Our in-house Doctor, Dianni answers the most common questions regarding common dark circles around the eye area.
What happens in the skin to cause dark circles?
A range of factors can cause skin to darken around the eye area. This area can appear darker due to restricted blood vessels causing hyperpigmentation, or due to the thinning of skin. Dark circle can also be caused from lack of sleep, iron deficiency, high levels of sun exposure, thin skin, thyroid conditions and more.
Medically prescribed products work by lightening the skin, replacing older skin with new skin and slowing down the way the body removes skin cells that may have been harmed by the sun.
Your doctor or dermatologist will advice on medical treatment and ingredients which may range from Hydroquinone, Tretinoin, Kojic acid, Azelaic acid, Topical Vitamin C or laser therapy.