Show of hands if this sounds familiar: What the eff? Sadly, even if you get plenty of shuteye every night, there are plenty of other reasons you may still look tired.
What Causes Dark Circles?
When it comes to skin tone and under-eye circles, women with darker tlred often deal with hyperpigmentation, which happens when areas of skin become darker due to an overabundance of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. Dark circles also often become more visible as you get older.
And large dark circles, also referred to as hollowness, are the result of losing volume under the eyes. Allergies are another culprit. The skin under your eyes can actually start looking darker if you rub your eyes a lot from allergy symptoms, says Kazin. Can They Be Prevented?
You should definitely avoid things that damage or accelerate aging, like unprotected sun exposure and smoking. So some of the ingredients we'd use for brown spots on the face are too irritating for the eye. Fillers yes, like Botox can also help with both sallowness discoloration with oloking yellow tint and dark circles, says Kazin.
Laser treatments may also help to ease under-eye discoloration caused by hyperpigmentation. In particular, Intense Pulse Light can be used under the eyes.
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