What are skin Dark Circles?

What are skin Dark Circles?

Nowadays, people are conscious about their looks and skin like never before. They spend a hefty amount on skincare and makeup products to look tip-top.

Dark circles are the pigmented area under the lower eyelids and may appear blue, dark brown, and black. They are not a serious disorder and cannot affect your health ,but they give you tiring and older looks. Dark circles are very common in both sexes and often accompanied by bags.

While sleeplessness and fatigue may seem like the most logical explanation for this condition but there are other factors too that contribute to dark circles. 

 What causes dark circles?

 Here are some of the common causes of dark circles

Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation

Lack of sleep causes your skin to become pale and dull. As a result, the dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin become visible. Also, sleeplessness causes fluid to build beneath your eyes and become puffy. 

  • Age 

As you grow old, your skin becomes thinner and lose fat and collagen, which are the key factor in maintaining skin elasticity. Blood vessels beneath your eye become visible causing darkening. 


The fluid is necessary for maintaining skin turgor. When our body is not receiving the required fluid, the skin beneath the eyes looks sunken and dull.


Researchers have found out that genetics plays a major part in developing dark circles. It runs in family, if one of the family members has dark circles under his eyes, these also appear in some other family members.

Sun overexposure

When sun rays hit our skin, it stimulates the production of melanin, a pigment that provides color to your skin. Too much sun exposure causes excess production of melanin and darkening of the skin, especially under the eyes. 

How to get rid of dark circles?

Are you worried about your tired looking eyes? Have you tried millions of expensive treatments to get rid of dark circles? But failed? Here are some suggestions to get rid of dark circles.

Home Remedies

 1. Allow yourself to take seven to eight hours of sleep

 2. Elevate your head by few pillows to prevent the fluid accumulation under your eyes. 

 3. Apply a cold compress, it reduces the appearance of puffiness around your eyes. 

 4. Apply cold tea bags.

 5. Conceal with makeup

 Medical Treatment 

 1. Chemical Peels reduces darkening or pigmentation

 2. Laser surgery promotes skin tightening

 3. Tissue fillers to mask the blood vessels and melanin

 4. Fat removal to remove extra fat under eyes

 5. The surgical implant of fats

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