What Causes Dark Undereye Circles?

Skin pigment does contribute to the dark circles under the eye, but it’s not the main cause. The main issue here is that there is a natural depression under the eye that creates a perception of a dark shadow. We all have this depression to a variable degree. It is caused by the thin eyelid skin and the underlying muscle that adheres tightly to the bone in that area. This depression creates an uneven surface, which with light reflection appears as a dark band under the eye. To correct this dark area under the eye (also known as the tear… Continue Reading →