Dark Circles are always related with the “didn’t get enough sleep last night” fatigue but that’s not the only reason behind those ugly dark circles under your eyes. These dark circles depicts something about your health too.
Whether you were up with a sleep-shunning baby, or simply dancing up a storm till the wee hours, most of us have had to laugh off "you look tired" comments the next day, as some eagle-eyed colleague or friend spies your eye-bags and shadows.
However, if you find no matter how much sleep you get, or which lotions or creams you use, NOTHING seems to improve your dark circles, there are other explanations at hand.
They could be allergies
According to specialists, any allergies you may have could be causing those pesky dark circles.
This is because of the nature of the skin under our eyes. It's a lot thinner than elsewhere, so there's a lot less fat or space to disguise the blood vessels which become dilated as a result of allergies.
"Allergic reactions can trigger your immune system to release these compounds called histamines, which cause blood vessels to dilate," reports said
"Plus, itching and rubbing your eyes can make the puffiness worse. So besides the dark circles from built-up blood and inflammation, puffy eye bags can also mean dark shadows."
Could also mean Nasal congestion
The specialists say, "Extra sleep may not cure those dark circles under your eyes. "One common cause is nasal congestion. When your nose gets congested, veins that usually drain from your eyes into your nose become widened and darker."
They go on to suggest, "rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion and your dark circles."