Didn’t get to bed at a decent hour last night? Stayed out later than you said and now you’ve got the puffy eyes to prove it? We’ve all been there. Dark circles suck, but lack of sleep is not the only culprit. Those dark circles are the result of swollen blood vessels. Why they appear? Unfortunately, genetics, age, seasonal allergies and diet can make them worse and lead to puffy, dark under-eye bags, making us look older than we are. Sigh!
Don’t panic. Here are some hacks to help prevent and diminish those annoying dark circles and bags.
1. Go for old natural remedies. Frozen tea bags (chamomile), cold spoons, and cucumbers placed on your eyes are a quick fix. These remedies work by cooling the skin and tightening blood vessels in the eye area, instantly reducing inflammation and puffiness. Caffeine and antioxidants in tea and vitamin C in cucumbers help by brightening skin and reducing discoloration.
2. Start using eye cream, now. The skin under your eyes is thin and delicate, when blood builds up in those vessels, dark circles are more noticeable. Eye creams help moisturize this skin, and ingredients like caffeine combat puffiness while collagen and retinol help maintain skin’s firmness to fight wrinkles and keep those dark circles from appearing.
Instant Eye Cream, instantly tightens your skin. Brighten and depuff the eye contour area and at the same time helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
Transdermal Cellular Therapy Serum, a concentrated serum rich of Tomato Stem cells that erase the appearance of wrinkles with fresh, new skin cells.
Lift Cream, light cream containing essential amino acids that reduce crow’s feet wrinkles, reduce dark circles and eye bags.
“Be careful how you apply cream around your eyes; gently pat it in”
3. Avoid salty foods and excess alcohol. We know, what’s left to eat then? Think about this, excess salt leads to water retention and thus puffiness, while alcohol widens blood vessels making eyes puffier and circles darker. Essential vitamins like vitamin K ease blood flow, reducing build-up under eyes. Eat your fruits and veggies, which are loaded wth vitamins, and always remember to drink lots of water; hydration also helps with circulation.
Hope this helps you diminish the appearance of dark circles. Also, always wear a sunscreen, as ultraviolet rays damage skin and contribute to the problem. What other tips for treating dark circles do you know? If you know of any other advice, share your experience in the comments section!