Whether you are in your 20s or 40s, the last things you want are bags under your eyes.
Who needs that extra baggage right?
From potato juice through to addressing lack of sleep, it seems the world is overflowing with tips to remove dark circles under eyes permanently. While natural therapies available in abundance, it’s worth considering adapting your lifestyle and turning to medical techniques too.
At Skin City, we treat dark circles permanently. As such, we’re familiar with the causes and ways you can address the issue yourself, and effective treatments and suggestions we can offer. Because of this, we want to help you understand why you have dark circles under your eyes, how to address them, and how we can help you safely.
If you want to learn about How to Avoid Dark Circles in the first place, you can read about it in detail. Fortunately, by changing certain habits and taking certain lifestyle and dietary steps, you can get rid of those bags under the eyes for good. Let’s dig a little deeper.
Why Do You Get it in the First Place? What Causes Dark Circles?
There are plentiful reasons you wake up with bags under your eyes. Eating salty food, smoking, drinking alcohol, regularly sleeping on your stomach and taking certain medication can all be the cause of dark circles. Even removing your eye makeup too quickly – no, harshly – can result in under-eye circles. Also, as you age, your blood circulation and collagen production regresses, which can cause blood to puddle under your eyes and your blood vessels to be more visible. The role of genetics, health concerns are at play here too. Generally speaking, people with olive skin are more likely to develop bags, and if you have very fair or very thin skin, blood under your eyes is more likely to be visible.
What are the Natural Remedies to Remove Dark Circles?
It’s a no-brainer that sleep will reduce bags under your eyes. Heard of ‘beauty sleep’? Staying hydrated is also important if you want to keep eye bags at bay. When your body is dehydrated, it responds by retaining as much water as it can. Don’t forget that your under eye skin is the thinnest on the body too, so any trauma will cause inflammation and bruising. When you’re taking your makeup off, soak a cotton pad in eye makeup remover and gently press onto your eyes for two minutes before wiping downwards.
That said, from tea bags to exercise, there are lots of natural ways you can try to remove dark circles under your eyes. To see long lasting results, you need to engage in them continuously, or if patience is not your forte, consulting a dermatologist will speed up the process.
Caffeinated tea contains natural tannins and is a diuretic, so it’s capable of shrinking blood vessels. Soak two tea bags in warm water, and then chill the bags for a few minutes in the refrigerator. Place one tea bag on each eye for five minutes.
Intake of vitamin C packed foods such as broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage and peppers promotes collagen production and increase in blood circulation.
It is said that 20% of women, 50% of pregnant women and 3% of men don’t have enough iron in their body. Add dark leafy greens, seafood, and beans to your daily diet if you want to get more, or try more iron-rich foods. This micro micromineral is critical for producing hemoglobin, which helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body.
Applying mint leaves to your eye bags won’t erase dark circles. However, if you use a product that contains mint leaves, you’ll produce a cooling sensation that vasoconstricts the blood vessels beneath. As a result, the circles will look less noticeable.
Lemon juice and rose water
Did you know that lemon juice is a natural skin lightener and has an abundance of Vitamin C? Together, these amazing factors mean it may help in reducing the appearance of dark circles. Similarly, rose water may lighten your skin as well.
When applied to the circles beneath your eyes for at least 15 minutes, almond oil is an adequate natural remedy. It achieves this by reducing the appearance of blood vessels beneath. Try applying almond oil for 15 minutes after cleansing each day.
Stress can cause the fragile capillaries around the eyes to rupture, resulting in a pooling of blood under your eyes. This then becomes oxidized – you’ll recognise this as a dark purple hue. Managing stress and regular exercise can help as it releases endorphins, which counteracts stress and helps with blood circulation.
Some of the other traditional tips for removing dark circles under your eyes are cucumber slices or dipping cotton wool pads into cucumber juice, as it cools the skin. Also, the use of raw sliced potatoes on eyes, or raw coconut oil has been mentioned at medical forums.
As with all natural remedies, exercise caution before using them. Apply a skin patch test to your wrist and leave it for a day. If there’s no reaction, use small amounts. The skin beneath your eyes is especially thin, which means it doesn’t have as robust a barrier as other areas of your body.
If your under-eye circles are caused by a deep tear trough, then it may be possible that they might not respond well to the above-said remedies. In that case, Skin City’s Dark Circle Clinic offers the best dark circle removal treatments and other under eye skin problems with the help of laser treatment, dermal fillers, blepharoplasty (eyelid tightening) and Botox therapy.
A consultation with an experienced Aesthetic Practitioner at Skin City is vital to determine whether this is the right course of action for you. To book your consultation with us, call us at +91 9890225577/ +91 9422458130