The thinnest skin on your body is that which is under your eyes. This part is more delicate than any other surface; further, it is also prone to dryness. This is why beauty professionals emphasize the importance of not rubbing the skin around the eye area. Many blood vessels can be visible on this part of your skin, and these vessels can cause dark under-eye circles. Usually when a person is tired it is easily seen in his or her eyes, which is why there are many under-eye creams on the market that target decreasing the circles and puffiness. For people who are on a tight budget, here are some simple home remedies that you can employ.
- There are many causes of dark circles under the eyes, but the most common is lack of sleep. Dark circles and puffiness can also be related to poor diet, overexposure to harmful rays, or genetic issues. Therefore, the best and general rule for remedying dark under-eye circles is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Make sure you have a healthy diet and are getting enough sleep. Also consume a lot of water and vegetables and wear sunglasses that are UVA protected to avoid direct contact with the sun.
- You can slice cucumbers and place them on your eyes. This will refresh tired eyes, thus making them look brighter and more “awake.” Leave these slices of cool cucumber on your eyes and the surrounding area for five to ten minutes.
- Teabags from green, black or white tea can also help. Chill these teabags, and when cooled place them on your eyes. Make sure they are not wet or dripping. Tea has an antioxidant and caffeine that can help decrease puffiness and dark circles. Chamomile tea can also soothe tired, red eyes.
- Place two spoons in a refrigerator and allow them to cool. Place the cooled spoons on your eyes to help with the puffiness and dark circles.
- Tap gently the surface of your under-eye area. Doing so will help get rid of the fluid causing puffiness. Be sure to tap gently to ensure you do not cause yourself pain or injury.
- Drink six to eight glasses of water daily. Puffiness and dark under eyes can indicate that your body is lacking in water. Dehydration can cause dark circles and puffiness.
- You can use ice and gently place it under your eyes. Wrap the ice in a paper towel or in a plastic zip bag to avoid your fingers getting too cold. This will decrease puffiness and the appearance of dark circles.
Tips and Warning
- Make sure you are gentle in tapping or rubbing the under-eye area. This part of our body is very delicate, and too much rubbing can cause premature wrinkles.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.