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Say goodbye to your Dark Circles

Updated on October 10, 2016
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Hello, everyone, I am an entrepreneur, health enthusiast, and blogger that is building a new life.

Dark circle solutions

Makeup is just hiding your dark circle problems, some people like to use a concealer, but you may want to find a more permanent fix.

Venturing on a more expensive way is to get IPL OR intense pulse treatments that usually is out off budget. learn simple home remedies to help permanently solve your dark circle problems.

Why do you have Dark Circles

Dark circles are something that plague everyone for one reason or another. As you get older they become more visible because of many reasons in life that you encounter. What can you do? Its is easy and simple, learn to fix your dark circles with home remedies that will improve your face overall.

The first step is to understand why you have your dark circles to start with. One of the most common ones that most people never think off is genetic. This is a hereditary condition that your lack of sleep or stress is not responsible for. You have certain traits in your family that may necessarily not be in your favor, they could very much be the cause of your dark circles. Having a deep-set of eyes can be one of the traits that contribute to you having those dark circles.

Your Ethnicity can also be the cause of your dark circles, greater skin pigmentation could be the cause. If you are of Asian or African descendants you skin may produce a darker pigmentation around your eyes, this will give you the appearance of having a dark circle. Melanocytosis is a condition that cause the overproduction of your skin pigment. When your skin produce melanocytosis you can get laser treatment to improve your skin, it is mostly treatable overtime.

If you are like most individuals today your lifestyle is the number one cause of your dark circles. Chronic exposure to sunlight will have UV rays damage your collagen and produce excess pigmentation. Always wear your sunglasses when your go out and of course make sure to apply sunscreen before. You may also suffer from sleep deprivation do to work, school, or going out. Make sure to set a sleep pattern and always keep your schedule to help your eyes rest well.Believe it or not staying hydrated can be of help to your body. Make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking about 8 glasses of water a day. If you are working on losing weight make sure to have a proper diet and that you do receive plenty of nutrients. Losing weight may produce dark circles under your eyes, take proper care of yourself to avoid those droopy eyes.

Learn methods of Prevention

The best practice for your dark circles is to prevent them in the first place. Protection and care for your eyes before anything happen to keep your youth longer.

Everyone knows the damage that smoking is capable of causing to your skin and body. Smoking causes you to age prematurely, you will also want to always remember to protect your skin from the UV rays that will weaken your skin collagen to go on and causing premature wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

Your skin needs to stay hydrated, applying a moisturizer daily will make a difference. You do not need to spend a large amount of money, use natural oils or a regular store moisturizer will work. The key is to keep it up daily and make sure your skin stay hydrated.

If you have an extreme problem that really cause your dark circles to show a doctors visit may be in order. Add a prescription retinoic acid to your regimen, this will improve your skin and prevent those wrinkles. Vitamin E can also help your skin with the health benefits it provides.

Both sides

dark circles do effect your apperance

When you have dark circles your face suffered in a number of ways. You look tired, your skin looks like it has suffer severe damage, it takes away from your youth.

Dark circles make you look older than you really are, they shadow your face from its natural glow. Eating healthy and regular exercises can help your body look and feel better everyday.

Eating a healthy meal will make a big difference in your appearance. Learn to add more fruit and vegetables in your day to improve your skin.
Eating a healthy meal will make a big difference in your appearance. Learn to add more fruit and vegetables in your day to improve your skin.

Learn to create beauty routines

When you work everyday your eyes can get really tiered and create a droopy look. Learn to create little beauty tricks to help your skin look its best.

With so many DIY videos and health articles online you can learn to take care off your skin. Learn to create a skin regimen, plan treatments, and special mask just for your skin type.

A healthy regimen always include a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. You may also want to try adding a little more to improve your appearance. Try adding:



-Eye cream

-Facial scrub

****try adding any mask or other face products to help you even more

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Cucumber and Potatoe benefits

Potato slices are great to mop up the dark circles surrounding your lower eyelid.

-Applying potato slice is to drench it in cold or chilled water, or keep it refrigerated

-30 minutes of application to eye will work wonders

Cucumbers reducing puffiness and swelling

-hide dark circles under the eyes

-One of the best natural eye pads out there

-Very important to keep your eyes, cucumber juice in your eyes will stings tremendously

Natural remidies

Cucumber Eye Mask

Cucumber is one of the best skin lightening agents and it helps in removing dark circles naturally. If you are trying to reduce your puffy eyes along with bags the popular choice is cucumber. It is simple to use, slice two slice of cucumbers and place it over your eyes for about 15-20 minutes. With the high amount of ascorbic acid and caffeic acid you will receive many benefits. This can help your eyes cool down while lighten your dark circles. Has it cools it will also take away that puffy eyes to leave your face looking healthy.

Potato Eye Mask

Putting potatoes on your eyes? Yes this can be your best DIY help to reduce your dark circles. They also have a cooling effect that can lighten your dark circles. They contain astringent properties that help you to reduce the water retention that seats around your eyes. Slice two piece of potatoes and place them over your eyes for about 15-30 minutes for a nice effect.

**quick tip for mixing, try mashing the cucumber and potatoes together, mix both juice together and apply to a eye sheet mask and place over eyes for about 20-30 minutes.

Tea Bags as Eye Mask

If you have tea bags around the house you can make use of them for your eyes as well. After you have brew your tea take the leftover tea bag and place in the fridge for about 5-10 minutes to cool. After take your tea bags and place it on your eyes for about 20-30 minutes. This little home remedy trick will help with reduce any swelling, restore those dark circles and puffy eyes. Do not worry about a brand usually any herbal tea will do, don't feel like you have to change the brand you already use.

Your simple fixes

Your dark circle problems are usually cause by underline problems to begging with. Your best solution is discovering those causes and how you can prevent them. Try looking at your sleeping position, remember for the most part gravity is not your friend. If you sleep on your side or stomach this may affect your eyes. These positions will collect the fluids under your eyes and build all night. This will cause you to have puffy eyes when you wake up in the morning. Try sleeping on your back, add an extra pillow for leverage and support.

You may not known this but nasal congestion's can cause you to have dark circles. When your nose is stuffy those fluid collects and seat around your eyes and cause your dark circle and puffy eyes. You can take allergy medications if you already have them or get an over the counter allergy medication. The neti pot relief fluid buildup, sinus congestion, or even a cold, this will help you with those sick days.

Never go to bed with makeup on, this can cause irritation to your eyes the next morning. The tiny blood vessels around your eyes are really sensitive, rubbing them throughout the day can cause damage and inflation witch will make you that tired look. If you drink alcohol it does dehydrate you so drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. With so many activities going on in your life eye bags will be a common factor. If you do have a serious or long problem try talking to your doctor about it.

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Why use a collagen mask

If you have not heard of a collagen mask than you should get on board. They come with a number of benefits to your skin that will bring it back to its original beauty. Your skin connective tissue will usually produce collagen, this keeps your kin firm and keep the shape. As you get older your collagen breaks down and you get wrinkles and saggy skin, using a collagen mask in your routine can have great benefits to your skin.

Moisturizing Effect

If you suffer from a chronic dry skin collagen can help. It contains a powerful moisturizing effect that will help treat and rehydrate your skin. If your skin is constantly dry this may cause premature wrinkles along with the environmental damages. Keeping your skin hydrated can help reduce those problems, it also contains other great benefits. You will for the most part see ingredients like ceramics, hyaluronix acid, and even natural botanical extracts that area great benefits to your skin. Find a mask that benefits your skin and incorporate it in your routine to see the difference.

© 2014 Kerby Mellon


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      2 years ago

      When am I going to see a person with real dark circles talking about it?!

    • notsosecret profile imageAUTHOR

      Kerby Mellon 

      3 years ago from Tampa, Fl.

      This is NOT a permanent treatment ... I have never found a permanent treatment to dark circles, just a few tips to decrease them or help minimize the appearance overtime. You can ask a medical professional to see if they can suggest something else.

    • notsosecret profile imageAUTHOR

      Kerby Mellon 

      4 years ago from Tampa, Fl.

      Natural is always a benefit to your health in all that you do

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      4 years ago

      natural way is good way for this.. so use tomato mask or cucumber mask.. it is best way to get rid of that.. it's my opinion ever.. good luck... natural way ll never go wrong..

    • notsosecret profile imageAUTHOR

      Kerby Mellon 

      4 years ago from Tampa, Fl.


      I am not familiar with laser treatment as I always try to find the natural way to help my eyes. From what i can find online they work really well if done by a doctor, but its always good to make an appointment to see your doctor and he will give you the best diagnose on what you may need.

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      4 years ago

      Hi, I am 60 years old, I have a dark circle all over my eyes and it is really looking question , does a laser treatment remove this darkness and how much does it cost


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