A lot of people have dark circles. But why do we have them? Things like stress, fatigue, long work hours, lack of sleep, alcohol, smoking and other unhealthy habits can all cause dark circles.
This thinnest skin in your body is under the eye. That’s why you can often see the blood vessels under your eyes. If you have blood congestion due to poor blood circulation, or you have toxins in your blood, such as cold, dampness, fire, and blood stasis, then they will accumulate around the eyes. And they will manifest as dark circles.
So in order to get rid of dark circles, you need to improve your overall health as well as improve the circulation around your eyes.
The methods I am going to show you will help you achieve both. Here are 7 tips!
1. Tea Bags
You can use either green tea or dark tea bags. Soak the tea bag with water and then cover your eyes with them for 15-20 minutes. You can also buy some empty tea bags, and put coffee powder and chrysanthemum powder into them. Your skin will absorb the essence from the tea bag and help you detoxify the skin.
2. Sliced Cucumber
Cut a few slices off a clean cucumber. Keep it in the fridge for at least 30 mins. Then take them out, lie down, and put the sliced cucumber over your eyes for 15 min, then wash your face. You can also use potato or apple slices to replace cucumber. Alternatively, you can also soak cotton pads in cucumber juice and place them over your eyelids.
Take two cotton pads and soak them in milk. Place them over your eyes for 15 mins.
4. Turmeric Paste
Use 1g of turmeric, 1g of honey, a few drops of lemon, 1g of milk, mix it into a paste and apply over your eyelids and under your eyes for 20 minutes.
5. Steel Spoons
Take two steel spoons as big as your eyelids. Put them in the fridge for 30 minutes, then press over both eyes, until the spoons become warm.
6. Almond Oil
Massage the contour of your eyes with almonds oil. You can also add some essential oil to it.
7. Chinese Herbs
Use herbs such as ginseng人參 白術 茯苓 白芍 蘇葉 You can use them individually or mix everything together. Boil it with water and add a little bit of milk. Soak the liquid with a facial pad, then put on your eyelids for 15mins.
Besides poor blood circulation, allergies can also cause dark circles. If you have allergies, you need to treat them first. Lack of sleep also causes dark circles, so try to go to bed before 11pm.The sun can also damage your skin and cause dark circles. Try to avoid direct sunlight, and always apply sunscreen. Stress and lack of exercise can also cause dark circles.
The best way to avoid dark circles is to follow a healthier lifestyle!