Dark circles under your eyes don’t just make you look tired. They can make you appear older than you really are! But are dark circles really just from fatigue, or is there something else at play here? Keep reading to learn what causes dark circles and how to get rid of them once and for all.

What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes?

We associate dark circles with lack of sleep, but the main cause of dark circles under the eyes is actually genetics and skin tone.

Dark circles under the eyes are very common in those with very fair skin or those with very little fat underneath the lower eyelid. In this situation, the skin of the under eye area is thin and highly delicate, so you can actually see the veins underneath. The veins can appear green, blue, or purple under the eyes.

Some people, especially those with darker skin tones, produce more pigment around the eye area, which can also create the appearance of dark eyelids.

How to Get Rid of Dark Circles

1. Practice Healthy Sleep Habits

While dark circles are genetic in origin, lack of sleep does make them worse. When we’re tired, fluid builds up underneath our eyes and darkens those under eye circles.

Allow yourself at least 7 hours of sleep every night to reduce the appearance of discoloration under the eyes.

2. Practice Healthy Sleep Habits
Staring at screens like your computer or cell phone can cause significant eye strain. Eye strain enlarges the blood vessels around your eyes, thus amplifying the appearance of dark circles.

Take frequent breaks from looking at screens and try to reduce overall screentime to reduce eye strain.

3. Try a Brightening Eye Treatment

M EYE BRIGHTENING is our best treatment for dark circles. This unique formula uses Apple Stem Cell Technology to increase circulation and energize the eye area, diminishing signs of tiredness for a younger looking appearance.

Just one pump in the morning and one in the evening brightens, hydrates, and de-puffs the delicate eye area to reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes.