BY JULIA HORNIACEK JUN 9, 2017
There are a few reasons dark circles appear along our lower lids, so while we can absolutely attribute the occasional shadow to long work days that turned into late — possibly boozy — nights, there may be other factors to consider if it becomes a recurring concern.
Dark circles are dilated blood vessels underneath the eye area, and can form as a result of sleep deprivation, alcohol, allergies, aging, or genetics. To reduce these dark marks, the first step would be to address probable cause. Note that similarly to how your skin might be more acne-prone than others, dealing with dark circles is personal; you have to find what works for you.
To eliminate some trial and error (maybe even some unnecessary spending?), we've consulted with seven skin experts and makeup artists to find out what pros are using to address dark circles.