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Dark Under Eye Circles Home Remedies - How to Get Rid of Dark Circles

Dark circles and Eye circles are dark blemishes around the eyes. It also called is bags under the eyes. Dark eye circles are a sign of iron defiency, anemia. Dark under eye circles can be caused by fatigue, poor circulation, extra-thin skin under the eyes, hyper-pigmentation, illness or allergies. Dark circles are likely to become more noticeable and permanent with age. Excess folds of skin under the eyes will also make dark circles more pronounced. Dark circles under the eyes are usually an inherited trait. The skin under the eye is very thin. When blood passes through the large veins close to the surface of the skin it can produce a bluish tint. The more transparent the skin -- also an inherited trait -- the darker the circles appear. Any condition that causes the eyes to itch can contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Hay fever sufferers particularly will notice under-eye "smudges" during the height of the allergy season. Some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker.

Dark circles can be caused by several factors. Premary cause is Genetics Darkness under the eyes runs in families and is more prominent on fair skin. Second is Lack of sleep Poor-quality sleep causes blood vessels to become more visible through the skin. Third is Sun exposure can trigger "age spots" around the eyes and weaken the skin, which can contribute to dark circles. Fourth is Increased fluid retention The blood vessels under the eyes can become engorged and dilated (dietary salt and smoking are common causes) and Aging causes the fat pad below the eye to thin, producing a sunken appearance. Another cause may be bad blood circulation. Dark eye circles could be a sign of excessive loss of water from the body ( dehydration ). Any medications that cause blood vessels to dilate can cause circles under the eyes to darken. Because the skin under the eyes is very delicate, any increased blood flow shows through the skin. Extreme weight loss also can cause this sunken look.

Home Remedies for Dark Under Eye Circles

  • Mix one teaspoon flour, one teaspoon milk, a pinch of sugar, 1/4 spoon honey and squeeze half lemon juice. Apply it on face and once it is dry, rub the face with wet hands, till the pack in removed.
  • Grate cucumber / potato and squeeze fresh juice out of gratings. Dip two cotton balls in it and keep these cotton balls on eyes. This relaxes eyes and relieves tiredness of eyes.
  • Use sunglasses when going out in sun to protect the eyes from the harmful rays.
  • Drinking good amount of water also helps in lightening the dark circles under the eyes.
  • Powdered fenugreek and milk are said to tackle dark circles. Apply a paste of fenugreek mixed in milk on dark circles in the night. Wash off in the morning and watch dark circles vanish for good.
  • Take a teaspoon of tomato juice, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) and a little flour, enough to make a paste.
  • Dark circles can be removed by doing pranayam daily for at least five minutes.
  • Pressing the mount below index finger of the palm is good for eyesight and removing dark circles.
  • Apply crushed mint leaves under the eyes for 20 minutes.
  • Sarvangasana is the best yoga posture to reduce puffiness and dark circles of the eyes and it should be performed daily. Among yogic kriyas Jal Neti is the most beneficial and should be done 5 times a week



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