Dark circles under our eyes are something akin to wearing a giant sign that reads "look at how tired I am". Whether this may be the case or not, these dark and puffy circles are created over time and can be something that most people at one time or another have to deal with. Rather than hide these circles or wear sunglasses at night, allow us to suggest some natural and effective methods to both treat and prevent these dreaded eye bags.
The following guide provides valuable information for those looking to never have dark circles under their eyes again.
Be Healthy And Drink Lots of Water
A healthy diet and lifestyle are the best possible preventative measures for treating dark eyes under one's eye. The following should be made part of your lifestyle and routine:
- Proper amounts of sleep
- Controlled sodium consumption
- Exercise regularly
- Drink copious amounts of water
You have always been told by your parents, doctors and every other joe to drink lots of water. If you don’t know all the benefits of water, just remember, water is one of the main things for making your face look healthier. This is the reason most skin specialists’ recommend over and over to treat dark circles under the eyes is to drink plenty of water.
Beside drinking 8 glasses of water, you can sip on very cold or hot water, which not only helps with your dark circles but also burns calories. The PH level in your body is 7 and sipping on cold or hot water forces your body to burn calories to bring water to normal ph level. There you have it, by drinking water you can burn calories and treat dark circles under you eyes.
Preparation H is more commonly known and used as a haemorrhoid treatment, however it has become a secret weapon for those looking to reduce the swelling and puffiness under our eyes. Rub a small amount under each eye and let it get to work tightening your skin.
Note: Be careful not to get any of the medication into your eye. If you do, flush your eye well and often with cold water.
Green Tea Bags
Beyond its countless health benefits as a brewed beverage, green tea bags are a great aid in treating eye circles. This is due to strong anti-inflammatory properties found in this natural wonder.
Steep 2 tea bags for 3-5 minutes and then allow to cool to almost room temperature. Once you have done so, lie down and place the bags on your closed eyes for 10 minutes.
Not just for eating, are they? Place 2 spoons in the fridge for 30-45 minutes. Remove from the fridge and place them curve side down on your closed eyes for 10 minutes.
Another incredibly healthy item on this list, egg whites can be great for your eyes. Whisk two egg whites well until thick and stiff. Use your finger or a small brush to rub the whites under your eyes. This will tighten the area up and have you looking great.
Although most of us have the image of cucumber on eyes etched into our heads, there may be a better vegetable option - potatoes. Slice potatoes and place on your closed eyes the same way you would with cucumbers. The starch in the potatoes will aid the swelling and discolouration.