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Pigmented Dark Under Eye Circles (Periorbital Hyperpigmentation): What Solutions Are There?

Pigmented Dark Under Eye Circles (Periorbital Hyperpigmentation): What Solutions Are There?

Very common, this type of dark circle of brown color corresponds in fact to hyperpigmentation of the eyelids, also called periorbital hyperpigmentation.  These phenomena mark the entire perimeter of the eye, forming a dark ring under the eyes. Here's how to recognize and reduce them.

What Are the Causes?

A natural overproduction of melanin is the cause of this hyperpigmentation of eyelids. This is often of genetic origin, but is accentuated by exposure to the sun, which activates melanin secretion. In addition, certain forms of eczema affecting the eye area sometimes lead to post-inflammatory periorbital hyperpigmentation.

Who Is Affected by Pigmented Under Eye Circles?

This is a type of dark under eye rings that can be found in particular on darker skin, which is more likely to have a higher production of melanin in this sensitive area around the eye.

How to Fight Pigmented Under Eye Circles?

Eyelids with hyperpigmentation are very delicate and complex to treat. The goal is to lighten the dark under eye area. First, you need to protect yourself from UV rays, which activate the production of melanin. It is essential to apply a daily sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of 30 and especially suitable to the eye contour area. Consider also wearing sunglasses.

In addition, it is also possible to gently depigment the dark ring under the eyes. A peel combined with a depigmenting cream can be used for periorbital hyperpigmentation. Indeed, certain substances have interesting depigmenting properties and are powerful allies to fight the hyperpigmentation of eyelids. These are fruit acids, vitamin C, niacinamide, etc... The peel will wear away the stratum corneum and stimulate the regeneration of skin tissue, thus thickening the dermis and epidermis, coupled with a treatment enriched with depigmenting active ingredients such as Ferulic acid, vitamin C, etc., which are known to interfere in the process of transferring melanin to the cells and reduce the appearance of dark circles.


Another solution: Radiofrequency, this aesthetic technique will stimulate the production of collagen, thus causing a thickening of the skin. The skin is then more toned, smoother and more radiant, perfect for reducing the appearance of dark under eye circles.

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