Under Eye Skin Guide – 1

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesOne 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.

Weight Loss

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.

Toxin Build-up

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:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesTaking your full dose of beauty sleep will not only give your body the time it needs to heal but will also prevent and treat many bugging beauty issues like under eye dark circles or puffiness.

Increase Your Water and Liquid Intake:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesDo not let insufficient hydration spoil the beauty of your eyes and skin. Drink plenty of water, fresh fruit juices, vegetable juices for enhanced hydration and suppleness of your eye area.

Eat Antioxidant Rich Diet:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesInclude 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:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesIf poor blood circulation is the main cause for your dark circles, a physically active routine by including any form of exercise can greatly enhance the look of your under eye skin.

Castor Oil to the Rescue:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesCastor oil is known for its skin cleansing and healing benefits. It works by healing and nourishing the skin from deep within owing to its superior penetrating and hydrating quality.

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:

How-to-get-rid-of-under-eye-dark-circles-and-wrinklesYes, eye creams for dark circles and wrinkles really help – provided you use the right one and in right way!

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.

Written by Anshulika Chawla


  1. very useful article 🙂

    • road2beauty.com at Reply

      Thanks lovely.

  2. thanks for this post..i have heard about castor oil and almond oil treatment but never tried..

  3. Hi,
    The above post is very useful and customers will love it to know information from such type of article. All the tips are effective and also very easy to follow those steps.

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