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Dark Circles

Dark circles can make you look older, tired, stressed, sick, depressed and just plain bad. Dark circles under the eyes are caused by a very specific physiological mechanism. There are many contributing factors to the development of these dark circles and even more things that can make them worse. Dark circles under the eyes are an extremely common and distressing issue. They are also caused by not getting enough sleep.

  • Allergies: Allergies are a common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. The best course of action is usually avoidance. If your dark circles or puffiness are constant, you may have an undetected food allergy or an allergy to a chemical in your home or workplace
  • A blocked nose can result in dark circles under your eyes because the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose are darkened and dilated
  • Pigmentation irregularities can cause darker circles under the eyes
  • Sun exposure. This can increase melanin production
  • Thinning from age. Aging thins the skin, making veins and vessels more obvious as your fat and collagen depletes over time
  • Heredity. Establish whether or not this condition runs in your family, as under-eye dark circles are believed to frequently be hereditary
  • Stress or depression
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • Heredity
  • Ruchera Skin Care has treated many of our patrons with dark circles under their eyes.
    Sun tan

    Sun Tan can happen unexpectedly in just a few short hours of sun exposure. A day at the beach, hours spent swimming, one missed sunscreen application, and you might find yourself with tanned skin you don’t want. When this happens, you may be looking for ways to get your suntan to fade more quickly. While all suntans fade over time, there are steps you can take to speed up the fading of your suntan. Eating well and drinking plenty of water helps your skin regenerates itself,

    Some of these tactics that may help get a suntan to fade:

  • Shower or bathe using an exfoliating sponge to reduce the suntan and speed fading.
  • Add a body scrub or coarse body wash to the sponge for extra exfoliation to help reduce the suntan or try a body wash that contains alpha hydroxy acid, as this can help remove a suntan.
  • Mix two tablespoons of salt or sugar with one tablespoon of lemon juice. The salt or sugar will exfoliate skin quickly, and the lemon juice acts as a natural bleach or skin lightener. Use this mixture in the shower and soothe skin with an alpha hydroxy lotion after drying.
  • Rub papaya pulp on tanned skin, then rinse. Papaya is a natural skin-lightening agent.
  • Bathe in orange juice to help fade a suntan.
  • Exfoliate twice daily with lemon juice and honey.
  • Use a cleanser and moisturizer that contain natural fruit acids.
  • Apply almond paste to face after cleansing, then rinse.
  • Wash skin with tomato juice and let dry slightly, then rinse.
  • Apply slices of potatoes to skin and lie down. The enzymes in the potatoes can help fade your tan.
  • Slice cucumbers and rub on tanned skin.
  • Skin Care tips for the Summer

    Rough and dry skin caused by exposure to summer sun, is a horror for many and hence it is more important than ever to be lathering up with sun protection every time you leave the house. Make it a habit to wash your face gently with water a number of times in a day and visit your dermatologist regularly to maintain a fresh & healthy skin.

    Stay hydrated : Your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, so it’s important to regularly replenish the H2O. Drink a lot of water and liquids and your skin will stay soft and moisturized as well.

    Sun protection : If you can, try and stay indoors between 11am and 3pm. That’s when the sun’s rays are the strongest and can have an adverse effect on your skin. Also, don’t forget to apply that all-important sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out. If you have been out in the sun for a few hours, touch it up again so you’re well protected.

    Diet : Incorporating fruits in your daily diet can give you glowing skin. Alpha hydroxy acids found in fruits including lemons, strawberries grapes etc., make a wonderful natural skin care. Fruits help with Clear complexion, Skin rejuvenation, Natural hydration, Improvement of Skin texture and making the skin appear youthful and glowing. Fruits are safe with no side effects since they are free from toxins and have a host of skin and health benefits.

    Anti-aging Skin Care
  • Safeguard Your Skin from the Sun
  • Use an Antioxidant-Rich Moisturizer
  • Exfoliating your skin once or twice a week
  • Hydrate your skin
  • Have a good sleep daily
  • Consume Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Eat a natural healthy diet
  • Visit a dermatologist regularly
  • Skin Care Tips for the Swimmers
  • Before you enter the pool, Take bath to wash off sweat, dirt and germs.
  • Wear swimming cap and goggles to protect hair and eyes.
  • If its sunny, apply water resistant sunscreen atleast 15 minutes before entering pool on all uncovered body parts.
  • After swimming Take thorough body and hair wash with an oily soap and conditioning shampoo to rinse off chlorine. Pad dry rather than rubbing with towel.
  • Apply moisturizer immediately on slightly wet body. Olive oil or white petrolatum for dry skin/Lotion based moisturizers for normal to oily skin.
  • Skin Care after Make-up

    A good cleansing routine is essential for removing makeup and dirt, which can block your pores and can lead to an outbreak in spots. Cleansing should be done twice daily. Cleansing too frequently can strip the skin of its natural oils, which will make those with dry skin have even drier skin. It will also make those with oily skin have even oilier skin, as the glands will become more active to replace it.

    Before starting to cleanse, you should wash your hands thoroughly to remove any dirt or grease that might have built up.

    To remove eye makeup such as mascara and eye shadow, use cotton balls or pads to apply eye cleansing lotion. Making sure your eyes are closed, gently wipe across your eyes until all eye makeup is removed.

    To remove makeup, generously apply cleansing cream to your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead and around the top of your neck. Massage the cream into the skin, particularly concentrating on the corners of the mouth, the creases near the nose, the chin (which is especially prone to blackheads), and around the neck. Once the cream has been massaged in thoroughly, take a moist cotton pad, and start removing the cream from your face. Work from the sides of your face inwards to avoid rubbing cream into your hair.

    DISCLAIMER : This information is intended only to increase awareness and cannot substitute for a doctors advice. For more information, Please contact our dermatologist.