Dark circles around your eyes or most commonly below lower lid make you look tired.

We always want to look perfect every day, but sometimes having dark circles is not so big deal.

Though you might get annoyed with the question – Are you tired? You didn’t sleep well?

Although that’s not, always being the case.


  • Genetics – some people are usually more prone for it.
  • Allergies – Ever noticed you are sneezing continuously and your eyes are surrounded by dark circles!

Allergic reaction is associated with release of histamine that causes dilatation of blood vessels, dryness and itchiness in eyes.

  • Aging
  • Fatigue
  • Not sleeping enough.

Working all night.

Our skin becomes dull and paler, even fluid gets accumulated making eyelids puffy.

  • Oversleeping
  • Watching computer or mobile screen for hours.

It is because the blood vessels around the eyes get enlarged, darkening the surrounding skin.

It happens more if you are watching a reel/ shorts as they show multiple images in fast mode. This makes your eyes change focus again and again. You also blink less while watching such videos.

All these cause the dark circle.

  •  Dehydration

When body is deprived of sufficient water, skin looks dull and eyes become sunken.

  • Anemia

Low hemoglobin/ Red blood cells (RBCs)

Skin looks paler than the one who do not have anemia. Anemia is associated with fatigue, weakness and dark circles are also seen.

how to reduce dark circles


  • A cold compress with ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth and keep it on eyes alternatively for 10-15 minutes.

You can also take an ice cube and move it around your eyes for cooling effect, for constricting the dilated blood vessels.

  • Sleep nicely for 6-8 hours. When you go to bed don’t take any worry/thoughts/ work or plan with you. Go to bed peacefully and with blank mind.

When you sleep while thinking, your brain is not able to relax sufficiently and you lack deep sleep.

Deep sleep is very necessary for rejuvenating us and perfect sleep cycle is needed.

  • While we focus on sleeping, it doesn’t mean you can oversleep.

It is also associated with dark circles as extra sleep comes with more dreams, which is not good.

Maintain a waking and sleeping time table and try to follow it.

  • Keep yourself hydrated.

Drink sufficient water, which is very necessary for the body, skin and our eyes.

  • Check your hemoglobin.

Normal Hb

For men     – 13 to 16 g/dl

For women – 12 to 15 g/dl

If you are anemic, take iron supplements, green leafy vegetables.

Eating vegetables and fruits are advised as they are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fibers etc.

  • Take more food with Vit A (Apple, carrot), vit C (Orange, mango) and vitamin E in it.
  • Apply cold milk almost one drop for each eye; spread it evenly around the eyes.

Keep it for 20-30 minutes before sleeping.

Then wash the face with water and go to sleep.

It is good for the dry, sensitive skin around the eyes that causes dark circles.

  • Reduce alcohol intake.

Quit smoking.

  • Decrease salt intake in the food.
  • Many eye creams are also available in the market, which can be used.

If it works fine then its okay, but if gets itchy or burning sensation occurs then stop using cream.

See dermatologist if something like that happen after using any cosmetics, not just the eye cream.

  • While putting on makeup, concealer can be used which gets finely mixed with our skin tone.
  • Doing yoga and exercise, meditation etc.

These keep the stress away from us and make us stronger to face them.

As you see, the more you think, get puzzled, the more you will tire your brain which increases the dark circles.

Although, we can decrease/ avoid dark circles but they are a common part of our body. There is nothing to worry about or feel less confident because of that.

You are amazing and perfect and in it dark circles play no role. They are just like a tiny thing in a vast sea.

Eat good food, drink lots of water, sleep on time, do yoga and exercises, be happy, think less and stay healthy always!

If you have any questions or you want to tell your story/views, kindly share in comments.

You can also contact our team at halleysclinic@gmail.com




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