Are you struggling with the appearance of Dark circles and Puffy Eyes? 

We understand how difficult they are to control as well as the affect their presence may have on your confidence! If you are sick and tired of waking up in the morning and seeing those large dark rings underneath your eyes then this is the blog for you. Let us help you to understand better the causes and what you can do to reduce their appearance! 

Fatigued is widely known as the most common reasons for dark circles and puffiness around your eyes.

Although this is a well know reason for this problem, it isn’t the only one! Other lifestyle traits and genetics play a huge role and this blog will go into each one in more detail.

1) Fatigue

Sleep deprivation is a critical lifestyle mistake that a lot of us are guilty of. When we are deprived of our ‘beauty sleep,’ our skin becomes dull and paler which allows dark tissues and blood vessels from beneath our skin to start to show, giving the appearance of dark circles. Puffiness of the face can also be caused due to lack of sleep as this will cause fluid to build underneath your eyes.

2) Age

It is a simple fact that we are all going to get older! Naturally, as we get older our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity. As this occurs, the dark blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible, causing the area below your eyes to darken.

3) Eyestrain

Repetitive staring at a computer or television screen will cause a strain on your eyes. This strain can enlarge the blood vessels around your eyes and as a result, the skin surrounding your eyes can become darker.

 4) Allergies

If you have a low tolerance to allergies, then you shouldn’t be surprised to notice the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes! During an allergic reaction, your body will release a chemical in order to fight these attacks which will result in itchy, watery and puffy eyes.

5) Dehydration

This is something I think a majority of us are guilty of, not drinking enough water! When we are dehydrated, our body is not well hydrated and the skin beneath out eyes looks dull and sunken.

6) Sun overexposure

When you are exposed to the sun, always wear sun cream! This will not only prevent going that shrimp pink colour but will also protect your skin over the long term. Irreversible damage is caused if you spend to long unprotect in the sun as your body produces an excess of melanin which will cause the pigmentation around your eyes to darken. Damage to the areas of skin around your eyes will result in puffiness as your skin is particularly thin and delicate in this area.

7) Genetics

Unfortunately, our genetics determine whether we are blessed with flawless features or not. If your dark circles and puffy eyes is a problem that you have always faced and no matter what products you use you can’t reduce them, then it is time to simply embrace them!  Just always remember that we are all perfect in our imperfections.

8) Anemia

Anemia is a diagnosed condition meaning you are showing a lower level than normal red blood cells in your body. This will leave you feeling dizzy, weak and tired most of the time. Another symptom of Anemia is having paler skin than usual, and you may have dark circles under your eyes. Consult a doctor to get your iron levels checked

9) Weather

Seasonal changes in the weather can have a severe affect on your skin. In theory, colder temperatures in the winter can cause your eyes to become puffy as compared to hay fever being the cause in the Summer.


As you now know, there are a wide variety of causes to those unattractive Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes but have no fear our solutions are fair and plenty. If you need some help in finding the RIGHT products for you, please contact us customer@chokbeauty.com and one of our beauty experts will guide you in the right direction!

I hope this blog has opened your eyes to the causes of the problems you may be facing. Whether it is a lifestyle change needed or more awareness to the causes...it is time to say BYE BYE TO THOSE BAGS

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