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Unraveling the mysteries of dark circles: Causes, types and effective treatments

The persistent shadows that often settle under our eyes may seem irremediable, but discovering their cause before considering possible solutions is the first and most important step in facing this common dilemma, which in most cases can be improved. In the following lines, we will explain the various types of dark circles and reveal effective strategies to say goodbye to them effectively and without complications.

What is the cause of dark circles?

Dark circles are the result of a variety of factors ranging from stress to genetics. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, allowing the blood vessels under the skin to show more easily, which can lead to the appearance of dark circles. Genetics also plays an important role, as dark circles can be hereditary. External factors that influence are lack of sleep, stress, dehydration and allergies.

What type of dark circles exist?

There are several types of dark circles:

Brown dark circles: These are due to hyperpigmentation of the skin under the eyes.

Violet or vascular dark circles: these are the result of the dilation of the blood vessels under the eyes.

Sunken dark circles: This occurs due to the loss of fat and collagen in the area under the eyes.

Bags under the eyes: the balls are not dark circles, they are accumulations of fat or fluid in the area of ​​the dark circle, just under the lower eyelids. and we include it in this list because many people confuse it with dark circles.

How do I know what type of dark circles I have?

Determining the type of dark circles you have may seem simple, but a misdiagnosis can be very frustrating. We always advise consulting a doctor to obtain a proper diagnosis before starting any treatment.

But if you want to know a little more about each of these types of dark circles, we can tell you that blue circles are more visible when you get up in the morning, brown circles are constant and more prominent in people with darker skin tones, Violet spots are more noticeable on fair skin and the sunken ones are marked by a visible shadow under the eyes and the bags are accumulations of fluid or fat, without fluid they are more noticeable in the morning after waking up due to the accumulation of fluid during the night, and often decrease as the day goes by.

We insist, if you are not sure, we recommend consulting with a doctor, who can provide you with a more precise diagnosis.

How do you remove dark circles quickly and easily?

The treatment for dark circles in any case is not overnight, it requires perseverance and cosmetics with high concentrations of active ingredients, and in some cases they are only resolved with surgery. Here we give you some general tips for each type of dark circles:

In general, all types of dark circles benefit from a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, rich in antioxidants, daily exercise, effective sun protection and skin hydration, a good sleep routine and stress control. Treatments for dark circles, both cosmetic and medical, vary depending on the type:

Brown or hyperpigmented dark circles

The Products with vitamin C , ferulic acid, kojic and retinol can be effective. If you use an anti-aging treatment for your face, it will be very good for dark circles. But beware! They are active irritants and must be used with great caution in that area. And keep in mind that cosmetics migrate and even if you apply it near the dark circles, it will reach you. You should never apply it too close to the eye. If you want to go one step further, there are dermatological treatments that can help you. It is very important to go to a trusted center because this type of dark circles usually appear on skin prone to hyperpigmentation and a poorly focused treatment can achieve the opposite effect.

Blue or purplish dark circles

The skin care products containing vitamin K, caffeine , vitamin C and retinol They can help strengthen blood vessels and lighten skin. Applying cold also helps constrict blood vessels, which improves the appearance of this type of dark circles.

Sunken dark circles

In this case, the best treatment is dermal fillers. We insist that if you decide to treat yourself, look for a trusted dermatological center.

fat bags

Fat pads are resolved with plastic surgery. Although it is a quick and simple surgery, our advice is to look for an expert surgeon in the eye area since it is a complex area and requires expertise.

water bags

In addition to healthy living tips, an eye contour with vitamin K, caffeine, niacinamide and effective hydration can help you improve it. Cold application is also beneficial in these cases.

At Method R we offer products with proven cosmetic active ingredients to effectively treat dark circles. With our slow-aging philosophy, we seek to prevent and treat skin concerns in a healthy and effective way. Embark on this skincare journey and discover how to look fresh and radiant!

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