If maintaining your appearance is important to you and you suffer from under eye circles, then you have likely experienced the frustration of trying to get rid of them in a natural way. Under eye circles can make you look older than you really are, and are caused by a number of different factors. Getting rid of these under eye circles is relatively easy, if you arm yourself with the knowledge of why they occur, how to treat them, and how to prevent them in the future. Here, we’ll go over why people get under eye circles in the first place, as well as how you can keep yourself from getting them.
Under eye circles are typically caused by one of two things: periorbital puffiness, meaning swelling under and around the eyes, or periorbital dark circles. The former can be caused by mononucleosis, oversleeping or sleep deprivation, fluid retention (common during pregnancy and menstruation), or excess amounts of salt in the diet. Long term alcohol and tobacco use can cause hormonal changes, stress, and fatigue, which in turn can contribute to under eye circles. Under eye circles can also be caused by severe allergies, skin disorders, crying, and a number of genetic conditions.
Under eye circles also appear naturally with age. Some of the most common causes of under eye circles include aging, fatigue, stress, and allergies. This means that the easiest way to combat under eye circles is to stay well-rested and free of stress, thus allowing your body to reduce the chances of experiencing hormonal changes and other factors that cause under eye circles. Some genetic conditions can cause under eye circles, and these are more difficult to alleviate, due to their not being caused by controllable outside factors. However, there are some ways that these can be treated, and talking to your doctor can shed more light on the subject.
Under eye circles can also be prevented and treated with creams and lotions designed specifically for this purpose. While there are a number of types of creams that can be purchased, some can even be made at home. However, keeping yourself well rested and free of stress is still the easiest way to prevent under eye circles. If you are concerned that you may have a genetic condition that causes under eye circles (if your under eye circles are resistant to special lotions, for example), then visit your physician for more information.