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Tips to get rid of Dark Circles..

Hello, Lazy Crazies !!
As the saying goes "Eyes are the reflectors of the soul" but eyes not only reflects souls but also give major information about one's health and lifestyle.
So do you know ?? what is the one biggest beauty problem of today's girls apart from pimples,hair fall that is making us girls look like zombies and pandas :P... Dark circles.
Yess !! that's becoming the main concern that making us look older.
Before we jump to remedies. As you may get from any other website. I want you to clearly understand what these actually are and what actually causes them. So you can know the exact reason for your dark circles and implement a procedure for a cure .. here's Lazy crazy guide for dark circles.

So what are Dark circles ??
The dark discolored ring-shaped area under the eyes are usually referred to as dark circles or dark rings.
You know there are two colors/shades of dark circles.
  • Blue circles
  • Brown circles
To know what kind of dark circles you have. Look straight into a mirror in natural light, then lower your chin slightly to expose the shadows under your eyes. This way, you’ll see clearly whether your circles are bluer or more brown.

Blue Circles
The cause: Blue circles result from oxygenated blood pooled beneath the under-eye skin. The skin here is very thin and almost transparent, so blood shows through. This is more noticeable in the morning: When we’ve been horizontal for a while, fluids accumulate and the veins expand to hold more blood. Blue circles may get worse with age. “As we get older, we lose subcutaneous fat, which can mask blueness below the surface of the skin.

Brown Circles
The cause: Brown circles result from hyperpigmentation, triggered by chronic eye-rubbing, sun exposure, or genetics.

Other causes
Aging -
The skin under the eyes is thin and delicate, to begin with. As we grow older, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner making blood vessels more prominent, causing dark circles.
Genetics - Hereditary, and genetics can also play a big role in the development and dominance of dark circles around the eyes.
Nutritional deficiency - Dark circle around the eyes can be due to poor nutrition. A healthy and nutritious diet filled with vitamins like A, C, K, E, and nutrients can help to get rid of dark circles.
Sleep deprivation and tiredness - A lack of sleep or excessive tiredness results in pale skin, making blood under the skin become more visible and appear more blue or darker.
Smoking and drinking - Late night parties, smoking, and drinking can play havoc with your skin and result in dark eye circles. Dark eye circles could be a sign of loss of water from the body (dehydration) due to excessive drinking and intake of caffeinated drinks.
Sun exposure - Increased exposure to the sun can draw pigmentation of the skin’s surface and create dark circles. Long sun exposure produces more melanin around eyes than usual, giving them a darker color. There are two main layers of skin, the outer layer of skin known as epidermis and inner layer known as the dermis. When excess melanin is being made in the epidermis it appears brown, and when there is more than usual melanin in the dermis it looks blue or blue-grey.
Hormonal changes - In women, the skin undergoes lots of changes during the phase of pregnancy and menstruation, causing darkening under the eyes.
Allergies - Any condition that causes the eyes to itch may contribute to darker circles due to rubbing or scratching the skin around them. Apart from that, some food allergies can also cause the area under the eyes to appear darker. In fact, dark circles in children often indicate allergy problems.
Dark circles and anemia - Iron deficiency is one of the most common causes of inexplicable dark circles in many cases, which can be treated by making simple changes in your diet. Low iron levels are the most common form of anemia and result in poor oxygenation in body tissues due to low supply of oxygenated blood. Thus, always take a balanced diet rich in green leafy vegetable, dairy products and all types of fruits to keep your body healthy.
Dark circles and dehydration - Dehydration is one of the most common reasons for dark circles under the eyes. The reason is the close proximity to the skin underneath the eye in relation to the underlying bone. When the body does not have a proper amount of water, the symptoms are often evident in this specific area. Thus it is advisable to have at least 8-10 glasses of water and include fresh fruit daily. It is also advisable to restrict the intake of caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee, alcohol and other caffeinated drinks as it aggravates dehydration.
Dark circles and liver disease - Dark circles also indicate liver dysfunction due to various liver ailments. An example of such a liver ailment is hepatitis.

Remedies... So how you prevent them ??
I mostly don't recommend products that are loaded with chemicals no matter how a brand says how natural they are instead of spending on those cosmetic products ..try to invest that amount for natural sources ..you don't have to fear of wastage of product or expiry date ..because after using some for treatment you can always eat :P them without any thought :)

Almond oil and paste 
Almonds are a true solution for many beauty problems.
Oil - Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin. Leave it overnight. The next morning, wash it off with cold water. Follow this remedy daily until the dark circles disappear.
Paste - Soak few almonds in water in the daytime and before you go to bed remove this almond from water and make them into small pieces now grind them into a thick paste by adding little milk and apply this under eye area and wash off in the next morning with warm water.
*Lazy girl tip .. if you can't do the whole soaking and grinding thing, just grind some almonds into a fine powder and store that in an airtight container and whenever you want to use it just take small amount mix it with milk and apply under eyes

Cucumber
Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mildly astringent properties that help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. Plus, they have a soothing and refreshing effect.
Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more.
Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week.

Rose Water 
Rose water has incredible ingredient for skin care. It rejuvenates the skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works as a good skin toner.
  • Soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes. 
  •  Put the soaked pads on your closed eyelids. 
  • Leave them on for about 15 minutes. 
  • Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks. 
Tomatoes 
Tomatoes have bleaching properties that can lighten skin to a great extent.
  • Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with a one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply this mixture on the dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Simply using tomato juice will also work. 
  • You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice, and salt. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week. 
Raw Potato 
There are natural bleaching agents present in potato that can help lighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness around the eyes.
  • Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks. 
  • Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles. 
Lemon Juice 
The vitamin C present in lemon juice can also help remove dark circles under the eyes, thanks to its skin-lightening properties.
  • Use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off. Do this once daily for a few weeks. 
  •  Another option is to make a thick paste by mixing one tablespoon of lemon juice, two tablespoons of tomato puree, a pinch of gram flour (besan) and turmeric powder. Apply this thick paste gently around your eyes. Rinse it off with clean water after 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat two or three times every week. 
Note: If the lemon juice causes a burning sensation then discontinue its use.

So if you know any other remedies ..do let me know by commenting on this post ..and also comment on how you feel about my blog.
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