Causes of Having Dark Circles Around Your Eyes

There are many things that can cause dark circles around your eyes – and sometimes it seems like you just can’t avoid them.

The thing is, if you know what’s causing your dark circles, you can at least try to change things a bit and maybe give it another try and improve your general appearance. You don’t have to look exhausted even if you’re well-rested.

Here are some of the things that cause the dark circles around your eyes, and we’ll talk about each and every one of them separately below.

  1. Genetics
  2. Aging
  3. Unhealthy Habits
  4. Nutritional Deficiency
  5. Sleep Deprivation
  6. Allergies
  7. Hormonal Changes
  8. Stress
  9. Eczema
  10. Excessive Sun Exposure
  11. Periorbital Cellulitis
  12. Dehydration

1. Genetics

Genetics is the most common and prevalent cause of dark circles and this is something that you just can’t help. If it’s bothering you that much, you can undergo a surgery, or cover them up with makeup, but that’s about it.

2. Aging

As you get older, your skin becomes thinner and the blood vessels underneath appear more visible, which leads to dark circles.

3. Unhealthy Habits

Alcohol and cigarettes are definitely gonna get you those dark circles around your eyes if you don’t already have them.

4. Nutritional Deficiency

Iron and B12 deficiencies may cause dark circles. Even vitamin K deficiency has been known to cause this issue.

5. Sleep Deprivation

This one is obvious, but we still need to mention it. Besides sleep deprivation, tiredness can cause eye bags, which later on make the circles more prominent.

6. Allergies

The good thing about dark circles around your eyes caused by allergies is that they tend to go away as the allergy goes away, but you need to know what you’re allergic to, otherwise they may never go away.

7. Hormonal Changes

Excess estrogen in your body is known to cause bruising around the eyes, as well as dark circles.

8. Stress

Stress is known to mess up your sleep, which disrupts your hormonal balance. It can also make your asking paler and make your eyes look like they sink deep into their sockets.

9. Eczema

Eczema makes your skin itchy, patchy, and inflamed, so consider this option too when trying to diagnose your dark circles.

10.Excessive Sun Exposure

Sun exposure can hurt your skin in many ways and it can also enhance the appearance of dark circles.

11. Periorbital Cellulitis

If you’ve never heard of this term, it is a bacterial infection that appears on the eyelids and it can have a darkening effect, which causes the dark circles to appear.

12. Dehydration

Always make sure you’re drinking plenty of water, even more than you think it might be enough for your body. Lack of liquids in the body causes the cells to shrink, which causes dark circles around your eyes.

 

Sources:

www.food.ndtv.com

www.medicinenet.com

www.medicalnewstoday.com