No one likes under eye circles. They make you look exhausted! Yet, almost everyone has them. It’s a fact of life.
Causes range from genetics to allergies. For most people, sleep deprivation is a major culprit. Plus, as you get older, discoloration is more likely.
In stores, you can find countless eye creams made for dark circles. But why spend a fortune? Take the Ayurvedic route with these three natural remedies.
1. Tea Bags
Used tea bags will also do the trick. It’s more cost-effective than cucumbers since they’re usually tossed out. Simply save the bags after brewing a cup.
To cool them down, store them in the refrigerator. Place them on your eyes while they’re still damp. Thanks to the cooling sensation, puffiness will subside.
Green tea is the best choice. It will increase the skin’s thickness, making dark circles look less noticeable. Plus, it’ll moisturize the skin – the number one trick for making the skin look healthy.
Puffiness draws attention to dark circles. Luckily, cucumber slices can save the day.
Cucumbers have a cooling effect. In fact, the inside flesh is 20 degrees lower than the outside air!8 They get even cooler if you store them in the refrigerator. To use this remedy, place one cucumber slice on each eye. This will reduce puffiness and make dark circles less obvious.
3. Vitamin C
Start from the inside out. Eat lots of vitamin C! This nutrient plays a role in collagen production. In turn, collagen will improve weak skin – a major cause of shadowing.
Tasty sources include oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, tomato, broccoli, and spinach. Your skin – and immunity – will flourish.
When applied on the skin, vitamin C treats discoloration. Why not make an eye mask? To be safe, use gentler foods like spinach. Mash it up with a moisturizer like a coconut, avocado, or olive oil. Carefully apply it on your dark circles. After 10 minutes, wash off and pat dry.