How to Get Rid of Under-Eye Circles
Oh, those dreaded under-eye circles. They happen to the best of us. Their causes can be numerous, from not getting enough rest, to improper dieting, to stressful living conditions. However, there are also some other unavoidable factors that could be the culprit, including environmental allergies, aging skin, and even family genetics. Whatever the cause may be, fortunately, there are some reliable ways to minimize dark circles under the eyes.
Under-eye circles are nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, they are part of our biology. Because under eye skin is much thinner than other parts of the face, it is easier to see the blood vessels beneath the periorbital skin under the eye.
Furthermore, blood appears blue (instead of red) when covered up by this part of the skin. It’s a bit of an optical illustion: when you see dark circles, what you’re really seeing is light passing through the skin and then reflecting off it.
While a certain level of “circle noticeability” is inevitable, it’s possible the darkness is intensified by other factors. Take some time to identify what may be worsening under-eye appearance. If the cause is something like sleep deprivation, then you know it’s possible to help reverse the problem by getting some much-needed rest.
One of the most popular ways to reduce under-eye circles is to apply cucumbers directly on each closed eye. Want to make it extra indulgent: Simply take a hot bath to relax, put on your favorite facial cream, and then cover your eyes with two slices of cucumber. Let them to sit for 15-20 minutes, then remove and rinse. Making this a regular part of your weekly routine can bring about noticeable results much sooner than later.
If cucumbers aren’t your thing, consider giving these other tried-and-tested topical remedies a go:
• Cold compresses
• Almond oil
• Coconut oil
• Used, cooled tea bags
• Raw potatoes
• Rose water
• Cold milk
• Mint leaves
• Buttermilk paste
• Collagen-building cream
Here are some other approaches if topical application doesn’t work the way you want it to:
• Quitting smoking
• Reducing UV overexposure
It may take some trial-and-error in discovering what remedy will work best for you. With just a little time and patience, you can be on your way to looking and feeling your best again. If you discover the issue may be sleep-related, you may want to consider using JuveRest The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow. Consumers have shared that they see an improvement with under-eye puffiness and dark circles as a result of sleeping with the JuveRest pillow. For more information about how JuveRest can help, call 1-855-JUVEREST.