There are many people with dark heavy bags under their eyes that even all the concealers in the world won’t hide. Maybe you’re one of them.
Some women suffer routinely from dark under-eye circles while for others they’re the result of one late night and too many drinks.
You’ve probably tried every type of cream, concealer or foundation and you’ve spent lots of money, but yet, none of them seem to work?
Well, why don’t you try something natural?
Unpacking the Bags
Many causes are to blame in case of the dark circles. The primary one is fatigue. Another is eye strain.
Allergies can also cause under-eye circles and so can contact dermatitis, which happens when your eyes came in contact with something that causes mild irritation, like soap or makeup. Sun exposure can lead to irregular melatonin levels and cause your eyelid area to darken.
The skin under your eyes loses elastin and collagen and gets thinner with age. This makes the blood vessels underneath more visible, giving a darker look. In some cases it’s just genetics, otherwise known as bad luck.
What Can You Do?
You can use several expensive treatments to combat persistent under-eye circles, but there are two approaches that won’t cost you a cent and may even work better!
Improve your diet.
Persistent dark eye circles are known to appear due to iron deficiency. Iron keeps oxygen moving through your body and if you’re also feeling fatigued despite getting enough sleep, lack of oxygen could be the culprit. Try eating iron-rich foods like spinach, broccoli and all types of squash.
Eye circles can also result from the lack of antioxidants. Antioxidants are elements that fight aging and keep your skin youthful. Foods high in antioxidant pigments are: cranberries, blueberries, bilberries, onions, legumes, parsley and black or green tea.
Try a natural cure.
Try this homemade mask that uses three ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now instead of trying the invasive and costly medical treatments.
Here’s the recipe:
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 teaspoon of fresh cucumber juice
1 teaspoon of freshly grated potato
Mix all the ingredients together to prepare a paste. Cleanse your skin, apply the mask and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse it with cool water and apply a moisturizer.
This all-natural mask will pump antioxidants into your skin and make it bright and clear after only several uses. Use it three times a week and watch your dark circles lessen and then disappear. You can keep them from coming back through regular weekly use!
This is also an excellent mask even if you don’t have under-eye circles. It will make any complexion radiant.
How Does It Work?
It’s the power of natural goodness that fills this simple mask. Potatoes are high in potassium and are known for their skin-softening properties. Some women use potato starch, from the water that potatoes cooked in, to soften their elbows and hands. Spuds are high in vitamins C and B-complex which have high antioxidant levels.
Honey is a natural skin and hair softener present in many formulations you see in the drugstore every day. It’s also a natural disinfectant and it will bind the other ingredients into a moisturizing paste and make it smell wonderful.
Cucumber extract is extremely high in antioxidants and in anti-inflammatory properties. Putting cucumber slices on puffy eyes is a cure still used in high-end spas because it works.
One or two of these ingredients listed on the label can be found if you look at most natural products on the shelf. But why would you spend money on extra ingredients that are unnecessary and may even be harmful? This mask will help you get only what you need and nothing that might irritate your skin. If you have sensitive skin you know how hard it is to find products that won’t make your skin flare up. This mask will soothe your skin and calm any kind of redness.