Learn our best tricks for getting rid of dark circles
Dark circles under the eyes have become quite common, making both men and women look sleep-deprived (which they probably are), aged, and just, tired. Everyone wants to look more awake.
Color-correcting concealers and foundation work but only so much. We need a permanent solution for our dark circles, and we need to find it fast. In this article, we’ll discuss a few of the most effective ways through which you can get rid of dark circles, whether it's the best eye cream you can find, or another method.
A Coconut Oil or Sweet Almond Oil Massage
Just apply a little amount of coconut oil or sweet almond oil on the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin. Coconut oil contains vitamin E and antioxidants that can help to replenish and repair the damaged skin cells brightening it. Similar to coconut oil, sweet almond oil contains vitamin E and can help to soften the skin, making it supple.
Ensuring Eight Hours of Quality Sleep
Throughout our lives, we’ve heard about the benefits of sleeping for eight hours. Not only does it help to make us feel well-rested and active, but it’s also great for improving the immunity system of our body. Most of the time, it is the absence of proper sleep which causes dark circles.
We also like to stress on “quality." Some people sleep for six hours and feel well-rested in comparison to people who sleep for nine hours and are still lethargic. Getting quality sleep is extremely important and can be ensured by sleeping on a comfortable mattress, in peaceful and calm surroundings.
Under Eye Injections
This is a more untraditional and quick fix for dark circles. You will have to visit a dermatologist to get your under-eye area injected with botox or filler. There is a lot of stigma around getting botox injections but these are harmful if done correctly and take a total of 10 minutes or so. Still, it is important to weigh all your options and only then proceed with this method.
Elevate Your Head When You Sleep and Apply a Cold Compress
The accumulation of fluid under your eyes can give it a swollen and puffy feel. This can be combated by sleeping in a correct position which is to elevate the head by placing a few pillows underneath it.
Also, using a cold compress can help to shrink blood vessels that can cause the darkish tinge our eyes. You’ll need to wrap a few ice cubes in a washcloth and place them under your eyes for about 20 minutes or so. This will help to soothe your under-eye area.
Under Eye Therapy Using Green Tea Bags
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and caffeine that help to stimulate blood circulation and reduce liquid fluid under our eyes. It also helps to shrink the blood vessels.
You need to soak two black tea or green tea bags in hot water for about six minutes and then refrigerate them for 20 to 25 minutes. Once they’re cold, place these tea bags to your closed eyes for half an hour and then rinse.
Using an Eye Cream for Dark Circles
Using an eye cream for dark circles can improve their appearance by hydrating and brightening the surrounding skin cells. Try to opt for eye creams that contain brightening ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and vitamin C. This will help you to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, eye bags, and, of course, dark circles.
Using Cucumbers and Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has brightening properties which makes it a perfect solution for getting rid of dark circles under our eyes. You can soak cucumber slices in lemon juice and place them on your eyes for about 15 to 20 minutes. Cucumber itself contains vitexin, cucurbitacins, and orientin. These are antioxidants that help to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Or, you can mix lemon juice with tomato and apply the mixture on the area. Tomatoes have a phytochemical called lycopene that helps to protect and repair prior skin damage.
Opting for Medical Treatments
With the advent of time, there is a variety of medical treatment is available that can help to combat dark circles under the eyes. Treatments such as laser surgery, fat removal, chemical peels, and surgical fat implants can be quite helpful. Having said this, it is important to discuss all your options with a professional as they can be quite intense involving a lot of expenditure — time, effort, and money wise.