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Have you ever noticed that your under-eye circles are worse than your non-redhead friends? There’s a reason for that. Let’s face it, being a redhead is always glamorous but it does come with a few downsides. One of the downsides for redheads with is fair skin is the skin is thinner (many call this couperose skin) and shows bruising, veins, and discoloration. This discoloration shows up more in redheads partially because redhead skin can be pale and shows the contrast more. Thinner skin means the blood vessels underneath the skin show through more than on other skin types.

This is also why redheads bruise more easily and bruises may appear darker and more intense. 

Dark circles can appear for a number of reasons including age, allergies, dehydration, and genetics. The most common cause of under-eye circles is fatigue. When we are tired, our eyes can get puffy and discolored. 

While there isn’t much you can do to keep dark circles from appearing other than keeping a healthy lifestyle, drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate rest, there are a few ways you can help to cover your dark under-eye circles or try to reduce their appearance.

READ: How To Cure Your Redheaded Under Eyes and Dark Circles

READ: Concealer 101 for Redheads: How to Cover Under Eye Circles

Rock it like a Redhead!