Condition: Dark Circles

Condition: Dark Circles

What are Dark Circles?

Men and women both have dark circles under their lower eyelids. Dark circles, which are sometimes accompanied by bags, might make you look older than you are. To make matters worse, getting rid of them might be tough.

Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who:

  • Who are elderly.
  • Have a genetic predisposition to this condition.
  • Are from non-white ethnic groups.

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What causes dark circles?

There are a number of contributing factors to dark circles. Some common causes include:

Dark circles can appear beneath your eyes as a result of oversleeping, severe tiredness, or just staying up a few hours past your regular bedtime. Sleep deprivation may make your skin look dull and pale, revealing dark tissues and blood vessels beneath the surface.

Another typical reason for dark circles under your eyes is natural aging. Your skin grows thinner as you get older. You also lose the fat and collagen required to keep your skin supple. The black blood vessels beneath your skin become more apparent as a result, darkening the region beneath your eyes.

Staring at a television or computer screen for long periods of time may put a lot of pressure on your eyes. Blood vessels around your eyes may expand as a result of this stress. The skin around your eyes may darken as a result.

Allergies might make you want to scratch and massage the sensitive skin around your eyes. These behaviors might aggravate your symptoms by producing inflammation, edema, and blood vessel breakage. Dark shadows may appear beneath your eyes as a result of this.

Dark circles beneath your eyes are frequently caused by dehydration. When your body is dehydrated, the skin behind your eyes becomes dull and your eyes appear sunken. Because of their near closeness to the underlying bone, this is the case.

The development of dark circles beneath your eyes is also influenced by your family history. It can be a hereditary characteristic that shows up as early as infancy and may intensify or diminish as you become older. Dark circles behind your eyes might also be caused by predispositions to various medical disorders, such as thyroid illness.


For a more effective and permanent solution, some medical treatments are available to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Some of the more common methods include:

Frequently Asked Questions

Acne can be caused by a number of factors. Acne can be hereditary, it can be hormonal, and it can be caused by a testosterone increase during puberty. It is also possible for acne to be caused by certain medications, some makeup products, and even wearing items of clothing or accessories that place pressure on a specific area of the skin – wearing a headband for instance.

Smoking is also said to cause acne in older people. Whatever the underlying reasons as to why you have acne, it all results in one thing – hair follicles becoming blocked by sebum from surrounding sebaceous glands, and dead skin cells. These plugged hair follicles can either turn into whiteheads or blackheads, and if the (usually) harmless bacteria that lives on our skin then infects the follicles, you can even experience cysts, papules, nodules or pustules. None of which are any fun for the person having to deal with them.

Our skincare experts take time to get to know and understand your acne concerns and issues, and only then will they make an informed decision as to which acne treatment is the best for you. That could be:

  • lightfusion™ Light Therapy
  • Skin Peels
  • Pixel Laser Resurfacing

You do not need to stop wearing makeup if you have acne. However, you should wear makeup that is non-comedogenic. This means that it doesn’t block the pores.

Not necessarily. As mentioned above, acne can be caused by a number of triggers, and however much you clean your face it’s not going to affect how crazy your hormones are being. Sometimes, cleaning your face too much can even contribute to acne as it can aggravate spots.

Furthermore, using alcohol-based cleansers can dry your skin out and this isn’t a good thing as far as acne is concerned. Despite what you may think, and even if you feel like you have excessively oily skin, it’s still important to use a moisturiser – just make sure you opt for a non-comedogenic one.

Everyone is different, but acne – more often than not – does eventually go away. For many, it’s puberty that can kick things off and acne often settles down when puberty does. However, acne can sometimes persist into your adult years.

That said, our skincare specialists have worked with many clients who wanted their acne to disappear and felt like they had tried everything. As you will see from our success stories and testimonials, we have had hugely positive and effective results.

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