Brighten Your New Year Outlook by Banishing Dark Circles

By Eye Institute of Houston
December 15, 2018

Cosmetic Treatment Houston, TXWe’ve all had those mornings where a lack of sleep has left dark circles under the eyes. When this problem occurs infrequently and can be traced back to tossing and turning or a little too little water consumption the day before, frustration may be fleeting. However, for those whose daily routine involves either trying to hide or trying to ignore dark circles, it may become necessary to find a workable solution.

Why we get Dark Circles

One of the reasons it can be difficult to treat dark circles is that there are several potential reasons why they occur. Dark circles could be caused by:

  • Allergies. Even congestion from a cold can cause temporary dark circles. When a person has allergies, the blood vessels around their eyes may dilate, and this causes them to become more visible in the form of diffuse darkening around the eyes. If you believe allergies may be the cause of your dark circles, try taking an antihistamine to reduce congestion.
  • Diet. We really are a product of what we eat. Some studies suggest that too much salt in the diet can lead to fluid retention that then causes dark circles under the eyes. Alcohol consumption is also a contributing factor, possibly because alcoholic beverages dehydrate the body and can also disrupt sleep.
  • Health conditions. Because persistent dark circles not related to heredity and lifestyle may indicate an underlying health condition such as a thyroid condition, it may be necessary to schedule a consultation with your family physician to discuss this symptom.

Improving Appearance can Improve your Outlook

Dark circles are as problematic as chronic undereye bags. They make a person appear fatigued and older than they may really be. While it's ideal to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night and to drink water throughout the day to maintain that 8-glass minimum, there is also a way to minimize or eliminate the appearance of dark circles so you can look as good as you feel.

Stop relying on cold compresses and cucumber slices to remedy dark circles. Visit Eye Institute of Houston to discuss how a comfortable dermal filler treatment can immediately brighten your face and your outlook!

Call (713) 668-7337 today for a brighter tomorrow.

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