Get Rid Of Those Dark Spots Under Eye

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What are Dark Spots? Where do They Mostly Occur?

“Dark spots” is the general term that is used to describe discolorations that appear around the face. These can be hyperpigmentation due to acne scars, allergies and preexisting skin conditions. A lot of women go to great lengths to achieve even skin tone, and one of the first steps to achieving this is to over up dark spots with makeup base (foundation, concealer and powder). Dark spots around the area are a cause for concern for many women because any sign of lines and imperfections are sire signs of skin damage and aging what woman would want to look old and tired?

At What Age do Dark Spots Occur?

Dark Spots Under Eyes

Dark spots in general usually appear sometime during mid-adulthood, while dark spots around the eye area can appear as early as the late teens to early adulthood. Dark spots may start to appear due to acne, perhaps by popping zits without the aid* of a professional. Experts say that having dark spots, specifically around the eye area, is one of the telltale signs of skin aging, apart from wrinkles and gray hair. It is no surprise that a lot of people, especially women panic a little bit at the first signs of dark spots around the eyes.

What are the Diseases and Medications That Cause Dark Spots?

Dark spots can be caused by a number of things. Certain lifestyle choices such as one’s diet, sleeping patterns and exposure to smoke and pollution contribute to skin imperfections, including dark spots. However, there are certain diseases and medications that do cause dark spots. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common cause of dark circles due to acne and allergies. Other diseases that could cause dark spots are the following: melasma and Riehl’s melanosis. Liver-related diseases, Addison’s disease and pregnancy are also associated with getting dark spots. Certain medications are also known to cause dark spots, such as tetracyclines (commonly used in pimple cream), sulfonamides and even estrogen. There are other causes, which not have been mentioned.

What are The Simple and Best Ways (Remedies) to Make Dark Spots Under The Eyes?

As alarming as it is to get dark spots, there are many ways in which they can be treated. The first, and most important step is to make sure that you stay hydrated throughout the day. As we all know, dehydrated skin looks dry and in more prone to imperfections, such as wrinkles. Make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water everyday! Also, make sure to have a well-balanced diet. As much as possible limit your intake of salty food because this actually contributes to dehydration. No matter what people say, keep in mind that sleep is definitely a necessity and not just a luxury. Getting enough hours of rest and having good quality sleep will help keep those dark spots away.

If the natural way seems insufficient, then it’s best that you consult a professional. Depending on what you need and how bad the dark spots are, some of the treatments that you can choose from. Skin peeling, microdermabrasion, exfoliating facials these are just a few of the treatments that can be done at the clinic.

How do You Get Prevent Dark Spots?

As easy as it is to get dark spots, fortunately, there are ways to prevent dark spots. The first thing would be to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle that entails a balanced diet, regularly exercising, drinking lots of water and getting enough rest. Another way would be to have your skin assessed by a professional. This way, the dermatologist can recommend the best products to use for your face, and help treat* existing dark spots. Whatever you do, do not pick on skin imperfections and blemishes as doing this can aggravate dark spots!

Is There an Eye Cream That can Reduce* Dark Spots Under Eyes?

There are eye creams can help minimize and even eliminate* dark spots, but the important thing is to know when to start using eye creams and which ones to choose. If the goal is to reduce* the appearance dark spots around the eyes, then brightening eye creams would be the best pick for you. Keep in mind that eye creams work best when used continuously, over a given period of time. More intensive formulas are available that will help in completely reducing* dark spots around the eyes. These potent eye creams are commonly recommended to be used at night, to make sure that the skin around the eye area completely absorbs the cream and has enough time to penetrate the skin and work its wonders.

What are Dermatologist Tips to Help Diminish* Dark Spots?

To help get rid of dark spots, dermatologists recommend the tried-and-tested methods of having a well-balanced diet, drinking enough water, getting enough rest. A regular visit to the dermatologist is also strongly suggested, this is to make sure that you will get the professional attention that your skin needs, should you have any skin issues like dark spots. Be wary of dark spots that appear anywhere on your face and body because it could a symptom of illness.

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