Last Sunday, Dr Chen Tai Ho published his weekly article on The Star newspaper as usual. He discussed about the eye bags and dark circles problem which many people having now, along with the causes, ways of prevention, and the remedies.
Getting Rid of Dark Circles and Eye Bags
It is very likely that you have heard the phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” before, and there is certainly a good reason for this. Eyes can reveal much about a person, and even make you look much younger or older, regardless of your actual age and it all comes down to how you maintain them.
Dark circles and eye bags are common problems for everyone, and rather than splurging on an expensive dark circle treatment or eye bags treatment, here are some quick tips to help you get rid of bags under eyes, or get rid of dark circles.
Have a good night’s rest
It might seem like common sense but this is one of the most effective ways to get rid of dark circles – sleep well! With the world becoming a more hectic and busy place, many often get caught in a vicious cycle of long working hours, with not enough time to rest. This can be especially true of those living in big cities, and before they know it, they will be looking up how to reduce eye bags!
The actual number of hours needed for a good night’s rest will be different for each person, but it is recommended that you grab at least seven or eight hours of quality sleep each night. Some people may claim they are fine with just four or five hours sleep, but the dark circles and eye bags that develop often reveal otherwise!
Take a good look at your diet
Much like your sleeping habits, what you eat can also have a positive or detrimental effect on how your eyes appear. Typically, you want to avoid foods high in fat and sodium, as your body will react by retaining water. As a result, your eyes will appear puffy the next day which does not bode well for your overall appearance. You will be Googling “how to get rid of bags under eyes” in no time at all!
Of course, cheat meals and unhealthy temptations are alright once in a while but it is important not to go overboard. Drink water regularly throughout the day, and some green tea can also help to increase urination, which will flush out extra water from your body. While other drinks can also serve the same purpose, plain water is unsurprisingly the best option for this “no effort” dark circle treatment.
‘De-puffing’ your eyes
Should these steps prove insufficient to get rid of dark circles, eye bags and puffiness, it is time to treat yourself with simple homemade remedies. There are several quick and easy methods to try out for this eye bags treatment.
Try cutting a fresh cucumber out of the fridge; approximately eight slices should be enough. Take a slice, one for each eye, and place it over your eyelids for three minutes at a time. Replace them with a new one at each interval until all slices are used up.
Any water retention or swelling should go down once the vitamin C and caffeic acid take effect, while also moisturising your skin at the same time. If you do not have cucumbers at home, cold potato slices or raw eggs can also have the same effect. Just put the potato slices over your eyelids for five minutes at a time instead of three, and replace them as needed until the puffiness fades.
For raw egg whites, be sure to separate the yolk before applying the egg white to the skin beneath your eyes with your fingers. Leave the whites to dry for about five minutes, before rinsing it off with cold water.
You should feel your skin under the eyes becoming firmer and tighter, with the vitamin B helping to improve blood circulation and reducing puffiness. You will get rid of bags under eyes in no time at all!
No smoking or drinking
Cigarettes and alcohol also contribute to dark circles around the eyes, so it makes sense to cut them out not just for the health benefits, but also for the sake of your appearance. Not only will it save you money, it is also a simple method to try out instead of going for dark circle treatment or eye bags treatment.
For the full article, please grab a copy of last Sunday’s ‘Star’ newspaper dated 19 June 2016, or you can read it online for FREE at http://www.star2.com/living/viewpoints/2016/06/19/get-rid-of-those-dark-circles-and-eyebags/
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