Questions about Dark Eye Circles Treatment – Causes, Treatment and Food to Eat

Woman with cucumber on the eyes

No one wants to go to work with dark eye circles. Not only are they ugly to look at, but they can also make you look tired or sleepy than you really are. You don’t want your workmates to think you’ve been up all night, right? Well, unfortunately, dark eye circles are a common annoyance that several people in the workforce experience. What’s worse, they’re often hard to get rid of once you have them. If they don’t go away on their own, it might be time for you to consider dark eye circles treatment. If you’re in Singapore, then a visit to Cambridge Therapeutics is maybe what you need.

What are dark eye circles?

Have you ever woken up to see dark blemishes under your eyes? Those are dark eye circles, and they are very common among many young professionals. They are especially common to people who are fatigued from their jobs. These dark eye circles worsen with age, as the skin underneath the eyes becomes thinner.

Woman with dark eyes circles

Having dark eye circles is a hit to one’s self-confidence. They’re not pretty to look at and could make you appear worse in pictures. Dark eye circles are relatively harmless though and having them isn’t really a sign of something worse. However, if you’re especially conscious about your appearance, then dark eye circles may stress you out the whole day and ironically, stress will make your dark eye circles look even worse.

There are many ways to deal with dark eye circles though, with many people opting to hide their dark eye circles using a concealer or makeup. There are also other options, such as diet and surgery that could solve your dark eye circle problem. Dark eye circles rarely go away on their own when left unchecked and their appearance can get worse over time.

What are the possible causes of dark eye circles?

It is important to know the exact cause of dark eye circles so that the correct treatment option can be determined. Some possible causes include:

  • Fatigue or lack of sleep – If you’re too fatigued from working too much or if you stayed up too late last night, then the stress can affect your skin and makes it look duller and rougher. This also causes dark blemishes to show up underneath your eyes. Some fluid buildup may also happen, which worsens the appearance of your dark eye circles.
  • Dehydration – If you are not constantly hydrating yourself, it can cause dark eye circles underneath your eyes. This is because when there’s a lack of hydration, the skin under our eyes start to look hollow and full.
  • Age – When we get older, the collagen production in our skin starts to slow down. Collagen is an important protein in the body since it is responsible for keeping the skin firm and tight. When the rate of collagen production slows down, the skin begins to sag including underneath the eyes. This can then cause dark eye circles underneath the eyes to appear.
  • Prolonged exposure to the sun – Whenever we expose our skin to the sun’s rays, it triggers the production of melanin, which is our primary skin pigment. When there is an increase in melanin produced, our skin starts to look darker, including the skin under the eyes which become dark eye circles.

What are the possible treatments for dark eye circles?

  1. Using thick makeup or concealer as a temporary fix

For those times where you’ll need to go to a public event or a speaking engagement, then you may not have the luxury of time when it comes to looking for a solution for your dark eye circles. One excellent, albeit temporary fix, is by covering the dark eye circles with a thick layer of makeup or concealer. If applied properly, it can make your dark eye circles disappear before your eyes. The only downside, of course, is that it is a purely temporary fix and are not true forms of dark eye circles treatment, which means your dark eye circles are still there, just hidden from view. Remember to use makeup that is not irritating to your skin, as it can make your dark eye circles look worse.

  1. Follow a strict sleep schedule

Strict sleep schedule

The recommended number of hours of sleep per day is eight, and this number can get lower as we grow older. Nevertheless, it is important that each and every person gets enough to sleep each night, which can be done by following a strict schedule. Following this schedule can be hard at first, but eventually, your body will get used to the time.

What foods are great to eat to reduce and prevent dark eye circles?

Choosing the right food to eat is an essential component of living healthy. In the case of dark eye circles treatment, there are quite a few foods that can help eliminate the appearance of dark eye circles. When it comes to food, Cambridge Therapeutics recommends the following diet additions:

  1. Cucumbers – these are one good recommendation due to it having a high-water content, which helps in hydrating your skin in general. They are also rich in vitamin K, which improves the appearance of blood vessels.
  2. Watermelons – another food that’s mostly water, watermelons are great for dark eye circles thanks to its hydrating effects. They are also filled with various antioxidants which are great for improving the dark eye circle treatments.


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Singapore 238874
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