5 Home Remedies to Remove Dark Circles
Don’t you just hate it when you everything about your look is just on point and the only deal breaker are dark and rather persistent rings beneath your eyes. Don’t worry, most of us have been there at some point in life. Let us tell you a secret, even some of the most stunning women often have to resort to concealers and make-up to hide their dark circles. Not only do these under-eye circles make you look much older than what you actually are, but they also have you looking ill or unhealthy. Before we even begin this natural journey, let me tell you that dark circles take time to cure and require great discipline. A regular skin and health care program should be followed, by the book, so do not expect magic to happen overnight. It needs to be understood that these natural remedies are only intend to help get rid off dark circles, which in turn are tied to so many factors like your stress levels or nutrition.
Here’s The top 5 Home Remedies To Remove Dark Circle.
Vitamin K – Taking vitamin K or eating foods rich in vitamin K can help to reduce dark circles because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Vitamin K can be found in pill form at your local health food store or in the vitamin section of the grocery. Alternatively, foods rich in vitamin K are green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and mustard greens. Other vegetables high in vitamin K are broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts.
Cold Tea Bags – Using tea bags that contain caffeine is ideal as caffeine, as well as the cold, helps constrict the blood vessels under your skin. Steep the tea bags in hot water and once brewed, let cool. Remove the tea bag from the water and squeeze out the excess water out of the bag and then place one tea bag over each closed eye and leave on the eye for approximately 15-20 minutes while resting. Do this at least once a week if not more.
Chilled Cucumbers – One true home remedy is the use of cucumbers to lighten, sooth and refresh the skin. To use a cucumber, start with a chilled cucumber and cut into thick pieces. Place the cold cucumber slice over each eye and leave in place for approximately 10-15 minutes as you rest.
Oils – There are a few different types of oil that you can use to gently massage into the skin right below your eye. The three most common are olive oil, almond oil, and coconut oil. Using oils not only helps to lighten the skin where the dark circles are but also helps to reduce fine lines that naturally occur in the eye area as well as moisturize the skin.
Get plenty of sleep – Getting enough rest is one reason, although not the only reason, that many individuals get dark circles. If you know that a lack of sleep or rest is a factor in your lifestyle, figuring out what the optimal amount of sleep that you need to feel rested is the first step.
To find out how much sleep you need, try going to bed 15 minutes earlier every few nights until you reach a point where you are feeling rested throughout the day. The average adult needs between 7 and 8 hours of sleep per night. Once you find your optimal sleep range and a routine, the dark circles should start to decrease.