Instead of spending your money buying masks to get rid of dark circles and eye bags at Sephora, that might not work.
You can do it yourself, save money and you will know for sure that you are not putting any kind of chemical on your skin.
Today, I would like to share these 5 homemade masks that will help to eliminate those dark circles that make us look tired and older.
These DIY masks are very cheap, effective and easy to make. They do an amazing job in helping to decongest and attenuate those tedious dark circles.
This article is dedicated to all moms, just like I am. Yes !!! It’s the mothers who are most likely to suffer from those horrible black patches or bags around our eyes.
Perhaps it is due to the kind of lifestyle we tend to have with our children.
A mother’s life is exhausting, especially when our children are so young, for that’s when we sleep less, and when we suffer most from dark circles.
Here are these wonderful tips that I share with much love with all of you.
Do not worry that these are practical, cheap masks, very easy to prepare and will surely give you an effective result that you will love.
Before starting with these homemade masks, I would like to share with you what causes these dark circles and the things we could do to prevent them.
They say that the best solution for a problem is preventing it in the first place. Do you agree?
Why do dark circles come out and how to remove them?
Dark circles are the variation of dark color that we notice around our eyes, they give us an aspect of tiredness that gets reflected in our face.
The eye contour is one of the most sensitive areas of our bodies because it has less collagen, elastin, and sebaceous gland.
Dark circles could appear for so many reasons, one of the main ones is the lack of sleep and exhaustion from work, stress, and the restlessness that we carry, among others …
There are countless typologies for dark circles to appear at any stage of our life.
These are the most common reasons to why we have dark circles:
What causes dark circles under your eyes?
- Unbalanced diet
- Sleepiness or fatigue
- Sleeping less than 8 hrs
- Not Hydrating properly your body
- Effects of Alcohol
- Lack of iron
- Bad genetics
- Hormonal changes also cause dark circles
- Exposing yourself to the sun’s UVB rays without a sunblock cream
- Excess of salt in our food
- Mobile and computer screens
“Dark circles and wrinkles! Yup, that’s been a mom.
I do not mean to say that motherhood gives you dark circles but in my case, they appeared after having my kids.
And most moms are dealing with the same dark shadows under our eyes. Perhaps is because moms do not really sleep well, as we have to always be alert during entire nights.
So, our sleeping patterns are frequently interrupted, which undoubtedly is a factor of having dark circles.
As long as a woman is a mother, she will constantly be struggling to look fresh and take care of the area around her eyes.
Well, that’s what makes us look tired and dull.
For this reason, try to use these masks at least twice a week to eliminate bags and dark circles.
If you don’t do it early, dark circles can get worse.
Next, let’s move on to the solutions of dark circles:
How to remove dark circles?
I’ve already mentioned that dark circles and eye bags are produced mainly by the bad lifestyle we tend to have. Those bad daily habits can harm our general health.
Keep in mind that everything we do with our body has consequences.
In this case, having dark circles could be due to all or some of these external factors. So to start, the first thing we must do is avoiding anything that can cause dark circles.
For Example stress is the worst when it comes to our health. I know that sometimes it is inevitable to feel stressed out but yes, there are practical solutions to help you learn how to cope with these feelings.
Practices such as Yoga, meditation or Tai Chi not only help us to cope with stress, but they allow us to improve our overall health.
If in your daily activities, none of these practices are there, I invite you to make the first step into practicing at least one of them.
Eliminating dark circles is also changing our lifestyle for the better. In this case it is also important to sleep well, expert doctors recommend sleeping 7 to 8 hours a day.
Eating a balanced diet and exercising on a daily basis are the key to good health.
These are habits that will help you improve your overall health, look and feel better. Don’t want to have dark circles? Follow these tips and you will see a positive change in your whole body.
What causes Dark circles and eye bags
Dark circles and eye bags are due to fluid retention or lumps of localized fat formations in the eye area and are also the excess skin that originates over the years. We call it the physiological process of aging.
This is what the Dr. Bruce E. medical specialist in dermatology explains, as always, the best way to avoid having eye bags is by providing the necessary care that our skin needs, especially in this area of our face.
What can also help a lot are the routines that involve removing eye makeup, using creams or natural oils which contain vitamins A, B and E for the eye contour, along with antioxidants, collagen and moisturizers.
This helps prevent the appearance of bags.
You have to keep yourself hydrated as well, 8 glasses of water a day is what specialists recommend.
Now we are going to move on to the part of prevention and elimination of dark circles and bags, based on DIY homemade masks, very easy to get done:
DIY Homemade masks to get rid of dark circles
Chamomile tea bags to eliminate dark circles
Removing dark circles with chamomile tea is very simple. Chamomile is an aromatic herb that we all know and that has been used for many centuries for medicinal purposes.
Today we know it for the famous chamomile teas that are used to relax the body and to get good sleep.
It is great to know, that Chamomile is a plant that has moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, lightening, soothing and purifying properties.
In cosmetics, it is a widely used plant because, in addition to all the benefits I have already mentioned, Chamomile is a plant that helps us combat and eliminate dark circles and help us get rid of eye bags and dark circles.
How to get rid of dark circles using chamomile tea bag?
Boil 40ml of water (half a cup) and add two chamomile tea bags. Let the water cool for 20/30 minutes and refrigerate for 2 hours.
After two hours, take the two cold chamomile tea bags, lie down and put them over your eyes for 20 minutes.
Your eyes will feel very rested, and a pleasant feeling of relief will accompany you after this ritual. Remove the chamomile tea bags. »No need to rinse your face»
Chamomile and Yogurt mask to eliminate dark circles.
This mask is very simple to prepare, inexpensive and is an excellent option to remove or improve the appearance of dark circles naturally.
- Chamomile tea bags
- ½ plain natural yogurt sugar-free
Make a chamomile tea and when it is ready, let it cool down completely. Once it is cold, pour the chamomile into a container and add the yogurt.
Stir both ingredients until they are completely integrated and you get a kind of uniform cream. Apply the mask on dark circles.
It is recommended with clean skin, let it act for 15 to 20 minutes. After that time, remove with plenty of warm or cold water and that’s it.
Cucumber mask to remove dark circles.
Cucumber is a fruit, known for its many benefits and properties, and is a classic when it comes to dark circles.
Cucumber has astringent properties and components that can lighten skin color; Helps to increase blood flow and is used as a mask to help us reduce annoying bags and improve the appearance of dark circles.
Cut a cucumber into thick slices and take them to the refrigerator. You will place a cucumber slice on each eye, for a period of 10-15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Try this homemade face mask twice a week.
Green tea bags to eliminate dark circles
Green tea offers many properties such as being rich in antioxidants that help you lighten dark circles, and also helps reduce inflammation and swelling.
Boil water (40ml) add the two green tea bags and let the water cool down. Place in the refrigerator and let it inside the fridge for a duration of 2hr.
After that time, take out the bags and place them on each eye for a duration of 15-20 minutes.
Procedure preferably to be carried out at night. If you are looking for a quick improvement, you can repeat it twice a day. Ideally in the morning and at night.
Tomato homemade mask, to eliminate dark circles and bags.
Tomato masks are of the most effective homemade mask to remove dark circles that I know.
Tomatos are used for the elimination or improvement of dark circles because it contains antioxidants that help alleviate tedious dark circles.
Crush a tomato and then add two teaspoons of lemon juice. Add a tablespoon of cornstarch.
Mix the ingredients very well until obtaining a more homogeneous consistency. Once ready, place a small amount on the dark circles and leave to act for about 15-20 minutes.
After this time, remove and rinse with warm water. You can repeat the procedure as many times as you like.
And thanks to these natural masks tips, we’ll see how over time these dark circles disappear and you will have younger looking eyes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed all these tips and I hope that you put these natural tips into practice because they are useful.
Remember that every good habit is reflected in our body.