Dark eye circles may be due to health issues or your lifestyle. Unfortunately, There aren’t any miracle creams that has been invented yet.To get rid of dark circles, We need to correctly identify the cause.
Getting rid of those raccoon eyes may be a slow and long journey. But being consistent in your routine for at least 90 days will make sure that the pigmentation reduces significantly.
Few common causes of dark circles are, Sleep, dehydration, caffeine and genetics. Let us discuss what you can do to lessen the dark circles or even remove them permanently as we go on.
Use colour corrector\concealers till you get rid of the dark circles. Dark circles may cause more stress and affect your confidence level. The last thing we want is to increase our stress.
- Pink or Peach for fair skin tone
- Yellow for olive and medium skin tones
- Orange to red for darker skin tones
- Use Blue corrector for sunken eyes. Blue also helps in hiding broken capillaries.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD
Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer
Nykaa SKINgenius Conceal & Correct Palette – Correct & Contour
Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover and Conceal Palette
Makeup Revolution Camouflage Corrector Palette
I have mentioned eye cream that work, slowly but surely. Read on to know 🙂
5 Causes Of Dark Circles And Their Treatments
Learn more about the various causes of dark circles and how to prevent them. Even small changes in your lifestyle can treat and prevent the raccoon eyes.
Finding the cause is the most important and the toughest step in treating dark circles. Get professional help if needed.
1. Dark circles due to thin Skin, Solution is retinol Creams
Retinol or vitamin A is a proven ingredient in minimising fine lines and wrinkles. They help in stimulating collagen production thereby plumping the skin.You have to start slow and in low doses.
Eye creams with retinol are available in the market but you can go with pure retinol creams too.Use once in three days and work from there. be consistent for six months and you will definitely see results.
You can opt for over the counter retinols but it will be costlier and less potent than the prescription creams. Be patient as it will take time to show results. I did see major improvement in three months. Collagen production does not happen overnight guys.
2. Dark circles because of pigmentation, Solution is Vitamin C
Vitamin c is another miracle anti aging ingredient that helps with neutralising free radicals. Vitamin c also helps with lightening the skin so it helps with pigmentation issues and sun damage.
We all know that our lips turn dark due to pigmentation and sun damage that is why we use a lip balm with spf. The same thing applies here too.
Read the below detailed post to know all about the anti ageing ingredient Vitamin C.
3. Dark Circles due to lack of sleep
This might be the most common reasons for panda eyes. Switch off the laptop, TV and other devices two hours before sleep as it interferes with the hormones.
Try to sleep in a quiet peaceful and dark room. Listen to guided meditation or ASMR meditation or music which ever works for you. Make sure to do moderate exercise for 30 to 45 minutes everyday, Even brisk walking will do.
Stress also impacts our sleep so try to deal with it rather tha building it up. Talk to friends or a therapist if you need help.
There is nothing wrong in asking for help.
4. Dark circles due to Iron deficiency
This is a common cause that people do not know about and they end up neglecting it. You can do a routine CBC blood test to know your haemoglobin levels and Vitamin B deficiency.
The normal haemoglobin level for women is between 11.5-16.
Vitamin B and Vitamin D generally helps with absorption so deficiency of either will result in a deficiency of various vitamins even if you have included it in your diet. So if you are deficient take supplements as prescribed by a doctor.
5. Dark circles due to allergy
Doctors usually prescribe antihistamines for this but i guess pinpointing it to this particular cause might be tough. Rubbing your eyes just makes the condition worse.
It may be rare, But do not neglect it the possibility though.
If Nothing Works, There is Laser Resurfacing Treatment
If nothing works and you are not able to conceal your dark circles then it may result confidence issues in many of us.
Talk to a good cosmetologist. There are various treatments available for dark circles and bags.
Best Under Eye Creams That Works
Home Remedies For Dark Circles
There are several home remedies available on the internet. But does it work? The below home remedies hydrate and help nourish the under eye area. These are simple recipes and tricks that will help you achieve brighter skin in the long run.
Lifestyle changes does affect the delicate under eye area. So make sure to read the prevention tips to stay away from raccoon eyes. In the case of dark circles, prevention tips are much easier to incorporate in to your life.
Drink 10-12 glasses of water
Dehydration can cause dark circles. So make sure your body is hydrated throughout the day. This may not seem like much but hydration is very important.
Coffee, Aloe Vera And Grape seed Oil Pack
Coffee – 1 teaspoon
Aloe Vera gel – 1 teaspoon
Grape seed oil – 2 teaspoon or as required
Rice Flour, Cucumber Juice And Lemon
Rice flour – 1 tablespoon
Cucumber juice – 2 teaspoon
lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Tomato juice has skin brightening properties that helps reduce dark circles. In case you do not have time rub a slice of tomato to the under eye area. massage gently for 10 minutes.
Tomato Juice – 1 tablespoon
Coffee, Black Pepper, And Oil
You can use olive oil or coconut oil for this recipe.
Coffee – 1 teaspoon
Pepper – a pinch
Oil – 1.5 teaspoon
Rice Flour, Tomato Juice And Lemon
Rice flour – 1 table spoon
tomato Juice – 2 Tablespoon
lemon – 1 teaspoon
Banana Peel mask
You can massage the inside of the banana peel directly on the under eye area.
Use a gel mask or a cold spoon for this purpose. Remember to do this everyday.
Avoiding extra salt
Naturally sodium makes you retain water. This can causes bags under your eyes. Say goodbye to pickles as it contains more salt than your body’s daily requirement. Recently studies showed that presto contains the highest amount of salt.
Tea bags for brighter eyes
Tea Bag – 2 dipped in hot water and cooled
Along with any treatment that you follow you should use tea bags and cold gel masks because it definitely helps.Tea contains natural tannin which helps brighten the dark circles with consistent use.
You can place used tea bags in the fridge for 20 minutes and then place it on your eye for 15 minutes.
How to Prevent Dark Circles?
- Apply antiaging retinol creams twice a week if you are above 25 years
- Treat your under eye area gently
- Do not tug and pull while using a makeup remover. Use soft cotton pads or cotton balls to gently remove eye makeup.
- For a soothing effect use refrigerated cucumber,potato slices or a spoon. This helps in constricting swollen under eye blood vessels.
- Use essential oils like rose and geranium, these oils are believed to reduce dark circles.
- Drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
- Eat at foods packed with vitamin C like lemon, oranges, papaya, tomato, pineapple and mango.
- Take vitamins like vitamin c, copper and amino acids if necessary.Check with a doctor regarding this.
- Reduce alcohol intake
- Sleep well for at least 8 hours
- Include 30 minute of exercise
- Have dark chocolates to reduce sun damage
You have to heal your body if you have any health issues. If you don’t, then even the expensive creams will not work on the dark circles.
If you have any questions please write in the comments below or mail me. I think i have noted down everything. I will post an article on eye creams later on.
Have a good day 🙂