​What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

​What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

Posted by David Furst on 14th Nov 2017

Dark circles under your eyes can show as people age. This is because the skin loses its elasticity and the ability to renew itself over time. So the skin in this area becomes thinner, which as a result, makes it look darker.

Another cause of dark eye circles is hyperpigmentation where melanin production under the eyes is higher, therefore causing the skin to look darker.

Sometimes, the blood vessels around the eyes gets damaged, leaving you with puffy, dark circles around the eyes.

Under eye dark circles can also appear from tiredness and lack of sleep.

When your body is fatigued, it releases a chemical called cortisol which gives your body energy, and helps you stay awake. However, Cortisol can actually increase the blood levels in the body. This stimulates all your blood vessels including those underneath and around your eyes to accommodate the increased volume of blood. This creates the formation of dark circles as the blood vessels under your skin are much more visible when they’re engorged.

So how can you get rid of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes?

In most cases, you can remove or fade under eye circles with the help of essential oils.

Essential oils are pretty awesome! They have many skin supporting properties and help protect skin cells. Essential oils can boost the skin’s regenerative abilities.

They can help strengthen the collagen and the elasticity of your skin and also improve cell cohesion and water retention. The multi action properties of essential oils really helps to clear the dark areas under the eyes.

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