How to Remove Dark Circles Under your Eye

Have you always been under stress, unable to sleep, and exposed to various environmental toxins? Chances are, the answer is yes. If so, you already have noticed the dark circle around your eyes that have been there for quite some time already. Having dark circles around your eyes makes you look as if you are always tired and not in the mood even if you are completely feeling the opposite. It can lower your self-esteem since you become more concerned about how you look and how people see you. Puffiness that often comes with the dark circles makes you even more frustrated. But there is something that you can do about it.

You can pile on concealing and makeup products to hide those dark circles and puffiness but this will not solve your problem permanently. If you want to benefit in the long run, you have to use a permanent solution in removing these dark under eye circles. So why not try home remedies that will make your eye area bright and lively again? It will not just take a few minutes everyday to do so.

First, let us breakdown what you need to do and prepare:

What You Need

  • Potato
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Rose Water
  • Bowl
  • Teaspoon for measurement
  • Grinder/blender
  • Strainer
  • Cotton
  • Cold water

Step 1. Extract juice from potato

Get your potato then wash it thoroughly to remove any dirt and dust. You can wash it on the tap or in a bowl full of water. Cut the clean potato into slices then use a grinder to blend it into a thick paste. Using a strainer placed on top of a bowl, extract the juice from the potato. You should be able to get about 2 teaspoons of juice.

Facts about potato:

Potato is an effective remedy for permanently eliminating dark circles around your eyes. It contains Vitamins C and B-6 as well as potassium and magnesium. Vitamin C has a range of benefits for your skin from protecting you from the damaging effects of pollution, to evening your skin tone, and to improving skin elasticity. B-6 is one among the network of B-vitamins, which are known for promoting healthier skin and hair.

Magnesium is useful in averting the formation of fine lines, in the skin, which eventually leads to the appearance of dark circles. Fine lines occur faster under the eyes where the skin is thin. On the other hand, potassium is important to keep the fluid balance in the body so that it does not accumulate on less concentrated parts such as the under eye area.

Step 2. Extract juice from cucumber

Grab the cucumber then wash it to remove any dirt. Wash it on the tap or in a bowl full of clean water. Once it is clean, slice the cucumber then put it in a blender. Transfer the blended cucumber into a strainer then extract its juice. You should have at least 2 teaspoons of cucumber juice. Mix it with the potato extract.

Facts about cucumber:

While cucumber is mostly made up of water, it also contains caffeic acid and ascorbic acid, which are both helpful in removing dark circles under your eyes. Ascorbic acid is a form of vitamin C, which is rich in antioxidants thereby providing a high level of protection for your skin. These also help eliminate puffiness and eye bags.

Step 3. Extract juice from tomato

Get the tomato and clean it using warm water. You can do it in a bowl full of water or on the tap. This will remove dirt as well as bacteria. Cut the tomato into half then further slice each half. Blend the tomato slices then transfer it to a strainer. Extract the juice, which should render about 2 teaspoons. Mix it with the potato and cucumber extracts.

Facts about tomato:

Tomatoes provide you with natural protection against the sun, especially from its harmful ultraviolet rays. This keeps your skin from getting sun damage that often leads to dry, dark, and sagging skin. Tomatoes also encourage young-looking skin with it vitamin-rich content. It contains vitamins A, B, C as well as minerals like potassium and magnesium. Vitamin A provides protection against sun damage, helps repair skin, maintains collagen balance, and helps address acne.

Step 4. Add aloe vera gel

Measure one teaspoonful of aloe vera gel then add it to the extracted juices.

Facts about aloe vera gel:

Aloe vera gel has hormones like gibberellins and auxin that can address inflammation and promote healing. This gel can help in treating chronic skin illnesses including eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Step 5. Add rose water

Measure a teaspoonful of rose water then add it to the mixture.

Facts about rose water:

Rose water can reduces skin redness brought by skin irritation because it is rich in anti-inflammatory properties. It can also help treat acne breakouts and eliminate other skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis. It also makes for a good cleanser that removes the accumulated dirt and oil that clog the skin pores.

Step 6. Mix all the ingredients together

Once you have extracted 2 teaspoons of juice for each of the potato, cucumber, and tomato then added the aloe vera gel and rose water, mix all of the ingredients thoroughly. Make sure that they have blended well into a nice juice.

Step 7. Apply the homemade mixture on your skin

Using a cotton, apply the juice mixture on your under eyes. You can also apply it on your entire face, if you like. For greater chances of success and to remove dark circles and spots permanently, apply this mixture on your face everyday. Once you have applied the juice on the desired area, wait for it to dry.

Step 8. Rinse the dried mixture off your skin

Prepare a bowl of cold water then rinse the dried juice off your eyes and face. Gently do this. You can immediately see some glow on your skin after the first application. The best results can be observed if you do this routine everyday.

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More Tips to Eliminate Dark Under Eye Circles

According to Realsimple.com, the formation of the dark circle under your eyes may be caused by genetics, age, and seasonal allergies. Genetics plays a huge role in the appearance of dark under eye circles. Your genetic makeup dictates if you will have thin skin around your eyes, which makes it susceptible to blood accumulation.

Age is also another influential factor where in the skin starts to lose collagen over time, making it thinner. Long and excessive exposure to the sun worsens the lack of collagen by further breaking it down. As for seasonal allergies, these cause inflammation and swelling. This happens when the secretion of histamines is triggered in the body.

It is important to know why these blemishes appear on your skin so that you can act on them the right way. To do so, you can stretch the skin under your eyes in a gentle manner. If you observe the area becomes darker by stretching it, the circles are caused by aging or your genetic makeup. However, if the color remains the same, the dark circles are caused by either your allergies or sun exposure.

For dark circles resulting from vascular problems, you can add more pillows under your head when you sleep. This will prevent the blood from accumulating in your under eye area. Constricting the blood vessels by applying a compress to your eye area for about five minutes will address the puffiness. Eye creams containing caffeine can also constrict the blood vessels thereby reducing the appearance of the dark circles.

Other alternatives for creams with caffeine content include arnica-based ones and those with grapeseed oil or green tea. These have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that also have the capability to strengthen the skin around the eye area.

For the dark circles caused by allergies, it is best to take over-the-counter antihistamines to address the problem early on. Prevent rubbing your eyes when they get itchy since this will contribute to the darkness in your eye area.

If your skin is thin and easily damaged, you can invest in a collagen-building eye cream containing retinol. Retinol is effective in elevating collagen production, which will help strengthen the skin around your eyes.

But aside from identifying the causes of dark under eye circles to know how to eliminate them, it is equally important to make lifestyle changes as enumerated by empowher.com. Here are some of the adjustments that you can make in your life to prevent the appearance of dark circles or remove them if you already have them:

​Hydrate

Water is essential for skin health. If you want to remove the dark circles under your eyes, make sure that you are adequately hydrated. If you do not get enough water in your system, your skin will dry out and will start forming lines quickly eventually leading to the dark circles.

Avoid food you are allergic to

Be aware of which foods you are allergic to since these may cause dark circles to appear. Food allergies may make your eyes itchy then cause you to rub it. As mentioned before, rubbing your eyes causes dark circles to develop. This is because it leads to the exposure of the blood vessels in that area making it vulnerable to damage cause by other elements such as sun exposure.

Start consuming a healthy diet

It is important that you supply your body with the nutrients that it needs to keep it healthy. With a balanced diet, you can protect your skin health and make your skin stronger, elastic, and glowing. If you want to remove the dark circles, you have to start avoiding sugary, fatty, and salty foods since these cause fluid imbalance in the body. When there is such an imbalance, puffiness starts to develop together with the dark circles under your eyes.

Avoid vices

Vices such as cigarette smoking introduce harmful substances to your body, which negatively affect your skin health. The accumulation of toxins in the body from cigarettes, alcohol, and other vices you consume affect blood circulation and nutrient absorption, which may lead to nutrient deficiencies.

Cigarettes can also elevate the caffeine level in the body, which is not useful for the skin anymore. While caffeine can help in addressing some skin problems, too much of it in the body does more harm than good.

Have adequate rest and sleep

Sleep deprivation and fatigue wreaks havoc on your eyes, skin, and overall health. If you want to remove the puffiness and dark circles around your eyes, you need to give your body the time it needs to repair the damage from the fatigue it has experienced. Giving yourself enough time to rest by having a restful night’s sleep will allow blood to circulate properly in your body and thereby prevent the development of puffiness and dark circles.

Have you learned how to make your eyes bright and lively again through this tutorial? Eliminating dark circles and puffiness around your eyes will make you look more energetic and confident. You can now say goodbye to the times when you looked like a wreck just because these dark circles are getting out of hand. You can now minimize the concealer and makeup products that you use on your face and instead, rock a brighter or more natural look because underneath, your skin, most especially the area around your eyes, is already in good condition.

This tutorial is important since it helps you eliminate the dark circles around your eyes while improving your overall skin health. It does not only help you physically but also emotionally and mentally as you regain your confidence and esteem.

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Other References:

https://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/skincare-face/treating-dark-circles-under-eyes

http://www.empowher.com/community/share/under-eye-dark-circle-5-healthy-lifestyle-changes-you-need-make

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http://www.myvitamins.com/articles/nutrition/beauty-benefits-b-vitamins/

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/benefits-of-magnesium-for-skin-hair-and-health/#gref

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http://www.livestrong.com/article/213714-vitamins-to-eliminate-dark-circles-under-the-eyes-have-better-skin/

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