Home Remedies To Treat Dark Circles
Home remedies to treat dark circles– With a hope that both winters and Corona are treating you just fine, I would like to say to you people that ‘hang in there’ sooner or later everything will be fine. During these disturbing situations, the thing that is being suffocated the most is our mental health. Hence it’s really important that you as much as possible try to spare an hour or two for yourself. The time where you should be focused on only you. During this time you can go for yoga, a walk, simply sit with your warm blankets on sipping some tea, you can even go for movies that make you feel good, reading good books or just a beauty sleep will do wonders.
Lately, if you ask me I ain’t having a good amount of sleep. Which has disturbed me a lot. Not only mentally but the side effects are also way irritating. One of the side effects that I am talking about and is also today’s topic of the talk is The Dark circles..I know many of you out there are suffering from these puffy black bags hanging just underneath our eyes and making our faces look dull.
So today I’ll be stating some of the Home Remedies To Treat Dark Circles. But before diving into this remedy part let’s first learn about the reasons for these little irritating bags.
About Dark Circles
Although I know this section could have been skipped but being an informative blogger I would like to tackle the problem from scratch. Which includes knowing about it, understanding it. So let’s begin.
“Dark circles under our eyes happen when the skin beneath both eyes appears darkened. It is different from bruising around one eye from an injury or redness and swelling in one eye caused by an infection. Dark circles under our eyes generally are not a sign of a medical problem.”.
The definition above was given by ‘Mayo clinic’. In short, we can say that these little things have the power to make us appear older than we are. To make matters worse, these things can be really difficult to get rid of.
Dark circles can affect anyone but it is found mostly in people who are elderly, have a genetic predisposition to this, or they might belong to non-white ethnic groups.
But whatever the case might be, these things can’t be given a blind eye and need to be treated as soon as they appear. There are a lot of home remedies and tips to treat dark circles. So, most of the time it is not a thing to worry.
REASONS FOR DARK CIRCLES
My mom used to blame me every time and used to say ‘daughter, your habits of sleeping late and waking up early is the main reason for those little black things under your eyes’. Like everybody else she and I used to think that lack of sleep is the major and only cause for these. However, when I started reading about this I came to know that apart from this there can be many other reasons that might be contributing to those dark circles.
This is no surprise that the skin under our eyes is very thin and delicate. Hence this is part that will first show the signs of an imbalance created in our body. To know the broader reasons let’s move further in this section.
As I mentioned above, lack of sleep is one of the major causes for the imbalance in our body and also majorly responsible for those dark circles. Due to lack of sleep, we develop stress which further makes our skin look dull and as a result, our blood vessels tend to look even darker. Lacking sleep can also cause more accumulation of fluid which will make our eyes look puffier and these little bags more noticeable.
Allergies can also be one of the reasons for puffiness under our eyes. When our body is undergoing an allergic reaction, our body tends to release histamines to fight against harmful bacteria. However, this causes the dilation of our blood vessels making them more visible, especially under our eyes. Along with this it also brings itchiness, redness, and puffy eyes.
Whenever you visit a dermatologist for any skin problem their foremost suggestion is to drink as much as water you can. Dehydration is a major cause of skin issues and many other issues. To remain hydrated our skin tends to pull water from our skin cells. If there won’t be enough water then the extraction of water will make our skin cells look shrunken and sunken.
Who does not love sitting under the warmth of the sun during this cold weather? However, without any kind of protective shield, this warmth can be harmful. The sun’s rays increase the production of melanin in our body. The things which provide us skin color. Excessive release of melanin can darken the skin around our eyes.
This is an unavoidable factor but what we can do is take some cautious steps that just might slow this process. While we are aging our skin naturally gets thinner as it starts losing fat and cologne. Making the dark blood vessels more visible.
This is a point about which I even gave a hint above. It is said that dark circles can also be a result of heredity. We can be genetically disposed to them. The reason for its occurrence can be, the presence of excessive pigmentation or melanin.
Hence here are a few reasons that are considered majorly responsible for dark circles. Now, as we are aware of the reasons let’s move to another section which I know might be the only reason why you people will be reading this blog.
HOME REMEDIES TO TREAT DARK CIRCLES
As we know that our under eye area is very delicate so it’s better if it can be cured by home remedies. Although there are other professional ways to treat them. But I would suggest that home remedies are not only natural but their side effects will be negligible. While on the side we really can’t say anything about the professional ways. It may or may not suit you.
Below are some Home Remedies To Treat Dark Circles :
1. Cold tea bags:
About teabags, if you listen to any of the famous bloggers apart from me or even take advice from your doctor’s, they will surely recommend this. Cold tea bags are the most effective and easy way to cure dark circles.
Pro tip- prefer green or chamomile tea bags for better results.
All you have to do is after using a tea bag don’t throw it away just preserve them in your refrigerator and later apply them to your eyes for a few minutes in a regular manner.
2. Grated potatoes or grated cucumber:
This is a method which I have been using recently. This method will help you in curing the puffiness under your eyes.
All you have to do is grate some raw potatoes or cucumber and apply the threads on your under eyes for around 10- 12 minutes. If not this you can even squeeze out the juice from potato or cucumber and with the help of cotton balls apply it on the dark circles for around 1-2 minutes. This method is surely a saviour if you do it regularly.
3. Cold milk:
Cold milk is something that is trusted by mom. According to her and also the internet, it is a natural cleanser for the eyes. It also helps in soothing the under the eye of the skin.
All you need to do is apply some amount of cold milk with the help of cotton balls on your dark circles and let them dry. After that rinse it off.
4. Aloe Vera:
The wonderful things that aloe Vera can do to our skin are not hidden from anybody. Aloe Vera is a solution to many skin problems.
All you have to do is apply some aloe Vera under your eyes and massage it for 5-7 minutes. Leave it until you start feeling uncomfortable and then wash it off.
5. Almond oil and lemon juice:
This is yet another tried and tested home remedy that can cure dark circles. Both the products are rich in vitamins that can be useful for our skin.
What we have to do is apply the mixture around the eye. Massage it and let it be there for another 2-3 minutes. The tip while doing this method is don’t let the mixture reach your eye area.
This is yet another effective and cheap home remedy that can cure our skin problems. Rosewater can act as many things. Whether it be a cleanser or just giving us a rejuvenation, rose water can do it all. Rosewater can also act as a mild astringent and hence can be used as a skin toner too.
All you have to do is take small amounts of rosewater on cotton balls and apply them to your eyes for around 10-15 minutes. To attain the best results use it every night.
Tomatoes contain antioxidants because of which acts as a natural bleaching agent. Which further treats the discoloration around the eye area.
All you have to do is mix small amounts of lemon juice and tomato juice and apply it around the eye area with the help of cotton balls for around 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Do keep in mind that the mixture does not reach your eye because it can be harmful.
8. Yoga and meditation:
The major problem for any issue that might be occurring in our body is due to stress, depression. As I always say stress is not at all good. Neither for your mental health and nor for your skin. Our blog has been encouraging the need for yoga and meditation since we have begun our journey. Because we know that it has the power to reduce your stress and also helps in making you feel happy. So try including meditation and yoga in your day to day schedule.
The remedies that are mentioned above are not all. You can also help us by suggesting some more of these. Our comment section is always open.
SOME TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES
Other than dark circles home remedies, You need to follow certain tips to fully cure them. Here is a list of certain tips you should keep in mind and also opt-in to tackle dark circles.
# proper moisturizing under the eye should be a must.
# a proper diet should be consumed which must include vitamin c and iron.
# don’t use strong cosmetic products under your eyes.
# if possible try to use a pillow while you are sleeping. It will keep your head elevated and will prevent the accumulation of fluid which is responsible for puffy eyes.
# avoid rubbing your eyes.
# when you step out in the sun try to be more considerate towards the application of your sunscreen and also use sunglasses. Which will protect you from sun rays.
Concluding it would like to say, I am sure these dark circles home remedies will reduce your dark circles to a great extent if you follow any of these regularly. Though, there is always something missing and it demands your attention. As I say we only provide you the base but the superstructure is all upon you.
Have a wonderful day 💛