You don’t have to worry if you are one of those who are distressed by dark circles. There are several ways by which you can get rid of them. These simple and easy to do solutions will not only lighten your dark circles but will also nourish and hydrate the skin under and around your eyes. These unsightly dark circles are caused due to many reasons such as sleep deprivation, over-sleeping, stress, exhaustion, aging etc.
Homemade remedies might help you to a certain extent, but for a more permanent result, you require expert help. Every person has a different skin tone. The biggest predicament about specific skin tones is deciding what to apply and what not to apply. Many people remain ignorant about it and end up worsening things due to lack of knowledge.
Here are the six easy things you can do to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles.
Change Your Bedtime
This first tip is the most important one if you really want to change how well rested your eyes and skin look. Here it is: Get More Sleep. You might busy yourself each night with emails, events or unimportant to-dos around the house until about midnight when you would force yourself to get in bed. Next morning getting up early and rushing to office, the cycle would repeat. It might work on a professional front but you’ll definitely end up feeling fatigued at the end of the day. You need to prioritize sleep. Nobody’s body can perform to its best ability if it’s run down all the time. So, you need to make an effort to go early to bed following which you’ll wake up early. At first, you’ll find yourself feeling antsy being in bed so early, but by the third night of doing so, your circadian rhythm will change. You’ll find yourself naturally waking up with the sunrise and getting tired after sunset. Your bedtime will become natural.
Consume A lot Of Water
Drinking water? We’re talking 3 liters a day. The way you can trick yourself into drinking enough water each day is by making yourself drink one liter before each meal. You can drink a liter of water before breakfast, a liter before lunch and a liter before dinner. By day three of doing this, not only you’re under-eye circles will become lighter, but also you’ll experience a strange sense of shine on your skin.
Stress can cause the fragile capillaries around the eyes to break, resulting in a pooling of blood under your eyes. This then becomes oxidized – you’ll recognize this as a dark purple hue. Regular exercise releases endorphins, which counteracts stress, and also helps with blood circulation. For quicker results use Revitol eye cream for dark circles. It is designed with the aim of targeting under eye puffiness and dark circles.
Say Yes To Green Tea
Adrenal fatigue is a condition common in us millennial’s—it’s a state of lethargy and stress brought on by overexertion and overworking. I’m sure you can imagine, caffeine consumption does not help here. So many of us rely and even depend on our morning cup of coffee to perk us up after a night of little sleep, when, in reality, getting the extra sleep is all we really need to feel energized. Green tea has a bit of natural caffeine, but it’s much lower than coffee and it leaves you with a more stable, less buzzy energy boost after drinking it. It will help you tremendously with your goal of sticking to a bedtime and sleeping all the way through the night.
Use Cucumber Slices
This trick seems like an age-old cliche. The kind that brings to mind 1960s magazine photos of glamorous ladies lounging poolside with cucumber slices on their eyes. But let me tell you—it works. These tricks stick around for decades for a reason! Cold, freshly cut cucumber slices not only feel amazing on tired eyes at the end of the day, but they also act as a cold and hydrating compress, decreasing inflammation in the puffy or tired skin around eyes. During the seven days of experimenting, put cold cucumber slices on your eyes every single night about an hour before crawling into bed. It will take 10 minutes of your day, and you’ll find it to be such a lovely little time of self-care. It will totally have positive mental as well physical effects on your body.
Cut Off Refined Sugar
Now, this one is of more help to your overall skin and it’s worth mentioning. Cutting out refined sugar is something related to skin cleansing. This little dietary tweak helps to decrease inflammation in the entire body including the skin, which happens to be the largest organ. In short, sugar basically makes the skin age faster because it promotes an environment where collagen (the stuff that makes our skin dewy and plump) is more likely to break down, the immune systems don’t perform as well, and we aren’t as capable of fighting off bacteria. Knowing all of this, cut out candy, sweets, sugary drinks, even “healthy” sugary foods like granola and coffee sweeteners for a week will give away extraordinary results. It’s incredible how quickly this seemingly small change can have on one’s skin. While your under-eye bags will lighten up by the day, your complexion will start clearing up simultaneously.
Our emotions are conveyed more through our eyes than our expressions or words. This is why it becomes imperative to take good care of them as they are the “ mirrors to our souls”.
Pauline Simons is a health and skincare expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write-ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs. In her free time she loves to travel, fashion shows and music.