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Unwanted Eye Circles: Banish Them for Good with These 3 Tips

Under-eye circles.  They tend to pop up at the most inconvenient times despite getting plenty of rest.  Waking up with a duo of dark circles can make you feel defeated before you even step out of your house and face the day. From allergies to hormonal imbalances to nutritional deficiencies, there are a number of reasons why your precious peepers aren’t looking their best. If you’re finding yourself relying too much on your faithful concealer, try these quick, natural solutions that can help renew brightness and bring back the glow in your eyes!

Illuminate with Natural Oils

Natural oils like coconut or almond can help you say goodbye to under-eye bags for good.  Simply place a few drops of oil onto the under-eye area and gently massage into the skin until it’s fully absorbed. Make sure to sweep upwards with your fingertips. This can help boost blood circulation to the delicate eye area and may work to lighten dark circles.

Fight Inflammation with Green Tea

Stock up on green tea bags! Steep two caffeinated green tea bags in hot water, drain them of excess water, and let cool.  Lie down on your back and place a tea bag over each eye. This can help draw out excess fluid in the eye area, as well as restrict your blood vessels.  The mixture of caffeine, antioxidants, and flavonoid that is found in green tea is also used in many top-selling beauty products. 

Eat Vitamin-Rich Foods

You are probably growing tired of hearing that what you eat can influence how you look and feel, but it’s the truth! If there is a drop in Vitamin K or iron in your diet, it could lead to dark circles.  Make sure your fridge is filled with leafy greens like kale or spinach that are rich in Vitamin K.  Don’t forget about iron-dense foods too, such as lentils, pumpkin seeds, and quinoa.  With the winter months coming, your body may also be lacking Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”.  In this case, add some mackerel, salmon, or sun-grown mushrooms to help combat that deficiency.

Sometimes it’s impossible to get a goodnight’s sleep, but sticking to a nightly routine and standard bedtime can help ensure you’re getting the restful sleep your body deserves. On the nights you can’t, these three quick fixes can help you look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed no matter what!

Love,

Gen

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