Dark circles under eyes can make you look old, unhealthy, and exhausted, even if you're young, healthy, and well-rested. Learn about the causes of dark circles, what you can do to prevent them, and how to minimize their appearance with home or medical treatments.
The Causes of Dark Circles
Skin under the eyes is extremely thin — only about half a millimeter thick — so it is naturally likely to take on a blue or grayish tint from the veins that rest beneath. Dark circles may be more noticeable if you have inherited traits such as fair and transparent skin, or deep-set eyes.