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Why Do I Get Dark Circles Under My Eyes?



Look alive, you! Today we’re diving into the science behind dark circles under your eyes, and all the things that might cause them – tiredness included.

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Sources:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01213.x/full
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/dark-circles-under-eyes/basics/causes/sym-20050624
http://jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961613P0154X/1
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969674/
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/2986/
http://cpj.sagepub.com/content/5/11/655.extract
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bags-under-eyes/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048799


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Author Vanessa Acosta Hernández ( ago)
my undereyes are sooo dark like actual brown colored and my veins look crazy green lol no one cares

Author Will Robbins ( ago)
I heard that eating kale helps with eye circles.

Author _ TheSingingVine _ ( ago)
ok so people with anxiety and depression will have dark areas under their eyes. that explains a lot

Author Christy S ( ago)
sometimes i intentionally dont cover up the bags under my eyes with makeup bc i want everyone to know that i am tired of the worlds shit and ready to kill a man

Author lotte mintos ( ago)
my bags dominate my facccceee

Author Emily Toribio ( ago)
So is it a myth that you can get dark circles around your eyes from rubbing them too much?

Author MafiaCircus ( ago)
I'm over here with the terrible luck of getting the circles via genetics
No matter how much I do to prevent them, they can't go away without makeup.

Author Paulina Ermilova ( ago)
I'm 12 and I already have horrible dark circles😭😑

Author J o n a t h a n ( ago)
well that was crap thought you going to say how to cure them

Author Megan Jensen ( ago)
The real question is what led humans to deem dark circles undesirable.

Author Megan Jensen ( ago)
So I'm forever stuck looking dead. I sleep a lot and they are always there.

Author Austin Heeres ( ago)
I have different, darker purple, diagonal, curved lines, starting at the inner corner of my eye.

Author La Luma ( ago)
I've born with dark circles under my eyes. When I don't sleep well in just one night, my dark circles are even more darker and it looks like a zombie. Even make-up doesn't help.

Thanks daddy, for giving me this shit. :<

Author The Devil was Once a angel ( ago)
I like my darks circles around my eye they are not too dark so it looks like I have a very eye shadow on♡♡

Author The fuck was that? ( ago)
Tbh I like my dark ass circles... they look cool to me lmao...

Author Unkown ( ago)
There's a silent outbreak no one is talking about.......

Author Vinz From Philippines ( ago)
I need to rest now...

Author Yin Tsang ( ago)
While our society's beauty standards cause these dark circles to ruin one's self esteem, i can't help but wonder what purpose it even has for our survival.

Author Bella Cieen ( ago)
Lol i've had dark circles all my life and i still have them to this day.I've learned how to except them😂😂

Author ss00ss00ss00 ss00ss00ss00 ( ago)
شكرا للمترجم العربي

Author Reyes 209 ( ago)
Bruh, I get em from working night shift and going to sleep at 3am on my days off.

Author chloe ( ago)
tbh sometimes i feel like i look like a damn panda bc of it

Author jonh tonna ( ago)
but what if you have social anxoety disorder?

Author Phanic! At The Øne Crybaby Discø ( ago)
I have dark circles under my eyes and part of the side of my eye, I barely get sleep because school,art, and Pain in my body

Author Cuteness Kitten ( ago)
Nobody can see bags under my eyes because my glasses cover them.

Author VampirePumpkins ( ago)
this is why it's bullshit that more eye creams dont contain sun screen. and mineral sun screens are gentle around the eyes and have a white-ish cast that can brighten up the area.

Author Just Chilin ( ago)
I have naturally dark under eye circles, it sucks I look like a raccoon 😔

Author katerinafaith ( ago)
Taking that allergy med helped me breathe during spring. And helped me handle mosquito bites during summer

Author Mishael Nicolas Dayrit Fernandez ( ago)
Is the guy modeling the dark circles at the start Trace from DNews? Looks like him

Author Preston Stephens ( ago)
I have dark circles under my eyes...

Author Ronan Smyth ( ago)
Lifestyle and dietary habits such as sodium intake, alcohol and tobacco aren't mentioned in this video.

Alcohol in particular dehydrates the body and in time causes the appearance of dark circles.

Author naturalistmind ( ago)
I have midterms tommorow, I can't unsweat that!

Author TiffanyHeartsU ( ago)
Shout out to those hereditary dark circles 😭😭😭😭

Author sprocaster ( ago)
FUCK DARK CIRCLES

Author JoseDiazTheKidYouLove ( ago)
Why are there only 2 skin colors, for examples, white and black(anytime of black skin). Why aren't there blue, green, purple skin colored people?

Author Prince Westerburg ( ago)
Do you have to edit EVERY pause out of the video, oh sorry, I meant:
DoyouhavetoeditEVERYpauseoutofthevideo?

Author nefty73 ( ago)
Shit video.

Author R.B. ( ago)
I love that around the one minute mark you offered everyone who has bags under their eyes ways to make it *worse*! Fuck trying to make it better! Oh I laughed so hard.

Author Nirmala Paulus ( ago)
can you make a video on how to get rid of them! i'm fed up ot them!

Author Stanford Griffith ( ago)
This doesn't cover why I have mine, according to my ENT at least. Certain people have sinus cavities that shaped so that they create these dark circles under the eyes. There's nothing "wrong," per say, but the phenomenon simply forces more blood into the area. They do get worse with sun and stress and exhaustion, like everything else, but it's impossible to get rid of them.

Author NessaOfDorthonion ( ago)
I have had bags under my eyes as long as I can remember, and despite this my grandma constantly asks me if I got enough sleep

Author TvvITCH ( ago)
I was also told dark circles were caused by not eating enough leafy vegetables, but pretty sure that was part of the ongoing conspiracy to simply get me to eat healthier.

Author Oscar Darski ( ago)
Now now guys, there's always hope.
- Get enough sleep.
-Reduce caffeine and alcohol
-Consume less sodium
-Take allergy meds.
-Exercise
-Eat healthy
-Place cold cucumbers or Green tea bags under eyes.
- Get a bit more fat to thicken up eyelids. (Only if you're incredibly thin)

Author Will Shellman ( ago)
putting lotion under my eyes helps a lot for some reason.

Author Blank Tank ( ago)
I was born with them

Author GuttaSlandaPro ( ago)
Good Dank weed is also a cause of circles under the eyes

Author vixyjedi ( ago)
I have dark circles because I'm a panda

Author Zīle Ašmane ( ago)
But dark circles are also the result of kidney problems and infections with parasites so you can get them a lot lighter if you eliminate alcohol and get rid of parasites that have been living in your body.

Author nomnomnomey ( ago)
If you're a girl, you can just wear makeup over it if you're really concerned. Guys just have to deal with it or deal with the stigma of wearing makeup.

Author erickyboo ( ago)
The thumbnail looks like Trace Domingez.

Author martin valdez ( ago)
I have the worst dark circles you'll ever see. I've been asked if im on drugs because of it.

Author Smiles ( ago)
Allergy medicine is anticholinergic which causes dementia.

Author Joseph Schauster ( ago)
Interesting to know. Yes, I have had allergies and rubbing eyes i do. I am 43. I have used cold spoons under my eyes.

Author Calin Pavelia ( ago)
I learn new things everyday! Thanks, scishow! 😆

Author Jza Diamo ( ago)
Wooow shots fired at Trace from DNews

Author EraG823 ( ago)
What if you always have bags under your eyes

Author jobriq5 ( ago)
That thumbnail pic tho

Author Norie92 ( ago)
Can you do a video on why the Seahawks didn't just run the damn ball?

Author Nomad Loco ( ago)
Blood is blue in your veins not red

Author O G ( ago)
Bullshit

Author Mumu Duck ( ago)
is it weird I actually want dark circles?

Author Maickel Hartlief ( ago)
and DON'T GET OLD

Author RelaxWithReena ( ago)
I found that when i run (I run outdoors so the fresh air and sun also helps), it makes a difference with my undereye darkness. It's immediate before and after a run, and even less dark the next day. Get that blood circulation going! :)


Author monte cristo ( ago)
What will happen if casieum was dropped into fluroantimonic acid ?

Author Koniaczek Koń ( ago)
Welp I didnt expect you to know that but having parasites like human worm or some tapeworms or candida's makes you have dark circles under your eyes too.

Author J Cee ( ago)
I have dark circles under my eyes, and my eyelids are a dark pinkish color. I call it my Portuguese Eyeshadow because I got it from that side of the family. Fascinating, I know. No need to thank me.

Author Tan ( ago)
why does cooking rice and eggs together make it taste so gross, but cooking them separately makes it taste good?

Author wtm7899ify ( ago)
Painted dog

Author cameron johnson ( ago)
Isn't that the same thumbnail as D news

Author argella1300 ( ago)
Also don't smoke, that makes dark circles worse too.

Author Liuhuayue ( ago)
How opportune. I have them right now... My parents say that I look like a panda when they get really bad. XP

Author codzomz ( ago)
So as an airline pilot who gets direct sun exposure at high altitude, can't get full nights sleep due to changes in circadian rhythm, and has trouble getting a proper diet due to being exposed to mostly airport and airplane food, I'm screwed....

Author John Demuth ( ago)
i would like to thank my schizophrenic boss for his contribution to my dark bags under my eyes. I guess if you ask him that would be considered a early christmas bonus

Author ElDoRado1239 ( ago)
I usually find girls with dark circles under the eyes very attractive and subconsciously think they are smart, interesting and trustworthy.

Author Catopus ( ago)
I like them

Author Beginning Edge ( ago)
How come it takes long to digest noodles

Author Jus10Ed ( ago)
There are no Patrons, only Zool.

Author Michael Grinshtat ( ago)
how to fix it?

Author WiglyWorm ( ago)
I thought our veins looked blue because the blood in veins was deoxygenated and so therefore darker...

Author SixTough ( ago)
there is only one histamine. maybe you meant cytokines

Author riski gost ( ago)
Tell me the fastest way to write a 6 page paper!

Author Soare Michele David ( ago)
Why some girls have a flat/small ass ?

Author Garrett ( ago)
anze kopitar am I right?

Author Fernando Romera ( ago)
+SciShow Does that periorbital hyperpigmentation take place around darker-skinned girls' vaginas? (no joke intended) I mean, is it the same biological/genetical process?

Author Wyzax76 ( ago)
Find a concealer that matches your skin tone and say goodbye to dark circles, forever (or at least as long as the concealer lasts.)

Author slevin parker ( ago)
What about pink eye?

Author Niamh Twohig ( ago)
this video made me tired, fuck, i still have shit to do today

Author Joseph Seti ( ago)
You left out sugar.

Author Secret ( ago)
The bags under my eyes are so big I have to check them separately when I get on an airplane - thanks Blizzard.

Author Matthieu Rolland ( ago)
What about yellowish bags under the eyes? Other than liver disease...

Author Ryan frost ( ago)
He talks like lex Luther from batman vs superman

Author Scheefinator ( ago)
Hard to get enough sleep when society is a bunch of fuck heads and don't let you. By this I mean, there is not enough being done to ensure people are well rested. They want us to work long hours over and over for shite pay and not enough sleep.

This needs to change.

Author DYE9 ( ago)
Oversleeping or not sleeping enough as well, right?

Author Rainy Day ( ago)
concealer, use lots and lots of concealer.

Author Bails 64 ( ago)
Wow, im 15 and my circles are fucking massive. Cant wait till im 80 and look like ive got black holes under my eyes!

Author DrVetSaveYourPet ( ago)
I will randomly get two "black eyes". They're not real black eyes, bc they don't hurt obviously. But I randomly suddenly look like I've been in a horrid fight. It comes and goes sporadically.

Author BFjordsman ( ago)
cocosori dark circles explains this subject alot better

Author Paco Ramirez ( ago)
So I'm fucked, pretty much

Author Afrika Smith ( ago)
Is it health to constantly have a song or any kinda of music playing in your head almost all the time?

Author kamiiixoxo ( ago)
How is crying raleted to our feelings??... Why do we cry when are sad.. Why does our body do that? How is that a defense mechanism or what is it??

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