Tips to reduce dark circles

Dark circles can be due to lack of sleep, poor quality sleep, allergies, hyperpigmentation, anemia, smoking, aging, and so on. Dark circles can be an indication of underlying health issues. Let’s discover some lifestyle changes and foods that can help reduce dark circles.

Dark circles can be an indication of underlying health issues. Dark circles can be due to lack of sleep, poor quality sleep, allergies, hyperpigmentation, anemia, smoking, aging, and so on. Some lifestyle changes and foods can help reduce dark circles and give a glowy face. Let’s take a look.

Dehydration – Dehydration is one of the most common causes of dark circles. Our body is made up of 70% water and is an integral part of our diet. Lack of water causes blasting, puffiness, and dullness around the eyes.

Sleep cycle - Lack of proper sleep is another common cause of dark circles. Try to sleep at least 8 hours daily and make sure you sleep undisturbed.

Say No to drinks – Alcohol causes dehydration. Hangover and headaches indicate dehydration. Drinking regularly significantly reduces the water levels in the body which may worsen your dark circles.

Smoking - Cigarettes are rich in about 4,000 chemicals. These chemicals dehydrate the skin and may also affect the production of elastin, melanin, and collagen. These components significantly affect our skin's health. Besides these, smoking is known to cause other health issues and even deadly cancer.

Decrease salt consumption – Salt dehydrates the body. Processed foods, packaged foods, and junk foods contain very high salt content. Thus, avoid these and reduce salt consumption to fix dark circles.

Avoid the sun - Exposure to the sun's UV rays has been proven to cause various health complications. From cancer to sunburn, exposure to the sun may affect your skin. Exposure to the sun can affect melanin, collagen, elastin, and other components lack of which may be causing dark circles.

Moisturise – moisturizing is very important and lack of which causes dark circles. You need to moisturize at least twice a day. You can also add a moisturizing and hydrating eye cream to your routine.

Consuming antioxidants - Antioxidants help protect the skin from various toxins. Eating foods rich in antioxidants can help you reduce and avoid dark circles. Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, beetroot and dark chocolates, etc are good sources of antioxidants.

Omega 3 fatty acids – Omega 3 fatty acid-rich foods are good for cardiovascular health apart from eye health. Fatty acids help improve the blood flow to our skin's cells which further reduces dark circles. Salmon, walnuts, and other fatty fish are some examples of omega-3. 

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice.  Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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Renu Gupta

With a background in Pharmacy which is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry, I had the desire to mix creativity to these fields. Medicircle provides me an avenue to apply my training in science and interest in creativity together.

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