How to treat Dark Circles
Dark circles impact the way you look and can make you feel not so confident about your personality. Iron deficiency can also lead to dark circles because the oxygen level in the body is hampered. This makes your dark circles look more visible. As we age, the skin becomes thin. The collagen is lost and, the dark circles look more pronounced.
I will share some valuable tried and tested tips and tricks. These tips will help you with your dark circles and boost your confidence to the next level. Let me first take you through to the reason why these dark circles are possibly appearing on your face.
1. Fatigue and Sleeplessness
If you are experiencing dark circles, then fatigue and sleeplessness can be the possible reasons.
2. Lack of Water Intake
Lack of water in the body can also affect the appearance of Dark Circles. The right amount of water intake can work wonders for your skin and body. The advisable amount of water intake for both men and women are:
- 2.7 liters a day for women
- 3.7 liters a day for men
3. An unhealthy lifestyle and Work Pressure
Unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking immensely damage your body and skin. The appearance of a dark circle makes it all an open secret. So abstain from them, and you will see the change yourself. Also, extreme work pressure results in losing your peace of mind. You must take care of yourself and start prioritizing your health.
4. Inherited conditions
In some cases, you have inherited the dark circles from down the generations. It can be cured over time with some quick but regular regime at home.
5. Exposed to the sun
Exposure to the sun makes your skin pigmentation (melanin) multiply quickly. The area around your eyes starts getting dark, and soon you get those dark circles.
1. Quality Sleep
You should make sure of a quality sleep of 8 hours maximum. When you are sleeping, the body goes through repair. Hence providing the body with a peaceful sleep can help to reduce those dark circles on your face.
2. Potato Juice/Slices Application
Take a small amount of potato juice to apply it below the eyes. Keep it like that for about fifteen minutes before you rinse it off. Potatoes are known for their natural bleaching properties that can cause the dark circle to lighten.
3. Cold Tea Bags
The next time you use a teabag, do not dispose it of. Just keep it in the fridge and let it cool. Take it out after a while only to apply them on closed eyes. It will help you to relax and also reduce the puffiness and lighten the dark circles.
Honey is well known for its several healthy qualities. Applying a thin coat of it on the dark circles can work wonders for you. Let it remain below the eyes for about 20 minutes or a little longer. It will lighten the dark areas around your eyes.
5. Oil Massage
Take a small quantity of any oil that creates a cooling effect. Applying it will lighten the dark areas around your eyes. Apply it on the dark circles and gradually massage it with your fingertips. A continuous regime will help in lightening the skin besides making the fine wrinkles even.
Rosewater has a cooling effect. So whether you use it to cleanse your face or to apply it to the dark circles, the result will indeed be rewarding. It will soothe and refresh your tired eyes, also helping to tone and tighten the skin below the eyes.
Turmeric is a natural skin-brightening expert that has a lot of herbal properties. Apply a thick paste of turmeric below your eyes. Follow the regular regime so that the dark patches disappear sooner than you can even think.
Tomato is an easily available remedy at home that is both effective and least time-consuming. All you have to do is take a piece of tomato and rub it in circular motions on the dark circles. You can replace the tomato pieces by applying a little bit of tomato puree. The mild acidic effect of the tomato will make sure that it works properly on the dark circles.
9. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera can be grown effortlessly at home. Once they are of a standard size, cut a leaf from the aloe vera plant and scoop out the gel. Apply the pure aloe gel on the dark circles all around the eyes to appease and shield the skin. You can apply it all over your face as well to get rid of tanning.
10. Milk Cream
Save the milk cream the next time you happen to boil milk. The natural cream, when applied to the dark circle, supplies nourishment to the darkened areas. Applying it regularly will make the dark circles disappear and it also will give a natural glow.
Cucumber can help to deal with those blotchy black patches. Take round slices of the cucumber and put them on your eyes. Wait for some time or just go off to sleep.
12. Sandalwood Powder
Sandalwood does not only has an intoxicating smell but also works as medicine on pimples and blemishes. You must apply a paste of sandalwood powder mixed with rose water or only water. Make a semi-thick paste and apply it to the dark circles. Let it dry before you rinse it off with water.
Follow these effective tips, and you will not only notice a visible effect on your under-eye area but also will improve your overall health.