I have spent half my life asking this very question. For as long as I can remember, the dark circles and puffiness of my eyes have plagued me. I would sleep well, yet I would wake up looking like someone had rubbed charcoal around my eyes.
Not Pretty. Over time I began to realise that a good night’s sleep alone won’t get rid of your dark circles. While it can help the appearance of your eyes and the skin around it, dark circles also depend on things like diet, lifestyle, dehydration and your age (although younger people aren’t immune from it either).
Unfortunately for those (including myself) who have chronic dark circles, looking tired and aged is an all too familiar sight. How many times has someone come up to you and asked, ‘wow are you ok, you look tired?’ And you think to yourself, 'well I’ve had a good night’s sleep?'.
However, it’s not all doom and gloom - there are of course many things you can do to naturally alleviate dark circles and puffy eyes - including getting enough sleep, regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet.