Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you looked like you just went a few rounds with the champ? There can be a lot of causes for dark circles under the eyes-poor sleep habits, an allergy, stress, too much sun, or a poor diet. Here are some pretty easy things one could implement to help.
Sleep usually is a habit and it can be a good habit or a bad habit. I think most people know if they are not getting enough sleep. I also think some people fool themselves when they say, "I need at least five hours". I think that kind of pattern will catch up to a person and some choices ought to be evaluated.
Most sources say that we need at least eight, eight ounce glasses of water a day. Some of us would think nothing of drinking that much coffee or soda. Water helps flush the system and one of the causes of dark circles is that perhaps too many toxins have built up in the liver or kidneys.
Diet With More Iron and Vitamin K
These are contained mostly in your green vegetables. We all hear of iron deficiency (anemia) but your green veggies contain both iron and vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin-which normally you have to be careful with over consuming because fat soluble vitamins remain in the system longer than water soluble vitamins; however, there are no know impacts of excessive vitamin K. So indulge!
Is this specifically going to help with those dark circles under your eyes? I honestly don't know. Here's what I do know and offer as support for including this on the list: 1.) Stress is one cause of dark circles and those who exercise regularly are less stressed; and 2.) If you improve your health be getting some exercise, it shows up everywhere (including your face).
Okay.I'm just a guy. I've never had a facial or been to the spa but I have seen the pictures with the ladies with the cucumber slices on their eyes as they relax. It turns out that there is a benefit to that in terms of dark circles-cucumbers have a mild bleaching property.
Most of the issues with dark circles under the eyes appear to be things that can be controlled (or at least improved) with some healthier lifestyle changes. The exception to the rule might be with regard to allergies-if you are unable to figure out what the allergy is, you might be stuck. After all, it might truly be something in the air. After that, it could be something you are ingesting and if the dark circles aren't that bad, it might not be worth the cost and procedures to try to figure it out.
That's a good point...medicines do some odd things along with the good they do. I know that some people who are on a number of medicines (and especially painkillers) are susceptable to constipation (which retains toxins) and other medicines really mess up one's sleep...so there are all sorts of opportunities for dark circles. Thanks for the comment!