Why do we have dark circles?

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Dark circles, those unsightly gray or purple colours appearing on the lower eyelid of the eye... are product of a mechanism of the organism? A simple reaction without apparent cause? What really is your source?
The dark circles, these colour grayish or purple, unaesthetic and appearing in the lower eyelid of the eye, are a mechanism of the organism product?, do a simple reaction without apparent cause?, really what is its origin?
Many people, both men and women, suffer from dark circles, even when they are not revealed or sold out. To be able to treat dark circles, it is important to know the origin or cause.
It is located under the eyes and there skin is very thin, the veins are scattering under the skin. The dark circles are due to several reasons, but the most important thing is for hereditary reasons. Another cause or origin is the race, since there are some that tend to develop them more, like the Mediterranean, because the pigmentation of the skin is different.
Most of the people relates them with lack of sleep, and may be a reason, since fatigue causes the blood vessels to dilate, showing a bluish color that stands out with the rest of the skin. This type of dark circles are of short duration, unlike the previous ones which can last a long time.
Smoking, hormonal changes (pregnancy, menstruation), allergies, and eczema are some of the causes that can cause the appearance of dark circles. Recommendations to avoid the sporadic appearance of dark circles must be followed:

  • A healthy diet.
  • Sleep the hours needed.
  • Maintain good hydration.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol or caffeine.
And if you already suffer them for a long time, Dr José González Vidal, ocular plastic surgeon, explains in this interview what you can do to make them disappear.
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