How to reduce or eliminate the dark circles under our eyes is one of the most common questions asked when it comes to our face. There are three reasons as to why dark circles can form under our eyes; lifestyle, poor circulation and genetics. In order to decipher which of these is the reason, gently pinch under your eyes and lift the skin. If the skin remains brown it’s hyperpigmentation, if colour returns then it’s either down to lifestyle or circulation.
The skin around the eyes is thinner than the rest of our skin, which is what makes dark circles and puffiness appear more visible. In this blog, we’re going to explore tips for how you can help reduce and eliminate dark circles!
Get More Sleep
Sleep is one of the most important things for the skin; at night, you give your skin time to relax and rejuvenate as it works hard during the day to protect us from the environment. By not getting enough sleep, your body draws oxygen from wherever possible, which can lead to your eyes looking and appearing dark. Wherever possible, try and get a good eight hours sleep in order to wake up feeling refreshed!
A good skincare routine has the ability to help with many skincare difficulties and helps to leave your skin in the best condition it can be. When it comes to helping to reduce dark under eyes, it’s essential to look for skincare products with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid in them. Vitamin C is known as magic for the under eyes as it helps to brighten the skin, whereas, hyaluronic acid helps to keep the under eyes looking firm as well as being one of the most hydrating ingredients.
The perfect solution to help reduce the appearance of dark under eyes is to use an eye cream. Here at Myreen Young, we have two eye creams which are ideal for reducing dark circles. Our Organic Firming Brightening Eye Cream, contains collagen and ginseng, the former being the protein that helps to improve the elasticity of the thin layer of skin. Secondly, our Organic Repair and Renew Eye Cream, which contains vitamins C & E, which is perfect for helping with fatigued eyes.
Look at Your Diet
The things that we consume can affect our skin, in order to help eliminate dark circles; these are a few things you can do in regard to your diet:
- Cut back on salt – Causing the body to retain fluids, salt can lead to our bodies to bloat.
- Drink green tea – Full of antioxidants and caffeine. As well as drinking green tea, you can also place the (cold) teabags under your eyes to stimulate the blood circulation and reduce fluid retention.
- Eat a ¼ of Cucumber per day – Full of silica and sulphur, introducing this into your diet helps to strengthen and rejuvenate the skin.
- Snack on blueberries – helping to strengthen the blood vessel walls, blueberries help to boost circulation to the small blood vessels in the skin.
Balance With Colour Correction
An easy way to conceal the dark circles under your eyes is by utilising colour correction. Colour correction works by neutralising the colour that you want to conceal. Green concealers help to reduce the appearance of redness, whereas, a yellow-toned concealer will help to conceal under eye circles. It’s key to apply thin layers of colour correcting concealers, as if they’re applied too thick, they may be visible through your foundation.
Drink More Water
There are many conflicting reports which state how much water you should consume a day; if you’re unsure of how much you should drink, you can use a hydration calculator. Drinking water helps to flush out the bad toxins, helps to give your skin a healthy glow as well as ensuring you aren’t dehydrated.
Hopefully, these tips for reducing and eliminating the dark circles under the eyes are helpful in assisting you to combat this issue. If you’re looking for the best natural skincare UK, here at Myreen Young we have an abundance of vegan-friendly skincare and body care products which are the perfect way to ensure what you’re putting onto your body causes no harm!