Hello, welcome to HCM. It is commonly assumed that dark circles
under the eyes are caused by a lack of sleep, and poor quality sleep and insomnia can certainly cause this condition. However, a variety of other conditions can lead to dark circles under the eyes, some of which are related to lifestyle, such as drinking too much coffee or crying. Other causes are genetic or medically based, such as infection, head or facial trauma
, or thin skin on the lower eyelids, which makes the underlying blue-colored veins more visible.
Depending on the cause, dark circles under the eyes can arise suddenly and disappear quickly, such as when you have a mild allergic reaction
to animal dander or dust. Dark circles under the eyes that develop over time may be a sign of chronic dehydration
Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:
Cold. Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to temporarily reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels. Or try a cooled, used teabag.
Extra pillows. Elevate your head with two or more pillows to prevent puffiness that develops when fluid pools in your lower eyelids.
Extra sleep. Although short nights don't usually cause under-eye circles, a lack of sleep makes you paler and more hollow-eyed, so shadows and circles you already have are more obvious.
Dark glasses and sunscreen. Although a tan might hide dark circles in the short term, in the long run, the extra pigment it produces can make circles worse.
Saline washes or sprays. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion
Cosmetics. Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under-eye circles crowd department store and drugstore shelves. The results of one study showed that a serum containing plant-based compounds, including root extracts and Brazilian suma, significantly improved the appearance of dark under-eye circles.
Camouflage. The right concealer can do just that — hide dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer, not one that's white or gray. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic or glycolic acid
, which can irritate delicate eye tissue, making redness and swelling worse.
If it doesnt get better you must see a dermatologist
. Wish you good health.