Not getting enough shut-eye and working too long at the computer may cause dark circles and eye puffiness, but the biggest source of fluid buildup and periorbital dark circles may be genetic.
For those bags under your eyes, allergies, chronic sinus problems, fluid retention, smoking, excess salt and too much alcohol can cause water retention in the sensitive tissue there. It can also simply be something you’re genetically prone to, like freckles.
Shadowy, bluish-black half-circles under your eyes are the result of very thin skin that reveals the blood vessels underneath. Some people are more prone to them, no matter how much rest they get.
What’s more, people with darker skin might have a brown/green appearance to their under-eye area. Those with very light skin might have a dark purple or reddish tint. If your skin is medium, under-eye circles simply appear blue or black.
If you’re cursed with these beauty woes, take heart; many natural methods minimize or disguise these eye problems. Here are a few favorites: Read more