What are Dark Eye Circles and How to Tackle Them

The main reasons for facial consults are typically aesthetic, and amongst the pigmentary conditions, dark eye circles are one of the most common concerns.

What are Dark Eye Circles actually? They are homogeneous pigment macules on the infraorbital regions that present as darkening of the skin under or around the eye. As we would notice the skin around the eyes is a thin and sensitive area, multiple etiologic factors contribute to the formation of this particular hyper-pigmentation, such as melanin deposition, sun exposure, periorbital edema, superficial vasculature, and shadowing due to skin laxity. These are pathological pathways that point to a certain irregularity in the body, whether systemic or localised.

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TCM for Stress

‘Stress’ may be defined as any situation which tends to disturb the equilibrium between a living organism and its environment.

Stress comes not only from a dramatic life event but lack of sleep, financial worries, chronic dieting, infection, digestive issues, reliance on stimulants such as alcohol or caffeine, unresolved emotional issues and other worries and concerns. However, many people nowadays still overlook the level of impact of stress that can have on their health, physically and mentally. In fact, for those who recognise how excess or prolonged stress can affect their body in undesirable ways, little is known by these people of how to manage the stress and de-stress.

Understanding Stress

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