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Black Circles Under the Eyes-The Need of Natural Eye Cream.

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Dark circles, black rings, and eye bags under the eye area. Causes and Possible Treatment  

Dark circles beneath the eyes are a widespread problem in today’s society that affects people of both sexes equally and has a variety of causes. This essay will discuss the potential causes and possible treatments of eye bags, black rings, and other under-eye imperfections, including black circles.

Dark circles beneath the eyes can be caused by a variety of factors, including insufficient sleep, poor eating habits, excessive alcohol and tobacco use, excessive sun exposure, and tobacco use.

Aging, allergies, and other genetic deficiencies.What we need to know.

Aging, allergies, and genetic deficiencies like iron deficiency and anemia may all lead to the appearance of eye bags under the eye. The thin skin around the eyes is sensitive and needs special care. 

Why do I have Black Circles under the eye? Understanding the Causes

Excess fluid under the eyes contributes to the appearance of puffy eyes and dark circles. There are many reasons for black circles or swollen puffy bag eyes to appear under the eyes area. 

Let’s examine a few causes that may lead to the appearance of black circles under the eye.

Seasonal Allergies

Allergies and sinus infections can lead to the appearance of black circles under the eyes. Allergic shiners are those dark circles under the eyes caused by congestion of the nose and sinuses. The blood pools under your eyes, and these swollen veins enlarge and darken, creating dark circles and puffiness. Nasal congestion may appear when tissues and blood vessels get swollen due to excess fluid, causing this stuffy, plugged feeling we tend to experience.

Lack of sleep and mental stress

We all know that when we do not sleep well, or we feel stressed, we see black circles under our eyes that go away after a good night’s sleep. When we don’t get enough sleep, our body unleashes the stress hormone cortisol. When found in excess amounts, it can crack down on the skin collagen, the protein that keeps our skin smooth and elastic.

Eating habits

It is essential to remember that too much salt or sodium is not suitable for our body and may result in consequences in skin appearance. An excessive amount of sodium leads to our body retaining water. As water tends to flow from a place where the salt concentration is low to tissues with a higher salt concentration, the excess amount of water creates puffiness in the face area, especially under the eyes. Therefore, salty food can lead to increased salt concentration and the release of water under the skin, and the formation of black circles. 

Hormonal problems

kidney problems can cause fluid retention under the eyes leading to puffiness and dark circles. The reason is that protein in the urine is an early sign that the kidneys’ filters have been damaged, allowing the protein to leak into the urine. Puffiness around your eyes may be because our kidneys leak a large amount of protein in the urine rather than keeping it in the body. Thyroid problems such as Hyperthyroidism can cause fluid retention in the body, including around the eyes. 


According to Dermatologists, a significant factor for having under-eye swollen bags or dark circles is due to physical characteristic that runs in your family and may as well be attributed to darker skin pigmentation. In the same way, eye bags can also be genetic, with some families having more prominent bags as skin tends to appear more delicate and vulnerable.

Aging and hardening of the skin

The area around the eye is very delicate and is known to be one of the first areas in our body where we see signs of aging. It is no secret that the appearance of the face typically changes with age. As skin dries out, the underlying layer of fat shrinks so that the face no longer has a plump, smooth surface. Wrinkles cannot be avoided, and the number and size of dark spots on the face may also increase. These pigment changes are primarily due to sun over-exposure. 


It is well known now that smoking weakens the collagen layer, accelerates skin aging, and decreases skin elasticity. Smokers may want to avoid excessive smoking as this may drastically accelerate the skin ant-aging process.


Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body, although it’s liquid. When our skin is dehydrated, the area under our eyes becomes flabby and weak, causing bags to form. Drinking too much alcohol causes the delicate skin to weaken around the eyes and damage its appearance.

Overexposure to sun

UV rays can weaken the collagen layer and cause premature wrinkling and sagging skin. Being over-exposed to the sun may cause our body to produce an excess of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that provides skin with color. Overexposure to sunlight, particularly in the eyes, may lead to pigmentation in the surrounding skin to darken and thus cause dark under the eyes. 

Preventing Dark Circles Under the Eyes

We can take several simple steps to treat black circles while reducing water accumulation in these tissues.

• Have a good night’s sleep – maintaining good sleep habits means getting enough hours of sound and relaxed sleep to allow the body to recover and start the new day.

• Maintain a good sleeping posture – changing your sleeping position can help improve dark circles around your eyes. A change is not simple but possible. Lying on your back with a pillow under your head can prevent fluid from accumulating under the eyes.

Unfortunately, and despite all remedies, one must consider that black circles may become permanent if not treated well and in time.

• Allergies – treatment of hay fever or allergies and clogged sinuses by alternative medicine or with a doctor can also significantly improve the appearance of the eyes.

• Remove make-up before sleep-make-up products can cause eye irritation and cause fluid build-up in this area, which often irritates the eyes.

It would be best if you Also considered the Following.

• Sun protection – use a broad sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB in the eye area. Lavender Natural Sun Protection Cream can help protect your skin against the sun. 

• Eye cream – the daily use of moisturizers adapted to the delicate area under the eyes. When you massage the soft area under your eyes with a natural eye cream, you can help the fluids flow and provide long-lasting relief to black eyes. We recommend Lavender’s Natural Cosmetics Eye Cream.

Our natural eye cream targets dark undereye circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

Lavender Natural Cosmetics has developed a 100% All Natural Line of products specifically designed to help and improve the black eye circle under the eye area.

At Lavender All-Natural Cosmetics we have developed two unique creams for the eye area. Like the rest of our products, both are 100% all-natural and contain essential oils that soothe and nourish the area.

We highly recommend our Anti-Aging Eye Cream with Astaxanthin. It nourishes, moisturizes, and reduces the formation of new wrinkles and is based on olive oil, Shea butter, and vitamin E, with a mild rosewood fragrance.

The Anti Aging Cream is especially suitable for those who suffer from skin fatigue, area swelling, or dark circles under 

Moreover, the red algae are excellent for maintaining and improving skin elasticity and relieving the dark circles around the eyes.

About ido mashall

Ido Mashall, BA in biology, B. Sc – Chemical Engineering, M. Sc. – Material Engineering (Technion), and a RCHhom- classical homeopath practitioner. Ido have more than 25 years experience in many industrial and chemical application and development. From 2007 ido is working and expertise in Natural Cosmetic development and manufacturing, Safety of cosmetic products and more.

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