Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ways To Reduce Under Eye Circles

Ways To Reduce Under Eye Circles




So like most people I am a suffer of dark circles, in fact surveys show that over 70% of us are and thy are much more common in women than me. So over the last few years I have done a lot of research into different ways to reduce my under eye circles. And while none of them have totally got rid of them, that's what concealer is for, there are many little lifestyle changes and home remedies that you can do to reduce them. So here are a few of my favourite. 

Lifestyle choices

  • Drink a lot of water every day, 7/8 glasses is what is recommended
  • Take breaks from staring at TV/computer screens
  • Make sure you get a least 7/8 hours sleep per night
  • Eat a balanced diet full of proteins and vegetables
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun
  • Only use creams specifically for under your eyes as the skin here is thinner and more sensitive and cannot take harsh chemicals or thick products 
  • Invest in a good eye cream that is moisturising but not heavy under your eyes
  • Massage your eye cream in every night using an inward circular motion
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Do yoga helps to calm and de-stress and stress is a common cause for dark eye circles
  • Don't smoke or drink excessively as this can worsen dark circles
  • Dark eyes circles can also e a sign of a medical problem so if they are really bad and just not shifting maybe visit a doctor

Home remedies and quick fixes
  • Hold a piece of cold cucumber on your eyes for a few minutes to de-puff them, well known, seems to work well for me
  • Do the same but with thin slices of potatoes as the starch is really good for bags and dark circles
  • Put two teaspoons in the fridge for a few minutes and then take them out and hold them on you eyes for a while. This one feels really nice and is so quick and simple
  • Wait for used tea bags to turn cold and then place them under the eyes, works like the cucumber and potato
  • Use ice cubes wrapped in a sot cloth or kitchen roll under your eyes
So each of these methods will work differently for different people and some may not work for you at all. Dark under eye circles can be caused by allergies, a cold or hereditary so they can just suddenly be gotten rid off. But I hope that these methods and tips help and give you a few ideas. Let me know in the comments below if you have any other wys of reducing dark circles as I'd love to know. 

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