October 30, 2019

At Home Remedies To Help Get Rid of Dark Circles


“You look tired.” Mildly rude words that have some sort of impact on us. If you’ve never been told this, then please share with us your secrets! For the most part, we can thank those lovely dark circles for attributing to the “tired” look. First, let’s understand the cause(s) for dark circles. Fatigue/exhaustion, allergies, eye rubbing, excessive sun exposure, dehydration, smoking, and natural age process are all contributing factors. Two things we can’t entirely defy would be aging and genetics. However, you can try these at home remedies to help alleviate those dark circles.


1. Cucumbers

Simply slice up a chilled cucumber. Make sure the slices are round enough to cover your eyes. Your face should be clean and dry prior to laying the cucumbers on your eyes. Leave them on for about 15 minutes and voila! This may help soothe tired eyes, redness, and swelling. Cucumbers are also high in water and Vitamin C, which may helps nourish and moisturizes the skin. Cucumbers also contain silica, essential for healthy tissue.


2. Tea Bags

You will want to brew either black or green caffeinated tea(two tea bags) and then wait for the bags to cool off before placing them on your eyes. You can leave the tea bags on your eyes for 15-30 minutes. Caffeine found in black and green teas has a positive effect on puffy and swollen eyes. Antioxidants called flavonoids and tannins found in black or green tea also helps tighten the skin.


3. Vitamins

Vitamins A, B12, B3, C, E, and K are essential to help get rid of dark circles. Luckily, fruits and vegetables are great sources for A, C, E, and K. Vitamin A & E combined has a more of an impact on dark circles. Your diet should include broccoli, turnips, cucumbers, corn, nuts, spinach, peaches, fish, and eggs to name a few. Vitamin C combined with iron is also key improving dark circles. Deficiency of iron makes the skin pale and veins under the eye become more prominent. Bananas, pears, tomatoes, and cabbage are great sources for Vitamin K. Vitamin K takes care of the blood circulation around the eyes and clots properly without issues.

Vitamins B3 and B12 capsules can be purchased. However, you can find both in sources such as fish, eggs, avocados, milk, and meat to name a few. Vitamin B3 is responsible for protecting the skin from sun rays. Proper consumption of B3 will help reverse discoloration of skin. Vitamin B12 is a booster for new cell formation triggering blood formation as well. This helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.


4. Sunscreen & Sleep

Using sunscreen has multiple benefits. Obviously, it protects the skin damage, wrinkles, dark spots, and more importantly decreasing the chances of developing skin cancer. Sun exposure can lead to increased pigmentation, potentially leading to dark circles. Thus, why you should be using sunscreen everyday. Sleep is obvious, but many of us unique schedules, obligations, poor habits, or sleep problems. A minimum of 6 hours of sleep can help improve your dark circles and overall health.


5. Makeup and Creams

If you’re always on the go or don’t have leisure time, concealer and eye creams are quick and easy solutions. Thank goodness for concealer! Concealers disguises puffiness and camouflages dark circles. The best part is that it’s quick and easy to apply. Eye creams that contain Vitamin C and K, caffeine, and ceramides are what you should be looking for.


Product Recommendations

Brightening and Restorative.
Visibly reduces the look of dark circles and puffiness.
Brightens, firms, reduces look of fine lines and wrinkles.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer: Corrects flaws with its mineral tone balancing powder.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Concealer: Lasts all day and covers the darkest of dark circles.
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