Renowned aesthetic physician and author, Dr. Jamuna Pai shares essential Under Eye Care tips in her premium skin and hair care guide, ‘No One Has To Know.’ Dr.Pai explains what dark circles are and how one’s lifestyle plays havoc with their under eye skin. She explains how the same can be prevented and treated.
Dark under-eye circles are due to the oxidizing of haemoglobin which begins in the capillaries, around the delicate skin around the eyes. It is quite possible that capillaries all over one’s body are leaking small amounts of blood all the time. But the reason dark under-eye circles are so apparent is that the skin around the eyes is some of the thinnest, most delicate skin of the body. The capillaries are much closer to the surface of the skin there.
How dark circles can be prevented-
It always helps to treat the reason which causes the problem. Correction of one’s lifestyle patterns, if that is the reason, holds prime importance. Many a times it is because of lifestyle abuse-like late-nights, erratic working hours, using computer for long hours, disturbed sleep patterns and most importantly stress. Lack of sleep contributes to stress hormones like cortisol being increased, a known cause of health problems and swelling under the eyes causing dark circles. Consciously making attempts to reduce stress or the contributory components also contributes to better sleep. Thus, relaxation should be increased not only for its own sake, but as a direct attempt to reduce stress so that more restful sleep follows and thereby results in lessening of the dark circles.
Besides that, one can use ointments rich in Kojic acid, lactic acid, arbutin at night and layer it with a good amount of moisturizer. The use of sunscreen regularly and intake of supplements of Vitamin C and antioxidants are a must.
Recommended Treatments –
There are various AHA peels which are effective in rejuvenating skin around the eyes by exfoliating damaged upper layers of skin to reveal new, healthier skin and lessening the dark circles. Laser resurfacing and intense pulse light treatments are other good options as they can reduce or eliminate the appearance of prominent veins and capillaries. These treatments have to be repeated every 4- 6 weeks to maintain the results.
A number of creams are available in the market which can lighten the dark circles. They include lightening agent like Vitamin C, kojic acid, arbutin, azelic acid. Treat the skin while sleeping by applications of these agents overnight . Amongst the homemade treatments one should try natural eye refreshers like a chilled slice of cucumber kept for around 10 to 15 minutes or a raw potato slice cooled in a refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes does help when done on regular basis. Dip cotton balls in rose water and place it on your eyes for 10-15 minutes every day.
Moisturising the under eye area is the most important thing for eye care. Likewise, using lubricated non medicated eye drops ensure that the eyes are always fresh and do not feel tired.
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ABOUT DR. JAMUNA PAI
A medical graduate, Dr. Jamuna Pai made a switch to aesthetic medicine in 1994 following her lifelong passion for beauty .Dr. Pai’s pursuit to offer the best skincare treatments led her to start Blush Clinic in 1994, combining the art of beauty and medicine offering the latest techniques. She worked as a part of the Femina Miss India panel as an expert on skincare. She introduced Botox in the year 2000 and has also played an integral part in creating awareness and acceptance. She received the prestigious Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award in 2011 for contributions in the field of aesthetic medicine and supporting the cause of empowering women. She has also launched DJPIMAC -Dr. Jamuna Pai’s Institute for Medical and Aesthetic Cosmetology in 2011.
ABOUT BLUSH CLINICS
Blush, India’s leading medical aesthetic clinic was first set up by Dr. Jamuna Pai in the year 1994 in Mumbai with a staff of just 6 people to offer internationally renowned skin and beauty treatments. Botox was introduced to India for the first time through the three Blush Clinics in the year 2000 and a treatment for laser hair removal followed. In 2006, Blush was incorporated as a company under the name of Blush Clinics Pvt. Ltd. and at the same time also commenced Thermage and skin lightening peels. 2008 saw the launch of Blush’s first clinic outside Mumbai, in the newly developed city of Pune. Carrying forward her vision of offering a highly personalized and medically sound experience to her clients each time, Dr. Pai along with her team of highly skilled doctors provide various types of treatments and conduct procedures under the strictest medical codes. Conforming to strict confidentiality standards, Blush has always respected its client’s privacy.