How to Naturally Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes
Dark Circles Around the Eyes
Say No to Dark Circles
Dark circles underneath the eyes is a problem for many people. The skin around the eyes has no glands and is very delicate. Most skincare companies produce special creams to help to care for this area, and there are special salon treatments available. Special creams for the eye area and treatments have one thing in common - they tend to be very expensive. Sometimes lotions and potions do not make the problem better as they may contain parabens which
actually damage the skin.
Why do we get dark circles around the eyes
Dark circles around the eyes area signs of lack of sleep and stress. There are however factors which come into play as well such as diet, genetic, age, environment and nutritional deficiencies.
Lack of sleep and stress are the most common factors and it is really important that you get enough sleep. Stress also affects the skin and a loss of good skin texture during stressful periods is a sign of poor internal health.
UV rays from the sun can also cause dark circles around the eyes, and to protect this delicate area try to find an eye cream which contains PABA which helps to protect the skin.
How to remove dark circles
Dark circles can be removed from under the eyes but you may need to try more than one approach.
1)First of all make sure you are getting enough sleep, and get daily exercise. Both sleep and exercise help as they improve blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin.
2)Use a very gentle eye make up remover. It is a good idea to try to find a make up remover which contains cucumber extract.
3)Chamomile water - chamomile water is a gentle healer and can help skin in times of stress. This is made from fresher chamomile flowers or tea, and put on cotton wool and gently applied to the area. Make sure you don't rub the area just underneath the eye as this may stretch and pull the skin. Alternatively you can place the cotton wool on a closed and rest for 10 minutes. This is a very soothing treatment and great for bags underneath the eyes.
4)Cucumber treatment - placing cool cucumber slices over the eyes is another gentle treatment and it is a remedy which is tried and tested.
5)Tomatoes juice is also very good as it lightens skin color, and can be applied with cotton wool and left on for about ten minutes.
6) Diet - make sure your diet is good and contains fresh fruit and vegetables. Sometimes when you have dark circles underneath the eyes doing a mini detox everyday helps. This is really easy to do. Start your day by eating fresh fruit which is rich in fluids. If you make fruit your first meal of the day your body gets a chance to wake up gently and flush all the accumulated toxins out.
7) Vitamin A - vitamin A is known as the skin vitamin but a a vitamin supplement should only be taken during a short period of time as vitamin A is stored in the body. If you suffer with dark circles make sure to eat plenty of carrots as they contain beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. You can safely take a vitamin A supplement of 5000 iu per day for three months and this is also a very effective treatment to clear up adult acne problems.
Looking after our skin is important and skin damage is becoming more common as we spend more time in the sun. Above all when dealing with dark circles try to get good quality sleep, and use gentle treatments to improve the condition.
What is PABA?
PABA is an amino acid which works together with the vitamin B group. PABA is vital for good skin health, and can protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Quality suntan lotions often contain PABA, and you can buy PABA as part of a lot of vitamin B complex supplements.
How to make your own Chamomile water
It is easy to make your own chamomile water. You can use chamomile tea or fresh flowers and leaves.
The quickest way is to make your chamomile water from tea, and this is how you do it.
1) Place a tea bag into a large bowl and pour over boiling water.
2) Leave the bag in the bowl for about five minutes.
3) Remove bag and allow to complete cool.
4) Soak cotton wool in the bowl, and place over your eyes.
5) Leave on for about 5 - 10 minutes, and rinse your eye area with clean water.
6) Repeat treatment for the next couple of days.
Chamomile water will last for about five days if kept in the refrigerator.
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