Maybe she’s born with it… maybe it’s under-eye circles. I know we all hate it when you wake up from a beautiful night’s sleep, we walk to the mirror and we see these dark under-eye circles. It’s unpleasant I know. Some of us have it because of a late-night out, binging on Netflix, or reading a late-night text that kept us up all night (you know the ones I’m talking about). Others have it for hereditary reasons, medications, allergic contact dermatitis, and alike. In this article, we are then going to discuss how to remove dark under-eye circles once and for all.
Periorbital hyperpigmentation is the proper name that characterizes dark circles around the eyes. It is found in all skin tones but it’s prevalent more so in darker skin tones, Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, and Mediterranean ancestry.
So the big question is, “Is it treatable.” The answer is yes. It’s just a genetic tendency. This means it’s like saying I have high blood pressure that runs in the family. It’s a genetic tendency, you can change your environmental factors to reverse it.
What do dark under-eye circles look like?
They take place above and below the eyes and tend to have a blueish-purple hue. It tends to get worst when we get older. Melanocytes are triggered when we are younger the cells produce the pigment melanin. As the skin thins as we age the pigmentation can appear worst.
Do I have dark under-eye circles
How do you know if you have dark under-eye circles? Do the stretch test. Stretch the skin under the eye. If the pigmentation is still there you have Periorbital hyperpigmentation, it can be treated topically. If the pigmentation goes as you stretch you more likely have volume lost. In this case, you need to get a filler or laser therapies.
how to remove dark under-eye circles
If you have Periorbital hyperpigmentation treatments are available. Kojic acid, azelaic acid, Vitamin C, and Arbutin are great to treat under-eye circles. Also, you can’t forget your sunscreen this will help to make sure the pigmentation doesn’t worsen.
So there is hope. From this article you have learned a little bit about the cause of under-eye circles and how to remove dark under-eye circles. Now below is a list of my favorite products for treatment.
list of products to remove dark under-eye circles
- Biologique Recherche – Creme Contour des Yeux VIP O2
- iS CLINICAL C EYE SERUM ADVANCE+
- iS CLINICAL EYE COMPLEX
- COSMEDIX OPTI CRYSTAL