Stress and huge lifestyle changes all play a part in preventing getting a good night’s sleep, and when you’re knackered the first place it shows is your face.

The skin under our eyes behaves a little differently to the skin elsewhere on our face – it’s naturally thinner and more fragile. So! This means it’s normally the first area of the face to show signs of tiredness and visible fine lines which is why we get darker circles around this delicate area.

The eye area is not great at keeping itself hydrated as there are fewer oil glands around the eyes.


Dark circles under the eyes can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include family history of dark circles, exhaustion, lack of sleep, allergies, eye rubbing, or excessive sun exposure.

Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common in men and women. Often accompanied by bags, dark circles can make you appear older than you are. To make matters worse, they can be difficult to get rid of.

Though they can affect anyone, dark circles are most common in people who:

While fatigue may seem like the most logical explanation for this condition, there are a number of factors that can contribute to dark circles under the eyes. In most cases, they are no cause for concern and do not require medical attention. Read on to learn more.


At-Home treatments

Treatment for dark eye circles depends on the underlying cause. However, there are some home remedies that can help manage this condition. Some of the more common methods include:

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