The curious case of the under-eye circles keeps bothering all of us. Right from the ‘I got it from my mum’ ones to the ‘I stayed up all night’ ones, there seems to be no immediate solution to them. But what are those pesky pigmentations all about and is there any viable solution to the cause? We did some dark digging and found some ways to curb the situation.
We were surprised to know that sleep deprivation or heredity are not the only causes of the under-eye circles. The reasons of dark circles vary from person to person. Oversleeping, allergies, stress, eczema, rubbing the eyes roughly, iron deficiency, excessive drinking or smoking, irritating due to makeup that doesn’t suit you, age and a few other factors may be accountable for the hyperpigmentation.
Though using a concealer might still be the quickest way to flawless looking eyes, but there are few remedies that you can try at home to decrease those dark circles.
1. Cucumber– Cut a thick slice of cucumber and keep it in a refrigerator for 30 minutes or so. Place it on the dark circles for 10 minutes and later wash the area with cold water thoroughly. It refreshes and soothes the skin.
2. Vegetables with bleaching properties– Grate some chilled potatoes to extract the juice, soak cotton balls in that juice and place them on the affected areas for 10 minutes before rinsing it with cold water thoroughly. Even the mixture of tomato juice (one teaspoon) and lemon juice (one and a half teaspoon) is effective if used twice daily for 2-3 weeks. Apply the blend to the dark circles and let it work its magic for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.
3. Rose water– Soak some cotton balls in rose water for few minutes and place them on the closed eyelids for about 15 minutes or so. It rejuvenates the skin and shows results when used twice daily for a month.
4. Almond oil– You can include this step in your night routine. Gently massage in a small amount of almond oil onto the affected areas and let the skin soak it in overnight. Wash out the excess next morning. Vitamin E and other properties help make the skin supple.
5. Under-eye cream– If not almond oil, then a good under-eye cream to be used at least twice a week can be added to your night routine. Since the skin is sensitive in those areas we recommend to check in with your dermatologist to suggest the best cream for your skin type.
6. Meditation or Yoga– A relaxing session of yoga or just meditation helps to calm down and relieve any stress pent up in the body. Add it to your routine to ease your mind as well as your skin.
For more information regarding dark circles and other skin problems, watch this video where celebrity dermatologist Rashmi Shetty answers some common skin care related questions.
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