Dark circles under your eyes make you look tired and depressed, and older than you really are. For those reasons many women look for solutions to hide dark circles either through studying esthetics online or getting the help of a professional makeup artist.. They might also be indications for health issues like kidney problems, allergies, poor digestion of proteins, fatigue, poor circulation and vitamin deficiency. For each possible cause there are custom solutions, which I am happy to share with you:
Poor digestion of proteins
Dark circles under the eyes can be caused by incomplete digestion of proteins. This is in many cases caused by a lack of vitamin B6 and folic acid. You can take a multivitamin or eat foods rich in vitamin B6 and folic acid (vitamin B11). Vitamin B6 is found in kidneys, liver, pork, mutton, fish, eggs, legumes and whole grains. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) Powder.
Folic acid is found in whole grains, soybeans, red beans, lentils, peas, spinach, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, romaine lettuce, okra, pumpkins, broccoli, strawberries, kiwis, oranges and pineapples. Also known as Folic Acid 1% (Vitamin B9) Powder in the supplement business.
Hay fever could be the culprit for your circles, but also less obvious allergies could play a role. You could be allergic to certain foods (milk, cheese, canned food) or a product that you frequently use (shampoo, detergent). Avoiding the product that you are allergic to should be sufficient to make the dark circles less visible.
Tiredness, stress, lack of sleep
If you are tired and stressed, your skin is paler making the underlying blood vessels become more visible. In addition, your circulation becomes worse under the influence of fatigue and stress. Poor circulation causes the blue circles under the eyes.
Adequate sleep and relaxation are a must. If your fatigue is only temporary, it may help to apply tea bags on the eyes. The tannins from the tea diminish the dark color. Allow them to rest at least 10 to 15 minutes on the eyes. Dark circles under the eyes can also be slightly reduced by peeling onions!
Thin and aging skin
As you get older, dark circles under the eyes may become more visible. Apply some aloe vera and emu oil on the skin around your eyes every day and this will keep it looking healthy and elastic making dark circles less likely. These products will penetrate the dermis and make it thicker. Also, an eye cream with a retinol base can reduce the discolouration significantly. You can mix emu oil with other essential oils too. Be aware, though, that you should search for really high-quality essential oils as the poor quality ones sometimes don’t give good results.
Lack of vitamin K
Another deficiency that dark circles might indicate is that of vitamin K (which effects the micro-circulation). Vitamin K is naturally present in kelp, alfalfa, yogurt, buttermilk, green leafy vegetables, egg yolk, cod liver oil, soybean and safflower oil. Also, the use of a cream with Vitamin K can reduce the strong blue color.
Lack of B12
Not enough vitamin B12 can lead to anemia. Anemia causes pale skin and pale skin ensures visible dark circles. Vitamin B12 is found mainly in meat, eggs, dairy products, seaweed and fish.
Also, iron deficiency anemia can cause pale skin and dark circles. Iron intake increases with consuming more meat, fish, poultry, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, citrus fruits and tomatoes. Other foods (such as spinach, potatoes, and bananas) also contain a lot of iron, but are less well absorbed by the body, due to the presence of oxalates. Your body absorbs more iron if you also get adequate vitamin C.
For many people the above nutritional deficiencies that cause dark circles can be overcome by the use of a good personal blender using the correct mix of fruits and vegetables.
Salt creates fluid retention in the most unlikely places. You microcirculation deteriorates which makes the blood vessels blue and dark under the eyes. Smoking causes all kinds of problems with other body systems as well and is reflected in your overall beauty. The effects of smoking on beauty can be learned in some cosmetology schools.
Smoking causes poor circulation which in turn causes the blood vessels under the skin appear blue and dark. If you don’t want to give up smoking you can take Butcher’s Broom as a dietary supplement. It improves circulation and is also used to improve hemorrhoids and broken capillaries.
Dark circles under the eyes can be due to dehydration (lack of water). Drink at least one gallon of water per day.
Malfunctioning kidneys and adrenals
A malfunction of the kidneys and/or adrenal glands (adrenal cortex) produces a blue appearance under the eyes. Young people may not know their kidneys and/or adrenal glands do not function properly. This may be due to heredity and disease (eg. Disease Adisson). If you think this might be the case with you, consult your physician.
There are many creams and beauty products available to help you get rid of your dark circles. However, make sure you don’t ignore any signs your body could be trying to give you about your health. Review your eating and living habits — including the air that you breath and the water that you swim in — and see if the solution lies in a simple adjustment of your daily habits.
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