When Do Under Eye Circles Appear?

Although under eye circles are frequently associated with poor sleep, there are a number of conditions that could increase their appearance. Age, ethnicity, allergies, dehydration, and even overexposure to the sun are all possible factors that may be contributing to the visibility of your dark circles. It may seem like many disparate pieces, but once …

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Negative Effects of Appearing Tired

Missing out on sleep is never fun. And there are plenty of negative effects of appearing tired. You wake up begrudgingly lethargic and looking more than a little worse for the wear. Despite the widespread understanding that sleep is necessary for our health, millions of Americans live with the consequences of a sleep deficit. Unfortunately, …

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The Link between Smoking and Under-Eye Bags

The negative side effects of smoking have been well-established by decades of scientific research. Increased rates of cancer, respiratory diseases, coronary heart disease, and stroke are just a few of the side effects we’re used to hearing about. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg because smoking causes even more damage than you may realize. …

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What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Rolling out of bed and stumbling to the bathroom only to see dark circles looming under your eyes is not an experience that anyone enjoys early in the morning. These unwelcome guests could result from aging, a genetic predisposition for hyperpigmentation under the eyes, or even a lack of sleep. They rarely indicate a serious …

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Coping with Bell’s Palsy

With fewer than 200,000 cases a year, Bell’s Palsy is considered a rare condition, but coping with Bell’s Palsy can still be challenging. However, for those who experience its effects, the rarity of its occurrence is unlikely to provide any real comfort. Sometimes referred to as idiopathic facial paralysis, Bell’s Palsy causes the muscles on …

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What Are the Causes of Dry Eye?

If you are a little older or have been wearing contacts for several years, you may notice that there are times when your eyes feel noticeably dry. It may result in irritation, a sensation of itching or burning as a result of inadequate lubrication. Unfortunately, dry eye doesn’t just make you uncomfortable. If left untreated, …

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