Dark under eye circles can be privacy breakers. They tell people you stayed up late watching TV, have a sleepless child or are more stressed than you’d care to admit. Luckily, you can stop people from asking the dreaded question, “Are you tired?”
A quick application of nourishing essential oils and carrier oils can help sweep away the appearance of dark circles and bags in no time, leaving your skin bright and beautiful. We’re giving you all the details in today’s tell-all blog on dark circles. Read on for beautiful eyes.
What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?
To treat under eye circles, it helps to understand what’s causing them. Here are a few factors that may contribute to those pesky circles.
As we age, we lose fat deposits in our face. This can lead to our face looking thinner and less plump, which can also reveal the dark blood vessels beneath our under eyes.
Not drinking enough water can lead to a host of health problems, and it can also cause our skin to become pale. This in turn can make your blood vessels more visible around your eyes.
Looking at a screen and reading for long, frequent periods of time can cause our eyes to become strained and the blood vessels around our eyes to swell, thus creating the appearance of dark circles.
Some traits we want to inherit from family members–like a good sense of humor, cleverness, intelligence, etc. One trait you may not want to inherit however is dark circles, and unfortunately, if they run in your family, you’re more likely to inherit them.
We’ve said it before–there are many reasons why it’s best to get a full 8 hours of sleep each night, and avoiding dark circles and puffy eyes is one of them. That’s right, a lack of sleep can cause skin to become pale, making blood vessels under the eyes more visible.
Dark Under Eye Circles Treatment
Under eye treatment starts with addressing the cause of your dark circles. Treatments are simple and include:
Drinking plenty of water not only helps your body to function at its very best, it also helps with skin health, and can help your skin to look its very best.
To prevent eye strain, take breaks away from the screen and from reading where you can. Make sure that you’re also wearing glasses, if needed, with the proper prescription. Blue light glasses can also help lessen eye strain when staring at a screen, whether or not your vision is 20/20.
Getting a full night of sleep may be easier said than done. Luckily, there are essential oils and aromatherapy must-haves that can help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake feeling well-rested.
Our Favorite Essential Oils To Combat Dark Circles
Despite our best efforts in preventing dark circles, they can still appear. Fortunately, there are essential oils and carrier oils that can help minimize the appearance of dark under eye circles by reducing hyperpigmentation, nourishing the area and helping to brighten skin.
For all of the following recipes, we suggest applying these oils before sunscreen in the morning and as the last step in your skincare routine at night. Be sure to avoid getting essential oil in your eyes.
Richly nourishing and anti-inflammatory, Avocado oil is a great choice for brightening and toning under your eyes. This skin-loving carrier oil is also a prime pick for mature, damaged skin, as it’s abundant in oleic acid.
- For naturally dry skin, combine 1 tsp of Avocado oil and 1 tsp of Argan oil.
If the dark circles under your eyes are caused by dermatitis or a similar skin condition, Evening Primrose is the way to go. High in linoleic acid, Evening Primrose’s skin-regenerative properties help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, wrinkles and damaged skin.
- Add 1 tsp of Evening Primrose and 1 tsp of Fractionated Coconut oil to a 10 ml roll-on.
Another oil that is high in linoleic acid and supportive to the skin is Grapeseed. Its anti-inflammatory properties and skin-softening ability assist in reducing under-eye puffiness while reducing dark circles.
- Blend 1 oz of Grapeseed and 3 drops of Lavender essential oil.
One oil that has continually proven its effectiveness in improving the appearance of skin, is Rosehip seed oil. Boost your skincare routine by swiping Rosehip oil to your eye skin — both morning and night — to prevent dark circles from cropping up.
- To create a natural eye cream, melt 1 tbsp of Shea Butter in a double boiler. Add 1 tbsp of Rosehip. Once melted, remove from heat and transfer to a 1 oz jar.
We used to think we couldn’t love Coffee anymore than we already did — that is, until we realized it had the potential to reduce dark circles and refine skin. In fact, the same constituent which allows us to function in the morning is also an active ingredient in a growing number of cosmetics: caffeine!
Frankincense essential oil is known for its abundance of beneficial properties, but today we want to show some appreciation for its applications in skincare. From reducing puffiness to restoring skin to equilibrium, Frankincense oil is the catalyst you need to restore skin to a healthy, happy state.
- Create a natural eye serum by mixing 3 drops of Frankincense essential oil with 1 ounce of Castor oil.
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At Edens Garden, we believe that natural ingredients are some of the most powerful and profound for skincare. We also believe that these ingredients can be easy to use and even affordable. We’re talking about our 100% pure essential oils and aromatherapy products. From top-selling synergy blends like Age Defy and Soothe & Smooth to luxuriously nourishing products like Skin Love body oil and Charcoal natural bar soap, Edens Garden is your #1 source for natural skincare.
- What Causes Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?. https://www.healthline.com/health/dark-circle-under-eyes#_noHeaderPrefixedContent