Purple, yellow, pale pink….additionally, puffiness and bags. None of you would like to your skin around the eyes to look like that. Keep on reading to find out how to take care of this sensitive and delicate part of your face. Try out the best components, cosmetics and treatments that you can easily perform in the comfort of your own home.

Dark under eye circles are usually the sign of a sleepless night, exhaustion or being overworked. They can also be a result of smoking, stress, improper diet or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. Working at the computer or in a room with artificial lighting may also contribute to deterioration of the condition of your skin. However, most bruises and bags are a sign of ageing or improper care – blood vessels are visible through this sensitive and thin skin around the eyes.

How to get rid of dark under eye circles and puffiness? First of all, make sure to devote at least eight hours to sleep at night. Be physically active and drink a lot of water. One litre is a must. Complement your diet with products containing iron and antioxidants. Green vegetables rich in vitamin K (responsible for blood clotting) and C (seals the blood vessels) are also recommended. Avoid spices and salt – they can interfere in proper blood circulation and contraction and relaxation of the blood vessels. Apply cold compresses and massages. A good idea is to use ice cubes to th massage, as well as use herbal and refrigerated compresses. What is more, always use cosmetics containing algae, chestnut, arnica, witch hazel, plantain and vitamins C and K. What is also important when applying such products is not to use too much pressure. Make sure to gently massage skin around the eyes and eyelids with your fingertips. Do not pull and pinch or press the skin.

If the dark under eye circles and swelling persist on the skin for too long, you might want to do a medical examination. Dark circles and under-eye bags can be a sign of many diseases, including: kidney disease, hypertension, atopic dermatitis, allergies or anemia. What is more, dark circles can also indicate malnutrition and dehydration, including the lack of certain vitamins and trace elements (A, E, B12, K, folic acid and iron).

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