Some days you may feel like your dark circles are bigger than your social circle, because lets face it, they can be constant once you get them. Getting rid of them is another story altogether. It can truly be a tough phase with mindboggling tricks.
The skin around the eyes is very thin as compared to other parts of the body, and extremely delicate. These dark blemishes on the skin, called dark circles, can be your worst nightmare.
One of the most searched beauty questions of 2014 was “How do I get rid of bags under my eyes?” Clearly it is a problem.
How do you prevent dark circles?
As we’re always blinking, moving our eyes and often squinting, our eyes are much more susceptible to getting tired more often than not.
The following are the reasons as to why you may develop dark circles:
- A common cause of dark under-eye circles is low iron and/or B12. Make sure you are not deficient.
- Lack of sleep may be the leading factor behind it. Sleep deprivation can cause your skin to become dull and pale, allowing for dark tissues and blood vessels beneath your skin to show. It can also cause fluid to build underneath your eyes, causing them to appear puffy. Sleep on time, and for at least eight hours.
- Bad blood circulation. Keep concentrating on keeping it normal.
- Sinus infections.
- Too much alcohol.
- Kidney problems.
- Not drinking enough water, or consuming too much salt. Water cleanses your system and thereby makes your skin glow. Not staying hydrated will cause the most stubborn dark circles.
- Sun exposure can also create dark circles under the eyes, by increasing the melanin content. Buy yourself a sunscreen.
The best way to prevent their occurrence is to make sure you are carefully tackling this particular list of reasons.
Natural aging is another common cause of those dark circles beneath your eyes. As you get older, your skin becomes thinner and prone to discolouration.
What are the remedies to get rid of prominent dark circles?
It is always better to treat dark circles with organic products. Home remedies will leave you feeling much more satisfied when it comes to getting rid of them.
- Baking Soda – Baking soda possesses anti-inflammatory and skin lightening properties which can be beneficial in removing dark circles permanently. Use it as a paste.
- Mix some lemon juice to cucumber juice and apply it with cotton under your eyes.
- Soak cotton balls in rose water for a few minutes and place these balls under your eyes. Leave them for ten minutes and you’ll be able to get rid of your dark circles with this quick trick.
- Freeze tea bags or a wet spoon and press them on closed eyes.
- Use a small amount of potato juice under the eyes for about 15 mins or overnight.
- Apply a thin layer of honey to lighten the skin under the eyes.
- Since poor circulation can increase the appearance of dark circles, consuming enough K-friendly foods in your diet may lighten the circles under your eyes. It helps improve blood circulation. Vitamin K helps your body by making proteins for healthy skin tissues.
- Aloe vera can be applied in any form to your dark circles to make them disappear over time.
- Milk contains lactic acid, which has been shown to help reduce darkness and puffiness around the eye.
- You might’ve heard that caffeine consumption can cause dark circles and puffiness beneath the eyes. Apply caffeine to your skin, and you may improve them.
- Tomato has skin lightening properties and turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties. This combination also reduces puffiness under eyes.
Regular eye massage promotes blood flow to the under eye area and helps prevent blood from pooling in the capillaries under the eyes. First, apply your favorite eye cream or serum. Then use an eye massager from the inner corner of your eye to the outer corner multiple times.
On outings you can cover your dark circles with a good concealer. If your dark circles are more green, balance them out with a reddish or peach-toned concealer. Yellowish concealers can effectively neutralise purple and blue dark circles.
The primary purpose of a concealer is to offset the natural shadows that occur under the eyes. The person selling you your makeup will be able to guide you better as to which colour tone your dark circles belong to. As with any topical treatment or makeup product, use proper care.
For many people, dark circles are temporary and are often an indication of aging or lack of sleep. Though there are a number of at-home and medical treatments available to improve the appearance of your eyes, dark circles are typically no cause for alarm. In extreme cases, they can be a sign of serious illness. It is important to consult your doctor if your dark circles come with other warning signs.