Dark circles under the eyes could be caused by a few factors. In most cases, the dark circles are formed due to the veins under the skin of the eyes. As the skin around this region is thinner, the veins are more visible. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate and also more sensitive.

As time goes by, the skin area slowly deteriorates, collagen decreases and the surface becomes thinner and weaker. This causes the veins and capillaries to become more visible.

Dark circles are sometimes formed because the veins have become congested due to allergies or sickness such as Asthma.

Another condition that causes dark circles is skin pigmentation. Due to hereditary reason, some people with darker skin have dark circles as a result of the pigmentation of their skin.  

The appearance of dark circles makes you look tired, dull and might be mistaken to be feeling sad.

Here are some tips to help remove dark circles under your eyes :

Have Enough Sleep

One of the main causes of dark circles and eyes bags is due to the lack of sleep. Doctors recommend adults to have at least an average of 7 or 8 hours of sleep every night. If you have a late night out on Saturday evening, try recovering some of those sleeping hours by waking up later on Sunday.

Sleep on Your Back

Sometimes your sleeping position causes fluids not uniformly being distributed in the body, for instance, when you sleep on your stomach. Switch to sleeping on your back. 

Reduce Your Intake of Salt

Salt makes you retain fluid. One of the areas where you will notice there is fluid retention are the regions under the eyes. If you also suffer from baggy eyes, try to reduce your intake of salt.


Chamomile is one of the most effective medicinal plant that helps fight inflammation. Have a cup of Chamomile tea after a stressful day as it also relieves tension and anxiety. Dip two cottons with cold Chamomile tea and place them under your eyes for 10 or 15 minutes to help remove those dark circles.

Eye Masks

The delicate skin around the eyes will benefit from a special mask for this area. If you prefer natural masks, try cold tea compresses, potato or raw cucumber slices or simply use a cloth soaked in cold water.

Skin Care Products

Almost all cosmetics manufacturers have special skin products to treat dark circles and eyes bags. Normally some of these have natural ingredient are: Chamomile, Calendula, Vitamin K, Retinol and Arnica. Find one that suits your skin condition and won't cause allergic reactions.