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Dark eye circles are typically a result of a poor restless
night's sleep, allergies, heredity and stress.
Like varicose veins, dark circles under the eyes can be an inherited trait. If you have dark circles, there is a chance that others in your family also have them. The skin under you eye may be very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin you inherited, the darker the circles can appear.
Prominent cheekbones and deep-set eyes can create hollow contours below the eyes, creating a shadow of which give the illusion of darkened skin under the eyes even though they are really not present.
With age (and sun damage) the tiny capillaries in the skin weaken and become leaky. The fluid from these leaky capillaries accumulates below the eyes producing dark circles.
Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing that irritates the delicate the skin around the eyes. Hay fever sufferers typically notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.
One great option to reduce dark circles under eyes is to use a "super" vitamin K treatment for a few weeks.
Adopting an anti-aging lifestyle that incorporates a proper diet, sufficient exercise, stress management and adequate sleep are very important for improving both dark eye circles and under eye puffiness.
There are also many natural remedies that are quite effective to not only reduce dark circles under eyes but to also eliminate puffy eye bags such as citrus fruits which are jammed-packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.