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7 Super Effective Tips to Remove Dark Circles Naturally

Raccoon eyes look good only on raccoons and pandas. For us humans, dark circles under the eyes are a big no-no. Dark circles make us look tired, haggard and old.

It is a myth that dark circles appear under the eyes due to lack of sleep only. Actually, dark circles are more of a skin condition that may be a result of faulty lifestyle, eye strain, genetics or increasing age. Sun exposure also aggravates dark circles. 

Get to know the common causes for under eye dark circles and natural ways to remove them. Also get to know some of the best under eye creams for this condition.

What causes dark circles?

While eye strain and lack of sleep are common factors leading to dark circles, aging and skin dehydration also cause dark circles. Prolonged exposure to the mobile or computer screen causes eye strain that can result in dark circles appearing under the eyes. 

A guide to the most common causes for under eye dark circles:

  • Fatigue and eye strain 
  • Dryness of the under eye skin
  • Aging. With age, the blood vessels beneath your skin become more visible causing the area below your eyes to darken.
  • UV damage from over exposure to the sun
  • Allergies can cause itching leading to dark circles

Making some positive and healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle can prevent dark circles from occurring. An under eye cream with Vitamin C or Beta Carotene is useful as it helps hydrate the area and prevent further darkening of eye skin.

Natural Ways to Tackle Dark Circles

Make sure to give rest to your eyes, and follow a proper eye skincare routine. The following are some ways to minimize dark circles naturally:

  • Get enough rest and sleep (7-8 hours). Lack of sleep makes dark circles more prominent. 
  • Give your eyes intermittent breaks from looking at the screen. Apply the 20-20 rule. After 20 minutes of looking at the screen, shift your gaze to some object(s) 20 cm away for 20 or more seconds.
  • If you are anaemic your dark circles can be prominent. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables with iron to avoid anaemia. 
  • Applying sun protection creams with high SPF and take an umbrella while going out during daytime.
  • Apply a cold compress with ice cubes on closed eyelids to minimize dark circles. 
  • Cold tea bags can lessen under eye dark circles. The antioxidants and caffeine in tea stimulates blood circulation in the under eye region. An under eye cream with Caffeine is also helpful.
  • Apply an eye cream for dark circles that has Vitamin C, which helps in lightening skin tone.

Which Under Eye Cream Reduces Dark Circles?

Make sure you use only dermatologist and ophthalmologist approved under eye creams that suits the sensitive eye skin. Ordinary moisturizers and creams do not suit the delicate skin under the eyes.

You can apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate, a restorative eye cream, with Lavender Essential Oil, Butcher’s Broom Extract, and Evening Primrose Oil. This eye cream replenishes the under-eye area, making it more radiant and youthful, and reduces the intensity and appearance of dark circles. Apply this night-time eye cream for fresher looking eye skin.

Since dehydration in the under eye skin can be a cause for dark circles, use an under eye cream with natural extracts to hydrate this area. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, loaded with the moisturizing and anti-oxidant properties of Avocado Oil, Beta Carotene and Shea Butter helps revive moisture and nourish the under eye skin. 

Reduce dark circles, and lines under your eyes with Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum, the best eye cream for dark circles. Formulated with Pure Vitamin C and Haloxyl, this efficacious eye serum helps brighten and smoothen your skin for younger-looking eyes. 

If you have crossed your twenties, start using an anti-aging serum with the potent formulation of Sodium Hyaluronate, Botanical extracts and Skin Illuminating Minerals. This remarkable eye serum from Kiehl’s helps to visibly reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, dark circles and under-eye wrinkles, and is a useful addition to your anti aging skincare routine.

Men tend to suffer from dark circles whenever they have erratic routines or excessive work. A men’s eye cream with Caffeine and Vitamin B3 helps reduce dark circles and puffiness of eyes. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye Fuel is ideal for visibly reducing the appearance of dark circles in the under eye skin of men.

So now you have all the ingredients to prevent dark circles and liven up your eye skin. Along with natural remedies, also use the science of skincare to get rid of this problem. Give your eye skin some nourishment and hydration, as well as antioxidant and anti aging protection.

Get your eye cream from Kiehl’s now!

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