Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Dealing With Dark Eye Circles

Looking in the mirror what is the first thing you see? Some people often spot those irritating dark eye circles which we normally call eye bags. Although this is a common problem to a lot of us, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we shouldn’t do anything about it. 

I know for a fact that some of you might think that it’s no big deal or maybe you do not have to do something about it since a lot of people have them or because you think you need a lot of money to solve this problem. Well, that is why I am here! I would be sharing you tips and trick on how you can either reduce those dark eye circles in the most affordable way possible (without any surgical procedures) or just hide them.

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Tip # 01: Get Some Sleep!

The number one most effective way on how you can reduce those dark eye circles is by getting enough sleep. At least 6-8 hours of sleep for my age (early 20’s) would be good. The younger you are the more number of hours of sleep recommended. According to, one of the reasons why people have those dark eye circles is because of insufficient sleep. Beauty sleep wasn’t called beauty sleep for nothing!

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Tip # 02: Drink More Water

Dehydration is also one of the reasons for your dark eye circles. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (we have learned that ever since our elementary years in school, pretty basic.) a day to help reduce those dark eye circles and also to help maintain good looking skin.

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Tip #03: Cucumbers

The reason why you see this being used all the time on your favourite TV shows or movies is because this actually helps. According to, a cucumber is 90% water; therefore, it has a hydrating effect on the skin. Some researchers suggest using the cucumber after refrigerating it. The cool temperature it releases also actually helps reduce the puffiness of your eyes.

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Tip #04: Teabags 
All you need to do is soak the teabag in warm water and then refrigerate it afterwards. This is dual purpose as you can enjoy the tea and create a beauty treatment for your dark eye circles. After the teabag has cooled, place it on the puffy part on your eye bags or dark eye circles. It is recommended that you use green tea since it is said to be anti-inflammatory or chamomile as it helps against swelling; plus the cooling effect will help reduce the puffiness. 

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Tip #05: Cosmetics and Other Beauty Products
There is, currently, the Garnier Brightening Eye Roll-On  which helps reduce dark eye circles. You can try that one or simply use a good foundation and concealer to hide those dark eye circles. You can do this before applying makeup to create a smooth and blemish free looking skin.


Those are the tips I can give you on how you can reduce those dark eye circles we so don’t want to see. I hope this has been helpful. Remember, beauty requires patience and effort but doesn’t necessarily always need to be expensive! ;)


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