5 Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles
How you first see yourself in the morning can determine your mood for the rest of the day. If you feel pretty, you’ll feel happy. However, if you feel and look tired, that can affect how you take on the day. This is something that has happened to all of us, and even worst, it could happen on a special day you already planned. But don’t freak out! Take a moment to breathe. There’s always a solution. Here are some helpful and easy tips to avoid waking up looking tired with dark circles.
1. Apply a cold compress
This is as easy as it is effective. Find a soft, clean cloth and damp with cold water. You can also put some ice and wrap them in a towel so that it is very cold. Apply the wet towel around and under the eyes with gentle pressure. You will notice the results in a few minutes. Do this process before applying makeup. Washing your face with cold water in the morning will help reduce inflammation throughout the face.
2. Turmeric is beneficial for the eyes
Turmeric has been used for centuries because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, among others. It is a dry powder that comes from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, which in recent years has become very popular (1). Take a concentrated supplement daily to get its full benefits. You can also use a couple of capsules to make an "anti-puffiness and dark circles" mask. Simply mix the capsule contents with a teaspoon of Greek yogurt and another of honey. Combine well and apply under your eyes. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, rinse with warm water, and then cold, and done!
3. Check your sodium intake
It's common to add more salt than our food needs without noticing it. Truth is, besides retaining fluids, eating too much salt can cause bags under the eyes and can affect the heart, kidneys, skin, brain, and even bones (2). Consume more Omega 3 for a healthy heart and lifestyle. It also helps keep your cardiovascular system in good shape and maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Plus, it helps reduce dark circles, as it is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and skin protector.
4. Give your eyes the love and care they deserve
Without a doubt, the eyes are the most delicate area of the face. That is why it shows the first signs of aging. Taking care of them with the right products will help reduce the appearance of bags under the eyes and give you a younger and fresher look. The PIEL ETERNA Revitalizing Eye Cream has a soothing effect and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles thanks to its high caffeine content and the Santo Complex formula, which stimulates collagen and elastin production.
5. Get your beauty sleep
Research shows that people who are sleep-deprived look unhealthy, less attractive, and more tired than well-rested people. This means that the effects of having a good or bad night will reflect in your eyes (3). Getting a good night’s sleep is key to looking rested and having radiant skin. If you need to improve your sleeping pattern, try the Sleep Formula which contains melatonin, chamomile, and valerian root, and supports quality sleep.
Finding the right solutions for a fresh and rested look are at hand, and you probably already have them at home. If you apply them gradually, you will begin to see the results in the mirror. There’s nothing better than having a fresh, glowing, and happy look.
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- Aggarwal BB, Yuan W, Li S, Gupta SC. “Curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric.” Mol Nutr Food Res. Vol.(9):1529-42. 2 Sep 013 doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200838. URL:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23847105/
- Robinson AT, Edwards DG, Farquhar WB. “The Influence of Dietary Salt Beyond Blood Pressure.” Curr Hypertens Rep. Vol.21(6):42. Apr 2019 doi: 10.1007/s11906-019-0948-5. URL:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31025198/
- Axelsson J, Sundelin T, Ingre M, Van Someren EJ, Olsson A, Lekander M. “Beauty sleep: experimental study on the perceived health and attractiveness of sleep deprived people.” Vol.341:c6614. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6614. Dec 2010 URL:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21156746/
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