Monday, October 10, 2011

Why Do I Have Dark Lines Under Eyes

Sometimes they sneak up on you. Dark lines under the eyes are never a welcome sight. For some of us, they suddenly appear and all we can do is play the waiting game. For others of us, they are more permanent features that just won't go away. The signs are different for everyone, but what remains consistent is that none of us like them very much. They make us look tired and stressed out even if we aren't. In the professional atmosphere, they may make us look discontent or unsatisfied regardless of what is going on internally. People will wonder what your lifestyle is like and may start to get nosy.

Even more unfortunate is that dark lines under eyes don't always have to do with age. Adults as young as 18 can start showing dark lines under eyes and these can be embarrassing to say the least. Dark lines under eyes can be caused by a great many things, age being only one. The causes vary from person to person and can relate to lifestyle, environment or heredity.

Throughout history, people have tried all sorts of cures, but the most important part involved in finding a remedy is assessing the root cause of your problems. Tea bags placed upon the eyes may work for some cases, but if your problem is caused by allergies, for example, then you are not removing the cause and if the tea bags work, the dark lines under eyes will return regardless. In cases of allergies, the best course of action is to remove the allergen, of course. If you are fortunate enough to know what the allergen is, then avoiding exposure to the allergen will do more for your eyes than anything. However, many of us do not immediately know what is the cause of our allergies. In this case, it is advisable to see a professional to determine where your allergy stems from.

Others may find that diet in combination with eye creams (usually containing Vitamin E) will help especially for those who are genetically predisposed to have dark lines under eyes. In these cases, simply removing exposure to an irritant is not necessarily enough to alleviate the visible symptoms. In many cases, eye cream must be applied directly to the skin to see convincing results. That's not to say that eye cream will work for all people. Unfortunately, heredity plays a big role in how difficult it will be to alleviate these issues. Some may opt to go for more drastic measures, such as surgery, but it can be equally unappealing for others.

Hydration can also work for some people. Hydration is important to the health of the skin. Just like it is important to eat a healthy diet for skin health, it is also important to drink enough water. Before you attempt any cooky home remedies, you should try adjusting your diet and hydration levels to give your body a chance to fix this problem for you. It could be as simple as not getting enough sleep. It is important to not only sleep on a regular healthy schedule, but also make sure that you are getting quality, undisturbed sleep. Home remedies such as a chilled spoon to the eyes or cucumbers also have been shown to work for some people.

Whatever your causes may be, it is important to determine the cause of your dark circles under eyes. At the very least it will help narrow your search results when finding appropriate cures for your particular issue.