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04-07-2009, 01:46 AM
Darkness under eye circles is caused by stress due to lack of sleep. This becomes prominent under eye because the whole body becomes pale when you get stress.

07-01-2009, 04:20 AM
I know that many of us have this problem and it is caused due to several reasons not only lack of sleep. Some of the reasons which i know are: Lack of Vitamins, More stress for eye (i.e. being in computer for longer than 8 hours daily). Besides, mental tension also can be the reason for it.

10-02-2010, 04:09 AM
Yeah computer eye strain does it for me. Sleep will help and again healthy eating is important to always look and feel healthy.

10-02-2010, 04:44 AM
Lack of sleep does it for me. If I get a good nights sleep my eyes are awesome in the morning but when I don't, well, they don't look so good. :(

11-03-2010, 02:31 PM
dark circles could also be hereditary. there are creams and stuff advertized to help but that doesn't mean they work. eat right, get enough sleep, and then see how it goes.

Dr. Mike
11-03-2010, 02:49 PM
You all pretty much hit the nail on the head, as we say. Sleep, BUT GOOD SLEEP, is important. Moisturizers under the eyes helps a lot also, something that has the tendency to tighten up the skin. Remember, whatevery you eat has a way of finding itself in the skin. Take garlic, eat a lot of garlic and your skin will start to smell a little, not a lot. Eat a lot of carrots or drink carrot juice and your skin will start to turn a little orange.

Also, your skin is like a sponge, it absorbs whatever is on it over a period of time.

The skin is the first thing we see, facial skin, arm skin, leg skin or feet skin. I always notice the facial skin and the feet skin, if one is wearing sandles. I also notice peoples elbows, hard and crusty elbows, they don't take good care of their skin, as a whole....

01-03-2011, 11:48 AM
I think sleep is a big factor though, because I use to work night shift three nights straight and I would come home and look like I had been clobbered in the eyes:). Is it possible to get rid of the dark circles completely though?? I still have them but they are not as bad as before

01-15-2011, 07:27 AM
Dark under eye circles begin in the capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that web the delicate skin around the eyes.There are various causes of the dark circles under eyes:Ageing,Fatigue,Stress,Nutrient deficiency, Sun exposure.Here are some home remedies to avoid it:

1. Application of a thin sliced cucumber.
2. A mixture of almond oil and honey should be applied on the affected area.
3.Rose water is considered to be a natural coolant for the body.
4.Eat healthy food for dark circles like fresh fruit, Vegetables,
Green leafy vegetable etc. :h10:

05-27-2011, 11:33 AM
Sometime this may cause of not having proper and healthy diet. Every body is willing to reduce weight today. So that they start starving them self. All this become the reason of other problems.

08-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Your shiners, your raccoon eyes, your blue luggage... whatever you call your dark under-eye circles, here's what they really are: oxidizing hemoglobin.

Dark under-eye circles begin in the capillaries, the tiny blood vessels that web the delicate skin around the eyes. Now, your capillaries are so small that red blood cells sometimes have to line up, single file, to get through. Frequently, red blood cells get lost and wander into the surrounding skin. This isn't a problem - it happens all the time - and your body has a mechanism to mop up these escapees. Enzymes in your body break down the red blood cells, including their hemoglobin (the molecule that gives them their distinctive red color).

No problem, right? Except for one thing: when hemoglobin is broken down, its remaining components have a dark blue-black color. Just like a bruise. So your dark under-eye circles are actually caused by leaky capillaries.
How dark under-eye circles are like bruises

When something hits you, blood vessels are traumatized and sometimes broken. Blood leaks out into the surrounding skin. Your body begins the mopping-up process, and you see a dark, purplish or blue-black discoloration.

So, as you can see, dark under-eye circles are very similar to bruises. The same mechanisms produce them.

08-11-2011, 09:26 AM
Here are some of the most common causes of true under-eye circles.


Atopic dermatitis (eczema)

Heredity — dark under-eye circles can run in families

Lifestyle factors, such as physical or emotional stress, smoking, or chronic alcohol use can take a toll on your appearance

Nasal congestion (which can dilate and darken the veins that drain from your eyes to your nose)

Pigmentation irregularities — these are a particular concern for people of color, especially blacks and Asians

Rubbing or scratching your eyes

Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color

Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen — common as you age — can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious

01-22-2013, 10:16 AM
For quick circle camouflage, apply eye cream and let it dry for a few minutes. Then pat on a creamy concealer that matches your skin tone. Top with a layer of loose powder, which helps prevent makeup from caking in creases.

01-22-2013, 11:08 AM
Hello,According to me it's caused by stress due to lack of sleep. By this every third person affect with dark circle.and To remove dark circle have to used Dermology eye cream powered by clinically tested ingredients that help fight against dark circle.

02-21-2013, 10:38 AM
Use cucumber for the eye. Cut cucumber in slice and put it on eye, left it for 15-30 minutes. Do it regularly you can see the difference.

02-26-2013, 06:12 AM
This safe,natural treatment can get rid of dark circles/under eye wrinkles and bags in one or two nights. See 2 testimonials below ##
Many on Answers have tried all the creams and many of the home treatments and under eye rollers and report that they did not nothing to lessen bags and dark circles.
There is an epidemic of under eye bags and circles and many are reported by those in teens or early twenties. The main reason is toxins in skin care, cosmetic and skin medicating products.

Melissa Mellie
03-07-2013, 06:33 AM
This is good topic. Besides using organic products, what we have to do for prevent it?

03-09-2013, 08:08 AM
There are different creams and such out. Garnier makes one and I use it occasionally. I'd recommend a lightweight concealer...

01-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Apply coconut oil will help to vanish dark circles under eyes. You can use tea bags for dark circles.

01-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Heredity may also be a reason for dark circles. Fulfillment the need of water in body and sun exposure is a best remedy for dark circles.

Emma Brown
01-08-2014, 12:12 PM
Put cucumber on eyes for at least 3 hours. You can do it while sleeping. It will help you plus take care of your diet. Moreover drink plenty of milk and eat a lot of fruits. This will work best for dark circles under the eyes.

01-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Most common causes of dark circles :

Heredity: Dark circles under the eyes can be an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, then it is likely that other members of your family have dark circles too. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood flows through veins close to surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. If your skin is transparent then the darker the circles will be. Transparent skin is also a inherited trait.
Exposure to Sun: Exposure to sun especially during the summer months can make the skin under the eyes look darker. This is true for dark skinned people as well. Suntans are caused by an increase in the natural pigmentation of the skin, as a result of exposure to the sun. This increase in pigmentation is drawn to the surface. This applies to the skin under the eyes as well.
Allergies and Eczema: Any infection of the eye that leads to itching can contribute to dark circles as rubbing and scratching the eyes darkens the skin. People who suffer from hay fever will notice that dark circles appear when the allergy is at its height. Certain food allergies can cause dark circles too.
Nutrition: An improper diet, an unbalanced diet or lack of a nutritious diet can cause dark circles under the eye.
Tiredness and Lack of Sleep: A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness can cause the skin under the eyes to become pale, thus, making the blood flowing under it visible.
Pregnancy and Menstruation: During pregnancy and menstruation the skin becomes pale and the veins under the skin become visible.
Age: As you grow older there are greater chances that you will have dark circles and they may become more prominent and permanent. If there are too many folds in the skin under the eyes, it will make the dark circles more prominent.


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Emily Kristina
01-10-2014, 12:03 PM
I'm not sure about any products but the best thing I find is to cut thin slices of cucumber and pop them into the freezer for a few minutes. Cold tea bags help the puffiness. Hope that helps.

01-15-2014, 09:06 AM
The best way to get rid of dark circles is by going for a good deep sleep. You can mix a few drops of essential oil with carrier oils and apply it to your skin regularly. Oils like rose, sandalwood along with almond oil is a great combination to treat dark circles. This will also help you to reduce wrinkles.

01-15-2014, 12:45 PM
There are many reasons for dark circles. First of all lack of sleep, second stress, and internal weaknesses are also reasons for dark circles.

01-17-2014, 03:30 PM
Hi,I have the same problem as you have.Try to sleep full time as much as you can and try garnier eye circle product.

02-18-2014, 03:04 PM
True, Cucumber works great to remove under eye circles ... so does raw milk and almond oil or almond milk.

06-24-2014, 11:21 AM
Got mine also because of stress and lack of sleep. It is horrible and I have to wear the best concealer there is just to hide them. Is there any way to get rid of them.

Emily Kristina
06-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Definitely, stress also cause dark circles. There are many other factors that cause darkness:

Lack of sleep
Poor nutrition
Hormonal changes

07-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Yes this could be one of the reason,But I have seen people those are from a particular geographical area and have this kind of problem. So climate may be one of the reason for dark eye circles.

Emily Kristina
07-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Dark circles occur due to several factors: Genetics, dehydration, improper diet, sunlight exposure. Wrap ice cubes in a wash cloth and put it over your eyes for 15 minutes twice daily. You will start feel the difference in couple of days. Eat healthy diet to get rid of dark circles quickly.

07-25-2014, 05:35 AM
Get a fresh thick slices of cucumber and keep them in the refrigerator for half an hour. Then put on affected area for 10 minutes.

08-01-2014, 09:24 AM
Well, there are many reason that cause dark circles under eyes:
stress, depression, lack of enough sleep, strain from computer or TV, lack of proper diet, no intake of water.

07-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Dark circle in very to skin. Remove to dark circle to use melalite cream.

07-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Dark circles are mainly caused due to lack of sleep. Also their are many reasons such as stress, computers. By keeping slices of cucumber or potato peels on your eyes for 15-20 min regularly and having adequate sleep will help resolve this problem. Also you should regularly wash your eyes with cold water.

08-11-2015, 07:11 AM
Along with proper rest. try this home remedy to get rid of dark circles..
Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks.

Thanks for sharing

08-17-2015, 10:22 AM
Remove dark circle to Silverex Ionic gel.

09-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Hi, Eyevage is an eye cream used to treat under eye circles. It is from Solvaderm skin care brand. When I visited solvaderm official website I came to know that Eyevage is a multi-action age-defying cream developed by leading dermatologists to address the varied and complex issues that most commonly affect mature skin in the eye area.

09-03-2015, 11:17 AM
Dark discoloration of skin under eyes referred as dark circle. Because of this people look tired, unhealthy and older. They are usually caused by several factors including the eating habits, dehydration, lack of sleep and many more. For persistent dark circles, you may need careful evaluation by a dermatologist or you can go with dermatalogist tested product Eyevage. It deeply moisturizers and plumps up eye area skin to reduce the visibility of multiple signs of skin aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and crow's feet.

11-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Oh those dark under eye circles. The skin around our eyes is so thin and delicate, we have to nourish and protect it. I have found that my Eye Cream and Eye Serum have significantly the appearance of my under eye bags. I swear by this stuff.