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Posted on: September 7, 2018

How Do I get Rid of Dark Circles Under My Eyes?

No one likes waking up with dark circles under their eyes. Thankfully, there are ways to both prevent and treat them, so you don't have to be stuck with raccoon eyes every day. Consider this your all-in-one guide to dark eye circles! 


The most common cause of dark circles is sleep deprivation. You become pale and tired when you don't get enough sleep, and this allows dark, bruise-like tissue to show through the thin layers of skin below your eyes. 

Another cause of dark circles is eye strain. It can cause fluid to build up under your eyes and darken the appearance of blood vessels there. 

If you have dark circles despite sleeping peacefully and not straining your eyes, your genetics might be to blame. Sorry! Some people are just unlucky that way. 


The best way to prevent dark circles is to take care of yourself. Eat nutritious meals, drink lots of water and get adequate amounts of rest. Prioritize healthy living. Not only will you feel better, but you'll look better as well. 

If you want to combat dark circles specifically, you'll need to get serious about skincare. Use special creams under your eyes before and after sleeping. Consult an esthetician for advice about your lifestyle and how it's affecting your skin. Do your homework. 


Let's say that you already have dark circles. How do you get rid of them? 

The quickest solution is a cold compress applied right under your eyes. This will shrink the blood vessels and reduce any inflammation that's making your eye bags puffy and noticeable. 

You can also look for professional solutions. For example, you can visit a day spa to indulge in a special dark-circle eye mask, or you can contact a cosmetic clinic for information about laser surgery or tissue fillers. 

Everyone will have different needs and desires when it comes to getting rid of their dark circles. You just have to find what works for you. Good luck!

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