Skin Care

Ways to Get Rid of Under Eye Dark Circles

Why is it happening?

There are many factors as to what causes dark circles. Stress, lack of sleep, lack of proper diet and intake of water, genetics, and many more other reasons.

How to get rid of them.

You could go out and buy under eye treatments at your local drug store or you could try at home remedies that are sure to work just as well.

Natural Remedies

Teabags

Dip two green tea bags in water and place them in the refrigerator for a while. Then, place the tea bags over your eyes for about 15 minutes then wash your face as usual. Continue doing this every other day until you see results. The reason why using green tea bags work is because it helps reduce dilation in the blood vessles caused by dark circles under the eyes.

Cucumber Slices

There is a reason as to why cucumber slices have been used in beauty routines for many years. Cucumbers help reduce puffiness and also helps refresh the skin surrounding the eyes giving it a healthy glow.

Place a slice over each eye, extending over the darkened area. Do this daily, coupled with lying down for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed.

(Keeping cucumber in the refrigerator before applying on your skin could be more beneficial in reducing dark circles due to the cooling properties of these items, which work in a method similar to a cold compress.)

Potato Madness

Place one uncooked potato into a liquidizer and liquidize the whole potato. Scoop out and place the pureed potato on your closed eyelids. Keep it there for 30 minutes while lying on your back, then wash it off with warm water. This method works well for some people.

If you prefer using the potato in its solid form; cut a small slice and place it over the eyes while resting laying down. Keep it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Potatos have natural bleaching properties.

The Frozen Spoon Trick

The frozen spoon trick is one of my favorite tricks to do a night before a big event. Leave a spoon (or two) in the freezer over night. Place the spoon(s) over your eyes (after you’ve washed your face) and keep the spoon(s) there until it lowers  it’s temperature and becomes warm again.

Cosmetic Solutions

Eye Cream

Apply an eye cream over night containing vitamin K and retinol. Another cause of under eye dark circles may be because of a loack of vitamin K. Place one uncooked potato into a liquidizer and liquidize the whole potato. Scoop out and place the pureed potato on your closed eyelids. Keep it there for 30 minutes while lying on your back, then wash it off with warm water. This method works well for some people. Skin creams containing vitamin K and retinol reduce puffiness and discoloration in many people.

(Please take note and be sure to do a skin patch test before applying any type of cosmetics near your eyes. A skin patch test is taking a small amount of product and placing it on your forearm for a few minutes to see if any skin irritation or an allergic reaction occurs. )

Conceal

Use a concealer to hide dark circles. It’s important to use a concealer that matches your undertone (normally should be yellow or peach for dark circles). After applying the concealer, set it with a light dusting of translucent powder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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