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Healthy solutions to dark circles

by timetospa January 9, 2014
Healthy solutions to dark circles

Career-oriented men and women are often tired, worn out and drained from long days of negotiating meetings and neglecting their wellbeing in pursuit of advancement. While these things are not atypical of such a high-demand society, the ways that you tend to yourself really make a difference - and it's time to get back on the right track. Puffy eyes are so last year, anyway.

Get the outside benefits inside
A lot of cosmetic products nowadays tout a return to natural remedies, listing citric acids, green tea and other anti-inflammatories as their main ingredients. While these foods truly do lend a hand in crafting the creams and toners that dramatically reduce puffiness, dark circles and redness, they do the same thing from the inside out. Why not supercharge your daily skin care regimens with a combination? 

According to Only My Health, there are several outside influences that negatively impact our appearance. Free radical damage from the sun and exposure to other environmental factors, for instance, cause rapid aging and can slow down collagen production in your skin. Chronic illness and exhaustion from overexerting yourselves are also key players in the deterioration of our skin's suppleness and radiance. Rather than overdoing it with state-of-the-art beauty products, try to strike the right balance between a healthy diet and a skin care routine that fits your concerns.

Fight dark circles with healthy choices
Dark circles, for instance, are typically related to vitamin deficiencies. To supplement your daily intake of the nutrients you need to fight off this skin concern, the source suggested upping your daily dosage of foods rich in vitamins C and K. Additionally, as with most issues relating to your appearance, increasing the amount of water you drink per day will help combat dehydration, which can lead to lack of natural radiance in your complexion. 

If you're a tea drinker, the source suggested putting the leftover bags to use, too. The antioxidants in the drink itself work on the inside to help fight off free radical damage, but the leaves, soaked in water, make excellent compresses. Apply them to both eyes for five to ten minutes to depuff, and follow this up with the Elemis Absolute Eye Mask to drastically reduce the appearance of dark circles. 

With so many ways to defend yourself against dark circles through diet and skin care, perhaps the most important element is the hardest - getting enough sleep. To really see a difference, try to aim for at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to encourage blood flow to the thin membranes of the under eye.

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