When it comes to aging, the first signs start around the eyes. One of the major problems is dark circles under the eyes. Along with this you also have to deal with bags and fine lines. If not taken proper care, not only will this look unattractive but it will add years to your age.
Below we look at some of the tips you should follow inorder to get rid of dark circles and explain how you can create your own eye care home remedies. These remedies are not only easy to make but they won’t hurt your pocket. What’s more is that they are full of natural ingredients that will no doubt really help your under eye skin and minimise the appearance of dark circles.
Get plenty of sleep
There are so many reasons why you should get a good amount of sleep. Our bodies get tired. We need to recuperate and recharge. By not having enough sleep, not only will we feel physically exhausted but this will have consequences on our appearance. One of the major causes of dark under eye circles and tired looking eyes is lack of sleep.
Drink lots of water
When we work, play or exercise, we use up the water in our body. Therefore, in order to refuel it is important to drink lots of water. Also when we consume food, some of that produces toxins. By drinking lots of water, we wash away all the harmful toxins within our body which allows better circulation, thus reducing dark circles.
Have a balanced diet
People often say, we are what we eat. This is so true. If all we rely on is junk food, then not only is it a burden on our waistline but it will ruin our skin. Try to make sure you eat lots of fruits and vegetables. In some cases, dark circles are caused by a lack of vitamin K or a deficiency in B12. If need be, take vitamin supplements.
Stay out of the sun
One of the major contributors to the speeding up of aging and skin damage is too much exposure to the sun. The rays from the sun damage a key molecule known as collagen which is present more in younger people. Even on a cloudy day, the rays of the sun can cause skin damage. Therefore when buying eye creams, make sure it has SPF.
Below are some very good eye care home remedies to tackle dark circles. I suggest you at least try a few of them. For some people it may give super results. While for others it may take a while to see noticeable changes. You have to be patient, and besides it’s much kinder to your pocket.
The most easy and very effective method is cucumber slices. Look at any good eye cream and you will see cucumber as a key ingredient. If you’ve had a late night out or your eyes look really tired and dull, then I would highly recommend this.
Get a cucumber, preferably cold. Slice two pieces and place them over your eyes. Lay with your eyes closed for about 10 to 15 minutes, then voila. You’ll notice that your eyes feel much cooler and alive.
Alternatively if you have the time, blend the cucumber into a juice. Take two cotton balls and soak them into the juice. Place the cotton balls over your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash it off with water. Continue this until you get rid of the dark circles.
Get a potato and place it into a blender until it forms a paste. Place a little of that paste under your eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash this off with water. The remaining paste can be put into a container, sealed and put in the freezer for future use. Potatoes have a lightening effect and they help tighten the skin around the eyes.
Almond oil and Honey
Mix equal amounts of almond oil and honey and gently pat this mixture under the eyes. Relax for 10 to 15 minutes then wash this off. If done regularly the dark circles will become lighter. The almond oil will nourish the skin while the honey will lighten and give a healthy glow.