Dark under-eye circles is something a lot of women struggle with on a daily basis. A couple of factors can be the cause of this and for everyone, it can be different. Causes of dark under-eye circles can be biological (age, skin tone and genetics) and/ or from lifestyle causes (lack of sleep, smoking, eczema, low thyroid function, etc)
Luckily, there are some amazing foods and supplements you can take on the daily to help reduce the look of dark under-eye circles!
Tomatoes: Lycopene, which gives tomatoes their colour, helps protect blood vessels and aids in blood circulation. Their ability to protect the vessels under your eyes and improve circulation can help reduce the look of dark circles.
Cucumbers: This is a popular way to reduce eye puffiness, but cucumbers are also beneficial for your eyes when ingested. Their high water content helps hydrate your under-eye area, which fights against dark circles, but more importantly, they also have silica, which can boost collagen production.
Sesame Seeds: The antioxidants in sesame seeds can improve symptoms of fatigue, which may be causing your under-eye circles. They contain vitamin E for overall eye health, including vision.
Berries: Dark berries like blueberries, black currants, and blackberries have anthocyanin. It improves blood flow to the eye and also supplies oxygen to the tissues around it.
Watermelon: Watermelons are like a combination of cucumbers and tomatoes: They have a similar high water content to cucumbers, and are coloured with the same blood vessel protecting lycopene as tomatoes. A 2 in 1!
Iron: If your under-eye circles are caused by anemia, consider getting an iron supplement.
B12: This is found in animal foods, vegans especially need to ensure they’re getting sufficient B12, luckily there are a number of supplements on the market for this. But even for meat-eaters, an extra boost will help!
Vitamin K: This vitamin increases blood coagulation and improves circulation. As a supplement, in addition to aiding the circulation around your eyes, vitamin K is also super important for bone health and your cardiovascular system.
Vitamin C: It’s hard to believe that the vitamin we know and love from oranges and bell peppers is actually more powerful at improving under circles than a chemical peel! Vitamin C is responsible for promoting your body’s ability to produce collagen. It also decreases photo-damage, which is important if your circles are caused by sun exposure.
We hope these tips on how to brighten up your dark under-eye circles will help! Let us know in the comments if you found this helpful and if you will be implementing these tips into your daily life to reduce under-eye circles.
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