Anyway, if you see a panda – instead of your own reflection in the morning – do not panic! Those are only dark circles around eyes which most of us have had after having “a good time” the night before or after staying up.
In order for your morning to start great, and for you to look fresh and healthy, it’s important to know some tips that will help you remove the eye bags and look your best.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES FOR THESE “BAGS” TO SHOW AT ALL?
Pronounced eye circles are often your body’s way of showing that you need to make some changes to your lifestyle and get more rest. It is often said that eye circles occur due to fatigue and lack of sleep, which is not always the case. The black circles around our eyes can occur for a number of reasons.
Medically, they are harmless circles that are visible in some people, due to increased pigmentation under the eyes, but also due to the sensitivity of the thin skin, under which there are noticeable capillaries and veins. However, it was found that eye bags also appear due to water retention, kidney problems, impaired metabolism, and very often indicate anemia (too few red cells in their blood).
HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE DARK CIRCLES IN SPRING?
Then you must have an allergy of which you are not even aware. Pollen allergies are a common cause of dark circles and it’s not a bad idea for you to go to your allergist for a check-up.
You should also know that the skin around our eyes is about 4 times thinner than the skin on other parts of our face and is more pigmented, especially in people with darker complexions. The skin around the eyes is also involved in rapid movements we are often not aware of – during the day we blink about 15,000 times. Also the sun, wind, cold and dry air have e good share in skin condition.
IT’S TIME TO SWING INTO ACTION
Here we give you a list of natural remedies for putting the twinkle back in your eyes and giving them a youthful boost!
Sliced cucumber–Thanks to the cold slices of this vegetable (made up of 95% water), blood vessels constrict, and thus temporarily reduce puffiness under the eyes. This method is definitely the cheapest and extremely simple, yet equally effective. You can slice a fresh cucumber from the fridge, and put it directly onto your eyes, covering the bags as well. In 10 to 15 minutes, your eyes will feel relaxed and the dark circles under your eyes will vanish.
Potatoes–They would be ideal after resting in the fridge through the night. Wash them and then cut them into thin slices. On each eye, put one reel and rest 5 to 10 minutes in the horizontal position. Remove the potato rings from the face and wash it off with cool or lukewarm water. Raw potatoes reduce the swelling around the eyes and gently lighten the dark circles, thanks to the enzymes they contain.
Spooning– If you have a persevering eye bag problem, all you need are a couple of spoons. Freeze them overnight then, in the morning, apply to your eyes until they are not cold anymore. If you want to see significant change in your complexion, repeat for at least two weeks.
Blink away – During the heavy stages of sleep, or REM sleep, you blink a lot less than normal. The purpose of blinking is not only to hydrate and protect your eyes when you are awake, but also do disperse the fluids around your eyes. Recurrent eye bags might mean that you don’t blink enough in your heavy sleep. What you can do is blink rapidly for 30 seconds upon waking up.
Tea bags –Wet tea bags of choice in warm water, and then place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After that, place them on your eyes and the dark circles around them, and wait for 15-20 minutes. When the suggested time has run out, wash with cold water. Chamomile, green or black tea bags are an especially good choice to tackle the problem. These teas are loaded with antioxidants that can protect your skin against damage or inflammation caused by free radicals. They’ll also improve blood circulation around your eyes.
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DO NOT LET THE EYE BAGS SHOW AGAIN
- Sleep more, watch TV less–Now that your eye bags are gone you should try to keep it that way! It is important to get enough sleep and to avoid spending too much time in front of the TV sets at night.
- Eat healthy–Our looks are closely related to our diet. Dark circles, especially the black ones, are often associated with vitamin K and B12 deficiency. So, eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables such as spinach, cabbage, kale, etc.
Reduce salt intake as well because too much salt in your body can result in water retention, and thus cause the appearance of dark circles.
- Drink enough water–But do not drink too much before bedtime because it can also result in dark circles in the morning.
- Try to reduce smoking–Smoking cigarettes brings dark circles. The dryness of skin and the lack of hydration associated with smoking are among the most common reasons for dark circles.
- Almond oil–If your dark circles keep coming back, lubricate them with almond oil every morning and evening.
Since everything is connected when it comes to your body, if you nourish it and treat it well, it will shine for you. Positive attitude over the whole procces is essential and results will follow.