Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally

Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally

There are many different causes for dark circles. Among the most common culprits are age, lack of sleep, fatigue, seasonal allergies, dehydration, sun exposure, and, in some people it is pure genetics, meaning you inherited them from a parent.

Anything that causes the skin to thin will allow the darkness (ie. blood vessels) beneath to show up more—and if the thin skin becomes pigmented (e.g. due to suntanning or chronic rubbing from allergies) these dark areas beneath are amplified. In the case of genetics, unfortunately there’s not much you can do to get rid of them. Loss of volume also applies to people with low body fat, making them more prone to dark circles.

How to treat dark circles

Luckily, there are plenty of all-natural solutions out there to minimize and even relieve dark circles that have passed the test of time. Here are some expert-approved tricks of the trade.

  1. Apply caffeine

Caffeine is known to constrict blood vessels, which may help to minimize dark under eye circles, though it may not get rid of them completely. A great home remedy that he suggests is to apply cool wet tea bags that have been steeped in hot water and then cooled down over your eyes.

2. Cucumber

The thought behind cucumber slices is that they can cool the skin and reduce vascular congestion and they also have vitamin K which has been shown to help with circulation as well.

3. Try potato slices

Potato slices offer the same effect as cucumber—the cooling of the skin can reduce the vascular congestion to improve the appearance of this area.

4. Get more sleep

Although this sounds pretty straightforward (and it is!), the importance of a good night’s sleep should not be underestimated, especially when it comes to your skin care routine. Always try to get 7-9 hours a night, ideally around the same time of day so that your body becomes adjusted to waking up and going to bed consistently.

5. Drink more water

Another main cause of dark, puffy circles is not getting enough H2O. Always carry around a water bottle with you so you are reminded of how much (or how little) hydration you’re getting; if you’re not a fan of the taste, try infusing it with herbs and fruits.

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