As we mentioned earlier, dark circles can occur for a variety of reasons, but according to Benjamin and Lee, there is a specific list of potential causes that you should definitely consider.
"Usually, a red or purple tone in the eyes indicates irritated or broken blood vessels under the skin, and since the skin under the eyes is thinner and more delicate, this may appear as dark circles," says Lee. In addition, it tells us that dark circles are usually genetic and are especially common in people with olive, yellow and brown nuances. "Finally, when someone is dehydrated, does not eat well and under stress, dark circles may appear," he adds.
Allergies and congestion: When it is clogged, the blood vessels around the eyes dilate, which in turn causes the area around the eyes to darken.
Sleep deprivation: Not getting enough sleep can raise the levels of inflammation inside the body, making it difficult for constricted blood vessels to drain blood under the eyes.
Too much sleep: If true! As Benjamin explains, if you are lying for a long time, blood can accumulate under the eyes and appear as dark circles.
Too much salt: Salt loading causes fluid retention throughout the body and may increase shadows and swelling under the eyes.
Crying: Adding insult to the injury, shedding tears increases inflammation around the eyes, which can cause dark circles.
Years: Benjamin explains that as we age, the skin around the eyes gets thinner, making the blood under the skin more visible.
Hyperpigmentation: If the darkness under the eyes is brown and does not change color, it could be hyperpigmentation related to genetics, sun exposure or trauma to the eye area.
Bone structure: A hollow bone structure can contribute to the appearance of dark circles, but fortunately, there are many things you can do to help correct the appearance of shadows and darkness under the eyes.