Under-eye circles are not just a cosmetic drawback!

Published: 26th March 2012
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Dark under-eye circles develop when red blood cells escape from the capillaries and wander into the surrounding skin. Enzymes in your body break down the red blood cells. When the hemoglobin is broken down, its remaining components have a dark blue-black color, just like a bruise, leading to dark circles. Hence, your dark under-eye circles are nothing but ramifications of leaky capillaries.
The tannin in tea bags has been shown to reduce swelling and discoloration, and cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. This is one place where going herbal doesnít make a difference. They arenít as effective as the regular tea bags.
Research has shown that skin creams containing Vitamin A and retinol reduce puffiness and discoloration significantly in many patients. De-pigmenting creams can be combined to give a better result. Long-term daily use seems to have the greatest effect.
Drink enough water. Drink at least ten glasses of water every day. There is no stressing this enough. If you do not drink at least eight glasses of water every day, you are not providing your body with as much water as it requires for flushing out toxins. Do not wait until you are thirsty before drinking up.
Allergies may be the most common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. If allergies are the root cause of your problem, you simply need to treat them or remove the allergen.
Vitamin C, vitamin D and B6 helps to strengthen blood vessel walls. Anti-oxidant foods such as cranberries, blueberries, bilberries, tea (green and black), black currant, onions, legumes, and parsley would help.
Drinking alcohol, caffeine, coffee, and soda can leave you dehydrated and aggravate the chances of developing dark circles. These should be cut down or eliminated from the diet.
Certain nutrient deficiencies may be responsible for your regularly appearing eye shadows, and it is important to eat a balanced and healthy diet, especially if you have a serious case of recurring dark circles around your eyes.
Nutrients such as iron and vitamin C are commonly found deficient in people with fast paced or stressful lifestyle, and most commonly associated with dark circles relating to nutrient deficiency. Taking proper care to introduce enough iron and vitamin C into your diet can go a long way in helping with the appearance and development of dark bags around our eyes. If everyday nutrition doesnít seem enough, opt for a regular dose of multivitamins to meet the requirement.
Wear sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 under the eyes to prevent skin weakening caused by sun damage. Be careful not to consume too much dietary salt.
Vitamin C, vitamin D and B6 helps to strengthen blood vessel walls. Anti-oxidant foods such as cranberries, blueberries, bilberries, tea (green and black), black currant, onions, legumes, and parsley would help.
Drinking alcohol, caffeine, coffee, and soda can leave you dehydrated and aggravate the chances of developing dark circles. These should be cut down or eliminated from the diet.
Certain nutrient deficiencies may be responsible for your regularly appearing eye shadows, and it is important to eat a balanced and healthy diet, especially if you have a serious case of recurring dark circles around your eyes.
Nutrients such as iron and vitamin C are commonly found deficient in people with fast paced or stressful lifestyle, and most commonly associated with dark circles relating to nutrient deficiency. Taking proper care to introduce enough iron and vitamin C into your diet can go a long way in helping with the appearance and development of dark bags around our eyes. If everyday nutrition doesnít seem enough, opt for a regular dose of multivitamins to meet the requirement.
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