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Four Factors That Cause Dark Circles

Four Factors That Cause Dark Circles

Dark circles under eyes look terribly bad but do you know why they happen? There can be many possible reasons for dark circles under your eyes.

Let’s read to know more about it.

Some common causes include:Fatigue

Oversleeping, extreme fatigue, or just staying up a few hours past your typical bedtime can cause dark areas to form under your eyes. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and paler. The dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin can start to show.

Lack of sleep may also cause fluid to build underneath your eyes, causing them to appear puffy. The dark spots you see may actually be shadows cast by puffy eyelids.

Age:

Natural aging is another common reason for black circles beneath your eyes. 

As you get older, your skin becomes thinner. There may be a decrease in the fat and collagen that maintains your skin’s elasticity. As this occurs, the dark blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible, causing the area below your eyes to darken.

Eyestrain:

Staring at your television or computer screen may cause strain on your eyes. This strain can enlarge the blood vessels around your eyes. As a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can darken.

Allergies:

Allergic reactions and eye dryness can trigger dark circles. When you have an allergic reaction, your body releases histamines to fight off the invader. This causes several symptoms, including itchiness, redness, and puffy eyes. Histamines also cause your blood vessels to dilate and become more visible beneath your skin.

Allergies can increase your urge to rub and scratch the itchy skin around your eyes. These actions can worsen your symptoms, causing inflammation, swelling, and broken blood vessels. This can result in dark shadows beneath your eyes.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

 

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