4 Tips to Naturally Help Reduce Dark Circles
Got dark under-eye circles? Many people think that dark circles are caused by not getting enough sleep. Yet, for some, no matter how much sleep they get, they still get dark circles. So what causes dark circles and what natural remedies are there to help deal with them? Read on to learn more!
What Causes Dark Circles?
Dark circles are not just the result of being sleep-deprived or tired. For some people, they are genetically predisposed to have thin skin and show dark circles underneath the eyes. Also, as we age, dark circles tend to worse as our skin loses its elasticity. Dark circles can also be caused by allergies, smoking, and more.
What Natural Remedies Are There?
Here are five ways you can help reduce those dark circles underneath your eyes:
1. Staying Hydrated + Adequate Nutrition
If you are deficient in a certain vitamin or mineral, such as iron and B12, it could worsen the dark circles, making your bluish veins look more noticeable. In addition, consuming gluten and sugar can your blood vessels to become more inflamed and visible. Try to include enough leafy greens and foods that are anti-inflammatory. Making sure to drink plenty of water can also help as dehydration can make your blood vessels more noticeable through the thin skin under your eyes.
2. Sufficient Sleep
As many would agree, one of the biggest factor contributing to dark circles is a lack of sleep. It is important that you get both enough amounts of sleep and quality sleep. Sleeping for many hours while not getting deep, quality sleep won't do the trick. So look into ways to help improve your sleep quality.
3. Almond Oil
Almond oil contains vitamin A, which can effectively help treat dark circles. It is anti-inflammatory and helps moisturize the delicate skin under your eyes. You can even opt to use almond oil as your go-to make up remover oil. Prior to bedtime, gently apply a few drops of almond oil to the area under your eye. For optimum results, make sure to apply the oil daily, use sweet almond oil, avoid it if your are pregnant or allergic to nuts, and don't get the oil into your eyes.
4. Tea Bags
Caffeine constricts blood vessels which can help make the dark circles under your eyes appear less noticeable. Tea contains antioxidants that can help soothe and tighten the skin around your eyes. That is why there are a lot of skin care products nowadays that infuse green tea. You can try steeping caffeinated black tea into some boiling water for a few minutes. Then cool the tea down in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Apply the damp (not dripping) tea bag over your eyes for about 15-20 minutes while lying flat on your back.
We hope that these natural methods work for you!