How to Deal with Dark Circles under Eyes

Has it ever happened to you that you live like a sober non-smoking exemplary girl and still have those scary dark circles under your eyes? We are going to tell you why this happens and how you can get rid of them.

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What Causes Dark Circles under Eyes?

Medics shrug their shoulders saying that dark circles, as a rule, are not sings of illness, but a kind of physical characteristics like hair color or nose shape. Sometimes they may result from intoxication or chronic conditions like kidney disorders or cardiac insufficiency.

The mechanism behind dark circles is simple: the skin around the eyes is very thin and sensitive, it’s about 4 times thinner than the skin on the other parts of the face. When dark oxygen deprived blood congests in capillaries, it shows through the skin.

Fair-skinned people may have dark circles under the eyes since early childhood.

Dark circles and baggy eyelids can also be caused by thinning of the membrane between eyelids skin and subcutaneous fat. This membrane tends to grow thinner with age. If you have naturally thick membrane, this process is hardly noticeable, but if it is initially thin, you’ll see the change in your skin color there.

Among other causes of dark circles are:

  • chronic overfatigue, sleep deprivation, stresses;
  • alcohol drinking (alcohol sucks moisture out of tissues);
  • long hours in front of the monitor;
  • poor diet and sedentary lifestyle;
  • lack of moisture in the skin around the eyes;
  • allergy to mascara or cosmetics.

Below are several remedies that might help.

Sage Compress

Steep a tablespoonful of sage in a half glass of boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and divide in half. One half should cool down, the other should be hot. Dip cotton balls alternatively into hot and cold mixtures and apply to your eyes. Finish with the cold compress. After the procedure, apply cream to your eyelids. Repeat the procedure every other day during a month, then take a break.

Icy Mask

Cold compresses are good to stimulate blood circulation in the skin around the eyes. Wrap ice in a plastic bag and cover with gauze. Apply it under the eyes for a few minutes.

Cottage Cheese Compress

Wrap a dessertspoonful of cottage cheese in gauze and put it on the eyelids for 10 minutes. Cottage cheese helps to reduce swellings, bleaches and nourishes the skin.

Cosmetics against Circles under Eyes

When compresses fail, it’s time to learn how to disguise. First apply eyelids cream and then concealer or foundation. Make sure it is two tones lighter than the foundation you use for the makeup. Don’t go over dark circles with your concealers or foundation to even out the overall tone.

Under Eyes Remedies


To fight dark circles “from within”, your good allies are vitamin K (found abundantly in spinach) and vitamin A.

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