Everyone gets under eye dark circles at some point in their life. Even if its temporary, they make the face look old and unhealthy. There are many creams, treatments and make up available to make the dark circles unnoticeable or fade them completely. Not all these products work and some have many side effects since the skin under the eye is very sensitive. There are natural remedies to get rid of under eye dark circles over time.
Here are some common tips to help reduce dark circles:
Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep is a major cause for dark circles. At least 8 hours of sleep is necessary to keep your mind and body healthy and those dark circles away. When you don’t get enough rest the blood flow is restricted to one area of the face and it appears darker.
Dark circles are also caused by lack of nutrients. Use a moisturizing eye cream to give the required nutrients that helps eliminate those ghostly dark circles. Read the label for ingredients, choose a cream that has vitamin C, K and alpha hydroxy. Using a cream containing these ingredients will reduce dark circles.
Cold Potato and Cucumber
The natural ingredients found in potato and cucumber juice are known to reduce dark circles. Take cold potato juice, soak a cotton ball in it and gently apply it to your dark circles. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off. Using it daily will reduce dark circles in a few weeks. Also, cucumber slices and juice are very refreshing for the eyes. Keep cold cucumber slices on your eyes or apply its juice same way as potato juice.
Tea bags are helpful to get rid of dark circles. Just take two used tea bags and squeeze them, now place it on your dark circles and leave it on for ten minutes.
Diet habits contribute to the way your skin looks, not taking enough vitamins and minerals makes your skin dull and stressed. Iron deficiency, known as anemia affects blood circulation. Iron is essential to make hemoglobin, protein in the red blood cells that carries oxygen. Dark circles can be a result of lack of nutrients transported by the blood. Therefore, it’s important that you have a proper intake of iron-rich foods such as poultry, fish, green leafy vegetables, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, barley, and oats. If you suspect that you have an iron deficiency then consult a doctor for further advice. Applying creams will not help your dark circles if you are anemic.
While you are trying to eliminate dark circles with the above-mentioned tips, you can hide them with makeup. Use an eye cream to moisturize the under eye area. Always use your ring finger to apply eye cream as it exerts less pressure on the delicate skin under eye area. Apply concealer with a soft concealer brush to the inner corner of the eye till the end of the lower lash line. Gently pat your ring finger on the concealer until it is completely blended without rubbing it off the area.
Always wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and apply sunscreen.