Dark Circles Can Affect Any Age Group. Find Out Everything You Should Know

By Skin & Hair Academy | November 03, 2015
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Isha Agarwal

- Skin & Hair Care Consultant

dark-circlesDark circles or bags under the eyes is generally not considered to be a medical problem. Identified by dark skin immediately below the eyes, dark circles commonly appear as you age. However, dark circles are also known to affect the young for different reasons discussed below.

Dark circles may appear as


  • Darker skin under the eyes as compared to rest of the facial skin
  • Eye puffiness
  • Blue or pink nerves visible under the eye area
  • Bruising under the eyes

What can cause dark circles?


  • Lack of sleep or restlessness
  • Production of more melanin due to sun exposure
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (eczema)
  • Fatigue or excessive tiredness
  • Skin thinning due to aging

How to get rid of dark circles?


  • Skin lightening bleaching agents
  • Intense pulsed light therapy or IPL
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Facial fillers with hyaluronic acid
  • Fat injections
  • Surgery
  • Cheek lift procedure

How to prevent dark circles?

  • Always wear sunscreen when out
  • Wear sunglasses to avoid sun exposure
  • Get enough sleep
  • Never sleep with your make-up on
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Quit, or at least decrease smoking or alcohol
  • Meditate to relax
  • Treat your nasal congestion
  • Get a body detox to clear your system
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