Everybody at some point in their lives has had to deal with baggy, droopy skin under their eyes. This cosmetic defect causes us to have dark circles around our eyes. This can be a very unattractive look as you may appear tired and older than you really are.
What’s the solution? At its core, dark circles under the eye are caused by a variety of factors ranging from sleep, hydration and your external environment. Genetics and diet can also play a huge role in the condition of your skin.
The dark circle look is due to the thinning of skin around your eyes. This occurs with age, poor diet along with the effects of other environmental factors. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to prevent aging but we can combat other variables that do!
1. Sleep: Make sure you are getting 8 hours or more of sleep each night! Find what works best with your sleeping pattern and work your life around that.
2. Hydration: Drinking water and maintaining a healthy level of hydration is crucial to the condition of the skin. Essentially dark circles around our eyes is skin so keeping that skin hydrated is important. Drink half your body weight in ounces, so if you weigh 200 pounds you should have 100 ounces of water day.
3. Diet: Incorporating more healthy foods that help produce collagen and healthy skin is the most important thing you can do. Avoid processed or junk foods as the oils, fats, and fillers are detrimental to your skin and health. A diet heavy in greens and a lot of liquids (no sugars or refined additives). Foods with a strong source of amino acids are important as those are the building blocks of skin!
Lastly, try a DIY homemade mask, Tumeric and Olive Oil also make a great natural facial mask, 1 tablespoon of olive oil with a teaspoon of turmeric applied under the eyes as a cream 3-4 times week. Try a combination of all these tips and watch your under eye bags and dark circles reduce!