Dark Circles

Dark Circles

Dark circles are basically discolouration under the eyes. There are many factors that can cause discolouration under the eyes. Also how to treat them, we shall discuss in this post.

So what factors can cause discolouration under the eyes?

  1. Quality of the skin itself eyelids skin is one of the thinnest type of skin on human body so structures like blood vessels are easier to see. Rubbing or scratching may cause darkening of that area.
  2. Improper sleep and stress not enough sleep exaggerates this problem. Also stress of any kind can make your eyes look tired.
  3. Deficiency of iron may lead to darkening of the eye area.
  4. Genetics and yes your dark circles maybe a gift from your family and sun exposure make them look worse.
  5. Allergies you might have different allergies which results in deep under eyes or swollen eyes.
  6. Using wrong cosmetics products yes using a wrong product may lead to discolouration.
  7. Smoking results in the increase in free radicals and cause puffy eyes.

Dark circles may appear as

  1. Bluish dark circles which are due to
    • Stress full lifestyle
    • Lack of sleep
    • Allergies

This means your life style is responsible for these type of dark circles.

2. Brownish colour dark circles which may cause due to

    • Genetics
    • Ageing
    • Thin skin which shows blood vessels
    • Sun damage (pigmentation)

Deeper or asian skin tone are more prone to get these types of circles.

3.Purple colour dark circles cause are

    • Visible blood vessels
    • Thinning of skin

This type is more common in more fair skin tone.

4. Shadowed dark circles

    • Ageing
    • Iron deficiency
    • Weight loss
    • Deep hollow underneath eyes


Dark circles can be treated with a little bit of care and precautions. There are some home remedies like cucumbers juice or almond oil etc can reduce dark circles but a good drawback would be you have to be very consistent. They show results very slow and in some cases you might not see results. As far as chemical treatment goes like using an eye cream, do not expect the results in one day. You have to use it at least a week or more to see results.

  1. Ingredients that can work for dark circles
    • Jojoba and sunflower seed oils (these prevents epidermal water loss) and repair the skin cells
    • Look for an eye cream containing vitamin C and vitamin K. Vitamin C lightens dark skin and vitamin K strengthens the skin tissues.
  2. Get enough sleep and release stress.
  3. Try not to use heavy and thick creams under the eyes.
  4. Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.
  5. Do not rub your eyes. If you feel rubbing, use eye drops to calm the itchiness.

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