Combat Dark Circles

Brunette Fresh FaceDark circles can act like the plague on your skin. Not only do they make you look tired all the time but they can also make you look older as well. If you’re suffering from the chronic appearance of dark circles under your eyes, it might be time to start a skin care regime to help get you looking awake and energized again. Try these three tips:

Drink Water

Are you a caffeine addict? Ya know, one of those people who just can’t seem to get enough coffee every morning? Although caffeine can give you the extra boost you need to get through the day, it can have dehydrating and damaging affects on areas like your skin. By causing your body to be a little more dehydrated, caffeine can dry out your skin, specifically areas such as the skin under your eyes, causing you to look like a zombie. To stay hydrated, try to limit your daily caffeine intake and opt for water instead. For example, when you wake up, drink a cup of water before you hit the coffee machine. Then after you have finished your water, try sticking to one cup of coffee and then following it up with another cup of water. This will not only help you stay more hydrated but it will also help you feel fuller, and might just trick your body into only needing that 8 oz cup of jo.

Moisturize

As one of the most sensitive parts of your face, the eye area tends to get missed when you put on your facial moisturizer every day. In order to keep your under eyes hydrated and feelign refreshed, opt for a cooling under eye cream. This will help to reduce inflammation of the eyes and make you feel more awake an energized. Available in a roller-ball application, under eye serums are a relaxing and invigorating way to moisturize.

Cucumbers

We’ve all seen movies or even have experienced it first hand— day spas placing cucumbers over your eyes during a facial. Although it might not seem like there is any use for the whole cucumber over the eye extravaganza, they actually help to alleviate any swelling while simultaneously moisturizing the area around your eyes. Before you go to bed every night and after you wash your face, try placing cucumbers over your eyes for 5-10 minutes. Although your eyes might water at first, the watering sensation will slowly go away and you will notice a huge difference in the appearance of circles under your eyes.

When it comes down to taking care of the circles under your eyes, it’s all about staying hydrated and moisturized. From drinking more water to placing cucumbers over your eyes, these three treatments will help you look younger.

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