We don’t like to have bags under our eyes, do we? Hallows beneath the eyes are sometimes signs of ageing but mostly depend on various other factors. As a part of ageing we start developing wrinkles and loose fat tissues underneath the eye. Hereditary and specific allergies, medical conditions like thyroid may also play a vital role in giving those sacks beneath the eyes. However 90 % of the time it is improper eye care. Loss of adequate amount of sleep, no proper hydration, improper and un-balanced diet, stress, exposing oneself to too much of technology like TV, computers, iPads etc. are also reasons for dark circles. Stress plays a major factor for this cause. Besides dietary deficiency and hydration other lifestyle choices such as smoking, alcohol and caffeine consumption also are responsible for those baggy eyes. Well, now that you have them, so how to get rid of these?
Professional treatments are enormous ranging from eye creams to surgeries. Let’s see few of these. Gel fillers like ‘Restylane’ have been put into use as these have super hydration capability and is also cost effective, that makes it a best choice compared to a fat transfer surgery. As certain treatments have mild consequences so does treatment with Restylane where patients complain of bulk rosy bumps under the eye. Nonetheless compared to the natural looking effect that it provides the side effects are negligible. Moreover Restylane is a natural substance and does not contain any animal product so side effects are less. The effect of this treatment can last up-to 6 months and even longer. There are other treatments like mild-facelift correction, laser resurfacing and chemical peels, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), Artefil and so on. Specialised eye creams also help to instantly brighten the under eye area and soften the appearance of dark circles. Such creams work over time to supress the puffiness and the formation of bags under the eyes. Basically eye creams that have an appropriate combination of Vitamin C and K, and antioxidants as main ingredients can be effective on dark circles. Parlours also provide mild cleansing, vibration massage and moisturising of the eyes for a fixed number of sessions somewhere around 4 to 5 sessions to treat dark circles in combination with natural remedies.
Now what are these natural home remedies? Cucumber and Potatoes slices when chilled and placed on the eyes (focusing underneath the eyes) for 10 to 15 minutes can help to fight fine lines and diminish dark circles. Potato slices are much effective as they have lot of starchy content and can work faster compared to cucumber.
You could also place two stainless steel spoons in the fridge (not freezer) to chill and take them out to place it under your eyes for 10 minutes.
Chilled green tea bags can also fight dark circles due to their anti-oxidant property. These can be placed underneath the eyes for 10 minutes.
Besides cotton pads soaked in chilled milk when placed underneath the eyes for 10 minutes can be effective enough, as lactic acid in milk helps to minimise pigmentation that causes dark circles.
Don’t conceal your dark circles rather fight it out. Remember that your favourite Bollywood beauties like Rani Mukherjee, Sonam Kapoor, and Bebo have them and they too treat it. Here is what they suggest their fans to avoid those under eye hallows:
Consult your beautician and decide the best combination of treatments to avoid and treat those hallows. Look younger with beautiful eyes by seeking professional guidance.