Dark circles under your eyes can be caused by a number of reasons. Lack of sleep, poor diet, allergies, drinking alcohol, smoking and sun exposure can all contribute to the dark skin under your eyes. To get rid of these dark circles you should make some lifestyle changes to address the underlying cause of the problem. But you can also take some of the following steps to give your tired eyes a refreshing boost.
1. Use cucumbers on your eyes – Have you seen all those images of ladies with cucumbers on their eyes while they are having a seemingly luxurious facial? Well there is a good reason for that – cucumbers have an amazing effect on your eyes that you can feel immediately. For best results use cooled cucumber straight from the refrigerator and put a slice on each eye for 10 minutes while you lie down.
2. Get yourself into a facial routine – cleansing and moisturising your face everyday will help to rejuvenate dry lifeless skin. Just imagine you are giving yourself a facial and make sure to include your eyes.
3. Use an eye cream – There are now lots of creams that can actually help to reduce dark circles effectively. The RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream contains retinol, which is a pure form of Vitamin A. Retinol is one of the most effective ingredients for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
There is also the Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair – This is an anti aging cream that contains accelerated Retinol SA and Hyaluronic acid which adds line plumping moisture to rejuvenate the skin.
For a more natural product try the All Natural Queen Bee Eye Cream – This is a 100% natural cream that uses no chemicals, removes dark circles and reduces wrinkles.
4. Massage your eyes every night before going to bed – massaging will increase blood circulation to your eyes. We work our eyes all day long so they need some relaxation too, make it a regular habit to gently massage your eyes at night time.
5. Drink lots of water – dehydrated skin and a lack of circulation under your eyes can cause dark circles. If you haven’t been drinking as much water lately now is the time to start – drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
6. Use sunscreen and sunglasses – Too much sun can damage skin and can make wrinkles appear prematurely, causing your skin to age. Remember to apply the sunscreen directly under your eyes to protect the delicate skin from sun damage. Always wear sunglasses on bright and sunny days.
7. Cut down on smoking and drinking – Both smoking and drinking excessively have a dramatic impact on your skin, they can make your skin age much faster and worsen dark circles under your eyes.
8. Get enough sleep – Tired eyes need plenty of rest so make sure you are getting enough restful sleep at night time. Sleep deprivation is one of the most common causes of dark circles and puffy eyes.
9. Use a Concealer – For immediate results use a good concealer under your eyes as part of your makeup. Remember that a concealer will only reduce the appearance of dark circles and will not actually reduce them. So this step should be used in a addition to those given above.