What Causes Dark Circles Under the Eyes & How to Prevent Them

Dark circles under the eyes are a common occurrence, but that doesn’t make them any less pesky. The best way to manage your dark circles is to first determine what may be causing them. 

What Causes Dark Circles? 

The skin under your eyes is one of the thinnest on your face. It has less fat tissue than other areas of the face, which allow blood vessels to show through more easily. Dark circles under the eyes can result from a variety of things. The most common contributors to dark circles include genetics, lack of sleep, thinning skin, poor circulation, and allergies.

Genetics plays a large role in whether or not you'll get dark circles under your eyes (or any other part of your body for that matter). If one parent has them then there's about a 50% chance their children will inherit them too. 

Lack of sleep can cause dark circles around your eyes because it deprives your body of getting enough rest and nourishment. When you don't get enough sleep, your body produces more of the pigment melanin in order to keep your skin from looking pale and tired. This pigment often collects around the eyes and causes dark circles to form.

Thinning skin enhances the appearance of dark circles as it makes the blood vessels under your eye area more visible. Thinning of the skin may be caused by aging and a decrease in natural collagen production. 

When you have an allergic reaction, your body produces histamine which causes inflammation and poor lymphatic drainage in the blood vessels just below your skin This leads to dilation in these blood vessels which makes them visible as dark circles under your eyes.

It’s important to understand what causes dark circles so that you can find a solution for them. Here are some tips you can execute at hope improve the appearance of dark under eyes. 

How to Prevent Dark Circles

The first step in preventing dark circles under your eyes is to get enough sleep at night. The human body has natural circadian rhythms that tell us when it's time to sleep and wake up. When we don't get enough sleep, these natural rhythms get out of balance and our bodies start producing less melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate our sleeping patterns. Less melatonin means less quality sleep, which makes it harder for our bodies to naturally repair themselves. 

Another way to prevent dark circles under the eyes is by eating healthy foods rich in vitamins C and E. These power-packed vitamins reduce inflammation in the body and stimulate collagen production in skin cells, making them healthier and stronger so they're better able to protect themselves against damage caused by sun exposure or aging. 

Incorporating an eye serum into your daily skin routine from our clean beauty brand is a great way to prevent and treat dark circles under the eyes. The Eye Achiever Multi-Correctional Eye Serum is specially formulated with delicate skin around the eyes in mind. It contains the most advanced  ingredients in clean skincare - such as astaxanthin, sea fennel, sea lavender, wakame, and algae extract- as well as the most nutrient-dense plant oils packed with essential vitamins and minerals.  Most of the ingredients used in this power-packed formulation are clinically backed.  To make for a seamless application, this luxury clean skincare formulation features a steel rolling ball applicator to gently soothe the skin as well as encourage lymphatic drainage. 

This eye serum will help to revitalize, brighten, and restore the appearance of firmness and resiliency while intensely moisturizing and protecting the delicate skin around the eyes.

We know that the appearance of dark circles can have an impact on how you carry yourself throughout the day. By incorporating these tips into your daily routine, you can move through your day feeling refreshed and confident.