Ayurveda recommends many herbs, diet and lifestyles to keep eyes and under eye skin healthy. These help to keep dark circles or under eye circles at bay.
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Dark circles or under eye circles are common beauty complaint. Nine out of 10 people have dark circles under their eyes at one time or another. Men and women both experience dark circles under their eyes . These circles under the eyes make us to look aged more than wrinkles or grey hair.
How dark circles under eyes are caused ?
There are various reasons which cause dark circles. Few of them have been listed below.
If others in your family have dark circles then there are fair chances of you getting dark circles under eyes. The thinness of under eye skin is a hereditary character. The thin under eye skin reveals dark veins underneath and appears as dark circles under eyes. If you are more prone to allergies like itching of skin which is inherited then dark circles under eyes may be caused due to rubbing and inflammation of under eye skin.
Lack of Sleep and Fatigue:
Partying all night, lack of sleep, fatigue sinus infections, pregnancy all these may cause paleness of skin. Pale skin makes blood vessels to appear prominently and give an appearance of dark circles. Sleeplessness or Insomnia is also one of the causes.
Structure of Bone
Eyes set deep in skull bones may develop ark shadow under them.
Exposure to Sunlight
Exposure to sun light increases the level of pigmentation and cause tanning. Same thing applies well for the skin under eyes. When skin under eyes gets exposed to sun it tans and appears dark.
Medications which cause dilation of blood vessels cause dark circles under eyes. Dilated blood vessels allow more blood to flow through them and these blood vessels look prominent through under eye skin which is very thin.
Poor nutrition leads to paleness of skin under eyes. Lack of essential nutrients in diet or poor diet causes discoloration of under eye skin.
Hormonal Imbalance during pregnancy, PCOS or PCOD, menstruation, menopause etc cause paleness of skin and this leads to appearance of dark circles under eyes.
As we grow old the skin under eyes become more dry and wrinkled. The wrinkled skin below eyes appears as dark circles around eyes.
Treating dark circles Naturally – An Ayurvedic Way
Texts of ayurveda recommend best ayurveda herbal natural remedy to erase dark circle under eyes
How to get rid of dark circle under eyes ? is the question that arises in your mind when you are suffering from under eye dark circles. Here are solutions for under eye dark circles. Here are few effective methods to prevent under eye circles or dark circles. However, with these tips we can still minimize the appearance of these with simple self care tips. Go through these useful tips.
Make up tips
Concealing the dark circles around eyes through make up techniques is one quick fix for this condition. Do not use bleach or peels to make the dark circles around eyes light.
Good cosmetics and proper tools effectively hide dark circles. But it is not a permanent solution for dark circle. It is not wise to use concealers daily.
The concealers effectively hide dark circles as they are opaque. Dark circles can not be concealed with normal make up.
The color of concealer should be one shade lighter than your normal skin if the dark circles are blue black. If puffiness is associated with dark circles then the concealer color should be one shade darker than normal skin. Yellow base is always the best choice.
Apply concealer from the inside corner of eye to outside till the concealer blends completely with your skin. Spread it evenly along entire area around dark circles to achieve effective blending with the normal skin. This prevents uneven skin tone and shading.
Do not apply a thick coat of concealer. A light touch will do.
Do not apply mascara on lower lashes as flakes of mascara which fall on lower eye lid darkens the dark circles.
Use a light and uncolored powder at the end. This gives a smooth well polished appearance.
Keep yourself well hydrated
Dark circles appear when body is dehydrated. Drinking lots of water rehydrates the body and keeps the skin moist. Dark circles disappear when body is rehydrated. Drink fresh fruit juice without sugar or salt.
Sleep for sufficiently long hours to prevent formation of dark circles under eyes. A good undisturbed sleep for eight hours helps to get rid of these. Our body has self healing property. This applies to skin too. Most of the repair functions take place in sleep. A good night sleep for 7-8 hours helps the skin to repair itself .
Eat Healthy Food
Diet, which is rich in nutrients helps to remove dark circles around eyes. Eat healthy foods. Include fresh green vegetables and fruits in diet. These foods contain anti oxidants in plenty. Avoid junk foods and deep fried foods. Nourishing diet helps to prevent dark circles. Say good bye to sweets and chocolates. Restrict salt intake as it dehydrates the body by fluid retention. Drink plenty of water. Well hydrated skin is not prone for wrinkling. Plenty of proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables keep the body healthy and keeps the skin firm. Good diet with nutrients keeps the dark circles away.
Exercise regularly. A brisk walk for 30 minutes is the best exercise. This improves blood circulation and also help to reduce stress. Include Yoga and Pranayama (deep breathing exercises) in your exercise routine . These help to reduce the stress and help to keep the skin under eyes bright.
Keep Stress at Bay
Reduce stress and anxiety. Indulge in stress busting activities like outdoor sports, listening to music, gardening etc. Stress is the strong cause for dark circles as stress releases hormones which accelerate the ageing process. Practice meditation.
Follow Ayurvedic Healthy Lifestyle
Follow ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya) and ayurvedic seasonal routine (rutucharya). Wear dark shaded glasses and hat with shade, when you step out in sun. This prevents sun burn. Sun is the worst enemy of skin and sun rays accelerate ageing process of skin. Avoid coffee, tobacco and recreational drugs. Reduce use of electronic gadgets.
Do not scratch the under eye skin. Lightly tap the under eye skin with one or two fingers to increase the blood circulation.
Ayurveda guide for dark circles under eyes
The ayurveda Treatment for dark circle consists of two steps.
- Body and skin detox.
- Skin rejuvenation
Dark circles under the eyes are often formed due to accumulation of toxins in body. Ayurvedic body cleansers (Herbal body cleansers) expel these toxins and purify the blood or Rakta dhatu. The herbal under eye gel, when applied superficially, the skin texture is improved and skin is rejuvenated. The Herbal under eye gel also reduces the wrinkles below eyes and nourishes and tones the delicate skin around the eyes.
Ayurvedic Home remedies for dark circles under eyes
Various home remedies are found to help to fix this condition Lets know what actually helps in this
- Apply coconut oil or castor oil on under eye skin; tap the skin gently with fingertips.
- Dip green tea bags in refrigerated water and place them on eyes.
- Applying a face pack of green apple gives very good results.
- Mix sugar cane juice with turmeric and apply it on under eye skin.
- Applying egg white on under eye skin helps to reduce this.
- Apply moisturizer daily on dark circles
- Grate cucumber and squeeze fresh juice out of gratings. Dip two cotton balls in it and keep these cotton balls on eyes. This relaxes eyes and relieves tiredness of eyes. Considered as the best remedy for under eye dark circles.
- The above process has been found to be effective when done using potato.Place thin slices of potato on eyes.
- Apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour (masoor dal ) and turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) under eyes. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.
- Dip two cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes, covering these circles.
- The herbal under eye aloe vera gel, when applied superficially, the skin texture is improved and skin is rejuvenated. The Herbal under eye gel also reduces the wrinkles below eyes and nourishes and tones the delicate skin around the eyes.
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