We often have black rings under our eyes from lack of sleep. It can also be the result of an unhealthy diet, consuming too much alcohol, or smoking cigarettes, along with being genetic.
If you wish to get rid of your black circles and puffiness under your eyes completely, then you need to look at your lifestyle and your diet in the long-term. However, if you want to get rid of them for a party tonight, a work meeting, or just because you do not like them, then you can try these quick fix solutions.
These solutions are all natural and do not take a lot of time. Also, if you do them daily, you may find your puffiness disappears completely and you’ll be looking like a supermodel in no time.
If you’re dark circles do not disappear, please note that it could be a result of water retention, iron deficiency, slow metabolism, or even kidney disease. It could also be an allergy to something. No matter the cause, it is a great idea to talk to your doctor or health care practitioner.
Here are some natural treatments to get rid of black circles under your eyes:
This is a cheap and effective treatment. Raw potatoes help in reducing puffiness and lighten dark eye circles. They have a high enzyme content which works as an anti-inflammatory.
• Get a few potatoes and cool them down in the fridge for a few hours. Wash the potatoes then cut them into pieces.
• Place the slices over your eyes for about 10 minutes.
• Remove and put some cold water over your eyes.
You have probably heard about this from your mother or grandma. The internet has plenty of images illustrating a woman lying back with cucumber pieces over her eyes. It’s a technique that really does work, since a cucumber is mainly water and the cucumber will make your blood vessels constrict and lower the puffiness. Try this:
• Get a cucumber from the fridge and cut a few pieces, not too thick and not too thin.
• Place them over your eyes for 10 minutes.
• Remove and wash your eyes carefully.
This is effective but cold. It also should just be done for a short period of time, and should be avoided completely if you are struggling with a sinus infection.
• Wrap 2 ice cubes in 2 light cloths and carefully place over your eyes.
• Rub them gently around your eyes, too.
• Do this for a few minutes or as long as you can bear.
• Watch the puffiness and blackness disappear.
This is another trick that may well have originated from your mom or grandmother. Tea circles have been used for centuries to ease stress from eyes. Soak the tea circles in warm water then store them in the fridge for twenty minutes. Place them over your eyes for about ten minutes and wash with cold water. Chamomile is especially helpful however you can use any kind of teabag.
Cleopatra was onto something when she used to bathe in milk for pure, white, soft and smooth skin. You do not need to bathe in it though, just soak some cotton wool in cold milk.
• Place the cotton wool balls over your eyes. You can keep adding milk if necessary.
• Twenty minutes of this and your eyes will be fresh, sparkling and without puffiness or dark circles.
• Separate the egg white from the yolk and mix the egg white with a fork. Try and make it quite hard, almost like meringue but without the sugar.
• Apply under your eyes for about twenty minutes. You will feel it harden as it dries, but this is good.
• Rinse and be amazed at the results. Repeat as often as you like.
If your dark rings persist, try using almond oil. Massage it gently into the skin under your eyes in the morning and at night. Your skin will improve, puffiness should disappear, and your black rings will definitely begin to fade.
Tomato Juice And Lemon Juice
A little tomato juice, organic if possible, with a few drops of lemon juice, soaked in cotton wool, on and over your eye – brilliant!
General Eye Health
It is also a good idea to limit your time in front of a computer screen or tv. You may wish to seek advice from an eye doctor in case you suspect you are straining your eyes, or wearing the wrong glasses.
All of these approaches can be used as often as you like, but remember, if your eye circles continue you might have to change certain aspects of your lifestyle such as: getting more sleep, eating much healthier or– if you suspect a medical problem– consult your health practitioner or doctor.
Consume as much water as you can, eat well, add lots of dark leafy greens in your diet, as well as lean meat, chicken and fish, and cut out sugar. It is also a smart idea to cut out carbs and any processed foods. Try and consume raw and organic food, and add raw honey in your diet. Start your day by consuming lemon water, too.