Dark circles under the eyes tend to age your appearance more than wrinkles or gray hair. Ohowever, you can still reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes and, in some cases, remove them completely.
Why do bruises appear under the eyes
Dark circles under the eyes are more noticeable in people with darker skin tones. This is because people with darker skin tones have more pigmentation in the skin under their eyes. Dark circles are also more visible with deep-set eyes.
The skin under the eyes is naturally thin and delicate. With age, it becomes even thinner, which allows the blood vessels in the area under the eye to become more visible. The fat pads under the eyes also lose volume and no longer firm the skin, contributing to sagging, which exacerbates darkness.
In people with seasonal allergies and hay fever, tissue swelling in the nasal cavities causes blood to pool around the eyes, creating what is sometimes referred to as allergic glitter. Rubbing itchy eyes can make dark circles darker and more pronounced.
There are many reasons why a person may experience fluid retention. For example, an excess of dietary salt.
Some medical conditions that affect the heart, thyroid, kidney, or liver are associated with fluid retention. Iron deficiency anemia can cause a bluish tint under the eyes.
Medications that cause blood vessels to dilate, from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to corticosteroids and calcium channel blockers, can contribute to dark circles under the eyes.
Lack of sleep doesn’t actually cause the under eye area to become darker, but rather causes the skin to appear pale throughout, allowing blood vessels near the surface of the skin to be more visible.
Dark circles under the eyes can be a sign of dehydration.
What to do to get a bruise under the eye from a blow
Apply ice to the bruise under the eye
Home remedies for bruising under the eyes include rest and ice applied early after injury to reduce swelling and pain.
Ice helps reduce swelling by constricting blood vessels, reducing fluid buildup, and also cooling numb areas.
- Apply ice for 20 minutes every hour for the first 24 hours (a bag of frozen vegetables can be used as it will fit your face shape better than ice cubes).
- To avoid possible cold damage to the object, wrap the ice or frozen object in a cloth or use a commercial ice pack.
- Do not use raw meat on a black eye, as applying potentially bacterial meat to a mucous membrane or open skin wound can be dangerous.
Use grape seed oil
Grapeseed oil contains biologically active compounds that can inhibit melanogenesis. It can help reduce pigmentation and dark circles.
What can you do: Take 2-3 drops of grapeseed oil and rub it gently into the skin surrounding your lower eyelids. Leave it overnight and wash off the next morning. You can repeat this every night for several weeks.
Use a potato mask
Potato juice contains azelaic acid, which can inhibit tyrosinase activity to reduce pigmentation. This may help in the disappearance of the bruise.
What can be done: get about 1-2 tablespoons of potato juice in a bowl. Apply the juice on the bruise and leave it until it dries. Wash off with water. Do this at least twice a week.
Apply rosehip oil to a black eye
Rosehip oil contains proanthocyanidins, which exhibit anti-melanogenic properties. Therefore, it can inhibit pigmentation in the skin around your eyes and reduce bruising.
What can be done: take a few drops of rosehip oil. Dilute it with coconut oil and apply to the bruise with a cotton pad. Leave it overnight and wash it off your skin in the morning. Repeat this remedy every night until the dark circles disappear.
Apply aloe vera gel to the black eye
Aloe vera gel contains aloisin, a compound that inhibits tyrosinase activity. This can help prevent excessive pigmentation on your skin. It can also moisturize the skin in the surrounding area and make it supple.
What can be done: take a teaspoon of aloe vera gel and massage the affected area with it. Leave it overnight and wash off in the morning. You can do this every night until the black eye is gone.
How long will the bruise under the eye go
A black eye often results from trauma to the face or head and occurs when blood and other fluids collect in the space around the eye. Swelling and dark discoloration result in “black eye.”
Most siyanks have relatively minor damage. Many heal on their own within a few days, but sometimes bruising can mean a more serious injury.
As the bruise heals, the swelling around the eye decreases and the bruise gradually disappears. The bruise usually starts as a very dark purple color and as it fades it may change to light purple, then greenish, then yellow before disappearing.
The use of ice in the first 24 hours after injury has the most significant effect on the rate at which injury heals.
How to get rid of bruises under the eyes forever with the help of cosmetology
Medical Treatment Options for Dark Circles
- Chemical peels: Chemical peels can help eliminate dark circles by modulating the melanin content of the skin’s surface.
- Laser Therapy: Laser therapy can help alleviate dark circles by removing pigmentation from the skin around your eyes and also boost collagen formation.
- Blepharopigmentation: the pigment is injected into areas where the skin becomes thinner or pigmented. This procedure can lead to complications such as pigmentation and resulting inflammation in the area around the surgical area.
These methods are invasive and require medical intervention. You should also keep in mind that you will need enough time to recover from these procedures.
How to get rid of bruises under the eyes at home
How to get rid of bruises under the eyes in the morning
Gently tap your eyes.
Lightly touch the swollen areas of the eyelids using the ring finger. This can stimulate blood flow, moving pooled blood out of the area.
Massage the bridge of your nose.
Close your eyes and massage the top of your nose. Focus on the skin to the right and left of the nose. This can relieve sinus pressure that may have built up when you cried.