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Dark circles are not a medical disorder, but they can be a cosmetic issue for many people.Dark circles under the eyes are a common complaint, especially of women. Dark circles under the eyes are a common set of symptoms, including darker skin pigmentation and possibly puffiness in a circular pattern beneath the lower eyelid. The circles of darker skin can appear when you’re tired or experiencing allergies, and some people are more prone to them than others. It’s important to note that dark circles under the eyes are not dangerous. However, many people want to know how to get rid of dark circles under their eyes for cosmetic reasons.


Dark circles under the lower eyelids are common. Often accompanied by bags, having dark circles under your eyes may invite unwanted comments about how tired you look. In fact, there are many reasons for dark circles. It’s not always from a lack of sleep. Research into the cause of dark circles under the eyes is lacking, but some causes have been identified:
  • Genetics
  • Stress/fatigue
  • Eyestrain
  • Dehydration
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Aging
  • Loss of fatty tissue in the eyelid or around the eye


  • Dark coloration of the skin under the eyes
  • Circular pattern beneath the lower eyelid
  • Puffiness and eye bags under the eyes


  • Chemical peels to reduce pigmentation
  • Microneedling
  • Laser surgery to resurface the skin and enhance skin tightening
  • Medical tattoos to inject pigment into thinning skin areas
  • Tissue fillers to conceal blood vessels and melanin that cause skin discoloration beneath your eyes
  • Fat removal to remove excess fat and skin, revealing a smoother and more even surface
  • Surgical implants of fat or synthetic products
  • Carboxytherapy to increase blood flow to the area under the eyes

Home care / DIY care

  • Make sure to get enough sleep, drink plenty of water, and avoid smoking.
  • Getting extra sleep helps if lack of sleep is causing eye swelling and dark circles.
  • Reduce sun exposure on your face- wear a sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and hats can protect the skin from the sun and prevent your dark under-eye circles from getting worse.
  • Elevate your head on a few pillows to help prevent fluid from building up under the eyelids.
  • Eat more collagen-rich foods : oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, strawberries
  • Soak with tea bags- Tea contains caffeine and antioxidants that can help stimulate blood circulation, shrink blood vessels, and reduce liquid buildup under your skin.
  • Applying a cool compress to your eyes can reduce inflammation-Cucumbers contain vitamin K, which has been linked to a reduction of dark circles and improvements in skin elasticity.
  • Check on Allergies- rubbing your eyes a lot because of itchy eyes can leave you with dark circles.


Are Dark Circles Hereditary?
Family history also plays a part in developing dark circles under your eyes. It can be an inherited trait seen early in childhood, and may worsen as you age or slowly disappear.
Do Allergies Cause Dark Circles?
Allergic rhinitis, also known as nasal allergy, is one of the most common causes of nasal congestion which can lead to developing under eye dark circles. Recurrent colds or chronic sinus infections also cause dark circles.
Does Microneedling Help Dark Circles?
The results from Microneedling for Dark Circles, helps to improve skin elasticity. Collagen aids with plumping up the skin, making it appear firmer and tighter. This makes patients appear more youthful.
Is Dark Circle Curable?
There are certain remedies which can help in curing the dark circles. Chemical peels, medications, laser treatments, and partially the use of home remedies help in.The best way to prevent dark circles under the eyes is to eat, drink and sleep well, reduce stress and combat fatigue.
How Can I Remove Dark Circles Permanently?
Invasive treatment, such as laser light therapy or chemical peels can effectively treat dark circles caused by hyperpigmentation.It however depends on the darkness of the under eye circle.

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