We have researched some great natural remedies for you to try or explore to treat those dark under-eye circles but first I think it’s important to know that even if you have gotten plenty of sleep and you still wake up with those dark under-eye circles it doesn’t mean it’s about fatigue. Mayo Clinic’s staff has defined that what appears to be dark circles under the eyes are sometimes just shadows cast by puffy eyelids or hollows under the eyes that develop as a normal part of aging. That’s right aging, something that none of us can escape from. Thinning skin and loss of fat and collagen are common as you age and can make the reddish-blue blood vessels under your eyes more obvious, sun exposure and rubbing or scratching your eyes are also common causes of under-eye circles.
So the question is how can you prevent them and what natural home remedies can treat them. Our research found a ton of natural fixes but we picked our top seven favorites for you and they are:
1) Watch your diet. You can never dispose of dark circles on the off chance that you don’t take care of your diet. Here are a few tips for you to increase a proper diet and lifestyle to get rid of those dark circles.
a. Drink lots of water (8 to 10 glasses) to avoid water maintenance.
b. Have a greater amount of green verdant vegetables.
c. Reduce salt intake in your diet.
d. Have substances rich in vitamins A, C, E and K.
2) Get enough Sleep. Bloodshot eyes, bags, dark under-eye circles, and puffiness can all be reduced, if not completely erased, by getting enough sleep. To further reduce puffiness and darkness under your eyes, sleep on your back with head slightly elevated. This posture allows fluids to drain from your face. Use an extra pillow so that your head is at least a couple inches above your body.
3) Use Cold compresses Bags of ice, cold spoons, tea bags or frozen vegetables-place
them over your eyes for a few minutes to decrease swelling. The cold works by constricting blood vessels and preventing the flow of fluid into the eye’s tissues. Cucumber is, by a wide margin the most applied home remedy to get rid of dark circles under the eyes. It contains various antioxidants that help reduce discoloration and inflammation. Place chilled cucumber slices on your closed eyes, and the cool temperature helps in backing off the puffiness by diminishing aggregation of liquid under the eyes. Potatoes are great as well- they stay cold for a long time and are rich in various antioxidants, they also are known to have natural bleaching agents that lighten the skin.
4) Massage. Mix coconut oil and almond oil and massage gently in circular motion around the eyes (be careful to not put into the eye). Leave it on for about an hour. This should be done daily.
5) Pastes. Turmeric has been utilized since old times to nourish the skin and give it a healthy natural gleam. The curcumin component of turmeric is an excellent antioxidant and has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which can help reduce inflammation, reduce damage caused by free radicals and diminish wrinkles and fine lines.
Try this Turmeric-Pineapple paste:
2 tsp of Turmeric powder
1-2 tsp. of fresh pineapple juice.
Mix the pineapple juice with the turmeric powder to get a paste. Apply this to the area around your eyes covering your dark circles totally. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Wash with water and if required lukewarm water because turmeric stains a lot.
6) Avoid extreme time in the sun. Wear sun glasses when you need to go out into the sun.
7) Moisturize. Unlike the skin on the rest of your face, the eye area does not contain oil glands that can help keep this skin moist, so applying moisturizer under your eyes can keep them healthy looking. Creams created specifically for the eye area prevent fluid build-up by restricting the blood vessels around the eyes and tightening the loose skin. We recommend you seek out natural/organic, plant-derived ingredients that contain a good source of antioxidants and vitamins.
These are a few of our favorite tips for natural fixes for dark under-eye circles if you try the above and are still having problems, consult your physician. Let us know if you have some great tips that we should have added to our list, we are always interested in hearing from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Natural tips for Dark Under-Eye Circles.