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Dark circles under the eyes can be unsightly and age an individual as they create a ‘tired’ look to the face. They are often associated with lack of sleep but are frequently caused by other factors.
Periorbital dark circles have a great variety of different causes. While alcohol and lack of sleep can both contribute to dark circles under eyes, there are also a number of illnesses that can have this effect, and some people are just genetically predisposed. The combination of a fair complexion and thin skin is often the culprit.
Some of the more common causes of dark circles under the eyes include:
- Heredity- Dark circles under the eyes can appear in childhood, and are often an inherited trait. Some children will outgrow them, but others will not.
- Allergies. Nasal congestion can dilate the blood vessels that drain from the area around your eyes, causing them to darken.
As we get older, our skin becomes thinner.
- Iron deficiency can prevent the blood from carrying sufficient oxygen to eye tissues.
- Lifestyle. Excessive smoking or drinking can contribute to under-eye circles. Also, people who drink too much coffee or who use cocaine or amphetamines may have difficulty getting enough sleep.
- Skin pigmentation abnormalities. The skin around the eyes is thinner, which is why your blood vessels are more readily visible through it. For this reason, irregular distribution of the melanin that gives the skin its color can cause dark circles to appear beneath the eyes. This is frequently a problem for people of Asian or African descent.
- Excessive exposure to the sun. Sun exposure encourages your body to produce more melanin.
- Age. As we get older, we lose some of the fat and collagen surrounding our eyes. This loss, combined with the thinning of our skin, magnifies the appearance of dark eye circles.
Increased melanin (called hyperpigmentation) can create dark circles under the eyes. This is more common in some ethnic backgrounds than others, as different skin tones react differently to the suns UV rays.
To try and tackle under-eye dark circles that are not caused by hyperpigmentation then there are some ways they can be improved, such as getting enough sleep. Sleep not only helps keep eyes bright, it also aids your body in repairing cell damage to your skin.
Reducing the amount of alcohol and caffeine consumption can prevent dehydration, which will prevent the circles appearing as prominently. Staying well-hydrated can help prevent puffy eyes. Drinking plenty of healthy liquids, especially water, helps keep overall skin tone firm and full looking.