How to Clear Dark Cirlces Under the Eyes

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Dark circles under the eye can be cosmetically unattractive. Dark circles are sometimes formed from aging. As the eye's tissues lose elasticity and weaken, the normal fat that helps support the eyes can droop and as result, lose some of its blood supply, causing discoloration, or dark under eye circles. Depending on the severity and recurrence of dark eye circles, there are several treatment options, from surgeries to home remedies, that can be highly effective in removing dark eye circles.

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  • Washcloth or facial compress
  • Allergy medication
  • Eight hours of sleep per night
  • Consider a skin treatment to treat eye puffiness and dark circles under the eye. Laser resurfacing or chemical peels clean-up the appearance of the skin tone by tightening and lifting areas around the eye, restoring elasticity around the eye and reducing discoloration underneath the eye.

  • Get blepharoplasty surgery, which is a procedure that removes excess fat to prevent bags under the eye. Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct other underlying eye appearance problems; it can not only correct aging skin under the eye, but treat upper and lower droopy eye lids, and can remove extra skin underneath the eyelid that may cause vision problems. Overall, blepharoplasty is an effective option that can improve the overall eye's appearance.

  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night, or possibly take naps in between the day. Getting enough sleep can significantly reduce eye.

  • Avoid allergens whenever possible. Take over-the-counter allergy medicine, or an allergy treatment prescribed by a doctor to clear up any allergy symptoms that can lead to chronic eye watering and dark circles underneath the eye's skin. Wash with a facial soap specific to your skin type. Avoid harsh facial chemicals that can possibly cause an allergic reaction and remember to wash away eye makeup with a non-scented make up remover.

  • Stop smoking and excessive alcohol use. The nicotine and harmful chemicals in alcohol reduce proper blood supply that the heart needs to function. When the blood does not deliver enough oxygen from the heart to the skin, it can create dark circles and puffiness around the face and eyes that are hard to get rid of. Seek out professional treatment centers and medical options to quit substance use.

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