Brides Remove Dark Circles & Under Eye Bags At Home Easily
Us human beings are imperfect creatures. We know we’d like to get in better shape, but that chocolate cookie looks mighty tasty. We know we have to wake up early, but there’s only one episode left on the Netflix show we’re binging on.
That’s life. But that doesn’t mean we can’t form some habits and best practices for mitigating the inevitable effects of a life well-lived.
For every late night chatting over drinks, for every day out in the sun and for every bed time we didn’t have the energy to apply eye cream, there are as many tips and tricks we can use to fight signs of aging.
Genetics are the biggest determinant of what kind of skin we will have and what we’ll look like as we age.
Those of us that have inherited fair or thin skin tend to show under circles more easily than others due to the fact that when our blood pools in the capillaries under our eyes, it’s simply more obvious through lighter skin.
So, brides we are here for you with some of the best routines for getting rid of dark circles and under eye bags:
1. Wash Your Face Properly
Wash with warm – not hot – water. Water that’s too hot acts as an inflammatory agent and will only make your eyes redder and puffier.
Potatoes are a surprising source of lots of vitamin C, which among other things is great for the synthesis of collagen to promote healthier, younger-looking skin.
To harness the power of vitamin C to treat your under eye bags, grate some potatoes.
Extract the juice from the potato and soak some cotton makeup remover pads in the juice. Place the pads on your eyes for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water.
3. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E helps fight the effect of free radicals that cause signs of aging like wrinkles.
Before bed at night, apply a drop of oil (a little goes a long way) to your dark under eye circles, gently massaging it into the skin. Leave this on your skin overnight and in the morning, rinse with warm water.
4. 8 Hours of Proper Sleep
Nothing keeps under eye bags away like a full 8 hours’ of sleep. Get a good night’s rest – every night – and enjoy reduced under eye circles.
5. Eat Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate protect against the harmful effects of UV radiation, thereby slowing down the aging process caused by too much time in the sun.
6. Limit Salt Consumption + Drink Lots Of Water
If you remember studying osmosis in high school biology, then you’ll recall that water in your body moves from places with the most water to those with the least.
When your body doesn’t have enough water but too much salt, you can look and feel puffy and bloated. The skin around your eyes is especially thin and vulnerable to dehydration.
When you eat a salty meal but don’t drink enough water, your body will literally “look” dehydrated – i.e., red, puffy eyes. So if you plan to enjoy a salty meal, counter the effects with plenty of water.
7. Cold Tea Bags
Many teas like green tea have the added benefit of antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe strained capillaries in your under eye area.
Use cold tea bags as a compress, soak a tea bag in clean water and then place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then, place the tea bags on your eyes. Leave for 10 minutes or so twice daily before removing and rinsing the area with warm water.
Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, so you can use cucumber slices to fix raccoon eyes naturally.
Try this method twice a day, chop a fresh cucumber into thick slices and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. Then, leave the slices on your eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse your eye area with warm (but not hot) water after using.
9. Rose Water
Rose water can soothe and rejuvenate tired skin. Like cucumber, it’s a mild astringent, so it can work as a skin toner.
Just soak cotton makeup remover pads in rose water for a few minutes, and then let the soaked makeup pads sit on your CLOSED eyelids. Leave them for about 15 minutes twice daily.
10. Coconut Oil
As a powerful natural and gentle anti-inflammatory, coconut oil is an effective method for lightening dark under eye circles. It also moisturizes while it lightens to help prevent wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes. Coconut oil has antioxidants which helps in healing the cuts on the skin. Traditionally, coconut oil has been praised and popularized for its anti-aging properties.