The skin around your eyes, including both the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids, is the most sensitive and delicate part of the face.
Since the skin here is very thin, it is highly susceptible to darkening, wrinkles and puffiness.Â Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes not just makes you look tired and sick, but also older at times.
When it comes to solving this problem of dark under eye circles, most women can only think of expensive under eye creams and cosmetic procedures.
But fortunately these are not the only ways to cure dark under eye circles, because there are lots of natural ways in which you can combat this problem. And even if these natural methods don’t help in completely eliminating dark circles, at least they can ensure that your situation doesn’t get worse.
Here are some things that will help you in dealing with dark under eye circles.
This is the most important thing to handle any kind of skin related problems. Keep your body and skin well hydrated with lots of water and fruit juices. When the skin is well hydrated it has more elasticity, which prevents the formation of wrinkles and the darkening of the skin around the eyes. Also, consuming enough fluids ensures that the toxins from your body get flushed out on a regular basis. This will again prevent darkening and puffiness.
Get some sleep
Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes can also be a result of less sleep. When you don’t sleep seven to eight hours every day, your body doesn’t get a chance to repair and rejuvenate. And even two nights of compromise on sleep will soon begin to show up around your eyes.
Kick the butt
If you’re still smoking despite all the health warnings, maybe it’s time to call it quits, at least for your skins sake. The harmful chemicals in cigarettes kill the nutrients inside the body while at the same time they leave your cells dehydrated. And, the first place that the negative consequences of smoking can be seen is on the skin around the eyes.
Try some eye pack
When you are tired and exhausted and your eyes feel gritty, place cucumber slices or used teabags on your closed eyes, and rest for fifteen minutes. If you can’t find either of these, dip a cotton ball in some chilled water and place it over your closed eyelids.