This is a very common concern we see at Dermology. To have dark circles under your eyes can be very frustrating, especially if you do not know how to treat it and maintain.
Unfortunately we live in a time where we work hard AND play hard. The problem with that is that SLEEP gets neglected tremendously, and therefore a condition called FATIGUE is getting more and more common.
Due to lack of sleep, our eyes can become puffy/tired, and this creates shadows under the eyes which can be seen as dark circles. Due to naturally ageing and the skin around the eyes being the thinnest, the area under the eyes can appear sunken or hollow, and this also creates the dark shadows which looks like dark circles. Dark circles may result from oxygenated blood pooled beneath the under-eye skin. It can be due to poor blood circulation or other factors that contribute to it. Many people suffer from dark circles under the eyes. They are embarrassing and make you look older than you are.
There are lots of ways adults and children can develop these dark circles under their eyes. Yes, some people have dark circles under their eyes because of lack of sleep or too much alcohol. But those aren’t the only reasons. Let’s talk about other possible reasons why you have dark circles under your eyes and what you can do about it. Dark circles may also be visible due to pigment changes in the skin area around the eyes, this can be caused by excessive sun exposure or other triggers.