It could be rather difficult to find the best over-the-counter eye creams out there on the market today. You have to consider the price, effectiveness, and mix of ingredients. You may, for instance, encounter ingredients that you are not able to pronounce and are not sure of their safety and effects on your well-being. But why suffer needless from dark under eye circles when you can take a number of alternatives?
There are natural remedies that can help lessen or eliminate the need for these commercial eye creams, especially if they don’t look like they’re good for your health. You should employ the same caution when using them, but they can be simpler, cheaper, or more efficient to try!
- Golden rule: protect your skin – This applies not just in eradicating dark under-eye areas, but to your overall skin health as well. Prevent crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles by using preventive measures, such as wearing the right gear when going outside. Wear sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun away from your eyes, which can further age your skin.
- Use fruits – Slice up a cucumber, chill the slices, and apply them directly to your eyes to help soothe and cool dry skin in the eye area. This will also reduce puffiness. You can also apply lemon juice twice a day around under-eye circles to help decrease the appearance of the dark circles. However, if you experience irritation, you should stop using these fruits.
- Use essential oils and herbs – Another home remedy for treating under-eye circles is massaging almond oil around your eyes and leaving the oil on your skin for not more than 10 minutes. You can also apply crushed mint around your eye area to help reduce the eye circle appearance. Proceed with caution, as usual, and discontinue using these oils and herbs once you see signs of skin irritation.
- Try aloe vera gel – Aloe is traditionally celebrated for a number of medicinal benefits, and among these is easing dry, tight skin. Thus, it may be beneficial for dry skin around your eyes. The transparent gel is obtained from the plant itself, and you can also use it as a moisturizer and for treating a bad case of sunburn. Aloe may help in treating scratches and light eye wounds as well. Here’s what to do: squeeze a small amount of pure aloe (either from the plant or a store-bought product) onto your fingertips. Gently massage it around your eyes. Make sure not to get any in your eye!
If you don’t have the time or easy access to these natural remedies, there are high-quality, non-prescription eye creams available in local pharmacies and even on the World Wide Web. Make sure they are made by a reputable manufacturer and enjoy good customer feedback.
Filed under: Uncategorized on September 15th, 2013