Dark circles under your eyes can be caused and exacerbated by a number of things, not just lack of sleep. One thing you might not know could cause dark circles: nasal congestion.
Photo by ShutterPulp
The Mayo Clinic explains the problem and the easy solution:
Extra zzzs may not cure those dark circles under your eyes. One common cause is nasal congestion. When your nose gets congested, veins that usually drain from your eyes into your nose become widened and darker. Rinsing your sinuses with a saltwater solution (mix 1/4 teaspoon sea salt with 2 cups warm water) or over-the-counter saline spray can help relieve nasal congestion, and your dark circles.
It’s something to try, at least, if the area under your eyes is darker than usual.
Dark circles under eyes? Check your nose [Mayo Clinic]