The bane of beauty everywhere, dark undereye circles show up when we least expect them. They draw unwanted attention and unsolicited comments like, “You look tired today”, and they even have the power to make us feel more tired than we actually are.
As bothersome and disruptive as dark undereye circles are, that doesn’t mean they’re there to stay. With plenty of natural remedies available, and some simple lifestyle changes, you can treat and even prevent dark undereye circles so they can stop darkening your eyes, your mood – and your day!
Why do I get dark undereye circles?
The skin beneath our eyes is very thin and delicate, and so, it often takes the brunt of the damage when we don’t properly take care of our skin and our bodies. Dark undereye circles can be caused by:
- Fatigue and Stress
- Lack of Proper Vitamins and Minerals
- Sun Exposure
- Aging and Genetics
Six tips for brightening dark undereye circles
To rid yourself of those pesky dark circles, the most important thing to remember is: Be good to yourself. When you take proper care of yourself, from nutrition and hydration to moisturizing and de-stressing, you’ll increase your overall health. Not only will this help to brighten up those eyes, but healthy choices will also strengthen your whole body, including your hair and nails!
To help treat and prevent dark undereye circles, follow these 6 helpful tips:
1. Get Your Beauty Sleep
One of the most important steps in avoiding dark circles: make sure you’re getting enough Z’s at night! Some of us need more, some less, but a good amount to aim for is getting at least 8 solid hours of sleep per night.
2. Drink Plenty of Water
Our skin, hair and bodies are far healthier when we supply them with enough water, which makes sense because our bodies are mostly made of water! To keep that delicate skin around your eyes flexible and youthful, try to drink around 8, 8Oz glasses per day.
3. Eat Right and Take Supplements
Just like water, it’s important to give your body the right nutrients to build with. Iron, as well as Vitamins A, C, E and K are all crucial to help keep our skin looking fresh, young and vibrant. Eating the proper foods and even taking the right supplements supplies our bodies with a surplus of nutrients to pull from.
4. Protect Your Skin
To hydrate and replenish that skin beneath your eyes, be sure to moisturize with topical creams containing Vitamin E and K. And, on those wonderfully sunny days, remember to apply sunscreen with U.V. protection, or shield your eyes from the sun with a hat or some cute sunglasses!
5. Use Natural, Soothing Remedies
By applying cool cucumber slices (rich in Vitamin C) or relaxing with cold caffeinated tea-bags (packed with antioxidants) on your eyes, you can help rejuvenate the surrounding skin, calming puffiness and fighting back against those dark, undereye circles.
6. Relax and Unwind
Relaxation is such a crucial component of our overall health, so make sure you schedule in some relaxation and de-stressing time. Do some yoga, go for a walk, get a massage, or just read a good book while soaking in an essential oils bubble bath!
Healthier eyes mean a healthier you!
Following these tips will not only help treat and prevent dark undereye circles, they’ll also help you to be healthier overall. We want you to completely enjoy the fullness of your beauty, and that means brighter, happier and healthier eyes, too!
Keep those eyes shining bright, beauty!
For more health and beauty tips from your friends at Hair Love, read more on the blog!