Dark circles are often considered as signs of ageing. However, this is not necessary true as dark circles can affect everyone even children. There are some conditions that trigger the appearance of dark circles such as:
You are likely to suffer from dark circles if one or both of your parents have them too. Those with darker skin tones are generally more prone to dark circles. Genetic predisposition can trigger the appearance of dark circles in children and teenagers too.
Fatigue or lack of sleep can make your skin looks pale and dull, allowing the blood vessels and veins beneath your skin to show even more. For some reasons, oversleeping can also cause dark circles.
3. Eye Strain
Staring at a computer or mobile screen for too long can cause strain on your eyes. This strain can cause the blood vessels around the eyes to enlarge and darken the appearance of the skin.
Certain allergic conditions that caused a nasal congestion can trigger the appearance of dark circles. When the nasal passages are blocked, there is an increased amount of pressure in the nose. This pressure prevents the blood in the surrounding capillaries from draining back to the heart. These blood pools in the veins and capillaries underneath the eyes darken the appearance of the skin.
5. Iron Deficiency
Not getting enough iron in your diet can make your skin looks pale and the area under the eyes looks comparatively darker.
Unfortunately, ageing is still a major factor in the appearance of dark circles. As we age, the thin skin around the eyes are becoming even thinner, causing the blood vessels and veins to show through.
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