WHAT CAUSES DARK CIRCLES UNDER YOUR EYES?

Juline Hamilton

Are your dark under eye circles making you look like a sad panda?

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Dark under eye circles are the #1 skin condition people ask me about. Here are some facts and some fixes!

Facts-

  1. Some dark circles are inherited. People with naturally darker skin tones can be affected by pigmentation issues.
  2. Age also contributes to dark circles. With age, the skin around the eye thins, exposing the tiny blood vessels that lie just below.
  3. Volume loss around the eye can expose the orbital bone, creating a hallow area that show up as a dark circle due to the shadowing.
  4. Allergies are the double whammy of dark circles! For one, due to all that extra pressure and swelling in the sinuses, the eye socket deepens, making the area look darker. Also! According to the Mayo Clinic, when your nose is congested, veins that usually drain from your eyes into your noseā€¦

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