Although dark circles can affect anyone, they are frequent in elderly people and those who have a genetic predisposition to periorbital hyperpigmentation. Certain medical conditions like kidney disease can also cause puffy eyes.
Let’s explore the causes and treatments for dark circles right now. Read till the end to find out one secret to getting the perfect skin under your eyes.
First, 10 DIY Easy Remedies to Remove Dark Circles.
10. Getting quality night’s sleep (improving sleep)
Nothing beats a good night’s sleep to prevent dark circles. Get a good night’s sleep–every night–and your dark circles will disappear. Also, sleep on your back with an additional pillow under your head as sleeping on your stomach or side makes fluid collect under the eyes.
9. Cold tea bags
Caffeine and antioxidants in tea help shrink blood vessels, enhance blood circulation, and minimize moisture retention beneath the skin. Soak 2 green or black tea bags in hot water for 3-5 minutes and then place them in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Apply the tea bags to your closed eyes for 15-20 minutes and wash your eyes with cold water thereafter.
8. Grated cucumber
Cucumber boasts mild astringent and skin-lightening properties, so you can use it to fix your raccoon eyes in a jiffy. You can use cold thick slices, too. Grated cucumber is applied under the eyes while slices on your eyes. Wait 10 minutes and wash your eyes with cold water.
7. Meditation and yoga
Regular yoga improves circulation, bringing blood flow to the skin. It helps to transform a dull and aging complexion into younger and brighter skin. Moreover, the release of endorphins into your system regularly helps to keep anxiety and depression at bay, making you feel calmer, happier, and more balanced. Meditation also banishes stress and the fine lines and wrinkles caused by it.
6. Rose water
Rose water is a mild astringent and works as a skin toner. Soak cotton pads in rose water for 3-5 minutes, place them under your eyes, and leave them for 10 minutes. You can do it twice daily.
5. Tomato juice
Looking for a quick and cheap remedy for puffy eyes? Add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to tomato juice, soak 2 cotton pads and place them under your eye area for 10 minutes. Avoid placing the pads on your eyelids. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
4. Aloe vera
Apply aloe vera gel to the area around your eyes and let it on overnight. It will soothe and moisturize the skin and prevent dark circles in the morning.
3. Cold milk
Lactic acid, found in milk, can help to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, as well as dark circles. Apply 2 cotton pads soaked in cold milk to the area around your eyes. Leave them for 15 minutes and wash your face. For best results, repeat 2 to 3 times each week.
2. Keto and intermittent fasting
Hyperinsulinemia is the most prevalent cause of puffy eyes and dark circles. Hyperinsulinemia is a condition in which your blood contains too much insulin. Insulin resistance causes the pancreas to generate too much insulin in people with hyperinsulinemia. Consumption of sugar and processed carbohydrates results in insulin resistance.
If you suffer from insulin resistance, a lot of fluid is retained all over your body, including your eyes. Carbs also trigger salt retention and potassium deficiency. Keto diet positively impacts the skin. When you eat healthy fats and less sugar, you reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in your body.
Intermittent fasting can also help you treat puffy eyes through detoxification, making your skin look younger.
1. Almond and vitamin E oils
When used together, almond oil and vitamin E oil help treat under-eye puffiness and lighten dark circles. This is because of the combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties these two oils offer. Almond oil is also a source of retinol and vitamin K, which helps keep the sensitive skin around your eyes smooth, when combined with vitamin E. Mix a drop of each oil and apply it onto your under-eye area, lightly dabbing.