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Natural Remedies for Puffiness and Dark Circles

cucumber slices on eyesWaking up in the morning, looking in mirror, and seeing puffy, swollen eyes and dark circles is not necessarily a great start for the day. Instead of spending countless dollars on under-eye concealer or expensive treatments to fight puffiness or dark circles, take a look at this list of natural remedies you can easily try at home.

It is important to first determine the underlying cause of your dark circles or puffy eyes. There are many possible factors that can attribute to these symptoms, but two are more common than others:

1. Sleep

The obvious cause of puffiness and dark circles is lack of sleep. During sleep, fluid is drawn from our blood and enters out body tissues, which is why your face may look puffy first thing in the morning; when we get up the tissue fluid squeezes itself back into the blood circulation and puffiness goes away. However, if you aren’t getting enough sleep, the recirculation process is slowed, leaving fluid stuck in the tissues and resulting in puffiness that lasts throughout the day. Get more sleep, and the puffiness (and dark circles) will be significantly reduced.

2. Medical Issues

Another common cause of puffiness and dark circles is an underlying medical issue, such as a low thyroid level, low iron level, or B12 deficiency. Check with your doctor – the solution may be as easy as changing your diet, adding vitamins or supplements, or taking a medication.

3. Hydration

As always, it is crucial to drink enough water to counteract puffiness and dark circles – you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

If you are looking for immediate results, there are several natural, inexpensive ways to reduce puffiness and dark circles at home:

1. Cold Tea Bags

Steep two bags of tea (both caffeinated and herbal teas help calm inflammation), and then immerse in cold water or place in the refrigerator until cold. Lie down and place a tea bag over each closed eye for about 15 minutes for a refreshing way to soothe puffy eyes.

2. Cucumbers

Cucumber juice acts as a natural astringent and toner, which will cause blood vessels to constrict and puffy, dark circles to vanish; spreading the juice around your eyes and leaving it on for about 10-15 minutes will calm inflammation and help tone discoloration. Cold cucumber slices are also a soothing, easy option for the eye area.

3. Mint Leaves

Mint can help reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles, as well as refresh and relax the entire eye area. Crush a few leaves and apply the paste to the affected areas for 10-15 minutes before washing off.

4. Salt

While too much salt in your diet can actually cause puffy eyes, topical application will benefit your eye area. Mixing ½ teaspoon salt into 1 quart warm water, applying a little to two cotton balls, and resting them on your eyes for at least ten minutes will deflate any puffiness.

For an all around rejuvenating treatment get a facial. Tell the esthetician about any concerns you may have, about puffiness or dark circle for more tips. Schedule a deeply discounted facial at our clinic today. Special pricing going on now and give yourself a gift of relaxation and rejuvenation.

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