7 Tips on Getting Rid of Circles under Your Eyes ...


7 Tips on Getting Rid of Circles under Your Eyes ...
7 Tips on Getting Rid of Circles under Your Eyes ...

I have dark circles under my eyes. It’s partly hereditary; my mom has them as well, and her father had them. When I was younger and going through my Goth-lite phrase, I thought they were cool. I thought they made me seem dark and brooding and deep, and suggested I stayed up all night doing dark, brooding, deep things. Now that I’m in my late 20s, it’s not so cool and I wish they would go away, or at least lighten up a little. So, from me to you, here are 7 tips on getting rid of the circles and bruises under your eyes.

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This is one of the simplest, most time tested ways to at least reduce the appearance of dark circles. A slice of chilled cucumber over each eye while you relax will do the job. Of course, this will only work for a little while, so it might be something you do before you go out, have a picture taken, or something like that.


Cold Compress Masks

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Making a cold compress or using a cold mask will only work for short amounts of time as well, but these methods are still helpful. Ideally, you should do this for ten or fifteen minutes each time, and it can be applied twice a day.


No Smoking

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Smoking can actually cause dark circles. If you do smoke and are not ready to quit, then at least try to limit yourself, even if it is just an experiment. See if the circles under your eyes start to disappear. If so, you may have found the cause.


Dandelion Tea

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Sometimes, dark circles can sometimes be caused by issues with your kidneys. It may not be anything serious, but there are things that can help. For instance, many say that drinking dandelion tea will improve the way your kidneys function, which may reduce the appearance of bags and circles under your eyes.


Take Care of Fluid Retention

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If you retain a lot of fluid, it can cause swelling around your eyes as well. There are many ways to take care of this problem, and there are a number of remedies you can try on your own. For instance, get plenty of exercise, limit your sodium intake, and be sure to keep yourself hydrated.



Water Photo Credit: programwitch

Drinking waters can do wonders for your skin in general, and it can also get rid of dark circles. It rehydrates your skin, which can clear up blemishes among other things. Sometimes being dehydrated causes those unsightly circle, so this method can be really helpful.


Green Tea Bags

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You can recycle your tea bags and use them to help you. Put your green tea bags in the fridge or freezer. Once they are chilled or frozen, place them on your eyes for about fifteen minutes a day. Green tea can act as an anti-inflammatory, which is why it is beneficial. If you use this method daily, then it can have significant long term benefits.

And there you have it: seven easy and affordable ways you can reduce the appearance of dark circles and bags. Does anyone else have a problem with dark circles? What do you use to reduce their appearance, or do you just leave them alone?
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seriously though anyone who has had to deal with under eye circles knows that there really is no way to get rid of them. although i did find a very inexpensive under eye concealer by Almay called bright eyes, and it works quite well.

I will definitely try some of these - I inherited dark circles as well. Thanks parents.

I used to have some dark circles under my eyes. My mom did too, but I'm not sure what her reason was for it. If you try some of these tips and they won't go away, also talk to your doctor to see if you're anemic. It could also be an iron deficiency in your blood--mine used to be pretty dark, but since I started taking iron over a year ago, they really seemed to diminish! They are still there as well, but I use a Neutrogena eye concealer-- 3 in 1 eye concealer; it moisturizes, diminishes dark circles, and it has an SPF to it. it works to keep the dark circles hidden for a lot of the day, too! But I will definitely have to try green tea bags--I love drinking green tea!

I am 14 (15 in a month) and I have circles under my eyes, which I hate because I'm young. Maybe you liked that, but I dont. Why does it have to be GREEn tea? We dont get green tea bags at my house, we get regular ones. Will they still work? Please reply.

I really want to try the green tea bags but my mom says that green tea tastes like swamp water and won't buy it :/

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