We are all familiar with what dark circles actually are? It is one of the most common problem faced by people of all age groups. This problem is more profound in women. If you are also one of the people suffering from this problem and want to know how to remove dark circles naturally then continue reading.

Causes of Dark Circles:

1. Lack of Sleep

If you have a hectic life style and not enough time to get proper sleep then this may be the cause for the problem. Around 8-9 hour daily sleep is very important for the body to function properly. Lack of sleep hinders the absorption of vitamins and minerals especially Vitamin B-6 and magnesium respectively which disrupts the functioning of adrenal glands. This results in raising the levels of cortisol hormone (a stress hormone) levels in the body which further aggravates the problem of sleeplessness. Some people are not able to sleep even after laying in the bed due to increased cortisol levels. So if you are not getting enough sleep then you need to fix it.

2. Alcohol or Smoking

If you are consuming alcohol and smoke daily then this will definitely cause the dark circles to form under the eyes. Alcohol and smoke creates inflammation in the body which creates a lot of problems. So you need to limit your consumption.

3. Allergies:

Allergy create a lot of problems in the body. It reduces the blood flow in the nerves beneath our eyes’ skin. Allergy can be of any type, different persons are allergic to different things. If you have allergy you should consult a doctor.

4. Vitamin Deficiency:

Vitamin deficiency is also one of the major reasons of many problems faced by people and is also one of the leading cause of dark circle problem. If you have dark circle problem then may be you have a deficiency of Vitamin B-6, Vitamin K and Vitamin-B12. Vitamin K is an anti-oxidant (destroys free disease causing free radicals in the body), Vitamin B-12 is very important for functioning of nervous system and it also helps in making DNA and red blood cells, Vitamin B-6 plays an important role in physical and psychological functions and maintain a healthy metabolism.

5. Excess Sodium:

It if taking a lot of sodium in your diet then it can also be one of the reasons for the problem. Sodium is present in salt or any other product having a salty taste. So you need you reduce your sodium intake. If you have excess sodium in the body then the kidneys hold the water and are not able to flush it which creates excess fluid in the body. This excess fluid can reach your eyes and cause puffy eyes or dark circles.

The above can be one of the reasons for your dark circles.

Home Remedies to remove dark circles under the eyes naturally:

1. Sleep 8-9 hour everyday

It will help your body to recover from stress and maintain the proper functioning of adrenal glands which will balance the hormone levels in the body.

2. Limit Alcohol and smoking

Limiting alcohol and smoke will reduce excess toxins and inflammation in the body and thus the liver is under less stress and can easily detox the body.

3. Include Vitamin B-6, Vitamin B-12, Vitamin B-7 and Vitamin K in your diet

4. Increase your water intake

It will help your kidneys to flush out excess water from the body.

5. Reduce you salt intake

6. Add magnesium in your diet

7. Store cucumber in a freezer and apply it to your eyes for 10-15 minutes

See Also: Side effects of excess Sodium intake

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