Dark Circles During Pregnancy : Reasons and Solutions

Many of the pregnant ladies gets compliments for their glowing skin. But, Unfortunately not everyone is blessed with that glow during pregnancy. There are superfluity of skin changes from which women undergo during pregnancy stage. One of the major and common skin concern in pregnancy is having dark circles and puffy eyes.

Can Dark Circles Occur During Pregnancy ?

Well, Of Course! the probability of getting dark circles are much higher in pregnancy for most of the women. This problem is also known as Melasma which is a pregnancy mask and can effect any part of body. It causes skin darkening around many areas such as around neck, cheeks, underarms, back or even around eyes. If the level of melanin hormone starts accumulating around eyes then it causes dark circles. This starts during the first stage of pregnancy and continues throughout gestation and after delivery. 

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Reasons For Dark Circles When You Are Pregnant.

The main culprit behind dark circles is hyperpigmentation but this is not the only one which causes skin darkening. There are couple of other reasons too which causes darkness and patches to eclipse your beauty. Lets have a look:

1. Hormonal Imbalance:

There are number of hormones which continuously change in your body when you are pregnant. These alteration are directly linked with blood flow in blood vessels and dilates more amount of blood. The softer parts; (such as area around the eyes, elbows, knees, under arms, breast, thighs) of the body become dark due to this effect. The skin around the eyes is very thin and gets affected the most and hence causes dark circles.

2. Dehydration

Hydrating your body is not only necessary for mothers to be but also for every age bracket. Lack of water in the body causes dryness and itchiness in the skin. The sensitive area of eyes gets affected easily which further develops into darkness.

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3. Sleeplessness

If you ask bunch of pregnant women about whether they are able to have a sound sleep at night or not then 90% of them will say NO!! Pregnant women have to deal with this worse battle at night which is lack of sleep. It has been said that 8 hours of sleep is necessary as it is also known as beauty sleep. But, unfortunately pregnancy does not let you get that happy sleep. This clearly can be seen on a women’s face (specially the dark circles) in the morning that she must have struggled with sleeplessness at night.

4. Lack of Oxygen

A healthy person has blood which is bright red and it can be possible only by doing proper exercise. Doing exercise such as Yoga, helps in providing good flow of oxygen in the body. When the oxygen level is reduced then the colour of blood transforms to bluish tone and makes the skin look darker.

Hacks To Treat Dark Circles During Pregnancy.

The quick and effective way to cure dark circles is using home remedies and following some healthy steps too’.

  • Consume plenty of fluids – orange juice, water, watermelon juice.
  • Do Yoga and meditation regularly – to balance oxygen level in your body.
  • Avoid aerated beverages – like cola, caffeine, soft drinks.
  • Avoid stress -  to get sound sleep. Also try drinking warm milk before bed.
  • Apply cold tea bags under your eyes -  it gives cooling sensation and relaxation to your eyes.
  • Apply rose water under your eyes – Dab a cotton ball in rose water and keep it for 5 to 10 minutes. It will work as a wonder.
  • Stay hydrated – drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water everyday.
  • Avoid baleful cosmetics – It contains parabens which is harmful for your sensitive skin.
  • Use cucumber slices - You can also use potato slices to get rid of dark circles quickly. Applying cucumber or potato juice is also very beneficial for removing dark circles. Put some cucumber or potato juice in the ice tray. Let it freeze and then apply it directly on the affected areas of skin to get rid of darkness.

No one wants these horrible darkness on the skin. You can get rid of these dark circles in no time if you follow these rules to beautiful skin. Remember following rule “HER” which stands for:




As this post is for HER – Pregnant women, so the key to be beautiful is following “HER”. Have a beautiful pregnancy.

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