How to get rid of dark under eye circles?

I get plenty of sleep but I still have dark circles. How do I get rid of them?thnx

Answer #1

Establish whether or not this condition runs in the family. Dark circles in particular are believed to frequently be hereditary. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything about the conditions, but you should be prepared for minimal success actually trying to get rid of them. Dark circles under the eye may also, in fact, be light carbon deposits that result from incomplete protein digestion. Incomplete protein digestion may result from insufficient hydrochloric acid in your stomach that may be caused from a lack of primarily B6 and Folic Acid. About 30% of the population does not absorb regular B6 (pydroxine) or folic acid and need to take in these vitamins in a different form or another way. Identify allergens. Allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration and puffiness under the eyes. If allergies are the root of your problem, you simply need to treat them or remove the allergen (I.e., the thing to which you are allergic). Seasonal allergy problems such as the hay fever can frequently be effectively treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications. For other allergies the best course of action is usually avoidance. If your dark circles or puffiness are constant, you may have an undetected food allergy or an allergy to a chemical in your home or workplace. Talk to a dermatologist for help determining what you may be allergic to. People with allergies also tend again to be deficient in B6, folic acid and B12 on occasion. Taking a multivitamin, if you don’t already, may help with your allergies as well as black circles.

Bloodshot EyeGet plenty of sleep nightly. It’s not entirely clear why inadequate sleep results in dark circles under the eyes, but we’ve all seen it happen either to ourselves or someone we know. For one thing, lack of sleep tends to cause the skin to become paler (thus increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes), and it reduces circulation. It’s also believed that too little time lying down is a cause in itself. Determine how much sleep you need (it’s usually 7-9 hours per night, but varies throughout different people) and try to get that amount regularly for a couple of weeks to see if that helps. Remember that alcohol and drugs can adversely affect the quality of your sleep; abstain from these products or use only in moderation for best results. A lack of sleep, coupled with poor vitamin absorption also tends to reduce adrenal function. The less adrenal function you have the less B6 you tend to absorb, the less B6 you absorb, the less well your adrenal glands work and alas you end up in a vicious circle. Sleep, regular vitamins for those that need them, and good calcium/magnesium support in the form of milk or good mineral supplement restores adrenal function. So if you want to break the cycle and the black circles under your eyes, you’ve got to reduce your stress, sleep more and take the proper vitamins and minerals to support the adrenal function in general.

Treat your skin while you sleep. There are overnight facial masques available that may help reduce the appearance of puffiness or discoloration, but you can also make your own. Just before you go to bed, take a washcloth and wet it just a bit with cold water. Then squeeze out any excess water and place it over your eyes as you sleep. Treating your skin may help, but the real problem may also be that you have a poor vitamin and mineral absorption problem that must also be corrected. Seeing a naturopathic physician may help for those people who suffer other ailments such as miscellaneous aches and pains that come and go and a general run down feeling.

Cucumber TherapyApply cool tea bags, an ice cube wrapped in soft cloth, or cucumber slices to your eyes daily. The tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration, and cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave fresh cucumber slices or cool, damp caffeinated tea bags (you can refrigerate them overnight so they’ll be ready) over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed.

Answer #2

most likely it means your not getting enough sleep

Answer #3

Get yourself some skin care.It may help.^^Good luck!

Answer #4

ok that persons thing was sooo long but you can you an antimark cream that evens your skin out… or like a bleach cream… it works… I had dark areas on my face like under my eyes and like around my mouth… now its all even…

good luck

Answer #5

Apply cool tea bags to your eyes daily. The tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration. Lie down, preferably in the morning, and leave cool, damp caffeinated tea bags under your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.

Answer #6

Cucumbers for dark eye circles This may sound too cliche to be true, but slices of cucumber (or cucumber juice) applied to the skin around the eyes can help reduce the appearance of dark circles. Cucumber slices help to lighten the skin and also have a soothing, refreshingly cool sensation when applied. (Yes, we have tried this at home.) Lay down with the cucumber slices on your eyes for at least 5 minutes, up to 10 minutes. Set an alarm if you’re getting ready for work, because you don’t want to have to explain to your boss why you were late.

Cucumbers don’t just help dark eye circles - they also help soothe your eyes after a long day of staring at the computer screen. But if you get cucumber juice in your eyes, they’ll sting like crazy. So be careful.

If you don’t have a cucumber in the house, try using slices of potato. They work almost as well.

Vitamin E for dark eye circles This nifty little remedy for dark eye circles works very well for some people, and not at all for others. Take a Vitamin E capsule and carefully pierce it with a pin or needle. Dab a bit of the oil on your fingertip and pat it into the skin under your eyes. This remedy can help reduce dark eye circles and puffiness as well.

When you’re done, swallow the rest of the capsule with a glass of water.

The Indian remedy for dark eye circles This recipe comes from an acquaintaince, a fashion model in India. She uses this particular preparation on her dark circles every morning before covering them up with a thick concealer.

You will need:

1 tsp tomato juice 3-4 drops of lemon juice a pinch of turmeric powder enough white flour to make a paste Mash these ingredients together into a medium-thick paste and dab it under your eyes. After fifteen minutes, wash the paste away. This should lighten the dark circles and address puffiness to some degree.

Tea for two For some reason, dark eye circles can’t abide an old tea bag. Take a used tea bag (black, green or white), after it has cooled, and apply it to the skin under your eyes. Lay down while you do this - otherwise, it’s hard to get the tea bag to stick. Leave in place for about 10 minutes. Make sure the tea bag is somewhat dry because if it’s too moist, irritating tea can get into your eyes, which can make you look like you’ve been crying.

Herbal tea bags aren’t recommended, except for chamomile. Chamomile tea bags can help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

The cold washcloth When washing your eyes after using any of these remedies for dark eye circles, use a washcloth soaked in cold water. Cold water helps to constrict the blood vessels under the eyes and can also reduce puffiness.

Other remedies for dark eye circles

  1. Drink more water. 8-10 glasses per day, no excuses. Water helps to cleanse your body of impurities, which can contribute to dark eye circles.

  2. Stay out of the sun. If you’re going to be outside, use a sunscreen to avoid making those dark eye circles darker.

  3. Are you allergic to something? Dark eye circles, especially in children, are sometimes a sign of an allergy. If you suspect you may be allergic, talk to your doctor.

  4. Invest in one of the products for dark circles under the eyes. This doesn’t really belong on the list of remedies for dark eye circles - because today’s products are cures rather than remedies. Yes, they really do work - and can really change the face that’s looking back at you in the mirror.

Answer #7


Answer #8

applying a small amount of concealer on the circles and then put a peach blush over covers them up good

Answer #9

You can use “well rested” by Bare Essentials… it works good!

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