Looking Tired? Efficient Remedies for Under Eye Dark Circles or Puffy Eyes

Natural remedies and simple massage techniques are going to brighten up both the skin under your eyes and your day!

By on July 14th, 2006 12:45 GMT
Most women have under eye circles they usually try to "camouflage" covering them with under eye concealer. But when we do not have time to hide the darker areas under the eyes what should we do? Go out in the society looking like ghosts that haven't got a good night's sleep for weeks? No. The best solution is, as always, the simplest one: to prevent or treat them naturally. This will free us from concerns about the way we look and the way the others see us. No under eye circles will emphasize the beautiful eyes we are proud owners of and will brighten up our whole complexion.

Dark circles under the eyes have various causes, such as: lack of sleep, diet deficiencies, allergies, prolonged sun exposure, heredity etc. As a genetic flaw, the shadowy circles can appear as a result of bone structure, hyper-pigmentation or vascular inflammation.

The general remedies that will help you get rid of the dark circles under the eyes consist in drinking at least 1,5-2 liters of water daily, having a healthy diet in which vegetables and fruits should prevail, getting enough rest and sleep, avoiding cigarette smoking etc. In a nutshell, leading a healthy life from A to Z. But sometimes this is quite hard for us, while the instant methods are most at hand and not that demanding.

Therefore, try using one of the following natural recipes in your spare time. It only takes a minute, but the effect on our appearance will be worth a hundred years' living.

The most common home-made remedy against shadowy circles under the eyes is applying thin slices of cucumber exactly on the dark area the bothers us. The slices should be left under the eyes for 5-10 minutes. Besides the fact that they will chase away the problematic circles, cucumber slices also sooth and cool the eyes. It is a very efficient method that gets you rid of the redness of tired eyes after a night of hard work on the computer, for example. After removing the slices from under the eyes, rinse with cold water.

Cold teaspoons applied on the skin under the eyes also do wonders. Put two clean teaspoons in the fridge and when they are cold lay on your back and put the spoons on the dark circles. They will refresh both the area and the eyes.

Cool empty teabags on the skin under the eyes are also a very efficient remedy they calm the skin and prevent it from swelling. Of the full herbal teabags the most recommended in treating dark circles are the ones that contain chamomile. Chamomile tea is a natural anti-inflammatory that will leave your face brighter and less swollen.

Besides the remedies applied on the skin under the eyes there are also simple massage techniques that can be performed on your own at home. For example, place the ring fingers at the inner corners of the eyes and press gently for a few times; then move the fingers towards the outer corner of the eyes (the temples). Mildly press the skin with the middle fingers all the way from the inner to the outer corner of the eyes. This will calm down the inflamed areas under the eyes.

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