About six months ago I returned from a trip to Florida (where incidentally I partook in a week of tanning) with very dark circles under my eyes. I tried various eye creams and to no avail. Upon consulting my dermatologist he said that they are hereditary, however I found this hard to believe given that they practically showed up over night! Now, just as I was learning to live with the fact that I look like I never sleep, the skin under my eyes has turned white. Such that, the condition under my eyes now includes the dark outline of the bags, only now the bags are white so that it looks like I've been out in the sun with sun glasses on. I'm not sure what to do at this point and I question revisiting my dermatologist as he was not much help last time. I have read that these dark circles can be caused by allergies, so I thought of visiting an allergist, but now am further confused as the skin has turned white. Lastly, I've tried tanning as it was my hope that this would darken the pigmentation under my eyes, only it did not and actually only made the condition more noticeable. So I guess my question is how can I get the dark circles and/or the white bags to go away, if this is even possible?