This common habit makes your dark circles even worse

With age and lack of sleep, dark circles can become increasingly visible. But a reflex we have every day can make them more visible.

Dark circles deepen more quickly because of this common habit
Dark circles deepen more quickly because of this common habit

The ravages of time have an inevitable impact on our bodies. The older we get, the weaker our body becomes. Our skin loses tone, wrinkles appear and dark circles become increasingly visible under our eyes. While they are generally attributed to a lack of sleep, they are also favored by something we all do on a daily basis.

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Dark circles, a phenomenon with multiple causes

Dark circles, sometimes referred to as 'bags under the eyes' when they are very visible, can be caused by a number of factors. They may simply be due to the aging of the body, with a reduction in collagen leading to a loss of skin elasticity and therefore... wrinkles and dark circles.

It's also common to have dark circles in the morning. Camille Albane's website explains:

Lying down (involving an immobile horizontal position of the neck) slows the circulation of blood and lymph vessels. The latter become congested during this period of inactivity, causing the dark circles to swell.

Of course, stress and fatigue can also contribute to the appearance of dark circles, but there's another, much underestimated cause to puffy eyes.

Read more:Dark circles under your eyes could be a sign of a bigger issue

Yawning is more likely to worsen dark circles

That cause is... yawning! But not really because we yawn when we're tired. According to the Renée Rouleau blog:

When you yawn, your eyes tend to fill with water, creating swelling and puffiness. Excessive yawning is actually equivalent to crying during a sad movie because of the fluids it creates.

Similarly, having runny eyes due to allergies can deepen dark circles, but who knew that the beginning of Up had the power to give you bags under your eyes? In conclusion, to avoid dark circles, it's best to get a good night's sleep and... avoid certain Disney movies!

Read more:Simple tricks to remove dark circles naturally

This article has been translated from Gentside FR.

Sources used

Camille Albane: Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes: causes and solutions

Renée Rouleau: Short On Sleep? Here Are 6 Tips For Reducing Under-Eye Puffiness And Dark Circles

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