Why Dark Circles Appear

May 5, 2014

dark-circles-under-eyesDark circles are caused by a variety of things, including fatigue and lack of sleep. While those may be some of the more common causes, they aren’t the only ones. Here are some of the other common factors that cause the formation of dark circles under your eyes:


  • Aging: As you get older, the skin under your eyes tends to hollow, and the shadows cast from that hollowness can make the skin appear dark. Your skin also loses collagen and elastin as you age; these are two proteins that give your skin its strength and elasticity. As your skin thins and loses these proteins, the dark veins under your eyes become more noticeable.
  • Nasal congestion: When your nasal passages become congested, the veins from your eyes to your nose can darken, causing the look of dark circles.
  • Sun exposure: When you spend a lot of time in the sun, your body produces more melanin, the pigment that colors your skin. Melanin is what makes your skin tan after being in the sun and can darken the skin under your eyes.
  • Heredity: If dark circles are common in your family, it’s possible they were passed on genetically.
  • Lifestyle factors: If you smoke or drink regularly, or are in a constant state of physical or emotional stress, it can affect the way you look and that includes the formation of dark circles.


Allergies, eczema or rubbing of the eyes can also cause dark circles to appear. But if you think that something else might be the cause, or if your dark circles become darker or start to change, visit your doctor for a proper diagnosis of the cause.

Treat your dark circles with care.  The Easy Eye Solutions products will make a difference and help treat this difficult condition.  It takes the right products and right approach to healthy living that will give you the results you are looking for.