Skin Care What to eat to get rid of dark circles

Eating a diet too rich in salt causes the body to retain water. Water retention causes the body and, more specifically, the skin beneath the eyes to puff up and make dark circles more noticeable.

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Dark circles beneath your eyes can make you look fatigued and older than you are. Changes to your diet may improve the condition of the skin, here are seven at-home remedies that can help brighten and tighten.

  • Cucumber

Turns out this spa standby isn’t just for show. Cucumbers are high in water content (which hydrates your delicate under-eye skin) and vitamin K to help reduce any inflammation or discoloration. Slice them up thinly and chill them in the fridge before use.

  • Potato slices

No fresh cukes around? Try potato slices instead. They actually have a leg up on cucumbers because they stay cooler longer, which helps with puffiness.

  • Avocado

Fact: Dark circles are sometimes caused by (and are certainly exacerbated by) dry skin. To keep the delicate area hydrated, place a slice of avocado under each eye. Or for a more heavy-duty mask, mash it up with a tablespoon of almond oil and slather on liberally. Then let it sit for ten minutes before rinsing off.

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  • Turmeric

It’s a trendy spice for a reason. Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that reduces puffiness and lightens up sallow shadows. Mix up a thick paste with some pineapple juice (for more skin-brightening vitamin C) and apply it directly to your dark circles, being careful not to get too close to your peepers. After ten minutes, wipe away residue with a warm washcloth.

  • Milk

Milk contains lactic acid and a host of other skin-brightening, tightening and softening ingredients like protein, amino acids and antioxidants. Make a cold compress by soaking cotton balls in a cup of chilled milk. Place them under your eyes for ten minutes and rinse away any excess.

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