Get Rid of Dark Circles: Expert Solutions Await You!

Get Rid of Dark Circles: Expert Solutions Await You!
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,

I have been troubled by the presence of dark circles under my eyes for approximately two years now, despite maintaining good sleep hygiene. While I occasionally stay up late, it is not a frequent occurrence. Additionally, I make a conscious effort to wash my face regularly and have experimented with numerous eye care products, yet the dark circles persist prominently. I am quite distressed by their noticeable appearance. Furthermore, I have observed a slight orange aura above my eyes and a purple aura near the inner corner of my eye. I am eager to understand the potential causes behind these phenomena. It is pertinent to mention that apart from anorexia and astigmatism, I do not suffer from any significant physical health conditions.

Answered by Dr. Anna Chacon


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.

The presence of dark circles under the eyes can stem from a multitude of factors, ranging from genetic predispositions to the natural aging process, allergic reactions, and lifestyle choices such as inadequate sleep or suboptimal dietary habits. However, in your particular case, the presence of anorexia warrants special consideration. Nutritional deficiencies associated with this condition can significantly influence the manifestation of dark circles. Moreover, the observation of orange and purple auras around your eyes may be attributed to the thinness of the skin in that region, which can accentuate the visibility of underlying blood vessels and muscular structures. Such phenomena tend to be more perceptible in individuals with lighter skin tones or under specific lighting conditions.

It is noteworthy that astigmatism, characterized by irregular curvature of the eye's cornea or lens, typically does not directly contribute to alterations in skin pigmentation around the eyes. However, it is imperative to underscore that an accurate diagnosis necessitates a comprehensive evaluation. Hence, I strongly advise scheduling an appointment for a thorough examination to delve deeper into your symptoms and explore potential therapeutic avenues. During our consultation, we can deliberate upon lifestyle modifications and cosmetic interventions that may ameliorate the appearance of dark circles.

It is essential to recognize that while dark circles may pose cosmetic concerns, they are generally benign. Nevertheless, addressing the underlying issue of anorexia holds paramount significance, not only for your overall well-being but conceivably for mitigating the prominence of dark circles as well.

Kindly be assured of my commitment to providing you with holistic care and support throughout this journey.

Warm regards,

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