Dark circles and eye bags: Causes and types

Dark circles and eye bags

Dark circles and eye bags are the consequence of different factors. Among them, lack of sleep, tobacco consumption, fluid retention, some foods high in salt, or the use of some cosmetics. It can also be caused by medications or allergies.

Young woman looking at her dark circles and eye bags in front of the mirror.

What are the causes of dark circles?

Although the most common causes of dark circles under the eyes have to do with lack of sleep or the diet we follow on a daily basis, we also find risk factors such as age, genetics and non-ethnic groups. whites.

Most common reasons for dark circles:

  • Hyperpigmentation: occurs when the body produces more melanin than usual in the area under the eyes.
  • Poor sleeping habits and/or lack of sleep. Weakening of the skin under the eyes.
  • Iron deficiency anemia.
  • Aging.
  • Alcohol and tobacco consumption.
  • Dehydration.
  • Dermatitis.
  • Genetic heritage.

Risk factor's:

Genetics : Studies have shown that dark circles have been found in several members of the same family.

Ethnic groups: In some non-white ethnic groups and with darker skin tones, dark circles are more present due to skin pigmentation.

Aging: over the years and during the aging process, the skin weakens, causing dark circles to appear.

Types of dark circles and how to recognize them:

Pigmented dark circles: they are usually black or brown.

Vascular dark circles: these are purple or blue circles under the eyes due to blood micro-circulation problems.

Dark circles due to sulcus: sunken dark circles and can have different shades.

Treatment of dark circles: Before and after.

How can we reduce or eliminate dark circles?

  • Having a balanced diet and sleeping the necessary hours are some of the main tips to reduce dark circles.
  • Avoid strict diets, which contribute to anemia due to iron deficiency, and consume green leafy vegetables rich in this nutrient.
  • Avoid foods rich in fats and sugars that influence the appearance of dark circles.
  • Eliminate tobacco and alcohol consumption.
  • Also reducing long days in front of the computer or cell phone since staring for so long increases the pigmentation of dark circles.

What are the causes of bags under the eyes?

Inflammation under the eyes is very common as we age. They are more related to age and lack of hydration. As the years go by, the muscles that support the eyelids weaken and the fat moves to the bottom of the eyes. Fluid can also accumulate and retain in this part, which increases inflammation under the eyes .

Most common reasons for eye bags:

  • Poor sleeping habits and/or lack of sleep.
  • Allergies and some medications.
  • Tobacco (smoking) and alcohol consumption.
  • Fluid retention (edema), especially when we get up in the morning or after a meal high in salt.

How can we reduce eye bags?

  • Sleeping with the pillow slightly elevated prevents fluid retention that causes eye bags to appear.
  • Reduce salt and sodium in the diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration .
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Limit alcohol and tobacco consumption.
  • Take care of the skin

Young woman in front of the mirror applying treatment for dark circles and eye bags.

Treatments to eliminate dark circles and eye bags:

The skin around the eyes is very delicate and there are different types of treatments for its care. Some of them are homemade, such as cucumber slices, tea bags or cold compresses to reduce swelling.

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