These 8 ways can help you get rid of dark circles

These 8 ways can help you get rid of dark circles

Dark circles, puffy eyes and bags bothering you? Try these tips.

Written by Editorial Team |Updated : February 19, 2015 7:49 PM IST

Dark circles bothering you much? It is time to say goodbye to them. Since the area around the eyes is extremely thin, it is easier for dark circles to appear quite often especially if you haven't slept well for a few nights. But with these 8 DIY tips, you can manage this problem like a pro! Here's what you can do. But before that read why do we have dark circles in the first place.

#1 Keep the area hydrated

The skin under your eyes is extremely thin, thinner than your face s skin so it needs extra care. There are no oil glands present here so applying an under-eye gel or cream is recommended. Do this every night to keep it hydrated and prevent lines and wrinkles, get rid of dark circles.

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#2 Clean the area with care

Never use your regular facewash here as it might rip the moisture off and leave it feeling itchy and dry. You can use a wet cotton ball or tissue wipes to clean it or special eye make-up removers. But do not rub vigorously.

#3 Try face yoga

In order to keep lines and wrinkles at bay around the eyes and prevent dark circles, practise this exercise by face yoga expert Danielle Collins. Put both your middle fingers together between your eyebrows then apply pressure to the outer corners of your eyes with your index fingers. Look up and start to move the lower eyelids upwards, making a strong squint. Then relax and repeat six more times. To finish, squeeze your eyes shut for 10 seconds then relax. Here are some yoga asanas you could try for dark circles.

#4 Try these home remedies

While cucumber slices are no doubt relaxing, another way to soothe your tired eyes is by putting ice-cold teabags on them, especially of green tea as it is rich in antioxidants. Instead of throwing those bags, store them in the fridge and them keep them on your eyelids and surrounding area and relax. Another way to remove puffiness is by wrapping an ice cube in a towel and placing it on your eyes. This naturally helps get rid of those dark circles. Here are some more home remedies for dark circles.

#5 Use under-eye gels

Gels with aloe vera, vitamin E and C are good for your skin as they are soothing, protect the skin and boost collagen production respectively.

#6 Conceal when you need to

When nothing works, make-up comes to your rescue. You can use a concealer to hide those lines and dark circles. In order to apply it properly, first moisturise the area with a gel or cream and then with your ring finger, apply tiny dots of the concealer under your eyes. Now gently blend it in your skin using your finger. After this, dab some loose mineral powder with a sponge to complete the look and avoid smudging. Here are more tips to use a concealer the right way.

#7 Consult a skin specialist

If your dark circles still don t seem to go away, it is best to see a skin specialist who can advise treatments such as chemical peels or laser therapy. Here are expert-recommended treatments for dark circles.

#8 Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Remember too much alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, tiredness and an unbalanced diet are also responsible for dark circles and puffiness. So, make sure you get enough sleep, drink a lot of fluids and eat well.

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