Dark circles under your eyes generally mean that you are tired, stressed out, or just not getting the right kind of nutrients. But if your diet is good and you get plenty of rest there are still some alternative ways to go about getting rid of dark circles under your eyes.
Fortunately there are more ways to cover up dark circles than simply slathering concealer on your face. The first step is to reduce the inflammation in the skin. Use a cold rag filled with eyes to reduce it and place the cold compress on your eyes for no more than 10 minutes at a time. This will keep the ice from hurting your skin and your eyes while reducing puffiness.
The next thing you can do to eliminate those pesky dark circles is use cucumbers. That’s right cucumbers. This magical vegetable has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce dark circles. Take a few big chunks of cucumbers put them in the fridge until their chilled. Take them out and put on your eyes for up to fifteen minutes. Then wash your face with cool water to rinse away the dark circles.
Use antihistamines if the source of your dark circles is allergies. If you have reactions to seasonal changes, dogs, or other irritants than consider reaching for over-the-counter meds to eliminate your dark circles. Allergies and sinus congestion can actually cause dark circles under the eyes and they can easily be eliminated by taking decongestants if that is the cause.
Finally, if at home remedies and over-the-counter medications haven’t worked than you may need to consult with a dermatologist. There are new ways to get rid of dark circles that are seemingly permanent, and one of way is through laser therapy. Doctor’s use lasers to lighten the skin and replace the old pigmentation with new lighter colored pigmentation that matches the rest of your skin.
Lifestyle changes like quitting smoking, eating right, and getting plenty of sleep are all ways to naturally improve the dark circles under your eyes. If you follow these changes and tips then you will have your natural colored skin back under your eyes in no time.