Why Do I Get Dark Circles Under My Eyes?

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  • Опубликовано: 17 сен 2016
  • Look alive, you! Today we’re diving into the science behind dark circles under your eyes, and all the things that might cause them - tiredness included.
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    Sources:
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1524-4725.2009.01213.x/full
    www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/dark-circles-under-eyes/basics/causes/sym-20050624
    jddonline.com/articles/dermatology/S1545961613P0154X/1
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3969674/
    www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/questions/question/2986/
    cpj.sagepub.com/content/5/11/655.extract
    www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bags-under-eyes/in-depth/health-tip/art-20048799

Комментарии • 1 004

  • soulfulpizza14
    soulfulpizza14 3 дня назад

    Dark circles run in my family... which is funny because if I ever mention that I'm tired someone brings them up and in all honesty they were there long before I was exhausted.

  • An Huỳnh
    An Huỳnh 3 дня назад

    What cause allergy in the first play, is it some kind of mutation happen in our development

  • Alisha Gonzalez
    Alisha Gonzalez Месяц назад

    So the dark circles are actually a genetic advantage because it absorbs more light vs it being shined into your eye making it harder to see in the sun

  • peachy life
    peachy life Месяц назад

    2:56 is 👍💯

  • Master Panda61
    Master Panda61 Месяц назад

    Helped me so much

  • Ranjit
    Ranjit Месяц назад

    I hate these, especially in the morning I can literally feel them, grrrrrrr

  • Sterling O'Deaghaidh
    Sterling O'Deaghaidh 2 месяца назад

    Here is a good question, could we find a way to use atp like our cells as energy?

  • haruno21
    haruno21 2 месяца назад

    I have HUGE brown/black circle around all my eyes, under them, my lids.... everything is darker..... even if I get nice sleep. I think it's because I'm too pale
    Bless make up. More especifically concealer

  • Faul McOmlete
    Faul McOmlete 3 месяца назад

    I got this from my moms side of the family but you cant see it on them because they're black. Due to my dad being as white as a slowflake and my mom being on the lighter side of black people these dark circles are very apparent

  • UsoppFanGirl
    UsoppFanGirl 3 месяца назад +1

    I've had dark 'crescents' under my eyes since I could remember, and I KNOW it has nothing to do with sleep.

  • Dominique Harris
    Dominique Harris 3 месяца назад

    That explains a lot

  • Phill Drake
    Phill Drake 3 месяца назад

    I think this is have something to do with masturbating. If you stop fapping, they will gone.

  • JohnnyPlaysGames
    JohnnyPlaysGames 3 месяца назад

    He forgot the most common cause, drugs

  • Gummi.quasars
    Gummi.quasars 3 месяца назад

    My eyes get puffy and dark on top of my eyelids and dark below too

  • Julius Bernotas
    Julius Bernotas 3 месяца назад

    Why eyelids seem swollen just after waking up?

  • Megan Thompson
    Megan Thompson 3 месяца назад

    I knew it I knew it I knew it! My mom keeps saying that is because I’m not getting enough sleep. Yeah thanks genetics

  • stars _1.1
    stars _1.1 4 месяца назад

    First you give me a slow metabolism... and now that! Thank you genatics

  • Maddie Lambert
    Maddie Lambert 4 месяца назад

    Hey sci show I was just wondering what a membrain was because I have on in my left eye and it's not making me blind or anything so why is it there

  • Suicidal Pigeon
    Suicidal Pigeon 4 месяца назад

    I hate my under eyes I got called a panda

  • AgnesJulia 12
    AgnesJulia 12 4 месяца назад

    Dammit..

  • Juan Martinez
    Juan Martinez 4 месяца назад

    Have bad eye bags under my eyes and I think it’s genetic because my mom and grandmother have them. Anyways just looking if there’s a way to make them go away or at least make them look better? I always look extremely tired and people always think I never get sleep and it’s annoying when people ask if I sleep or not. If anyone knows any remedies or something to make it look less bad can you comment thanks!

  • Alexis On Ice!!!
    Alexis On Ice!!! 4 месяца назад

    One of my cousins has (doesn’t get) dark circles under her eyes, and they went away when she had her tonsils removed. Anyone know why?

  • Totally not a killer
    Totally not a killer 4 месяца назад

    I have a these problems, gg

  • darkdeathhasfinalyco
    darkdeathhasfinalyco 5 месяцев назад

    What are blood pimples and where do they come from??????

  • madscientistshusta
    madscientistshusta 5 месяцев назад

    Iv had this problem all my life.

  • lover1671
    lover1671 6 месяцев назад

    The blood in your body is NOT red. Blood only turns red when oxygen hits it.

    • DiminutiveFlower
      DiminutiveFlower 5 месяцев назад

      False my friend. Blood draws are not exposed to oxygen; proof that your blood is red.
      I hope this was informative.

  • Aeon
    Aeon 6 месяцев назад

    my mother used to say that dark circles were connected to ashtma symptoms, is this accurate?

    • ROCK GODDESS
      ROCK GODDESS 4 месяца назад

      Aeon Conrad or iron deficiency or odd sleeping patterns

  • Oleksandr Honcharov
    Oleksandr Honcharov 6 месяцев назад

    Hej! It's not all - there are greyish, greenish and brownish circles also, and they could be connected with health issues

  • Milo Island
    Milo Island 7 месяцев назад +1

    I wonder though, old stoners, people who smoke marijuana for along time, have big bags under their eyes, how does that happen I wonder.

  • Sky Taco Bird
    Sky Taco Bird 7 месяцев назад

    I have these black bags that are very hard to notice, i put makeup on it so people can't see it

  • cancertime
    cancertime 7 месяцев назад

    Sooo, is dark circles under my eyes are bad or not?

  • solenne miller
    solenne miller 7 месяцев назад

    Solution: sleep and concealer

  • PinkLlama !
    PinkLlama ! 7 месяцев назад

    I get enough sleep, I only have allergies when the pollen is *really* bad, and slightly overweight
    So either genetic or the thin skin thing

  • Furbloke
    Furbloke 7 месяцев назад

    I have really bad anxiety and Type 1 Diabetes. My cortisol levels go up when my anxiety plays up badly and its only through 13 hospital admissions that they realised this is what was putting my blood sugars uo tp +40 MMoL/s

  • luna lollzz
    luna lollzz 7 месяцев назад

    Sleep

  • Malou Lewin
    Malou Lewin 7 месяцев назад

    8 lol more like 10

  • Jimin 4life
    Jimin 4life 7 месяцев назад

    Wat abt pale ppl who look like they always get enough sleep

  • Umitalia nyan
    Umitalia nyan 7 месяцев назад

    Kuroki

  • Kevin Booth
    Kevin Booth 7 месяцев назад

    As soon as the darkening on people with dark skin was mentioned, I recalled that people use black under the eyes to reduce glare from cheeks.
    The dark circles under eyes seem to probably be an evolutionary adaptation....
    amiwrong?

    • Emperor Faust
      Emperor Faust 7 месяцев назад

      Kevin Booth noo its just bad bones under eyes. For example: my cheekbones protrude forward and I dont have dark circles. I have good development in my cheekbones, I sleep 4 hours a day and I have no dark circles. My friend who sleeps like 8-9hours a day has dark circles and his cheekbones dont protrude like mine

  • briar rose
    briar rose 7 месяцев назад

    I never get eye bags. Never, ever. Even when I haven't slept. It's awesome that I don't have to worry about that lmao

    • Person Person
      Person Person 5 месяцев назад +1

      Jessica DelPrincipe lucky

  • Jimmy Lander
    Jimmy Lander 7 месяцев назад +4

    How to get depressed in under 3 minutes

  • Francesca Neibel-Spruill
    Francesca Neibel-Spruill 7 месяцев назад +1

    i've just accepted the fact that i always have and always will look like a goddamn racoon.

  • Maggie Foster
    Maggie Foster 7 месяцев назад

    Hmm, surprised anemia wasn't mentioned! I am highly and chronically anemic. I have always had dark circles and am constantly asked if I am tired or sick.(🙄) The darkness has always worsened when I don't take my iron pill daily and if I don't get enough rest (which is always, lol.)
    Out of my three children, all three inherited my under eye circles in varying degrees of severity. I never really had allergy issues, but two of my boys do. Theirs definitely worsen when their allergies are giving them a hard time or if they are sick.
    I was never as bothered by my circles as much as others seem to be. I'll occasionally put some concealer on when the circles are dark enough that I could easily pass for an extra on The Walking Dead.
    I had great results with using an under eye cream put out by Garnier. It was cheap in comparison to the other creams on the shelf ($20-$75+) it started lightening the darkness within about three days of consistent use, but of course, the darkness returned when I stopped using it.
    The end.

  • Lucas Pino
    Lucas Pino 7 месяцев назад

    T H I C S K I N

  • GabbyBear
    GabbyBear 7 месяцев назад

    I feel like my under eye circles are the opposite of puffy lol my cheekbones are so high/stick out enough that part of my undereye circle is literally just cause of the shadow that my cheekbones create

  • Lauren Brooks
    Lauren Brooks 7 месяцев назад

    why is spencer the thumbnail

  • Layla Williams
    Layla Williams 7 месяцев назад

    I developed dark circles under my eyes after a serious illness in infancy. They've stayed with me ever since.

  • Shadow_Owl242
    Shadow_Owl242 7 месяцев назад

    Q: what behavioral changes have we observed in deer who live in suburban neighborhoods vs deer who live in the wild?

  • JuicyFTW
    JuicyFTW 8 месяцев назад

    But my vanes are always blue

  • Jarvis White
    Jarvis White 8 месяцев назад

    So....black people have sage mode?

  • Emurg_n54
    Emurg_n54 8 месяцев назад

    Cole sprouse can make dark circles hot doe

  • Oz El Coskuner
    Oz El Coskuner 9 месяцев назад +3

    QUESTION: Why toilet BIDETs are not common? Is only-toilet paper is better? Why isnt WHO recommending? It is so frustrating to use European toilets. It is like a KFC with only dry tissues and without a sink to wash your hand or any wet wipes. It is simply so unhygienic. Why western world couldnt catch up yet?

    • pippo spano
      pippo spano 5 месяцев назад

      In Italy we don't like swamp ass. Licking it is gross.

    • No Anime
      No Anime 7 месяцев назад +1

      Özel Coşkuner Oh, it seems like American are intelligent at least in one camp.
      Even we Italians have bidets, and I can't understand why no European country uses them beyond us.

  • ๏ςՇ๏г๏к รยรђเ
    ๏ςՇ๏г๏к รยรђเ 9 месяцев назад +6

    I've never tried it, but my buddy told me that hemorrhoid cream will make the dark bags under your eyes go away. I assume this doesn't apply to those with genes that promote them, if it even works at all, that is.

    • ๏ςՇ๏г๏к รยรђเ
      ๏ςՇ๏г๏к รยรђเ 7 месяцев назад

      That's good to know. $15 is definitely better than potentially $75, and while I don't really have trouble with bags or circles, I have a friend who does so I'll be sure to pass this along. Thanks for sharing!

    • Maggie Foster
      Maggie Foster 7 месяцев назад +2

      ʜʏʟɪᴀɴ ᴘʀɪᴅᴇ
      It really does work for bags. Wish it did for my dark circles. The one thing I found that helped with mine was an under eye circle treatment put out by Garnier. Relatively cheap, ($15 or so when the others on the shelf were $20-$75 which is ridiculous imo) and it worked. Didn't banish them entirely, but it lightened them when I consistently used it. Don't know if you have trouble with bags and circles, but wanted to share.

  • chhun hoksolinda
    chhun hoksolinda 9 месяцев назад +5

    When my mom see me having dark circles around my eyes, she said I've been playing too much games...

  • Wolfing_ Gamer
    Wolfing_ Gamer 9 месяцев назад

    Well....my dark circles are...


    My mascara when i sleep and i forget to take them off O_O

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez 9 месяцев назад

    Best video ever

  • Cocoa Nargis
    Cocoa Nargis 10 месяцев назад

    Could humans see in the dark if we REALLY tried? Can humans still servive out in the wild? What are our advantages and disadvantages?

  • The Vanilla Godzilla
    The Vanilla Godzilla 10 месяцев назад

    Ya sound like a fast talking used car salesman or street hustler, ("Ya got change for a $100 bill, pal?" and I walk away without the $100 plus I'm down $50.) I can understand you and follow because I AM from the big city. But it just sounds reeedickUless. Just speak at a normal human speed. Not like you have to pee
    You didn't explain why some people ARE JUST BORN WITH 'EM! HELLO! I am a natural strawberry blond and I've had dark circles under my eyes since before I started kindergarten! I guess it was all those nights spent walking the floor because of a sick hampster.
    Also, why does every native Indian (from India) look like they're actually required to sleep on a bed of nails? HUGE, BLACK circles under their eyes yet many have fairly dark brown skin color.
    thx, TVG

  • Source filmmaker and stuff
    Source filmmaker and stuff 10 месяцев назад

    My blephoconjuctivitis can explain dark circles

  • a Small Green Dot
    a Small Green Dot 10 месяцев назад

    911th comment. :)

  • Fiery Ducks
    Fiery Ducks 10 месяцев назад

    "generic anus comment"

  • Diana DD
    Diana DD 10 месяцев назад

    I watched this at 4 am..... 😐 😂

  • airwrecka
    airwrecka 10 месяцев назад +1

    can this guy be my doctor?

  • Jes The Red
    Jes The Red 10 месяцев назад

    Why is this nearly word for word the exact same as a report Published on 25 Jul 2016 by Today I Found Out?Guys, you can do better than this!

  • Steven The Filmer
    Steven The Filmer 11 месяцев назад

    Bih them bags Gucci.

  • min suga THE genius
    min suga THE genius 11 месяцев назад

    Dark circles are hot

  • min suga THE genius
    min suga THE genius 11 месяцев назад

    Dark circles are hot

  • Amarilis
    Amarilis 11 месяцев назад

    I HATE FREAKKINN CORTISOL... ITS IN THE "WHY I CANT LOSE WEIGHT VIDEOS" AND NOW THE "WHY DO I HAVE DARK CIRCLES VIDEO!"

  • girl unknown
    girl unknown 11 месяцев назад

    so does crying give you dark bags? just wondering.
    that was the best comment i had sorry

  • Jolina Dedios
    Jolina Dedios 11 месяцев назад

    Is it ok to charge your device and wear iPhones at the same time?
    My mom keeps saying it's dangerous but I still do it anyway..

  • therabbithat
    therabbithat 11 месяцев назад

    A condition called "around the eyes, very coloury" oh, latin

  • Gage
    Gage Год назад

    I was born with them and i hate them

  • Noly Rson
    Noly Rson Год назад

    Fucking hate the dark circles under my eyes lol, happy with everything else but my eyes make me look like I'm half dead.

  • Mohamed Mokrane
    Mohamed Mokrane Год назад

    Hmm thank you

  • Earthling Adam
    Earthling Adam Год назад

    What about the connection to the kidneys? Any thoughts on that?

  • Adrian Andal
    Adrian Andal Год назад

    What product I can use to remove dark under eye

  • The Otaku King
    The Otaku King Год назад

    People always say I look like a raccoon because of my dark circles

  • Andrew ?
    Andrew ? Год назад

    That first pic looks like the white weeknd lol

  • Nichole C
    Nichole C Год назад

    There are injections/fillers that help with the dark circles, too. Until then, concealer and Claritin it is, for me!

  • Soso Sasa
    Soso Sasa Год назад

    👍🏾

  • Keijo 420
    Keijo 420 Год назад

    thiccness of skin

  • Oooish Bro
    Oooish Bro Год назад

    So looking like the sith is genetic? I want my new pair of genes.

  • Erika Fiore
    Erika Fiore Год назад

    So basically by most comments I just read we just need to figure out a way of making dark circles be a new fashion trend and become sexy.

  • Mind over Mindfuck
    Mind over Mindfuck Год назад

    Ah... Lately I've been on a medicine that makes my immune system pissy - and my allergies worse. So this is why I've got bags for days

  • Zoflow 02
    Zoflow 02 Год назад

    my allergies are so

  • captainrobots
    captainrobots Год назад

    what if you are not born with them and do everything you said to help or prevent them but still have them.

  • The Great Sloth Lord
    The Great Sloth Lord Год назад

    Welp, one of my friends is seriously screwed as he goes days without sleep quite often. In fact, I'm surprised he isn't dead as I'm no scientist but I'm pretty sure constantly not going to sleep is extremely bad for your health.

  • Randi D.C
    Randi D.C Год назад

    ok cool! so i don't have to worry about still having eye bags after i have got 10 hours of sleep during fall,i rub my eyes a lot and i have major allergies

  • subzero9024
    subzero9024 Год назад

    I used to always have the best sleep but am cursed with this bullshit under my eyes

  • Apiture Science
    Apiture Science Год назад

    For some reason he said "allergies" and i busted out loling!

  • iUniqueOrn
    iUniqueOrn Год назад

    For some reason I find it kinda hot when guys have dark circles.. xD

  • BeatDroppingBeats
    BeatDroppingBeats Год назад

    I'm always stressed..

  • IlexonTrooper
    IlexonTrooper Год назад

    My mum has tried sending me to bed so many times because of black bags even though one night I slept more than 10 hours which is really annoying

  • Exploding Peach
    Exploding Peach Год назад

    Geez, is Google using my phone's camera to generate video suggestions? Cause I have terrible eyebags right now, maybe some weird kind of hayfever... Creepy...

  • Wolf Girl
    Wolf Girl Год назад

    I also have dark circles under my eyes, but:
    Ummm.... the blue veins on your wrist are actually blue... Where the blood travels around you body, giving off the oxygen collected from the lungs, it runs through the capillaries (I think that is how you spell it) and into your veins. The blood is then deoxygenated (Sorry about spelling) and travels through your veins back to the heart, then to the lungs and back again.. (I could go into more detail but I don't want to bore you :D) Sorry if you said this, I'm 11 years old, and just wanted to seem smart XD
    Good day everyone!!

  • KeoneArt
    KeoneArt Год назад

    It's kind of attractive on females.

  • Anime Wolf
    Anime Wolf Год назад

    Around my eyes is the worst, dark circles under eyes runs in my family and you can see my veins in my eyelids, kids looked at me strangely in an after school program

  • Gracie Lee
    Gracie Lee Год назад

    I've always had giant dark circles beneath my eyes to rival L from Death Note. Nothing I've ever done has ever made them go away.

  • Renwick
    Renwick Год назад

    how'd you cure this shit?

  • Simon Greenaway
    Simon Greenaway Год назад

    Dark Circles? Eyes? Looks like you got a black eye!