10 Ways to Alleviate Dark Circles under your eyes!

Do you have dark circles under your eyes? If yes, read on to know what causes them and how to get rid of them.

Dark circles under the eyes are found in women as well as in men. They dull your appearance and may be an indicator of your health issues.

Let us look into the reasons that may cause under eye dark circles-

  1. Stress
  2. Lack of restful sleep
  3. Staying awake at late night hours
  4. Hereditary factors
  5. Hormonal changes
  6. Working for long hours on the computer
  7. Lack of exercise
  8. Sun exposure

Let us explore the top 10 ways to get rid of dark circles under your eyes-

Shrink your screen time:

Limit the number of hours you spend on your phone, computer, television or laptop. Avoid any kind of screen time before bedtime. It will give good rest to your eyes and strain your eyes less.

Sleep the blues away

Get 6 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night. Avoid staying up till late hours at night. Just keep all the gadgets away before you hit the bed to ensure a restful sleep.

Catching 40 winks during the day also refreshes your body and mind that helps keep dark circles at bay.

Boost your blood circulation:

Add regular exercise to your daily routine. It improves over all blood circulation and helps get rid of dark circles under the eyes.

Sideways, upward, downward and circular movement of the eyeballs also helps to strengthen eye muscles and prevents dark circles.

Beat the stress

Too many duties for one person

Beat the stress of life by indulging in your favourite activity- swimming, dancing, singling, painting, playing with kids or listening to music. Do whatever takes your mind off the mental stress.

Meditation and yoga also help beat anxiety and stress. A relaxed, happy and peaceful you helps in keeping dark circles away.

Cool it with aloe vera:

You may apply soothing aloe vera gel eye masks that help take the strain off your eyes. Just cool the eye mask for 10 minutes in the refrigerator and place it over your eyes to get rid of tiredness and dark circles.

You may also apply aloe vera gel twice a day in place of gel eye mask. Follow this for a few weeks to see the desired results.

Treat them with tea bags:

Freeze green tea bags and place them over your eye area to minimize dark circles around your eyes. It causes vasoconstriction and makes the dark circles look lighter.

Sunblock to your rescue:

Block out the harsh sunrays by applying a sunscreen lotion before stepping out of your home. It helps in protecting the sensitive eye area from getting damaged due to UV rays.

Relaxing rose water:

Dip 2 balls of cotton in rose water and place them over your eyes for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water.

Follow this routine for daily for a month and see those dark circles disappear.

Magic of vitamin E:

Dab a few drops of vitamin E rich sweet almond oil over your eye area. Gently massage it into the skin. Follow this regimen at bedtime till you see your dark circles vanish. 

Adopt a healthy lifestyle and apply these tips to alleviate dark circles. If you have any more tips/remedies for treating dark circles, do share them with us! If you would like to book your consultation from Bhaavya Kapur visit Bhaavya Kapur Makeup Studio in Lucknow.

-Shalini Attre

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