When damage occurs to the small blood vessels around your eye, it can result in a bruise, which is known as a black eye or black eye. A bruise under the eye can occur for a number of reasons, such as blunt trauma to the face, an allergic reaction, sinus disease, or after facial surgery, and usually lasts about 2 weeks. While this may seem like a long time, you can cover the bruise with makeup while it heals. All you need is a green corrector and a corrector that matches your skin tone. Taking care of bruises is also important, so apply a cool compress regularly to help reduce swelling.
Causes of bruising under the eyes in men
The main causes of dark circles are genetics and skin tone. The area under the eyes may look purple or bluish because the skin there is so thin and translucent that you can easily see the veins underneath. It may be more noticeable in fair-skinned people, as well as those who have very little subcutaneous fat supporting the area under the lower lid. Lack of sleep increases venous congestion. Fluid retention leads to pooled blood in those superficial blood vessels, making dark circles darker when you’re tired.
Dark circles under the eyes are usually caused by fatigue. Sometimes what appear to be dark circles under the eyes can just be shadows cast by puffy eyelids or under eye pits that develop as a normal part of aging.
Some of the most common causes of bruising under the eyes are:
- Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
- contact dermatitis
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- Irregularities in skin pigment
- Wiping or scratching your eyes
- Exposure to the sun, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
- Skin changes that occur with age
Causes of bruising under the eyes in women
Dilated blood vessels in your eyelids can make the surrounding skin look darker. Eye injuries can cause bruising, which can make your eyelids look darker compared to the rest of your skin. However, these are not the only possible causes of bruising under the eyes.
Your skin contains a substance called melanin, which gives it its natural color. Sometimes your skin may be darker in some places. This is called hyperpigmentation. At the opposite end, lighter or white patches may be due to hypopigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by:
- Sun damage. When your skin is damaged from sun exposure, it produces more melanin. This can make the affected areas of your skin darker and also lead to freckles and age spots.
- Pregnancy. Pregnancy-related hormones can increase the production of melanin in your skin, resulting in dark spots called melasma. They may even occur around your eye area. Sun exposure can make melasma worse over time.
- Thin skin. As you age, your skin will be thinner with a natural loss of collagen and oil. In turn, your skin may appear darker.
- inflammatory processes. These may include dermatitis, allergies, chronic sinusitis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among others.
- Some medicines. Common offenders are oral contraceptives (birth control pills). Bruises under the eyes can occur due to associated hormonal fluctuations. In addition, a glaucoma drug called bimatoprost can cause darkening of the skin on the eyelids. This usually disappears three to six months after stopping the drug.
How to quickly remove bruises under the eyes at home
Use cucumber slices
Cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of the skin around the eyes, providing quick relief for tired and puffy eyes. Place the slices over each eye, extending into the darkened area. Do this daily, along with lying down for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed.
- Storing cucumber slices in the refrigerator before applying to the skin may be more helpful in reducing dark circles due to the cooling properties that work in a similar way to a cold compress.
Apply iced tea bags or an ice cube wrapped in a soft cloth to your eyes daily.
Tannin in tea bags reduces swelling and discoloration. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave cool and moist caffeine tea bags on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed. You can refrigerate them overnight so they are ready in the morning.
Sleep with your head up.
Prop your head up with a few pillows to keep your head up at night. It can help prevent under eye circles as it reduces fluid retention around the eyes.
Place one raw potato over your eyes. Scoop and place mashed potatoes on closed eyelids. Keep it there for 30 minutes while lying on your back and then wash it off with warm water. This method works well for some people.
Use a frozen spoon
Put the spoon in the freezer overnight. Take it in the morning and cover your circles with it (after you splash some water on your face). Keep it on your eyelids until the spoon warms up again.
Apply almond oil on dark circles.
Vitamin E from this oil helps to neutralize under eye dark circles and makes your skin look bright and youthful.
- Applying almond oil can reduce dark circles gradually, but you can speed up the process by applying it before bed to keep the vitamin E working all night on your skin.
How to quickly cure a bruise under the eye from a blow
Apply ice or cold pressure as soon as possible.
This is the most effective treatment for bruising under the eyes and should be started immediately. XThe ice will reduce swelling and pain. The color from a black eye is the result of blood pooling under the skin, and the cold will constrict your blood vessels, which can reduce or slow down bleeding.
- Use gentle pressure to press an ice pack, frozen vegetables, or ice pack over your eyes.
- Make sure you wrap the ice in a clean, dry cloth. Applying ice directly to the skin can cause a cold burn.
- Apply an ice pack to your eyes for 20 minutes every hour until you go to bed. So you will alternate between 20 minutes ice, 40 minutes no ice, at least on the first day.
- Don’t put steak or raw meat over your eye. If the meat has bacteria on it, it can easily infect an open wound or transfer to the lining of your eye.
Avoid unnecessary stress or pressure on your…