Dec 16, 2013
Dark circles can affect anyone and at any point in our lives. Caused by blood pooling in the veins just under the skin, they can be a consequence of lack of sleep, illness, stress or even genes.
There are endless ways you can diminish dark circles around the eye. The cosmetic shelves are flooded with products that promise to conceal undereye circles. Besides using these products, there are many things that you can do to lighten the dark circles around eyes.
One of the most common causes of dark circles is lack of sleep. You must get at least 7 hours of sleep every day. Lack of rest drives blood to your eyes where your skin is thinner, often leading to undereye shadows or circles. To address the problem, quality sleep is a requisite. Get a good night's sleep; lack of sleep could make the problem worse.
You may get dark circles under your eyes because of vitamin deficiencies. A healthy, well-rounded diet comprising of fresh fruits and vegetables will help reduce the circles. Also, make sure that you consume foods rich in vitamin C and vitamin K. Moreover, reduce salt intake in your diet to eliminate puffiness.
Almond oil and Honey: Combine 2 tablespoons of honey and almond oil. Apply the mixture under your eyes before you go to bed. Wash your face in the morning. Besides, eat 10 almonds daily to see a noticeable change.
Tomato and Lemon: Combine a tablespoon of fresh tomato juice and lemon juice each. Add a spoon of gram flour to the mixture. Rub this paste under your eyes and keep it for 10 to 15 minutes. You will notice change in a few days.
One of the easy things that you can do to remove dark circles around eyes is to apply cold slices of cucumber or potato. These are the compresses that could work for you. Doing this helps reduce puffiness and provide brightening effects to the eyes. All you need to do is cut a slice of cucumber into rounds and apply to your closed eyelids. Keep it for 10 minutes while you rest on your back.
If you're a tea drinker, tea can serve two purposes for you. First, drinking tea provides anti-oxidants to get rid of dark circles. Second, used and cooled tea bags placed on your closed eyelids have the same effect as the compresses. In addition, tea bags have tannin that alleviates puffiness and calms the eyes.
Many cover dark circles under their eyes with makeup. Maybe it is the easiest and quickest way, but not the solution. You can’t get rid of them in a day or two, but can lighten them when precautions are taken. If you don’t see a change after trying the aforementioned, check with your doctor to figure out if there is any underlying medical cause for it.
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