How to Combat Under-Eye Circles
We’ve all experienced the annoyance of puffy under-eye circles. This is especially true if you aren’t getting enough sleep, are dehydrated, or due to aging and genetics. Other causes can come from smoking, anemia (iron deficiency), allergies, sun exposure, and stress. Lifestyle and nutrition factors undoubtedly play a role.
Of course, reducing sun exposure and wearing sunscreen is extremely important. Using under-eye creams are helpful as they are formulated specifically for the delicate skin under your eyes since it is much thinner than the rest of your skin. Using under-eye creams that contain caffeine, aloe, vitamin C, and retinol are key ingredients that will help.
Adequate hydration is non-negotiable if you want to fight under-eye circles. When your body is dehydrated, it retains water, causing puffiness. Treating the problem holistically is highly effective, and fluid retention plays a big role. Be sure to drink at least 8 oz of water a day, and refrain from excess sodium and alcohol intake. Nutrition is vital as well – foods rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C are anti-inflammatory and water soluble. Other supplements that are highly effective are collagen supplements and taking a Vitamin B12 supplement.
Lymphatic drainage is another technique that can help remedy under-eye circles by reducing fluid retention. Massaging the lower lid and under-eye area gently with a stone or jade roller upward encourages lymphatic movement and a sculpting result.