Under Eye Dark Circles


What are under Eye Dark Circles?

Dark circles under eyes usually aren’t a sign of exhaustion or serious illness, though they can make you feel old, unhealthy and tired. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging. If you get plenty of sleep and still have dark circles under your eyes, that’s not unusual.

Who is affected?

Dark circles under eyes affect both men and women, often starting in adulthood, although children can develop dark circles under eyes, too. Pigmentary issues that cause under-eye discoloration are common among people of Asian or African descent. Age also contributes to dark circles. With age, the skin around the eye thins, exposing the tiny blood vessels that lie just below.

What are some of the most common causes of under-eye circles?

Fatigue isn’t the only reason for under-eye circles. Allergies and atopic dermatitis (eczema), heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families, lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance. Also nasal congestion can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose. Pigmentation irregularities and sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Rubbing or scratching your eyes can also contribute. Finally, thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious.

Which natural ingredients are helpful for under Eye Dark Circles?

Several natural ingredients have been shown to be beneficial for under Eye Dark Circles. They include: Caffeine, Cucumber Extract, Witch Hazel and Niacinamide. All of these ingredients are found in Zax’s Dark-Circle Eye Cream. For more information on these ingredients and how they work click here

Prevention and Quick Fixes

Simple things you can do to help keep your eyes looking youthful.

  1. Don’t smoke, and always apply a sunscreen around the eye area. Smoking and exposure to UV rays both weaken collagen and cause premature wrinkling and sagging.
  2. Apply a moisturizer to the eye area nightly.
  3. To calm puffy eyes and fade dark circles use natural ingredients including caffeine, niacinamide, cucumber and witch hazel.

When to see your doctor?

Eye bags are very common, and are usually not related to your health. But if your bags appear suddenly and you’re not suffering from allergies, a sinus infection, or a cold — and they don’t ease up when you try the lifestyle steps mentioned above — it’s a good idea to see your doctor. Some thyroid or kidney problems can cause under-eye fluid retention.