Correct dark circles the right way with these tips
Dark circles under your eyes can be caused by a variety of different things. The most common reasons why dark circles develop are lack of sleep, allergies, hyperpigmentation, and iron deficiency. More obscure reasons why dark circles develop include reduced levels of fatty tissue around the eyes, thinning skin under the eyes, and various allergies. Whatever the cause, there are some steps you can take to help correct your dark circles. This article will help you know the dos and don’ts of correcting your dark circles; let’s get started!
Do Sleep More
One of the best things you can do to correct your dark circles is to make sure you are getting enough sleep. According to healthline.com, “Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.” Answer honestly; are you getting enough sleep? I can admit that I often don’t get enough sleep. It wasn’t until recently that I started making sleep a priority in my life. Make an effort to get to bed an hour earlier every night for a month straight and see the impact it will have on your dark circles. Prepare to be amazed!
Do Elevate Your Head
When you elevate your head at night, you will prevent fluid from pooling under your eyes which will reduce the appearance of dark circles over time. Elevating your head is simple; just put an extra pillow under your head at night. Even just this slight increase in elevation can be enough to improve the look of those dark circles. For a more drastic impact, consider investing in a bed with an adjustable head, as these can raise almost a foot higher with the click of a button.
Do Moisturize Your Face
This one may seem obvious, but moisturizing your face does wonders for the bags under your eyes. When your skin is properly moisturized, it becomes thicker and dark circles under your eyes are less likely to develop. Try to find a moisturizer infused with vitamin A and D, as these nutrients will help improve the overall appearance of your skin. Some moisturizers and creams are designed specifically for those who suffer from dark circles, so be sure to read the label thoroughly before selecting which one to use.
Do Use Tea Bags
Tea contains caffeine and antioxidants: two ingredients that are great for dark circles. When these ingredients are absorbed by the skin, it will shrink your blood vessels by stimulating blood circulation and reducing liquid retention in the skin under your eyes. Soak the tea bags in hot water for five minutes and then let them chill in the refrigerator for about twenty minutes before placing them over your eyes. Always rinse your eyes with water after you are finished. It will take a couple weeks to see results from this.
Don’t Expose Your Skin to the Sun (Unless Wearing Sunscreen)
We have all been warned to stay out of the sun unless wearing sunscreen. Most sunscreens are packed with chemicals that aren’t actually very good for your skin, so make sure to find the ones with the most natural ingredients. Other ways to protect yourself from the sun instead of wearing sunscreen would be to wear long sleeves, put on a hat, and find shade for cover. Sun exposure not only increases your chance of getting dark circles but it all could lead to more serious aliments like sun poisoning or sun cancer, so please be careful.
Don’t Forget to Wash Your Makeup Off at Night
Washing your makeup off every night allows your skin some time to breathe. Whether you use makeup remover or simply wash your face off with soap and water, your skin needs this time to rest. When you wash your face, you clear your pores and prevent the buildup of oil and dirt. This not only reduces your chances of developing dark circles, but it reduces your chances of acquiring acne as well.
Don’t get discouraged about your dark circles. By following this list of dos and don’ts, your dark circles will diminish in no time; in the meantime, you can invest in some good concealer for dark circles. Be patient and consistent. Everyone’s skin is different. Some of these tips will work better than others depending on your skin type.