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10 Ways To Get Rid of Black Circles Under Your Eyes
Skin discoloration under the eyes affects everybody at some time or another. Most often, the usual cause is allergies, tiredness, or, unfortunately, heredity. No matter what the cause, you can still reduce the appearance of dark circles, and in some cases, you may be able to get rid of them altogether.
1. Schedule a general check and blood test with your physician.
Dark circles around your eyes may point to iron deficiency anemia or a lack of Vitamin B6 and Folic Acid
2. Establish whether or not this condition runs in your family.
Many times this condition is found to be hereditary. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about the conditions, but you should be prepared for minimal success actually trying to get rid of them. Dark circles under the eye may also, in fact, be light carbon deposits that result from incomplete protein digestion. Incomplete protein digestion may result from insufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach that may be caused from.
3. Identify allergens.
Allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. If allergies are the root of your problem, you simply need to treat the cause. Seasonal allergy problems such as the hay fever can frequently be effectively treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications.
4. Get plenty of sleep.
The reason is not clear but we know that inadequate sleep results in dark circles under the eyes.
5. Avoid alcohol and smoking
Abstain from these products or use only in moderation for best results. A lack of sleep, coupled with poor vitamin absorption also tends to reduce adrenal function. Quit smoking. Smoking causes vascular (blood vessel) problems that can not only threaten your life, but also make your blood vessels appear more prominent and bluer beneath the skin.
6. Treat your skin while you sleep.
There are overnight eye creams and gels available that may help reduce the appearance of puffiness or discoloration
7. Home remedies
Cucumber slices, applying cool tea bags, to your eyes daily has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration. Cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave fresh cucumber slices or cool, damp caffeinated tea bags (you can refrigerate them overnight so they’ll be ready) over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed.
8. Eye Creams
Apply an eye cream containing vitamin K and retinol. Dark circles may be caused by a deficiency of vitamin K. Regardless of the cause, however, recent research has shown that skin creams containing these two ingredients reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many patients. Long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect. Cover the problem up with cosmetics. If all else fails, use a yellow or flesh-toned color which will camouflage the problem under your eyes. Wear sunscreen under your eyes
9. Avoid rubbing your eyes.
Usually rubbing of the eyes is brought on by allergies, but not always. Regardless of the reason, stop doing it. The rubbing irritates the skin and can break tiny capillaries beneath the skin, causing both puffiness and discoloration.
10. Eat healthy. Reduce salt intake. Do Eye Exercises
A balanced diet rich in vitamins and drinking plenty of water helps.
Be sure to get plenty of fruits and vegetables—especially cabbage, spinach, and other leafy green vegetables—and take a daily vitamin supplement if necessary. Get adequate fluids to improve circulation. Excess salt causes the body to retain water in unusual places, and this can result in puffiness under the eyes. Too much salt can also impair your circulation, and cause the blood vessels under the skin to appear bluer.
Try eye exercises to rejuvenate your periorbital skin by improving circulation
If you want to reduce or treat the black circles under your eyes, you have to start by reducing your stress, sleeping more and taking the proper vitamins and minerals.