Dark Circles Under the Eyes:
Causes and Solutions
Many people consider dark circles under the eyes to merely be a cosmetic problem that is easily concealed using makeup. The truth is that most cosmetic issues have a physiological cause. Dark circles are no different. Here’s Some Ideas to Help.
Potential Causes of Dark Circles Under the Eyes
LACK OF SLEEP: Women who complain about dark circles often say they only sleep 4-5 hours per night. Deep sleep allows your skin to heal. Lack of sleep may interrupt this healing and cause skin to sag. Lack of sleep also makes us more pale, makes the skin under the eyes look purple. Herbal Sleep, Kava Kava, and Melatonin Extra.
ANEMIA: An iron deficiency (aka: anemia) can definitely contribute to dark circles under the eyes. The truth is that many nutritional deficiencies cause dark circles under the eyes. Eating a healthy diet is key to preventing and eliminating dark circles. I-X, Yellow Dock, and Liquid Chlorophyll.
KIDNEY ISSUES: Chinese Medicine attributes dark circles under the eyes to any deficiency or challenge in kidney function. Although dark circles under the eyes can’t be used to diagnose kidney issues, we can say that dark circles under the eyes often accompany kidney issues. Kidney Activator ATC and TCM.
FOOD ALLERGIES AND OTHER ALLERGIES: More than one mom has seen that food allergies cause dark circles under the eyes. This effect is known as “allergy shiners” in food allergy circles. Seasonal and environmental allergies can also cause dark circles under the eyes. ALJ, Four, Seasonal Defense, Enviro-Detox, (Allergies)… Food Enzymes, Proactazyme, Papaya Mints (Food Allergies) Avoid Gluten!!!
ADRENAL FATIGUE: Dark circles under the eyes are a primary indicator of adrenal fatigue. The adrenal are tiny glands located on top of the kidneys that produce a multitude of hormones. Adrenal Support, Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng), and Licorice Root.