How to Permanently Fix Dark Circles Under Eyes: 5 Best Ways

Megan Dominion

The biggest organ in the human body is the skin. This means that the health of one’s skin is a major factor that can influence the overall health of a person, and visa versa. Skincare has become a routine for most people globally as they intend to have not just beautiful and glowing, but also healthy skin.

As much as skin care has been widely adopted, one skin issue that persists is the issue of dark circles below the eyes. These dark circles have been studied by several dermatologists in a bid to find their cause and come up with effective permanent solutions.

Studies reveal that dark circles are largely caused by fatigue, allergies, heredity, and a lot of exposure to the sun. While there are other causes, these are the most common ones. While many people do understand that dark circles do not mean one has a serious health problem, they still seek permanent solutions for it.

There are numerous available solutions for permanently getting rid of dark circles. This article highlights some of the methods that one can use. Most of the methods discussed are specific to the factors that have caused a person to develop dark circles.

1. Sleeping Schedule

One of the main causes of dark circles among a great majority of the global population is fatigue and lack of sleep. The fatigue caused by lack of sleep also causes one to have pale skin. This combination of effects causes the resultant dark circles to appear even darker.

In such a case, it means that the recurring dark circles have an easy solution. To permanently get rid of dark circles caused by fatigue or lack of sleep, one should set a good sleeping schedule.

The sleeping schedule should allow the person to sleep for at least 7 hours. It is also important to watch your sleep hygiene. Good sleep hygiene will help ensure that you get quality sleep during the designated hours.


2. Reduced Exposure to UV Rays

The ultraviolet rays of the sun often worsen dark eye circles in most people. This means that to prevent the development and worsening of dark circles, one has to reduce exposure to UV rays while also embracing another method to get rid of them.

There are several options to minimize or reduce exposure to the sun’s UV rays. The most common method for this is applying sunscreen. Sunscreen is a compound that is applied to the human skin to offer protection from the sun.

Sunscreen contains chemical absorbers that form a very thin protective layer above a person’s skin. This layer absorbs UV radiation before it reaches the skin. To get rid of dark circles permanently, one should make a habit of using sunscreen daily if they are to get outside the house.

You can use both physical and chemical sunscreens to shield yourself from UV rays. Since the face is one of the most sensitive areas of your skin, make sure you use sunscreens that suit your skin type. Some people may develop allergies to the chemicals used in sunscreen creams and lotions.

If you develop such an allergy or rashes, consult your dermatologist immediately to address the symptoms. A dermatologist can also help you identify your skin type accurately and guide you to the right type of skincare product that can work best on your skin.

3. Head Elevation

In some cases, dark circles are caused by the pooling of water in the head when someone is asleep. This is a common cause of dark circles in people who fail to use head pillows or those who use insufficient pillows.

This specific cause of dark circles requires one to get professional dermatology services. The dermatologist will figure out whether your dark circles are caused by excessive fluid pooling in your head. Once the root cause is diagnosed, your dermatologist will guide you through the treatment procedures.

When sleeping, ensure your head is properly raised. If you have dark circles and you use a pillow, you should add another pillow. Elevating the head when asleep ensures that fluids that come into the head do not pool. People who lie flat or use insufficient pillows often have fluids pooling in their heads. This pooling causes puffiness in their lower eyelids.

4. Vitamin E and Almond Oil

Vitamin E contains a healing property that helps replenish the skin and retain its glow.

  • Antioxidants found in vitamin E protect the skin against UV rays
  • Vitamin E nourishes and protects the skin from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Almond oil’s emollient nature helps balance the skin’s water loss and water absorption rate.
  • Almond oil is also good for improving skin tone and soothing dry skin.

These two compounds combined can help get rid of dark spots under the eyes permanently.
To use them, combine equal parts of each and mix gently. Then, gently massage the mixture onto the area with the dark circles. For the best results, you should sleep with the mixture on your face and wash it off in the morning.

Next morning, use plain cold water or cold water with a facial cleanser to remove the mixture. Do this every night until the dark circles disappear. You can also choose to continue with the routine even after they disappear to enjoy the benefits that vitamin E and almond oil offer to the skin.

woman applying cream under her eyes

5. Medical Tattooing

The most recent remedy for frequent and recurring dark circles is medical tattooing. Medical tattooing is a procedure quite similar to regular tattooing, with a few caveats.

In some cases, people who regularly get dark circles fail to get positive results from other remedies available for dark circles. In this case, you can ask your dermatologist to focus on hiding them rather than finding a remedy for clearing them.

When using medical tattooing to hide dark circles, one is tattooed a permanent concealer on the areas affected by the dark circles. The concealer contains color pigments that match your skin tone. The use of medical tattooing to hide dark circles gives a sort of permanent makeup that ensures the area below your eyes is flawless.

However, it is important to keep in mind that even though the tattoo is permanent, the ink’s color pigments can oxidize. This can cause the tattoo’s color to change. If this happens, visit your dermatologist for a fix.


Dark circles are a common issue among people who care about their skin and appearance. By implementing the above-discussed permanent solutions, you can be assured of clear skin, free from dark circles.

Megan Dominion

Megan Dominion is SILKUP's Managing Editor. She's been down both the curly hair and skincare rabbit holes many times and loves that there's always something new to learn; a new science, method, product or personal experience.