Whether it’s from lack of sleep or an allergic reaction puffy eyes, eye bags and dark circles under the eyes are a true pain and annoyance. The skin under and around your eyes is 10 times thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. Due to the delicate nature of the skin around our eyes, it’s often one of the first areas on our face to show age.
It seems that no matter how much concealer we use, the dark circles are still visible. So, what are we to do? Let’s go over the best home remedies to have those dark circles packing their bags (pun intended) and kissing your face goodbye!
What causes dark eye circles?
Dark eye circles happen to both men and women and can make you look older than you actually are, as well as giving you the look of being tired. Fatigue does play into dark circles, but there are a lot of other factors including, age, eye strain, allergic reactions, iron deficiency, dehydration, overexposure to the sun and genetics.
Now, let’s go over some ways to get those undereyes looking young and fresh again.
1. Use an eye cream with aloe vera
Our RosyRadiant Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream with Aloe Vera Gel is here to help you fight fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around the eyes. We’ve created a super formula with top of the line ingredients, using many natural extracts and vitamins to help you get amazing results. The product addresses the biggest concerns when it comes to skin around the eyes: hydration, soothing, anti-aging, and sensitivity. Aloe Vera can help regulate the blood vessels around your eyes, getting your skin tone back to where it should be.
2. Apply a cold compress
A cold compress can help reduce swelling and shrink dilated blood vessels. This can reduce the appearance of puffiness and help get rid of dark circles. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean washcloth and apply to your eyes
3. Elevate your head
This is a two-in-one option to go along with getting more sleep. When sleeping, make sure your head is elevated with a few extra pillows. This will lessen the puffiness of fluid pooling in your lower eyelids.
It’s the universal sign of a spa day: cucumbers on the eyes, and for good reason. Chill some thick slices of cucumber and place them on the dark circles for about 10 minutes. Then rinse the area with water. Repeat this treatment twice a day.
Soak two caffeinated tea bags in warm water, then chill the bags and place one bag on each eye for five minutes. It’s important to make sure the tea is caffeinated because caffeine can also constrict blood vessels and reduce their appearance on the skin surface as well as speed up blood flow across blood vessels around the eyes and can give a youthful and fresh appearance to the skin.
6. Limit your exposure to the sun
People can reduce dark eye circles by protecting their skin from the sun. Ultraviolet radiation can worsen dark eye circles in some people. Protect your eyes with sunglasses, moisturizers with sunscreens, and hats.
7. Coconut oil
As a powerful natural and gentle anti-inflammatory, coconut oil is an effective method for lightening dark under eye circles. It also moisturizes while it lightens to help
prevent wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes. Rub it into your under eye area, leave it on overnight and then rinse it off in the morning. Products with vitamin C and E also have antioxidants that can help fight undereye circles.
8. Use products with fruit and vegetable extracts
Using natural ingredients such as pineapple, cucumber, and grape extract to create a rich formula. Each of the extracts help reduces inflammation, soothes and relieves puffy eyes, and protects skin against free radicals respectively. These natural wonders are proven to be effective and potent in producing excellent results.
While makeup will not actually cure your dark circles, it can help make them look smaller temporarily.
While dark circles are a pain, the good news is that they are temporary and can be healed pretty easily at home. If you try these suggested methods and your dark circles are still worsening, you may want to give your doctor a call to find out if the dark circles are indicating an underlying health condition.