It doesn’t matter if you are a man or woman – nobody wants to look like Po (or Poe, as in Edgar Allan) in the morning with dark circles so obvious they are two shades different than your original skin tone. No-no. Short of moaning yourself and applying 3 inch of concealer at the eye area, here’s what the good doctors recommend when they talk about these pesky circles.
There are many reasons that cause your eyes to look like they’ve been punched – in a way they do, dark circles is the result of the daily assault and the skin particularly is quite fragile than the rest of your body. Even the colors of those dark circles are a result from different sources. For example, you have typical brownish circles due to hyperpigmentation, frequent and aggressive rubbing, sun exposure, or simply genetics; while bluish hue is caused by oxygenated blood pooling down into the skin (for example, during sleep).
Usually, a good dose of brightening cream created especially for the eye is what you need (and a thick application of concealer for the time being to avoid embarrassing questions) but if other methods aren’t working perhaps these will:
Mainly, they are recommending lignin peroxidase to be used in treating dark circles. Simply because the compound breaks down the excess melanin exists in under eye area, restoring your skin good as new. And basically, the compound is used in conjunction with hydroquinone (with their prescription, of course!) to speed up the whole process, or beginning the whole treatment with a phenolic bleaching agent, with non-phenolic ones for later sessions.
You can also up the ante by opting fractionated lasers or laser resurfacing to disrupt melanin production, in conjunction with these drugs, to ensure the topical application absorbs faster (immediately after the laser stops). Keep in mind though, laser resurfacing have a risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (similar effects also with chemical peels), I highly recommend seeing a medical professional before deiciding on any of these treatments. If you are in Sydney local area, I recommend contacting Advanced Dermatology.
And of course, after the skin on the eye area returns to normal, take vigilant steps and take a good care of them. Apply a night cream made for the eye religiously every night, and be gentle with the skin at all times (and don’t forget the sunscreen!). Remember, the skin is super thin and fragile that you need to pamper them more than you usually do.