The under-eye bags and puffiness under the eyes are very common as we age. But what are these under-eye bags and dark circles around our eyes? In a simple explanation, whenever there is hyperpigmentation around our eyes compared to facial skin it is called under-eye circles. Both the upper and lower lid becomes dark pigmented. The skin around the eyes is thin compared to the facial skin. People usually used to make fun of the person with these puffy bags and pigmentation around the eyes. Treating under-eye circles isn’t a one-stop-shop fix.
But do you know the reasons for dark eye circles? As we grow in age, the tissues around our eyes and the muscles got weak. Normal fat that supports the eyes move in to lower eyelids, causing the lids to appear puffy.
Identify the Problem First, Then Find the Right Solution
Dark under-eye circles can be caused by a number of environmental, physical, and hereditary causes. These may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Thin skin (letting visible veins show through as blue circles; this can get worse with age, as you lose some of the fat and collagen around your eyes)
Toxins within the body
Shadows from under-eye bags
Your genetic makeup (eye structure)
Stress/fatigue (often the result of a lack of sleep)