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What Causes the Dark Eye Circle 

dark eye circle causes and remedy

Dark eye circles – the number one indicator of a gaunt-looking or moody person. The most common causes of dark eye circles are lack of sleep and genetics. It could also be caused by allergies, ageing, and excessive alcohol consumption. There could be also more serious medical conditions such as iron deficiency or anaemia that are causing it. If you are reading this article right now, you must be thinking about how to remove dark circles under your eyes permanently. Read on to find out how to remove dark circles under your eyes naturally in one week.

The 3 Things You are Doing Right Now that are Causing Your Dark Eyes Circles

Firstly, if you are doing any of these 3 things, it could be causing your dark eye circles: 

1. Staring at your phone, TV, or computer screen for too long 

Staring at a television or computer screen can put a strain on your eyes. This stress might cause the blood vessels surrounding your eyes to swell. As a result, the skin around your eyes may get darker.

2. Not drinking enough water 

Dark circles under your eyes are frequently caused by dehydration. When your body does not get enough water, the skin beneath your eyes becomes dull and your eyes appear sunken. This is because they are so close to the underlying bone.

3. Being out in the sun too much 

Excessive sun exposure can lead your body to develop an excess of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin colour. Excessive sun exposure, particularly around the eyes, can cause pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken.

On top of these 3 things, oversleeping, excessive weariness, or even staying up a few hours later than usual might result in dark circles under your eyes. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and pale, revealing dark tissues and blood vessels beneath the surface. Inadequate sleep can also cause fluid to accumulate behind your eyes, making them puffy.  As a result, the dark circles you observe may be shadows created by swollen eyelids

Dark Eye Circle Remedies

There are millions of cosmetic treatments on the market that claim to lessen the look of black circles under the eyes, but the majority of them are prohibitively expensive and contain hazardous substances. The skin around the eyes is one of the most fragile areas of the body, therefore this is something to think about. Here are some home remedies that might be helpful: 

1. Aloe vera 

Mix a tablespoon of aloe vera gel or juice with water and rub gently into the area under your eyes. Wait 15 minutes and wash your face thoroughly. Repeat as often as needed. Drinking aloe vera juice will help too! 

2. Olive oil 

The amazing consistency of extra virgin olive oil is what makes it so helpful for all types of skin problems. Its oleocanthal content suppresses the inflammatory enzymes COX-1 and COX-2, just like anti-inflammatory medications. Because heat kills oleocanthal, you must use cold-pressed olive oil. Its effect will also be determined by how ripe the olives were when crushed.

Use 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Massage a small amount of olive oil into the skin around the eyes several times per day. You can also consume 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil every day, but make sure to limit your intake of other fats because olive oil contains a lot of calories.

3. Tomatoes 

Tomatoes have a high vitamin C concentration as well as a range of cleansing, refreshing, cooling, and astringent characteristics, making them an excellent cure for dark circles. Their absorbing acids aid in the reduction of dark circles under the eyes.

Cut a medium-sized tomato in half and squeeze out the juice, then rub a little bit under the eyes. Wait 15 minutes then wash off with warm water and use a soft clean cloth to pat your skin dry. You may also make a face mask with one tomato juice and one spoonful of honey. A light oil-free moisturizer could also be used. If you want to, utilize it after you’ve finished the remedy.

4. Use more pillows and a cold compress 

Begin sleeping with two or more pillows to raise your head. This will prevent puffiness caused by fluid accumulation in your lower eyelids. Apply a cold compress to the area around the eyes to assist reduce the size of the blood vessels that are generating the dark circles. You may also use a frozen teaspoon or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a soft towel for this.


These home remedies are effective but temporary. If you are looking for a non-invasive yet safe and effective medical solution, look no further. Eeva’s doctors have designed a dark eye circle treatment that uses only natural substances. At our dark eye circle centre in Singapore, we utilize REJU PN Collagen Booster I, a natural skin healer that is FDA approved for the eye area. Eeva REJUE Polynucleotide Eye Rejuvenation is an injectable with a low viscosity but a high concentration of salmon polynucleotides and DNA extract that has been shown to rejuvenate under eyes and dark circles. Look fresher than ever before, contact us today

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