Those dark circles under your eyes may be hereditary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get rid of them. Many people have these, especially those of African or Asian descent.
Dark circles tend to become more noticeable as we age because the skin around the eyes becomes thinner, which causes the tiny blood vessels underneath it to be more exposed.
You can check to see if your dark under eye circles are caused by excess pigment by pulling the skin under your eyes sideways. If the skin becomes blotchy, excess pigment is the cause.
Dark circles are more often caused by loss of volume in the eye area as we age rather than by excess pigment.
You can certainly cover dark circles with concealer, but there are other, more lasting solutions as well. One of these is treatment with an intense pulsed light laser, which can destroy cells and smooth the skin under the eyes. Usually, a series of four treatments, which costs about $800, is needed to do the job.
Less expensively, you mat also get good results by using am under eye cream that contains lightening agents such as hydroquinone or kojic acid. And, if your circles are caused by thin skin, an eye cream that contains caffeine may help.
So don’t give up and figure you’ve got to live with the problem. You probably don’t!