A flawless skin is indeed the most precious gift one could get. Surely, you will agree to this; People who have a wonderful skin are really blessed. But that is not very easily granted; acne pimples blemishes wrinkles and dark circles and what not our face suffers. These conditions simply spoil the appearance and feel of your skin. Let’s concentrate on dreadful dark circles in this article. Dark circles, also known as periorbital dark circles are basically darkened areas around your eyes which usually form a circular pattern. They can be temporary ones or of the permanent type which gradually develop over time.
There are various causes for dark circles which vary from person to person. Some of these causes are heredity (if you have a heredity of dark circles beware; they can really worsen with time if not taken proper care of), improper blood flow to that specific area (this may happen due to damage to capillaries or smoking which causes constriction of blood vessels etc.), some allergies, anaemia, improper eating habits and low nutrition diet, lack of sleep or constant staring at your computer or phone screen and stress. If you have ever observed, the skin under your eyes is very delicate and hence easily damaged; even dryness of that specific region can cause dark circles. That is why if you don’t want those puffy dull eyes which make you look ill, aged and all stressed up; you need to take basic measures that help in avoiding these dark circles.
Below Mentioned Are Some Basic Ways Of Treating Dark Circles.
Keep Your Eyes And Surrounding Areas Cool
Damage to blood capillaries near the eyes is a major cause of dark circles. There are ample of home remedies which help in keeping your eyes cool and also reduces puffiness around them. You can massage all around your eyes with almond oil or coconut oil for about 10min at night and wash with cold water, next morning. Follow this practice regularly and you will observe results. Massaging with ice cubes every night for 5-10 min also helps. Cucumber is a natural coolant which is very commonly used for reducing dark circles. Raw Potato is known to be a natural bleaching agent that provides benefit against darkening.
Balanced Nutritious Diet
If the nutrition levels of your body are not sufficient, body responds back. Dark circles are a sign that your body is stressed. Also if the haemoglobin levels are low, dark circles are seen. Eating green leafy vegetables which are rich in iron is very beneficial. It is very important that you keep your body hydrated; this reduces dryness of skin and flushes out toxins from your body.
Keep A Check On Unhealthy Habits And Stress Levels
Eating junk, excess intake of salt and smoking; these hamper your blood flow and damage capillaries which supply blood to your periorbital region. Additionally smoking leads to reduced blood flow and vasoconstriction which further worsens the condition. Hence it is important you keep a check on these habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Staying stressed mentally as well as physically worsens your dark circles. This happens because increased stress levels release certain bad hormones in your body which increase dark circles. Hence it is best to take measures to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation tremendously help in reducing stress and increases energy levels.
Properly Removing Make-up Every Time
All kinds of Make up like eyeliner, foundation, face creams etc. tend to clog your pores and reduce the breathing capacity of skin. It is advised by experts that you should always properly clean and remove your makeup before going to bed. Not removing makeup can be very damaging to your skin and worsens dark circles. Along with removing make up, one very important step to take is applying sun-block. The UV rays from sun gravely damage your eyes and hence it is of utmost importance to use a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or more).
Take Care Of Allergies
A number of seasonal allergies increase the histamine levels in our blood; these histaminic substances are responsible for causing inflammation inside the body. This inflammation also increases dark circles due to damage to capillaries. So if you are prone to such allergies, consult a doctor. He might prescribe certain anti-allergic medications.
If you take these simple basic measures and follow them regularly, which are important, dark circles will no longer sound like a threat to you. In case that your dark circles are like really worse, consult a dermatologist. There are certain chemical peels and laser techniques specially designed to reduce dark circles.