Skin discoloration is a common condition that impacts most of us at some point in our lifetimes. The most usual causes are tiredness, heredity and allergies. According to many experts, if you need a long lasting solution to your problem, you must first determine the cause and then match the appropriate treatment to get the best results. However, before you resort to an eye surgery, here are some quick ways to rid yourself of the problem of dark circles.
Are you getting your regular supply of vitamins?
If you are experiencing black circles, it can be caused due to vitamin B6 of deficiency of folic acid in your system. You can go to your physician for a general check-up and blood test to determine these causes. In case of iron deficiency or suffering from anemia, you can either get regular medication or improve your diet to make up for the deficiency.
Does it run in the family?
If your parents have a history of dark circles then chances are that yours is genetic too. In this case, you can either live with the condition as you cannot reduce it with natural remedies or must resort to permanent laser surgery. However, before you take to this solution, do know that the region surrounding the eyes is sensitive and needs the hand of an expert to perform the surgery safely and effectively. Sugarland Eye & Laser Center is a trusted name in Houston for performing LASIK treatments and other eye laser surgeries. If you are looking for a surgical treatment, then go to the best and the most reliable medical institution.
Are you an insomniac?
This is perhaps the most common reason for the cause of dark circles. Inadequate sleep causes discoloration of skin. If you are facing sleep deficiency then you know the real cause of your problem and also the solution. You can also use some overnight creams or gels to get to work while you are asleep. They will reduce puffiness as well as dark circles over continued usage. Do check with your doctor before applying over the counter medications near the eyes.
Do you eat a balanced diet?
When we avoid one food group or another, it leads to many ailments and one of them is the dark circles. You will be amazed to learn that a simple dietary change can bring about such vigor and health to your body. When we take adequate fluids and vitamins every day, we improve the circulation of the blood around our system. Limit excessive salt intake as it results in water retention and causes puffiness under the eye. It also impacts the circulation that inadvertently causes the blood vessels to appear blue and thus skin discoloration.
These tips and tricks are just to help you mitigate the damage. However, the trick is to prevent it altogether. There is no remedy or substitute for healthy living. Minimize stress, sleep more, eat healthily and exercise regularly to keep your body its healthiest. Dark circles are among many other conditions that can be cured by a simple change in lifestyle.
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About the Author
Amjad Khokhar, M.D. is Chief LASIK Surgeon at Houston LASIK & Eye. Add Dr. Khokhar on Google+ here.