By Suresh Kumar, CFT
One of the questions I most often get asked by women is “how do I get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?” To date, the solutions I recommend have a near perfect success rate. But before I get into the solution on how to get rid of dark under eye circles and puffiness, let me quickly explain how dark circles, puffiness and even that hollow look appears under your eyes to begin with. Once you understand this, the solutions I provide will make more sense.
The leading cause of dark circles under your eyes is insufficient sleep. Yes, sleep! Most of you are not getting enough of it. In fact, some of you are probably reading this late at night instead of going to sleep. If so, turn off this device, go to sleep and come back to this in the AM.
Not getting enough sleep is not just the leading cause of dark circles under your eyes; it’s also one of the leading causes of weight gain and a slow metabolism. That’s right, it all starts with getting a good nights sleep. and keep in mind, it’s not so much how many hours you sleep so much as the quality of sleep you’re getting. We all know the old saying “quality over quantity.” Well that100% applies here. I’ll do a separate blog on how to get the best night of sleep ever later, For now, try slightly elevating your head and elevating your feet when you go to sleep at night. This will do wonders for your dark circles and your entire body. Try it; you’ll see.
The next biggest culprit of dark circles under you eyes is iron deficiency. Truth be told, most people are not getting enough iron via their daily diet. Why? Because you’re not listening to your mom and eating your veggies; especially the green ones.
This is easily solved by adding an iron supplement to your daily routine (consult with you doctor on this). I typically recommend taking an iron supplement every other day or every third day opposed to every day. Too much iron is not good for you. Once again, talk to your doctor about taking iron or any supplement for that matter.
Vitamin D and vitamin K are also much needed vitamins which will help you in your quest to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes. Once again, speak with you doctor about this.
Personally, I prefer to get my nutrition through food. So before I continue, here’s a list of the best foods that will help you get rid of those dark circles under your eyes…
Spinach, seafood/shellfish, organ meats (e.g. liver), red meat, legumes, Brussels sprouts turkey, pumpkin seeds, broccoli and last, not least and my favorite…dark chocolate.
Vitamin C is another critical supplement for overall health and the health of your skin. Many women (and men) are now getting vitamin C via intravenous (IV) in our office before and after their Fibroblast treatment, which is literally working wonders for their skin. FYI: Hollywood celebrities have been doing this for decades. Why? Because it’s nearly impossible to consume the amount of vitamin C (via food or supplements) to get the results IV vitamin C offers.
One of my tricks that is a favorite among my clients are tea bags. Yes, you might have heard of this one but most are doing it wrong. The trick with using tea bags to help get rid of dark circles under your eyes is actually brewing tea.
Most women simply take the tea bag, wet it and place them over their eyes. However this is not how to get the maximum effect. To do so, you must first steep the tea bags in boiling water. Steep the tea bags for 15 minutes.
Next, remove the tea bags (do not squeeze them) and place them on a glass or ceramic plate. Place the plate in the fridge for 30 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags from the fridge and place them on your under eye areas for 10 minutes (one tea bag per eye). Do this twice a day for 7 days (preferably once right before bed) and you’ll be blown away.
The last and final hack of how to get rid of dark under eye circles is almond oil. I absolutely love this stuff. I use it daily as a full body moisturizer. And it works wonder on the dark circles under your eyes and puffy under eye areas.
Right before bed, place a couple of drops of pure almond oil on your finger and gently dab it across the entire under eye area. You never want to rub the area under your eyes or your eye lids. This skin is thin (and gets thinner as you age) and very susceptible to stretching. That’s why I cringe when I see women rubbing their eyes when they’re tired. They’re only making themselves look older and more tired. It’s not good. Stop doing it.
Now, of course, I always get asked “does Fibroblast work for dark under eye circles and puffiness?” And the answer is, yes. I’ve treated countless women with dark circles, puffiness and hollowness under their eyes. Fibroblast plasma skin tightening works wonders for this…when done right! Hence the importance of having a highly trained, experienced, certified technician doing your procedure. After all, it is your face.
As you can see by the featured image on this blog, this client of mine had spectacular results after just 6 weeks. It takes 10-12 weeks for full healing and optimal results, so you can just imagine how amazing she is going to look in another 6 weeks.
In the end, when it comes to the best way to get rid of dark circles, puffiness, hollowness and loose skin under your eyes, you have options. If you want results like my client in the photo, shoot me an email at email@example.com and let’s chat.
And remember, just because you’re a work in progress, it does not mean you’re not already a work of art!