Say no to dark circles!


Eyes are the probably the most prominent feature of any person. Poets have written epics on this part of the body! Playful, emotional, bewitching, seductive, sympathetic, sexy, almond-shaped, glassy, hollow, fiery, heavy, bloodshot etc. and the list of adjectives will go on for pages.

Eyes are a portrait of what is going on inside you. They show how healthy you are both physically and psychologically.

Eyes emotions

So where am I going forward with this introduction? Dark circles! Horror redefined! Dark circles have the intensity to make any beautiful man/woman look horrible that very instant!

What do we know about dark circles and what should we do about it? Coming right up!

Periorbital dark circles

As the name suggests, they are dark blemishes around the orbit of the eyes caused due to several reasons, the common being fatigue and loss of sleep.

The skins around the eyelids are very delicate, probably the thinnest skin in human body, measuring about 0.5mm in thickness when compared to 2mm in other areas. Dark circles are usually blood vessels that can be seen through the skin. The more fragile/transparent the skin is, more visible is the darkness.

So the next question that comes to our mind is ‘why is the skin fragile around the orbits?’

  • Stress, fatigue, loss of sleep, tiredness, exhaustion all leads to paleness of skin. This makes the blood vessels more visible leading to dark circlesdark circle
  • Few medications lead to dilation of blood vessels. More blood flow through the vessel makes them more visible
  • Lack of proper diet/nutrients
  • Underlying health conditions like problems in liver
  • Hormonal changes
  • Heredity
  • Ageing
  • Hyper pigmentation – the condition when more melanin pigments are produced around the eyes leading to a darker color

Treating dark circles

Get your beauty sleep now!

It is very important to have 7-8 hours of adequate sleep during the night and avoid late nights as far as possible. Most times, sleeping peacefully does wonders.

Healthy diet and physical exercise

Do not skip meals and include all forms of fruits and leafy vegetables, nuts, pulses, lactose based products in your diet. Drink adequate water and prevent dehydration.

Physical exercise makes sure your body is healthy and adequately oxygenated and prevents dark circles.


There are also a lot of products available in the markets that help treat dark circles. Leading cosmetic brands offer gels and creams that contain ingredients that remove blemishes, fine lines and pigmentation. Check out few trusted products below.


It is a specialist product that gently cares for the skin around the eyes and rejuvenates it. It reduces under-eye dark (non-genetic) circles, wrinkles and puffiness. You can easily buy this corrective gel online!

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Marketed by Glenmark, Wunder Eye Cream immensely helps in fading the dark pigmentation under the eyes. Being non oily, this cream can be used everyday under makeup or with moisturizers. You can buy Wunder cream from drug stores or check them out online for latest offers and discounts.

Dark circles


Nano pure is marketed by Dr. Reddy laboratories and it is one of a kind specialist product in reducing darkness and and protection of skin. It is a highly effective product and prevents dark circles and also helps in removing dark spots, pigmentation, fights aging and acts an an effective anti oxidant. You can buy nano pure online or check them out in specialty health stores.

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Take things easy!

Do not stress out. Plan your work so that you are not left with last minute hustle and bustle. Things will work out eventually! Do not strain yourself too much.

If dark circles persist even after usage of the above products and after adequate rest, consult a physician for advice and treatment.

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Take care! After all, the eyes speak more than the mouth most times.

Janani Balasubramanian is a Senior Blogger at with a passion and flare to write. She loves experimenting on topics ranging from health to beauty tips and general lifestyle and will review newer beauty and healthcare products in the market! Do keep in touch with her new work here!

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