Why Do You Have Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Eyes are the window to your soul. But nothing distracts the view as much dark circles under the eyes. They are not only unpleasant to look at, but also steal all the charm and grace from your eyes.

Here are some basic causes of dark circles:

Thin Skin
The skin under our eyes is is very thin and fragile. And as we age, it thins even more. The blood vessels underneath the skin become much more visible and give an appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Prolonged exposure to sunlight can accelerate the process and worsen the situation.

Allergies and Reactions
Another cause of under eye dark circles can be environmental allergies like dust, pollutants, and pollen. When you rub your eyes, bacteria on your hand can get transferred to the eyes causing irritation.

Also, avoid using skin care products near the eye. Most of them clearly specify that applying them near your eyes may cause allergic reactions and result in dark circles.

Genetic Factors
In some cases, dark circles under eyes are family tradition. Your gene code may be such that you inherit dark circles from your parents or grandparents. It is all the more evident in people with fair skin and deep set eyes.

Fluid Retention
Retaining fluids may make the blood vessels under the eyes to become puffy and develop dark circles. Fluid retention may be caused by excessive salt intake or smoking. The situation can be aggregated by heart disorders, thyroid, kidney functions or liver diseases.

Lack of sleep shows up the most on your face. The skin becomes pale and blood vessels appear more pronounced. Thus the appearance of dark under eye circles!

Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency anemia can be a reason for the dark blue color under your eyes that appear as under eye circles.

No water, no health. Lack of water in the body makes the skin look pale and unhealthy. And without any water the skin shows signs of dehydration, one of which is under eye circles.

If you have dark circles under your eyes, check out all the above potential causes and make an alteration.

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