Nobody wants "raccoon eyes"—those dark, under eye circles that can make you look older and tired.
You can try coverups and concealers, but the fact is, makeup cakes and creases, making dark circles look even more noticeable.
There is something, however, you can do to get rid of dark circles.
Medically speaking, dark circles are uniform areas of pigmentation and veins located under the eye. Like a bruise, the dark color comes from the body's natural process of breaking down hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
Deep-set and hollow eyes can give the appearance of dark shadows, but genetics, aging, loss of collagen, and non-harmful red blood cell leaks in the tiny blood vessels known as capillaries are the real cause.
Dark circles are aggravated by such things as allergies, eczema, genetics, pigmentation irregularities, nasal congestion, stress, lack of sleep, sun exposure and loss of collagen due to aging.