Dark circles around the eyes is a common issue many people face besides eye bags that can leave you looking sleep deprived. The dark circles can be as a result of thin skin layer around the eyes, aging, genes, sun exposure and eye rubbing and more melanin production among others. If you love your eyes and general beautiful appearance, then you will be looking for ways that you can improve the dark circles to keep your eyes looking beautiful.
There are so many beauty products that promise better skin results even in the dark circles but pure essential oils make even better remedies for this eye condition. They have ingredients that work effectively in eliminating the dark circles and leaving the eyes looking great. The good thing about the essential oils is that they will also take care of any puffiness around the eyes. Below are some of the best ways for dark circles and how you can use them to find relief.
Eucalyptus – This essential oil has properties that reduce the puffiness and swelling around the eyes leading to the dark circles. The oil can be toxic and should be used with caution, especially around the eyes where the skin is soft and sensitive. A small amount can be applied to the area and left for at least 15 minutes before washing off.
Almond – The major ingredients found in the oil which make it effective for the treatment of dark circles around the eyes are retinol, palmatic acid and vitamin K. Vitamin K gets rid of any blood clotting that could be causing the appearance of the dark circles. It also aids proper circulation of blood around this area minimizing the development of the circles. Retinol and palmatic acid together moisturize and heal the skin, leaving it smoother and softer reducing the discoloration around eyes. The oil should be massaged directly before retiring to bed and washed off when you wake up. The application should be done on a regular, ongoing basis till the circles disappear. You can mix it with honey to soothe the skin.
Chamomile – The best method of using the essential oil effectively is by applying to the circles and massaging it in gently. You can then leave it overnight and wash off in the morning using cold water. Chamomile tea bags work just as well on dark circles. You can soak them in hot water and place them on closed eyes for at least 20 minutes to get results.
Witch hazel – It works by tightening swollen blood vessels around the eyes and shrinks capillary vessels which lead to dark eyes. You generally will get better blood flow around the eyes when using this oil. Use cotton squares to apply the oil directly to the areas and let them sit for a while.
Rose oil and sandalwood essential oil are some of the other effective remedies you can use to improve and clear dark circles under and around your eyes.