I have bags and dark circles ... But why ?!

Gebhard Sophie

Do you find your eyes dull? Tiredness ? You do not know how to remedy them and you do not know their causes of appearance? 


Know that you are not alone, the eye area is one of the main cosmetic concerns for women but also for men. It is therefore a recurring problem, not revealing the presence of a significant health problem but rather turns out to be aesthetic inconvenience.


Here we will reveal all the tips and tricks to fix it. After this article, your doe gaze!

Dark circles or bags: what's the difference? And what is it?

The bags correspond to a swelling of the lower eyelid, not to be confused with the dark circles which correspond to a darkening of the skin.


The eye is surrounded by very thin skin and is therefore fragile since it is more easily exposed to external aggressions. There is blood circulation and lymphatic around the eye which not only nourishes the area but also cleans it. 


It is these two circulations which are responsible for the appearance of dark circles when their functioning is impaired. In fact, when the lymphatic system is out of order, it no longer effectively eliminates pigments (the melanin) present under the skin. The pigments therefore accumulate and are easily visible since at this level, the skin is thin, causing the appearance of a brown coloration under the eyes. Poor blood circulation, resulting in dark circles of blue / purple color. 

Dark circles are not exclusively characteristic of short nights. Indeed, a bad lifestyle, consumption of tobacco and alcohol, as well as stress will accentuate this phenomenon. Do not forget that there is, unfortunately, a part of genetics that should not be neglected.

Age will also accentuate this phenomenon since the skin will become more and more refined.


The puffiness is due to the accumulation of water or fat under the eyes.

There are two categories:

  • The so-called "aqueous " pockets: as the name suggests, they are linked to the accumulation of water and are the result of poor microcirculation leading to water retention. Often present when you wake up, they tend to disappear during the day.

  • The so-called "adipose" pockets : these are pockets of fat. Often hereditary, they can also be linked to a microcirculation problem. They generally appear with age, and do not resolve during the day.

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How to overcome ?

  • Improve your lifestyle : indeed, despite all the techniques that can be found, the most effective is a balanced diet (with lots of good antioxidants and vitamins found in fruits and vegetables) and good sleep.

  • Stimulate the area with small massages every night: dark circles and bags being linked to poor blood circulation, massages will help this circulation and will reduce new formations.

  • Medical methods: medical methods will not be explained here but be aware that there are some. In case of persistence, you can consult a health professional who will guide your management.

  • Protect yourself from UV rays : extremely thin, the skin around the eyes is very sensitive to UV rays which will promote the hollow under the eyes. 

  • Put cold on your eyes when you wake up: in fact, the cold will cause vasoconstriction (contraction of small vessels), improving blood circulation and limiting swelling).

  • Moisturize your eye area : at BeautyMix, the gel de lin, very hydrating, can be used in your recipes to hydrate the eye area. Fresh cucumber slices will also be your hydration ally! (They will be removed when the "freshness" effect has disappeared)

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