Dark circles can affect any age group. Find out everything you should know

By Skin & Hair Academy  |   November 03, 2015
Dark 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? [1]
  • 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 [2]
  • Fat injections [3]
  • 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


[1]. http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/dark-circles-under-eyes/basics/causes/sym-20050624

[2]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25440739

[3]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19434788

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(7) Comments


Would like to know more

reply   03 January, 2016


Hello! since this is an info graphic and not a detailed article, it only covers the topic on a whole. please tell us about what you want to know so that we are able to help you. looking forward to hear from you.

reply   03 January, 2016


How to deal with eyes bags under eye?

reply   04 January, 2016

Yashika garg

How to deal with uneven skin tone ??

reply   23 September, 2016


Dude dark circles are the worst!! i've honestly tried so many things and at times i just feel like nothing is going to work!! but then i found a very promising product called eyevage by solvaderm its a multi-action age-defying cream developed by leading dermatologists to address the varied and complex issues that most commonly affect the look of mature skin in the eye area. concentrated anti-aging serum penetrates quickly to deliver the appearance of improved micro-circulation in the under-eye zone.

reply   21 November, 2016
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