Dark circles Natural ayurveda remedies

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Natural home remedies mentioned in texts of ayurveda can help to reduce dark circles

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Dark circles Natural ayurveda remedies

  1. 1. Dark Circle Home remedies Natural remedies and Homeremedies for Dark Circles Under Eyes Author – Dr. Savitha Suri Consultant Ayurvedic Physician Next
  2. 2. Introduction Dark circles under eyes are a common beauty problem. These under eye dark circles give us an appearance of tiredness or illness. They make us to feel worse and are rather detrimental to our self esteem.What are dark circles under eyes?The skin below our eyes is very thin and is sparsely dotted with oil glands unlike the skin on rest of the body. Due to various reasons the skin under the eyes becomes thin and dry. Veins below eyes appear prominently when the under eye skin becomes dry and thin. This lends the area a dark appearance.Structure of BoneEyes set deep in skull bones may develop ark shadow under them.Previous Next
  3. 3. What causes Dark Circles ? There are various reasons which cause dark circles. Few of them have been listed below.Heredity:• If others in your family have dark circles then there are fair chances of you getting dark circles under eyes. The thinness of under eye skin is a hereditary character. The thin under eye skin reveals dark veins underneath and appears as dark circles under eyes.• If you are more prone to allergies like itching of skin which is inherited then dark circles under eyes may be caused due to rubbing and inflammation of under eye skin.Previous Next
  4. 4. Dark Circles - CausesLack of Sleep and Fatigue:Partying all night, lack of sleep, fatigue, sinus infections, pregnancy all these may cause paleness of skin. Pale skin makes blood vessels to appear prominently and give an appearance of dark circles.Exposure to SunlightExposure to sun light increases the level of pigmentation and cause tanning. Same thing applies well for the skin under eyes. When skin under eyes gets exposed to sun it tans and appears dark.Previous next
  5. 5. Dark Circles - CausesMedications:Medications which cause dilation of blood vessels cause dark circles under eyes. Dilated blood vessels allow more blood to flow through them and these blood vessels look prominent through under eye skin which is very thin.NutritionPoor nutrition leads to paleness of skin under eyes. Lack of essential nutrients in diet or poor diet causes discoloration of under eye skin.Previous Next
  6. 6. Dark Circles - CausesHormonal ImbalanceWe experience hormonal imbalances in different stages of life. Hormonal Imbalance during pregnancy, menstruation, menopause etc cause paleness of skin and this leads to appearance of dark circles under eyes.Age:As we grow old the skin under eyes become more dry and wrinkled. The wrinkled skin below eyes appears as dark circles around eyes.Stress:Stress causes release of stress hormones which accelerate aging process and thinning of skin. This leads to appearance of dark circlesPrevious Next
  7. 7. Tips for Dark Circles Under EyesHow to get rid of dark circle under eyes is the question that arises in your mind when you are suffering from under eye dark circles. Here are solutions for under eye dark circles1. Conceal the dark circles around eyes through make up techniques.2. Avoid use of bleach or peels to make the dark circles around eyes light. This aggravates the problem3. Treat the cause of illness mentioned in list causes of under eye circles4. Sleep for sufficiently long hours to prevent formation of dark circles under eyes. A good sleep reduces stress and allows skin to repair itself.5. Apply moisturizer daily on dark circles6. Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcoholPrevious Next
  8. 8. Tips for Dark Circles Under Eyes7. Do not scratch the under eye skin. Scratching damages skin and increases dark circles8.Diet, which is rich in nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals helps to remove dark circles around eyes. This type of diet nourishes the skin and supplies it with essential nutrients required for repair and maintenance of skin health.9.Lightly tap the under eye skin with one or two fingers to increase the blood circulation.10. Salt should be restricted as it dehydrates the body by fluid retention.Previous Next
  9. 9. Ayurveda Treatment for Dark Circles Under EyesAccumulation of toxins in body cause dark circles. The ayurveda treatment for dark circle consists of two steps.Body detoxification. :According to texts of ayurveda “ama” a body toxin gets accumulated in body due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle. This toxin vitiates vital forces of body and causes imbalance in body tissue. Thus a process of detoxification is necessary to expel the body toxin. After detoxificationSkin rejuvenation . :After detoxification the skin as whole and under eye skin in particular is rejuvenated through herbal preparations.Previous Next
  10. 10. Top Ten Home remedies for Dark circles under eye• Grate cucumber and squeeze fresh juice out of gratings. Dip two cotton balls in it and keep these cotton balls on eyes. This relaxes eyes and relieves tiredness of eyes. Considered as the best remedy for under eye dark circles.• The above process has been found to be effective when done using potato.• Apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour (masoor dal ) and turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) on under eye dark circles. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.Previous Next
  11. 11. Top Ten Home remedies for Dark circles under eye• Drink plenty of water (more than 15 glasses). Water helps to flush the toxins and increases the moistness of skin. Thus thinning due to dryness of skin can be prevented .• Eat fresh fruits, green vegetables which are rich in fiber. Fresh fruits and vegetables provide required nutrients like vitamins and minerals to skin. They also provide antioxidants and fiber . The fiber from fruits and vegetables relieve constipation and prevent accumulation of toxins.Previous Next
  12. 12. Top Ten Home remedies for Dark circles under eye• Sleep well at least for 7-8 hrs daily. A good sleep relieves stress and reuces dark circles considerably.• Reduce stress levels by practicing yoga and meditation. Our body releases “feel good hormones” when our stress level are low. These hormones boost body immunity and accelerate repair of body tissues and promote health.• The deep breathing exercise Pranayama aids good supply of oxygen to our body and skin. This improves skin health.Previous Next
  13. 13. Top Ten Home remedies for Dark circles under eye• Avoid sweets ,chocolates, junk food, deep fried foods etc. These foods cause indigestion and lead to accumulation of metabolic toxin “ama”. Accumulation of toxin in turn aggravates dark circles.• Dip two cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes, covering dark circles.• Keep thin cold cucumber slices on eyes when your eyes are too tiered.Previous Next
  14. 14. Make-up tips for concealing dark circles• Good cosmetics and proper tools effectively hide dark circles. But it is not a permanent solution for dark circle. It is not wise to use concealers daily.• The color of concealer should be one shade lighter than your normal skin if the dark circles are blue black. If puffiness is associated with dark circles then the concealer color should be one shade darker than normal skin. Yellow base is always the best choice.Previous Next
  15. 15. Make-up tips for concealing dark circles• The concealers effectively hide dark circles as they are opaque. Dark circles can not be concealed with normal make up.• Apply concealer from the inside corner of eye to outside till the concealer blends completely with your skin. Spread it evenly along entire area around dark circles to achieve effective blending with the normal skin. This prevents uneven skin tone and shading.• Do not apply mascara on lower lashes as flakes of mascara which fall on lower eye lid darkens the dark circles.• Use a light and uncolored powder at the end. This gives a smooth well polished appearance.Previous Next

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