We're all looking to get rid of dark eye circles, not just conceal them with makeup, or make them a little bit less noticeable with creams. So today I'm asking the question, is it possible to get rid of dark eye circles completely just by eating certain foods??
Why do we get dark circles under our eyes?
Before we go any further, it will help to answer this question. Is it really due to being tired or not getting enough sleep?
This is because when you're sleep-deprived, your skin gets pale and lifeless, which means that the darker tissues and the blood vessels under your epidermis show. Being dehydrated can do the same thing to your skin, and so drinking enough water is a great way to get rid of dark eye circles!
Also, as you age, your epidermis gets THIN. You lose some of the natural collagen stores and baby fat that have been underneath your eyes. Again, that means the tissues and blood vessels become more noticeable.
Another way to get rid of dark eye circles is by spending less time in front of the phone, computer, or TV screen! This is because these things cause eye strain, which make the blood vessels under your eyes bigger.
However, if you've tried getting more sleep, spending less time staring at your phone, and drinking enough water, then you have to understand that stubborn dark circles COULD just be genetic. Yep, unfortunately there's an actual gene that causes dark pigment under your eyes. Thanks Mom and/or Dad!! But if that's the case, then you would have had these dark circles since childhood. Also, genetically inherited dark circles are a brownish color. If yours are purple, that probably means you're doing something wrong…unless you're just very pale, in which case a bit of time in the sun (with sunscreen!) should do the trick.
So now that you've, again, been drinking more water and cutting your screen time to try and get rid of dark eye circles, let me help you out even more. One thing that can make your circles look even more obvious is if your skin is swollen and inflamed because you have an inflammatory diet.
So as you can imagine, the way to get rid of dark eye circles is to pursue an anti-inflammatory diet! Here are the foods I recommend most:
Cucumber is great because it's full of water and it also boosts your collagen! This is because it contains silica and sulfur, which I know kind of sound like things that shouldn't be in your food…but in reality, they improve collagen levels! Cucumber also have vitamins A, C, and E, which makes your blood vessels more flexible so they are less likely to try and poke through your skin as dark eye circles would indicate!
Tomatoes are another great food because they contain healthy pigments. Tomato skin has lycopene, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants, and if it's good for the tomato skin, it's good for your skin too!
Avocados have healthy fats that not only moisturize your skin, but also fight inflammation that makes those dark circles awful.
Really, anything with Omega-3s (like avocados!) is good to help get rid of dark eye circles. So walnuts and fish are also a great way to fight inflammation and restore clear under-eye skin!