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Summary

A dark circle is a change in the colour of the skin or the relief under the eyes, in the area located between the lower eyelid and the top of the cheekbone. When a dark circle appears, the skin becomes dull and darkened, to a colour which varies with each person (black or violet dark circles etc…). In some cases, the structure of the face is transformed and the eye area becomes more hollow.

In general, dark circles give the face a more tired and aged appearance.

A temporary or permanent situation?

We are not all made equal when it comes to the appearance of dark circles. Some people react quite rapidly and on a long-term basis to the factors responsible for the darkening of the skin under the eyes. Dark circles can arise then disappear within a few days or set in for a long time. Their persistence depends on the causes of their appearance and on each person’s hereditary profile, but it is certain that with age they have the tendency to mark the face for longer.

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