8 Tips to Reduce Black Circles and Tiredness Under the Eyes
If you thought that caffeine was an enemy when it came to your skin, we found some tips from dermatologists that may surprise you. A healthy body and look is about balanced consumption and care and professionals can help us to understand where the standard is.
We at Bright Side are always searching for effective tips from dermatologists and today we want to share 8 more to help you to have brighter, younger-looking eyes.
1. Be careful with beverages
Drinking caffeinated beverages doesn’t actually cause fluid loss and dehydration. They may have a mild diuretic effect though. If you’re afraid that coffee may dehydrate you and that it affects the quality of the skin around the eyes, that’s not the issue.
Besides, caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and may shrink blood vessels surrounding the eye area reducing the appearance of swelling and tiredness. You can also apply it to your face.
Still, caffeinated drinks can cause headaches and insomnia in some people so be careful with drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day.
2. Reduce sinus congestion
Be careful if you have a runny nose all the time. Chronic sinus congestion can cause under-eye veins to fill with dark-colored blood. As a result, the veins may be visible through the skin and create dark circles around the eyes. Experts suggest cleaning your sinuses from time to time.
3. Use retinol and niacinamide
Niacinamide is an antioxidant that helps reduce redness and hyperpigmentation and soothes inflamed skin. Very often it’s added to products with retinol to double the effect. So pay attention to skincare products with these elements.
4. Use caffeine masks
You can apply ground coffee or use instant coffee masks to reduce puffiness, tiredness, and dark skin. Just don’t use it every day so you don’t overdo it.
Caffeine also contains amino acids, which may boost your skin’s collagen production.
5. Use a two-pronged approach
Dark circles can be caused by thin or fair skin. You can try, according to an expert, a two-pronged approach to treatment. Just pair a hyaluronic acid serum and retinol cream to plump up and strengthen the under-eye area skin.
6. Add extra avocado to your breakfast
Don’t deprive your body of natural fats. Eating things like avocado, salmon, cheese, and other dairy products can help you to maintain healthy cell membranes which will hold in water and nutrients. For example, add extra avocado to your breakfast.
7. Control the position of your head while sleeping
Get the right pillow that won’t be too low for you. If you lie flat all night, fluid can pool under your eyelids. It can cause puffiness and a tired look.
8. Avoid fragranced skin care products
Dark circles can appear due to lingering irritation because of asthma, for example. If you think that’s the case, an expert recommends using a 1% hydrocortisone cream twice a day and avoiding fragranced skincare products. Also, wear blue light glasses in front of screens.
How do you usually help yourself when your eyes look tired? Which remedies do you use?
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