Tips and Diet to prevent under eye dark circles
Common causes of dark circles
1. Allergy to products, like ingredients of make-up, hair dyes, some medicated applications like eye drops, and facial creams.
2. Repeated rubbing and scratching the delicate skin around the eyes can eventually lead to a brown discolouration around the eye.
3. In a certain subset of people, the problem of undereye bags and pigmentation around the eyes runs in the family. They get worse with sun exposure.
4. Improper sleep exacerbates the problem.
5. Stress (physical or mental) is a major killer of healthy glowing skin. Stress can be a major factor that contributes to your eyes looking tired.
6. Iron deficiency can also lead to pigmentation around the eyes.
Tips to prevent dark circles
1. Try to ease your stress.
2. Have a diet rich in iron and vitamin C. Food rich in iron will improve your haemoglobin content and reduce your dark circles. Vitamin C aids the absorption of iron by the body. Dried beans, dried fruits, eggs (especially egg yolks), iron-fortified cereals, liver, lean red meat, oysters, poultry, salmon, tuna, and whole grains are rich in iron. Include citrus fruits, tomatoes, peppers, melon, and spinach for vitamin C.
3. Get treated for allergies, hay fever, asthma, and nasal congestion too.
4. Abstain from rubbing your eyes all the time.
5. Avoid eye cosmetics if you are allergic to them. Change your eye cosmetics every six months to prevent irritant allergies and infections.
6. Always moisturise the skin under the eye. Dry, dehydrated skin will make the under-eye area dull and more prone to allergies.
7. Stylish glares not only make you look cool but also protect your eyes as well as the skin around the eyes from the harsh effects of UV rays.
8. Be gentle when cleansing and removing eye make-up.
9. When choosing a cream or serum to reduce dark circles around the eyes, look for vitamins C, E, K or retinol in the ingredients.