“Let your eyes do the talking” is a term most of us have heard before. We all have experienced days when we wake up in the morning and see ourselves in the mirror to find dark circles under our eyes making us look tired. Maybe you were up till late at night binge-watching your favourite show or trying to meet a deadline. Dark circles make us look and feel underwhelming. Due to our lifestyle, it is very common nowadays and has become a concerning topic amongst youngsters as well. Here are some ways to get rid of dark circles.
Cold compress- Cold compress can reduce the puffiness under your eyes and help eliminate the dark circles. Cold water helps in tightening the blood vessels. To do a cold compress, you can use a ready ice pack or make one yourself. To do that, you have to take a clean and soft cloth, put 1-2 ice cubes in it and apply it on your eyelid for 5-7 minutes. Repeat this process 3-4 times a day for better results.
Teabag- You are familiar with the benefits of green tea, but do not discard the tea bags. These tea bags are useful to get rid of dark circles. Tea has caffeine and antioxidants and it helps in blood circulation. You can apply teabags on your eyes to make them look fresh. After soaking the tea bag in warm water, let it cool for 15-20 minutes. Once they are cold, close your eyes and put it on for 15-20 minutes. Then remove it and wash your eyes with cool water.
Cucumber- Cucumber slices are an age-old and foolproof method being used. Cucumber also has antioxidant properties and 96% water so it helps in hydration. Take the cucumber out from the refrigerator and cut two slices from it, apply it on your eyes and relax. Cucumber can give you refreshing and soothing effects.
Small steps towards a healthier lifestyle:
Proper Sleep– Struggling to maintain a proper sleep cycle is a problem may face but you should keep in mind that 8 hours of sleep is mandatory to help your body function well. You can try going to bed at the same time every night and waking up at the same time every morning, along with other methods, that way you can stick to your sleeping schedule.
Hydrate– Water is essential for all parts of our body. Enough water intake will help keep your eyes hydrated.
Avoid too much sun exposure – Direct sun exposure can affect your eyes badly so take proper precaution before stepping out in the sun. Use an umbrella or wear sunglasses/hat to protect your eyes.
Good Diet– Eat lots of fruits or vegetables. Include foods in your diet which are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and iron. Papaya, strawberries, broccoli, citrus fruits, etc are great sources of vitamin and iron.
Exercise– There is no replacement for exercise. Practicing yoga or meditation at least thrice a week, helps brain cells, reduces anxiety and helps you sleep better.