenation an effective way to reduce dark circles caused by leaky under-eye veins? Can it cause damage to that area?

Dark circles: Lasers and chemical peels reduce dark circles of the lower eyelid by causing thermal injury to the skin, forcing the skin to heal tighter and with a lighter color. These treatments reduce fine lines. However, lasers are risky to use around the eye, although they can be used safely for the rest of the face. I use chemical peels to tighten the skin of the lower eyelid to avoid damage to the eye. ...Read more

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Dark rings around my eyes?

Dark rings around my eyes?

Sleep: Are you getting enough sleep? Should get at least 7-8 hrs every night. ...Read more