How to Get Rid of Dark Circles?

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How to get rid of dark circles

Are you tired of those stubborn dark circles around your eyes? A lot of us are. Dark Circles can make you look tired and sleepy. No matter how hard you try to cover them up with concealer, they just don’t go away. So, rather than wasting all your money on concealers and correctors, you can use some tips to get rid of dark circles under your eyes naturally through home remedies or professional treatments. This article is meant for your rescue against the hollowed darkened eyes.


Causes of Dark Circles

Before learning how to remove dark circles, it is important to know the causes. People usually relate dark circles only to lack of sleep. It is one of the main reasons. However, there are many other factors that cause dark circles around the eyes:

  • Genetics
  • Frequent rubbing
  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Ageing
  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Lack of Nutrition
  • Eating salty foods
  • Fatigue
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Weight Loss
  • Overexposure to screens

Ways to Remove Dark Circles

Among the above-mentioned causes of dark circles, some may cause temporary darkness around your eyes. At the same time, others like medical conditions, ageing, or genetics can cause long-term dark circles. Sometimes dark circles may be hard to get rid of because no matter how hard you try, you always end up with panda eyes. However, here are some tips on how to remove dark circles under the eyes.

Fix your Sleep Pattern

Sleep has a lot to do with dark circles because the more you stay awake or have an irregular sleep schedule, you cannot prevent dark circles. The first thing you can do about this is get 8 hours of sleep a day. When your body is shut down for at least 8 hours while sleeping, your skin finds time to repair itself. All your fatigue goes away and you will see a visible reduction in the appearance of your dark circles. So, start with fixing your sleep schedule.

Limit Screen Time

How to get rid of dark circles

Continuously spending time on smartphones, tablets, or laptops causes eyes to strain. The muscles around your eyes start contracting because of continuous strain causing dark circles to appear. The blue light emitted from our devices disturbs our sleeping pattern which leads to reduced blood circulation around the eyes and you look like a panda.

To prevent this, you need to limit your screen time by using screen time limit options on your phones. Avoid using them at night unnecessarily. Use 20-20-20 rule. Further, you can look for other options to limit screen time.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can contract the muscles around your eyes, making them look dark and hollow. So, the key to younger-looking eyes is to drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day. Hydration will keep your skin fresh and plump and flush away all the salts accumulated around your eyes. So, with proper hydration, you will not have puffy and dark eyes.

Avoid Salty Food

Consuming excessive salty foods causes water retention around your eyes and causes puffiness and darkness. So, you need to cut salty foods from your diet to remove dark circles.

Improve your Diet

Improving your diet can help a lot with reducing dark circles. If you have an intake of healthy foods including proteins, vitamins and minerals, your skin will rejuvenate. A healthy diet plan will eventually lead to healthy skin and the nutrients will be distributed to every part of your body including your eyes. Therefore, a healthy diet will ensure depuffed and brightened eyes.

Use Cold Compress

Cold compress is one of the effective home remedies to get rid of dark circles overnight. This tip can help in instant brightening and reduction in the appearance of darkness around your eyes. For cold compress, you can use frozen cucumber slices, cold eye masks, or ice rollers for cold compressing. This trick will help against puffiness and dark circles around your eyes.

Eye Massage

You can take five minutes at max to lighten your dark circles naturally. Constant straining and dehydration causes blood vessels to constrict around your eyes which makes them look dark. So, you can use simple massage techniques to brighten your eye area. Massaging your face will help a lot in improving blood circulation and bring nutrients to your eyes. Here are some massage techniques for your dark circles problems.

Use Eye Creams

How to get rid of dark circles

Adding any skin treatment for your eyes to your skincare routine is necessary. There are a lot of eye creams and serums available in the market. Your eye area is more prone to hydration and requires a lot of moisturization. Therefore, eye creams and serums have ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and retinol which prevent darkening, dullness, and wrinkles, and promote brightening. Invest in a good eye cream or serum and do not forget to apply every night.

Use Home Remedies

How to get rid of dark circles

Home remedies can aid effectively in getting rid of dark circles naturally. Some of the home remedies to remove dark circles are cucumber, Rose Water, Tomato juice, tea bags, honey and turmeric, coffee and honey, etc. Being consistent with home remedies can naturally brighten your dark circles and give you fresh and younger-looking skin.

Never Skip Sunscreen

Dark circles may darken because of excessive melanin production due to sun exposure. Melanin production protects the skin from harmful UV rays but darkens the skin. To avoid sun tanning, you can use sunblock in Pakistan and reduce melanin production. Sun protection will help in the reduction of darkness around your eyes and your dark circles will reduce.

Use Skin-lightening Creams

To treat dark circles, you can use skin-lightening creams including ingredients like kojic acid, glycolic acid, Vitamin C, Glutathione, Azelaic acid etc to lighten the skin colour. These creams reduce dark spots and hyperpigmentation, and give you an even skin tone without dark circles.

Seek Professional Help

How to get rid of dark circles

When nothing else works and you need to get rid of dark circles speedily, you can seek professional help. There are a lot of cosmetic procedures nowadays that can reduce dark circles. Some of the aesthetic treatments are chemical peel, laser therapy, fillers, Blepharoplasty, Intense Pulse Light Therapy, etc. These may be costly but you can get rid of your dark circles permanently.

The Bottom Line

If you think using any of the above-mentioned ways will help you get rid of dark circles instantly, you are mistaken. To treat dark circles naturally or through professional treatments, you need to be consistent with your methods. However, the must-needed tips are to get enough sleep, focus on your diet, limit screen time, and use natural home remedies. By using these techniques, you can have younger-looking and brightened eyes.

Duaa Naeem
Duaa Naeem
Dua is a seasoned writer who loves to write on Pakistani Entertainment and Infotainment while having her Masters in English literature

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