April 20, 2012

Not All Under-eye Circles Are The Same!
Under-eye issues can make even young skin look old and tired. If you have slept 10 hours and your co-worker asks if you are “tired”, listen up! Depending on what type of under-eye issue you are experiencing, the treatment changes.
Below are the various types of “under-eye circles”. Tune in next week for treatments for each type.
Darkening skin under the eyes, or hyper-pigmentation, can make someone look much older than they actually are. Your hereditary and genetic background are to blame for hyper-pigmentation around the eyes. Dark circles are much more prominent in Ethnic skin tones, like African-Americans and Southeast Asians because of increased melanin. Excessive rubbing of the eyes or diseases such as eczema may exacerbate under-eye darkening, as well.

People both young and older can struggle with this problem. Some veins are more pronounced than others but either way they are a hassle to deal with. The thin skin around the eyes can’t hide dark blue veins.

Again, this is a problem that has nothing to do with aging, as it effects people of all ages. Seasonal allergies , sinus infections, excessive crying or water retention from high blood pressure or eating a diet high in sodium are a few reasons the delicate under-eye skin becomes puffy.
Hollowness is a term used to describe a condition when eyes are sunken in or depressed into the eye socket. People who suffer from this condition describe it as looking “skeletal” or unhealthy. 
Sagging Under-eye Skin
There are numerous factors that come together to make under-eye skin become loose and sag over time. As we get older, there is a loss of skin elasticity because of the simple rules of gravity, sun exposure, smoking and lack of water intake, which leads to skin sagging not only around your eyes but on the face as a whole. 
Bags Under Your Eyes
Under-eye bags can be very tricky, they truly stand apart from all the different issues that were mentioned above. They are fat “pads” underneath the eyes that protrude over time.

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