Dark circles under the eyes: how to naturally get rid of them for good

From diet to sleep habits, this is what you should do if you want to eliminate your dark circles.

Goodbye dark circles, forever!

It's ok, we all have dark circles under our eyes at some point in our lives, and we all hate them, don't we? Let's begin by stating what the possible causes of dark circles are, and then we'll address the solutions.

Causes of dark circles under the eyes


Sleep deprivation is the number one reason for dark circles, but, it’s not the only one. When we don’t rest well our skin becomes dull and pale and dark tissues and blood vessels beneath our skin become more noticeable. Not sleeping may also cause fluid to accumulate in our under eyes, then the dark circles will be the result of the shadow cast by the bags under your eyes.


One of the consequences of aging is our skin becoming thinner and the fat and collagen decreasing, and again, the blood vessels beneath your skin will become more apparent.


When our body is dehydrated the skin looks dull and the eyes sunken, this is due to the orbital bone being close to the skin under our eyes.

Sun exposure

Unprotected overexposure to the sun can cause an excess of melanin in the undereye area.

You can reduce any dark circles and under-eye bags.

How to avoid dark circles?

1. Have a healthy diet

Any quest to eliminate dark circles must begin with a diet analysis. No diet can eliminate dark circles quickly, following an anti-inflammatory diet of lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and good fats can make visible improvements to the skin anywhere on the body, including the eyes. Avoid the glass of wine with dinner, the daily dessert, and coffee after midday.

2. Have a good night's sleep

Lack of sleep does not directly cause dark circles, it increases their visibility. Take all the necessary measures to ensure you get enough sleep, but above all, activate the night mode on your phone and tablet throughout the day because it minimizes exposure to blue light, which alters our natural sleep cycle.

Using a concealer to hide those pesky dark patches under your eyes.

3. Always use sunscreen

Protecting yourself from the sun, putting on sunscreen daily, and avoiding tanning is essential to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

4. Say goodbye to tobacco

Tobacco, whether actively or passively smoked, worsens dark circles, in addition to being overweight or having high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides, which can be reduced by changes in diet.

 Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by poor sleeping habits, allergies, or hyperpigmentation.

5. Use vitamin C and hyaluronic acid for the skin

Products rich in vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are the best option to prevent and eliminate dark circles. These two ingredients help clear up skin and lead to a radiant complexion. Also, vitamin C helps in the production of collagen,  and hyaluronic acid plumps up and hydrates the skin.

Dark circles under the eyes are the result of insomnia, a busy week, or a poor diet, and indicate fatigue, high levels of stress, as well as a general atmosphere of exhaustion. We recommend that you dedicate a few minutes a day to yourself, remember that the most important thing is your health!

Cathy Mason

Cathy has spent most of her professional life discovering homemade beauty remedies, old and new. Using her extensive knowledge of natural ingredients, Cathy will provide expert advice on how to tackle everyday skincare problems with straightforward natural lotions and potions. + info

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