Some people are more prone to getting dark circles than others. The risk factors include:
Indian skin or brown skin tone: Dark circles are very common in Indian skin tone since the tendency for melanin production is higher.
Genetics: Family history of dark circles can also contribute towards an increased tendency for dark circles. A very common example is the pigmentary demarcation line around the eyes.
What are measures that can be taken at home for dark circles?
Topical Caffeine is known to improve puffiness and dark circles. To utilize the cold tea bags as a compress, keep the teabag in clean water and then in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. And keep the tea bags on your eyes. Keep for 10 minutes or so twice every day before removing and rinsing the area with warm water.
Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties. Hence use cucumber slices to fix raccoon eyes naturally. To try this technique twice a day, cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and keep in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Leave the slices for 10 minutes on your eyes. Rinse your eyes with warm water (but not hot) later.
Potatoes are great for the synthesis of collagen to promote healthier, younger-looking skin. To treat your under-eye bags, grate some potatoes & Extract the juice from the potato and soak cotton pads in the juice. For 10 minutes, keep the pads on your eyes and rinse in warm water.
Cut back on alcohol intake
Eat a diet rich in antioxidants and beta carotene (Vitamin A)
Avoid rubbing the eyes
Reduce your screen time. Take frequent breaks from your laptop, desktop or mobile.