Under Eye Skin Guide – 1
One of the most common beauty questions I’m often asked about is how to get rid of dark circles, puffiness, or wrinkles under the eyes. The area around your eyes is the most sensitive of your entire face and body with the thinnest layer of skin.
No wonder, most of us are at a loss when it comes to successfully managing dark eye circles, crow’s feet, and under eye puffiness with over the counter eye creams or beauty products.
So this morning when I received this email from a perturbed reader about her frustration over dealing with dark circles, I decided to do a thorough research on the topic as well as get expert opinion from skincare professionals and dermatologists on the same.
If you too are having trouble getting rid of dark circles and wrinkles under the eyes, following guide will help you deal with dark circles effectively with right knowledge and products.
Causes for Under Eye Dark Circles
There can be many underlying causes for dark circles or wrinkles around the eyes such as allergy, insufficient sleep, dehydration, injury, deficiency, anemia, heredity or the general aging process.
Sometimes, even losing weight rapidly causes fat cells that create padding under our eyes to dissolve thus giving under eye area a dark, hollow look.
Poor Blood Circulation
When the blood circulation is not right, the blood capillaries and vessels start showing up in the eye area giving a discolored look to the eye.
If you consume too many toxins in the form of junk food, smoking, or drinking, the build-up of all these toxins reflect in your sensitive under eye area.
Improper Digestion and Deficiencies
Dark circles are sometimes a sign of poor digestion or a nutritional deficiency.
Improper digestion of proteins, mal-absorption or deficiency of vitamin B6, B12, and K also cause under eye area to darken.
Tips to Treat Under Eye Dark Circles
Take Proper Sleep:
Increase Your Water and Liquid Intake:
Eat Antioxidant Rich Diet:
Include lots of antioxidant rich foods in your diet to help heal and repair cell damage. Foods especially beneficial for eye health and under eye area include vitamin C and K rich foods such as strawberries, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, papaya, and carrots.
Yoga or Exercise:
Castor Oil to the Rescue:
Just rub in a small quantity of castor oil under and around your eyes before going to bed and by morning it will all be absorbed preventing any under eye bags or dark circles.
Almond oil high in Vitamin E and Rosehip oil high in Vitamin C are also good choices if castor oil intimidates you.
Darker and thicker eye lashes are added bonus of this remedy!
Apply the Right Eye Creams:
To know about the best eye creams for treating dark circles and wrinkles read the next part of the under eye skin guide – Ten Best Eye Creams for Dark Circles and Wrinkles.