Sunday, June 15, 2008

Natural Remedies for Dark Undereye Circles

There are many causes that contribute to getting dark circles under your eyes. Some of them are out of your control (genetic predisposition, skin tone), but there are several things you can do to diminish the appearance of dark circles and keep them from worsening.

  • Drink Enough Water
    Dark undereye circles are one of the symptoms of dehydration.

  • Get Enough Sleep
    Insufficient sleep can result in pale skin, which shows blood vessels more than usual. Blue or dark circles can appear.

  • Use Sunscreen
    Sunscreen will help prevent weakening of the skin by the sun's ultraviolet rays, which can help keep dark circles from worsening.

  • Avoid Using too much Salt
    To some extent, salt dehydrates you. This can cause you to retain fluid. When you retain fluid, the blood vessels under the eyes can become engorged, giving you dark circles.

  • Apply Cool Damp Teabags
    Normal tea can temporarily soothe inflammation that can cause dark circles.

  • Try Cool Cucumber Slices
    Apply cool cucumber slices over closed eyes for 15 minutes to reduce swelling and inflammation.

  • Boost Your Diet with Antioxidants
    Foods high in antioxidants can hep strengthen your blood vessels. You can find antioxidants in blueberries, cherries, currants, onions, parsley, cranberries, and legumes.

  • Try a Vitamin K Cream
    Vitamin K can help heal bruising, which can be part of the problem contributing to undereye circles.

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