How to Get Rid of Dark Circles under Eyes

by Updated May 6, 2010

Unsightly, puffy eyes ringed with dark circles happen to just about everyone at some point in their lives. While there are obvious aesthetic problems that come with dark circles, it can also be a symptom of medical issues such as allergies, tiredness, or poor nutrition. Here are some tips that you can try to help alleviate dark circles under your eyes.

1 Always try to get enough sleep throughout the week. Seven to nine hours is adequate coupled with relaxation time for yourself. Aim for 7 hours or sleep every single day alleviate any puffiness and extreme darkness.

2. Try thin slices of cooled cucumbers placed gently on your eyelids to help sooth and relax your tired eyes. This should be tried for fifteen minutes, rotating the cucumber slices as they warm up against your skin. Try keeping the cool side on your eyelids for as long as possible as it helps reduce swelling and discoloration.

3. If allergies is what is causing your eye symptoms, a simply allergy test may be required to help you figure out what to remove from your life. If you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, use over-the-counter hayfever medication to help relax the symptoms. Gluten is said to have very allergenic properties and can cause dark eyes.

4.  Apply an eye cream to the area to help nourish the skin back to its original texture. Creams that contain vitamin K are especially good by helping restore and repair skin by reducing the appearance of dark circles.

5. A multivitamins is also a good answer as you can only benefit from the increase in vitamins and minerals. Often, skin discoloration can be cause by a vitamin deficiency which can be corrected with the use of a good vitamin.

6. Try to reduce the amount of sodium in your food as it makes the body retain water, leaving the delicate skin around your eyes looking puffy and discolored.

7. Sometimes, dark circles are hereditary and there is little that you can do to get rid of them. In a case such as this, you may just have to stick with under eye concealer. Choose a slightly lighter shade than your foundation to help offset the darkness under the eye area.



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