What to Do with those Dark Circles around the Eyes

September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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If you wake up in the morning feeling invigorated but upon seeing yourself in the mirror you would say that you still lack sleep, then perhaps dark circles are surrounding your eyes. At first thought, many thinks that it can be helped by sleeping more but then the next day, after so many days already, you can say two things: you are sick and tired of it, or you would conclude that there is no remedy. You may be sick and tired but you can never say that there isn’t any remedy because in reality, there is.

To help treat those dark circles around the eyes, you may want to understand something about this problem first. You can start with blood circulation.

Oxidising of Hemoglobin

The factors that are involved in this process are the capillaries around the eyes, hemoglobin, and oxidation. First of all, capillaries are the tiny blood vessels in the body. There are many of them around the eye. Hemoglobin on the other hand is also known as the red blood cell. They are the ones responsible in carrying oxygen around the body system. Of course, it is called red blood cells because of the its color: red. This color however is brought about the combination of the heme group and oxygen. When this combination becomes oxidized or in other words detached, the red color turns into blue. This is why what surrounds the eye turns dark, hence the term dark circles.

To understand it better, red blood cells are supposed to be red and are supposed to pass in the tiny capillaries. When these red blood cells, or hemoglobin, leaks out from these capillaries they will be oxidized. Again, oxidation of hemoglobin involves the breakdown of the red blood cells, turning the red into blue then dark circles will appear in the surface.

Methods in Treatment

If you understood the main cause of the problem, you will have an idea that it will involve blood circulation, especially around the eyes. This would mean that practices which can enhance blood flow will be the remedy. However, sometimes, these practices will not be enough because it will take a long while to correct what has been wronged. It will need supplement to hasten the process. This is where eye creams will come in the picture.

One thing to consider when buying creams for the face is the fact that the skin around the eyes is known to be the thinnest around the body. When it is thin, it is naturally sensitive. This is why there are really creams specifically developed for applications around the eyes. There may be some creams that are for the general area of the face but it is a better choose to pick the one intended for dark circles. When applying cream, do not expect instant changes. You must be consistent and patient with it and it will pay in the long run.

As you can see, there is a remedy for dark circles. Just have faith coupled with works and a good eye cream and you will be on the right track.