Getting rid of under eye dark circles or under eye bags is not that easy! Yes, you can hide the dark circles with makeup, but for a long term solution, you will have to find the root cause of them and then start treating them with homemade remedies.
Causes of under eye dark circles and under eye bags
The area around our eyes has the most sensitive and thinnest skin of our entire face. That’s why, we need to take extra care of that specific area to prevent dark circles, eye bags and wrinkles (or crows feet). According to leading skincare experts, there can be various reasons behind these three issues. Some of them are –
Anemia / low Hemoglobin
Anemia or Low Hemoglobin can cause blue-black discoloration around the eyes. Women who have below 10 g/dl haemoglobin are more susceptible to dark circles.
Lack of collagen
Our skin requires a protein named collagen to maintain its elasticity. Lack of collagen can make your under eye area look aged, dull and fatigued.
Adults need at least 6 to 8 hours sleep every night to function at their best. Sleep deprivation not only affects your overall body health, but also our skin. It is the main cause of under eye dark circles.
Other health related issues
There are many health related issues like zinc and iron deficiency, liver related diseases, etc, that can also be the reason behind the dark circles.
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How to get rid of under eye dark circles permanently at home?
By adapting these lifestyle changes, you can get rid of your dark circles permanently at home –
- Ensure that you get a sufficient amount of sleep every night.
- Consume nutritive fruits and vegetables everyday.
- Try not to rub your eyes a lot.
- If you wear eye makeup, then make sure to clean it up before you go to the bed. Micellar water or thermal water cleans off makeup easily without stinging eyes.
- Wear sunglasses that have sun protection.
- Apply an under eye cream daily before sleeping.
Most of the good under eye creams are expensive! So here I am sharing recipes of two under eye creams that you can make for yourself at home!
Homemade Under Eye Creams For Dark Circles
Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Under Eye Cream
Take two tablespoons of coconut oil in a saucepan and heat it for a minute. Now take 2-3 Vitamin E capsules, cut their top and squeeze their essence in the saucepan. Mix both of the ingredients well and then remove the pan from heat. In this step, you can also add your favourite essential oil or primrose oil to the mixture.
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Green Tea and Almond Oil Under Eye Cream
This DIY is not as difficult as it looks! All you need is a double boiler, a green tea bag, almond oil and Shea butter. Firstly, take almond oil and Shea butter in the double boiler. Once both of the ingredients have boiled, cut the green tea bag and pour it over the melted oil and butter. Let the mixture sit on the heat for about 15 minutes. If you have peppermint essential oil at home, then you can add it too, it will help in soothing puffy eyes!
These were the two DIY recipes that will help you to treat under eye dark circles and bags at home! Have you tried any other homemade remedies that have worked for your dark circles?! Do let me know by commenting below!
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