Dark Eye Bag – Reducing the Discoloration

Eye bags are a common issue among everyone, especially as we age. The appearance of a dark eye bag can be the worst since not only is it puffy and swollen but will be much darker as well. That means that a dark eye bag is much more noticeable and embarrassing. Understanding just what causes the formation of a dark eye bag is important and could help you figure out how to prevent and eliminate them from occurring at all. Take a closer look at just what causes a dark eye bag to occur and you’ll be better equipped to combat it.

Age is an obvious cause of eye bags in general and can also cause a Dark Eye Bag to form as well. Thinning of the skin around the eyes is usually to blame and occurs naturally as you age. As a result of thinner skin, the blood vessels and veins become much easier to see, leading to the appearance of a dark eye bag. And regular repeated exposure to the sun can increase the skin’s production of melanin, further creating the dark eye bag that so many dread. Creams that thicken the skin and an avoidance of the sun’s UV rays can help prevent dark eye bag caused by these issues.

In many cases, things like smoking, drinking, and caffeine use can influence the flow of blood around your eyes. This change can cause a Dark Eye Bag to form and could be difficult to reverse unless you make the needed changes to your lifestyle. You may also develop a dark eye bag due to a lack of sleep or being overly tired. The specifics of why aren’t known, but catching up on sleep can help prevent and reduce the formation and severity of a dark eye bag so it’s worth it to get your beauty rest.

Pigmentation irregularities and simple hereditary factors could also lead to dark eye bag formation. And in some cases, the shape of the face could throw shadows below the eyes that lead to the appearance of a dark eye bag. These issues are trickier to deal with, but good natural eye cream and some cosmetics may help reduce the prevalence of a dark eye bag. In short, making a few simple lifestyle changes and adding the regular use of an eye cream to your daily regimen could help erase and prevent the dreaded dark eye bag.

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on January 2, 2012 and Last Modified on June 6, 2016

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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