Dark Circle

The darkening of skin under the eyes are called dark circles. They are commonly seen in older adults and people with darker skin color. The other causes include tiredness, oversleeping, eye strain, dehydration, sun exposure, and genetics.

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Can aloe vera be used for dark circles?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 26 years old, and I have never used any product for my hair or skin. I am working in IT night shift, and I have dark circles. I came across a video from a bright side that Aloe vera can reduce dark circles. So I wanted your suggestions on this. Can I start using Aloe vera gel for m...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See the dark circles you are having are due to awakening at night. So during the night shift, try to relax your eyes in between. You can use ice packs to soothe your eyes once or twice. Take fresh fruits and vegetables, also for dark circles and do not let them incre...  Read Full »

How to get rid of dark circles permanently?

Query: I have dark spot under my eyes from the past 2 years. I want to to remove them permanently, does this is possible and if yes then the method of removing it  Read Full »

Dr. Sornakumar L

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: hi r u atopic did ur mom have dark circles post ur pic dark circle is different dark spot may be freckles or Dpn or skin tag . post pic to help u  Read Full »

Please suggest the best creams for dark circles and puffy eyes.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask about dark circles and puffy eyes. Should I treat them with Hyaluronic acid + collagen + vitamin C creams? As under eye area is very delicate and we tend to lose collagen in this area as we age and if yes, then please suggest some best creams to treat these deficits as do...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern about periorbital melanosis, dark circles with puffiness. Please be aware of the causes that predispose the condition. 1. Hereditary. 2. Oversleeping leading to fatigue. 3. Lack of sleep leading to fluid build up. 4. Eye strain due to in...  Read Full »

How to treat acne, dark circles, eyebags and hyperpigmentation around mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fungal acne or textured skin, dark circles, eyebags, and hyperpigmentation around the mouth. I have dry and sensitive skin. Please suggest a skincare routine for me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your brief history, I do understand that you are having pigmentary changes on your face with dark circles and few areas of sensitive skin. Although, I did not understand what you meant by fungal acne. A good skincare routine includes, thorough washing of th...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cream or ointment for dark circles.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male. I have severe hyperpigmentation around eyes. My eyes always feel tired. Also, I have this white mucus in my eyes daily when I wake up. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

General Practitioner, Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. For extreme hyperpigmentation, I will suggest you take appropriate sleep for 7 to 8 hours. Are you working continuously for long time? You may be having dry eyes. Do warm compresses and use lubricant eye drops three times a day. Revert b...  Read Full »

Can allergy make your eyes watery, red, and itchy, with dark circles around?

Query: My age is 20, one of our relative informed us to contact you as we needed it badly I have eczema and I have been taking medications from 5 years with multiple doctors with no end results... some worked some didn't main problem is I have running nose( from 3 years), skin gets round around mouth wit...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi I went through all pictures and prescription s The problem what you have is ATOPIC DERMATITIS It's a disease that is not infection but your immunity will be working abruptly and uncontrollably Triggers are food, dust, any bite or cosmetic s It's a lifelong problem presenting with different issues...  Read Full »

Why am I having dark circles and how can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had very bad dark circles under my eyes since I was around 7 or 8 years old and went to a dermatologist about it once which said they had something to do with a vein, but was not sure how to help. I was wondering if you could shed some light on this. I am 28 years old now and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Barve

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is tear through deformity (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You can try dermal fillers. For this, visit your nearest dermatologist. It will give better result. Do not worry it will go. Do you have any addiction? Reduce your stress. Take proper 8 hou...  Read Full »

Why do I look 40 years old when I am only 29?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male, who looks like a 40 year old. I have aged very poorly. What caused this to happen? What can I do to look my proper age?  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Early aging can be a consequence of multiple factors. The most important ones are sun exposure, poor nutrition, improper sleep, bad lifestyle habits, and poor regular care of the skin. Excessive sun exposure damages the normal texture of the skin by altering the collage...  Read Full »

I have dark circles. Which Homeopathic medicine will help to get rid of dark circles?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old, and I have dark circles for the last two years. I tried many things, but it does not work. I want to know which Homeopathic medicine is good for my eyes like it works or helps to get rid of dark circles?  Read Full »

Dr. Sheetal Kamble

Homeopathic Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For dark circles, you can use Berberis Aquifolium mother tincture. Add 10 drops of Berberis A in the 10 spoons of water. Stir it well and apply on dark circles. You can apply this mixture all over the face as well if you want. Let that mixture remain on dark circles ...  Read Full »

I have lots of pimple, acne scars, dark circles and increasing white hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 22, and I have lots of pimple, acne scars, and dark circles. I am trying to get rid of them since last year. And I have white hair which are increasing. My nails are very week, and my foot nails become dead after some time. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly send images of your lesions to help you better.   Read Full »

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