Ever walk into work feeling great and still have someone say “Wow, you look really tired”? Dark circles can form under your eyes for several reasons. Allergies and sun exposure are a couple of outside causes—or you could have just inherited them. No matter what the cause, it may be time to make a change.
Whether you are actually tired or not, no one wants dark circles affecting their appearance. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can refresh your appearance so you can look as good as you feel!
Fight Dark Circles with Fruits and Vegetables
You read that right—veggies and fruits fight dark circles! Including fresh produce in your diet is extremely important when it comes to healthy skin and overall health. In addition, there are a few fruits and vegetables you can apply directly to your skin for added benefits. Slice up some cucumber or potato, stick them in the fridge for 30 minutes, and then place over your eyelids for about 10 minutes. This will help minimize extra puffiness, making you appear less tired. Tomatoes and lemons have skin benefits, too! The juice from either one can be applied around the eye with a cotton ball and left on the skin for 10 minutes. Both juices contain lightening properties, which will help get rid of dark circles—but be careful not to get the juice in your eyes!
Use Oils to Reduce Dark Circles
Almond, coconut and vitamin E oils can do wonders for you skin—especially the bags under your eyes! Apply the oil of your choice under your eyes before going to bed, lightly massaging it in. Rinse off the oil in the morning when cleansing your face. These oils can be used together or on their own, for as long as you’d like.
What If At-Home Dark Circle Remedies Don’t Work?
Worry no more—DIY skin care tricks don’t work for everyone. If you’ve tried at-home remedies but you haven’t seen results, you should take the next step and consult a specialist. If you have sensitive skin or any other existing skin condition, we recommend that you talk to a skin care expert before trying at-home remedies in the first place.