- Ageing - As we get older, our skin becomes less dense. This results in blood vessels under the skin becoming more visible, leading to the appearance of “panda eyes”.
- Fatigue - It’s no surprise that our skin can look dull and sallow when we don’t get sufficient rest. Moreover, your blood vessels dilate when you are tired, resulting in increased blood flow to your eye area. When this occurs, blood vessels under the skin also become more visible, resulting in the appearance of dark eye circles.
- Genetics - What we inherit from our parents can also play a part in the appearance of dark eye circles. For example, some people are genetically predisposed to have thinner skin under the eyes, making them more prone to dark eye circles no matter their lifestyle or age.
Other possible causes of dark eye circles can include sun exposure and allergies.