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How to Eliminate Dark Circles Under Eyes

Are you plagued by dark circles under eyes that make you look tired, sick or worse - OLDER? If so, you're not alone. Sadly, there is no magic potion for removing dark circles under eyes. You're kinda stuck with them. Unless you want to take drastic measures - but if you're thinking about Botox, forget it! Botox only works for motion wrinkles. Plastic surgery & botox may be an expensive option for under eye bags, but it does nothing to eliminate dark under eye circles. And let's face it, most of us can't afford to pay out-of-pocket for an elective cosmetic procedure any way.

Top 5 Ways to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles...

Cucumber & Aloe Vera:

The cucumber has proved effective as a tonic and beauty aid. Its high mineral content make it a powerful curative. Aloe Vera's healing properties are derived from over 20 amino acids and multiple antioxidant vitamins. Grind several cucumber slices and combine them, juice and all, with cup of pure aloe vera gel.

Divide equally into several compartments of an ice cube tray and freeze. Apply a frozen cube under each eye for 15 to 20 minutes. This is an effective natural compound for reducing inflammation, increasing blood circulation, soothing your skin and removing dark circles under eyes. After trying it, you will look and feel refreshed!

Green Tea Bags & Potatoes:

The leaves of the tea plant are infused with caffeine and powerful antioxidants that promote blood circulation, alleviate inflammation and fight the free radicals in the air that can intensify the tired appearance of dark under eye circles. The juice of raw potatoes, has also proved very valuable to eliminate dark circles under eyes, due to its high content of antioxidants, sulfur, phosphorus and chlorine.

Thoroughly moisten 2 fresh tea bags with with very warm water; as hot as your skin can tolerate. Apply these under the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes. Then apply raw potato slices for another 10 to 15 minutes to inhibit swelling, support blood flow and lighten skin.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle:

Follow a healthy diet with adequate levels of all essential vitamins and minerals, and take a multi-vitamin supplement with minerals every day to support your program for removing dark under eye circles. The vitamins A-B-C-D-E-K, as well as the minerals magnesium, potassium and iron all support healthy skin, strong blood vessels, proper blood circulation while fighting the negative effects of free radicals that cause premature aging.

While you're doing all this, make sure you get plenty of sleep too. Experts are unsure why, but avow that lack of sleep causes dark under eye circles to appear more prominently. An approximate average of 8 hours uninterrupted sleep per night is ideal.

Drink Plenty of Water:

While the exact daily amount of hydration necessary for the healthy function of any individual is unknown, experts agree that eight 8 oz glasses or approximately 138 oz of water a day, more or less, is an approximate average. Don't worry if you're drinking a little more or a little less. Doctors say that listening to your body and drinking when you're thirsty is an effective method to eliminate dark under eye circles.

If your caffeine intake is high, you may want to drink a glass or two of water to offset caffeine's diuretic properties which may leave you feeling dehydrated and inhibit blood circulation in the vessels causing your dark under eye circles.

Lemon, Almond, Tomato, Turmeric:

These ingredients are excellent at removing dark under eye circles. Almond oil is a rich source of vitamins D and E as well as magnesium and calcium, which all support healthy skin and blood circulation as well as provide antioxidant anti-aging properties.

Make a paste using a tablespoon of turmeric powder, and several drops each of almond oil, lemon juice and tomato juice or paste, whichever works best. Apply twice a day for 10 to 15 minutes, then wash away with warm water. Then massage under your eyes with a few drops of pure almond oil before applying your daily makeup or before bedtime.

Aside from these tried and true methods to eliminate dark circles under eyes, there are many other natural home remedies for you to try. There are a number of cosmetic solutions to cover or disguise your dark under eye circles, as well as commercial eye creams containing natural ingredients such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C) retinol (vitamin A) and beta keratin (vitamin K.)

Also, if you smoke, drink alcohol or use recreational drugs, consider quitting immediately, as all these substances can be toxic and have a negative affect your appearance. Most importantly, learn to relax and live healthy as this is always the most effective way to always look and feel your best!

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