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Ways to Minimize Dark Circles under the Eyes

Updated on August 31, 2012

Dark circles under the eyes have been a nuisance to people for many centuries. There are people who wish that this blemish could be removed permanently, but the truth of the matter is that sometimes this condition can be hereditary. Having dark circles does not mean that they have to be apparent every day of your life; there are ways to minimize or even make them disappear for a little while.

Under eye dark circles exist for many reasons. Besides genetics, here are a few reasons why someone may have under eye dark circles.

· Allergies

To discover what exactly a person is allergic to, takes a little bit of strategy. It could be airborne allergies or it can derive from certain foods. This involves using the technique of eliminating items from the diet to learn what exactly it is that is causing this problem.

· Loss of Collagen

Collagen is a protein that is responsible for skin elasticity. When there is a lack of collagen under the eyes, dark circles are the result.

· Sun Exposure

It is difficult to believe that a natural element such as the sun can cause this problem. The Mayo Clinic explains it when it is said,” Sun exposure, which prompts your body to produce more melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color.” As a result the melanin causes darker skin pigmentation under the eyes.

These are some of the most common reasons for under eye shadows or dark circles. Now what are some remedies that can help in reducing the dark circles? Follow some of these ideas.

· Eggs

Eggs are a good way to lessen dark circles under the eyes. Eggs help to form collagen in the body and by rubbing it under the eye, collagen is increased. Using a good home remedy that involves eggs, would be ideal.

· Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel, which is a natural astringent, allows the tissues under the eyes to contract and shrink. Used as a compress under the eyes can yield great results.

· Cold Spoons

This fascinating solution to reducing under eye dark circles may seem strange at first, but according to Cosmopolitan. This is explained when it is said, “Place cold metal spoons on your eyes for a few minutes to tighten up the skin before you apply makeup, says Kate Somerville, aesthetician in Los Angeles. Another option: a bag of frozen peas — it'll contour to the shape of your face. “

· Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is considered another good way to reduce dark circles under the eyes. This is a natural astringent and can be used as toner remedy under the eyes. The best apple cider vinegar to use is Braggs Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.

Dark circles under the eyes can be discouraging to look at in the mirror every morning. Even if it is for a few hours each day, applying some of the remedies mentioned above can make a great difference.


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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great tips for more youthful eyes.

    • herip profile image

      herip 3 years ago from New York

      Go to this website :

      A toner is created that can be used on the skin under the eyes.

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      sheema 3 years ago

      How to use Apple cider vinegar for dark circles???????????

    • herip profile image

      herip 5 years ago from New York

      Thank you Eddy! I really appreciate your feedback. Have a wonderful weekend as well.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great share and thank you for sharing.

      Enjoy your weekend.