Dealing with under eye circles is a drag but who says we have to deal with them at all?! There are quite a few reasons why we get dark circles under our eyes. And while that might sound discouraging, there are just as many effective ways to remedy the situation! Keep reading below for more info on how we get dark circles and how to prevent them!
Get some sleep
Lacking sleep causes our skin to look tired, discolored and dull which can make our blood vessels much more visible. Make it a priority to get at least 7-8 hours of beauty sleep each night to prevent under eye circles and bags.
Wearing sunscreen and rocking your shades and hat actually prevents extra pigment from growing in your under eye area so your skin doesn’t appear darker.
Keep an eye on your Nutritional Intake
The way to prevent dark circles is to have a nutritious and balanced diet, including fresh fruits, salads, yogurt and sprouts in your daily diet, along with unprocessed cereals, skimmed milk, cottage cheese (paneer), lentils and beans.
Exercise and Breath
Daily exercise, along with deep breathing, helps blood circulation, oxygenation and control of stress which also leads to dark circles.
Take your vitamins
Sometimes when we’re deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients it can show through our skin. If you feel your diet is lacking vitamins, try supplementing with a high potency daily multi-vitamin. (I take Usana)
If you need to add another reason to put down the cigs, quit smoking to save your skin! Smoking makes your skin thinner, slightly pigmented and ages your prematurely all of which doesn’t help the cause!
Use a natural concealer
Dr. Hauschka Liquid Concealer
Ecco Bella FlowerColor Coverup
Physicians Formula Organic wear™ 100% Natural Origin Concealer Stick
Logona Cosmetics Blemish Concealer
Also some home remedies can be used to minimise dark circles, brighten the eyes and reduce fatigue:
– Cucumber juice is a common remedy. It should be applied daily around eyes and washed off with plain water after 15 minutes.
– Mixing potato juice with cucumber juice in equal quantities helps if there is puffiness along with dark circles. Follow the same procedure.
– Dark circles can also be treated by mixing cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal quantities. Apply daily and wash off with water after 15 minutes.
– Tomato juice is also said to lighten skin colour.