Unless you’re a raccoon or a panda bear–and we’re willing to bet it all that you’re not–dark circles are anything but cute. They make you look tired, haggard and older than you actually are.
You don’t have to be sleep-deprived to have dark circles. Washington, DC based, board certified dermatologist, Cheryl Burgess, MD, FAAD says “those with seasonal allergies, eczema and lighter-skinned complexions are more prone to dark circles,” but they can happen to anyone.
With aging there is loss of bony structure around the eye area. This can cause concavities of the skin which absorb light creating shadowing and darkness.
Visibly prominent blood vessels under the skin are caused by red b
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