Stress, Sleepless nights, Iron deficiency, irritated skin and of course sun damage – we face them almost every day or should we say our eyes face it all almost every day. These are the leading causes of Dark circles under eyes. It is the most common skin issue almost everybody has faced at least once in their lifetime.
For some, the dark color under the eyes is hereditary, for others it might be a case of Iron deficiency. But if you have analyzed its occurrence and noticed that these circles appear mostly on the days you battle Sun and Sleep and Stress. Here we are, listing the top 10 ways to get rid of dark circles under the Eyes.
Have you seen those pictures of a woman’s face with two cucumber slices on the eyes in almost every Salon or Spa? Exactly! The feeling you get from that picture of relaxing, rejuvenating, resting is what you need to have. It is as simple as it looks, slice the cucumber and place two slices on your eyes and get yourself a Nap.
Cucumber is a natural coolant and has astringent properties thus it relaxes the thin skin around your eyes, makes the skin tissue contract and voila! Refreshed. Do this thrice a week if you are more prone to long working hours and you will never be afraid of heading to parties without concealers.
PS: Preferably a cold cucumber.
The under-eye skin is thin and delicate when dry tends to get irritated or red. You might rub it and make things worse. To avoid the dryness ensure to keep your under-eye skin moisturized at all times. The under-eye creams are out there in the market and maybe you can even consult a dermat for the best one for your skin type, your home also has the best of moisturizers already.
Almond oil – it is rich in vitamin E, has anti-aging properties and provides moisture without being greasy. Just take a few drops and apply around the Eyes on the upper lid, brow bone, and under-eye skin. Rub this with your ring finger in a clockwise direction with the least amount of pressure. This, if done daily before bed will not only ensure good riddance from dark circles but also prevent crows feet and other aging signs around eyes.
3. Mint leaves
Mint leaves are again a cooling agent and help contract blood vessels under the skin and make the appearance of the skin bright. It soothes skin like no other cooling agent, thus rejuvenating the skin. Make a paste with mint leaves and rose water and apply under the Eyes. Keep it for 15 minutes and rinse.
4. Sun Protection
UV-Rays cause multiple skin issues and pigmentation being one of them, it is a must to protect your under eye sensitive thin skin from these rays. While sunscreens applied on the face might sting the eyes. There are certain eye- creams with SPF in it. These will help protect the thin layer and always ensure wearing sunglasses.
Sunglasses act as a shield from these harmful rays. Eye creams with SPF content help in lightening the dark skin around the eyes and also protects it from further damage.
While remedies might seem the way to get rid of dark circles, investing in cream and sunglasses will ensure prevention and protection.
5. Aloe Vera Gel
Especially for new Mothers, we know the task of sleepless nights and attending babies, running errands. Maybe the concept of making a paste or other remedies seem time-consuming. The best resort would be to use Aloe Vera Gel. This gel soothes your skin, hydrates it, reduces pigmentation, improves appearance. You can massage it around your eyes and go about with your work just like a Superwoman. Rinse it off in 20 minutes and feel the rejuvenated skin.
Honey is a natural antioxidant and applying just a thin layer under your eyes can help in reducing the dark appearance under your eyes. Use organic honey. Rinse it off in 20 minutes.
Rosewater also has many uses in beauty packs and other skin medicines. It can help lighten the darkness and also makes your skin hydrated. All you need to do is soak two cotton pads in rose water and place it in a bowl, refrigerate it for 5-7 minutes until cold and place these pads on your eyes. It feels heavenly.
8. Cold Spoons
If you are among people who would cringe at the thought of applying oil or cucumbers on your eyes or maybe a lazy bum, then this one’s for you.
Just place two spoons in a glass of water and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Also, once cold, take each and hold it under the eyes for some time. It aids blood circulation, thus moving the vessels and reducing puffiness and darkness.
Milk and its benefits on the skin – you might have heard of this from your mothers and grandmothers as well. It moisturizes your skin, helps brighten the appearance, reduces irritation, makes skin supple. All you have to do is soak cotton pads in cold milk and place it on your eyes. Rinse off in 20 minutes.
10. Green Tea Bags
Place two green tea bags in water and refrigerate. Once cold, place it on your eyes. Green Tea is known to not only soothe and hydrate the skin but also helps tighten the skin. It has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties thus keeping bacteria at bay and reducing inflammation.
Summing It Up
Any remedy you choose to apply can be done daily. Besides, that ensure that you quit smoking, alcohol intake and sleep well. Get into a sleep routine, set one and see the change yourself. Also, eat iron-rich foods and enjoy life as it comes. Prioritize yourself and not work always. Your eyes can tell your levels of stress and maybe even misguide someone to assume your age as a pretty big number!