What causes Dark Eye Circles?

They said you won’t get dark eye circles if you got at least 8 hours of sleep.

I did yet I still have ugly dark rings under my eyes and I’m honestly sick of people asking me “Why are you so tired?”

Fatigue isn’t the only reason for under-eye circles. What appear to be under-eye circles are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under your eyes that develop as a normal part of aging.

I went online to search for causes and here are some common causes listed

  • Allergies
  • Atopic dermatitis (eczema)
  • Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families
  • Lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance
  • Nasal congestion (which can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)
  • Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians
  • Rubbing or scratching your eyes
  • Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color
  • Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obviously
  • There’s lots of materials on how to reduce dark eye circles and I found this one to be pretty interesting. A Certified Naturopathic Doctor Charles Silverman said there two organs are responsible for 60 percent of all cases of dark circles. When you treat them and you will kiss your dark circles good bye forever using natural inexpensive home remedies. Sounds pretty logical to me. Heard that from an old  Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner too.

    I’m inclined to find the root causes and not restrict to the common home remedies that usually include these  methods: Cucumber slices or cool tea bags or pureed potato  placed over closed eyes.

    Additional Reading
    “Look 15 years Younger and Sky-Rocket Your Self-Esteem” by Charles Silverman

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    *