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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles - 7 Pro Tips and Natural Remedies

so have you ever woken up and had dark circles under your eyes? well in this

video I'm gonna share with you 7 Pro tips on how you can get rid of dark

circles. let's take a look hey what's up this is dr. Allen here from the doctor eye

health show helping you learn all about the eyes and finding the best vision

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you don't miss any of my future videos a lot of people have dark circles because

you can see their blood vessels in their eyelids and that's either because they

have more capillaries or the ones they have are thicker and larger and because

the skin of the eyelid is the thinnest in the body you can see them more easily

so my first tip is to shrink your blood vessels with caffeine caffeine acts as a

diuretic to help get fluid out of your body but it also helps to constrict your

blood vessels at least momentarily so drinking a cup of coffee or a cup of

black tea can help constrict your blood vessels and get the dark circles to be

less apparent you can also try the moistened tea bag trick if you want

because caffeine can also be absorbed through the skin

that's exactly why some medications and creams for dark circles have caffeine in

them as an additive tip number two is to also treat eye allergies your eyelids

and the blood vessels within the eyelids become inflamed very easily due to

allergies allergic reactions are caused by a chemical called histamine, histamine

causes your blood vessels to dilate and start to release more fluid that fluid

will accumulate and cause eye bags and although people often confuse eye bags

with dark circles they are not the same thing but thankfully in this case the

treatments are very similar to manage your allergies you can try

over-the-counter oral antihistamines or you can try topical antihistamine

eyedrops the branded eyedrop called Pataday just became over-the-counter in

many countries and is honestly one of the best eyedrops for eye allergies. you

can also try eyelid wipes specifically for allergies this is one from Ocusoft

which is kind of like a wet wipe for the eyelids and an extra pro tip is that if

you are a makeup wearer make sure to clean that makeup off

before going to bed otherwise allergens can stick on to that makeup and then

you're just holding those right onto the eyelids overnight and even better yet

just stop wearing eye makeup altogether because you are beautiful

just the way you are tip number three is to do cold compresses just like icing

your elbow or your knee after it's been injured it'll help reduce the swelling

of the blood vessels and slow down fluid movement which causes the swelling you

can do cold compresses by using an eye mask like this one you can also just

grab a bag of frozen peas out of the freezer or you can do the frozen spoon

trick where you put a couple of spoons into the freezer and after a few hours

then you can put the frozen spoon onto your eyelid and that'll cool down the

swelling hey are you getting value out of this video if so smash that like

button for me and leave a comment below of which one of these tips works the

best for you otherwise let's keep going another reason people get dark circles

is because the skin on the eyelid is the thinnest skin on the body it's about a

half a millimeter thick and some people have thinner skin than others and to

help with this honestly prevention is the most important so tip number four is

to prevent skin damage by wearing UV light blocking pointment sand creams or

wearing a hundred percent UV light protecting sunglasses because in the

long-term UV light from the Sun can cause damage to the skin and even thin

the skin tip number five is to also use some sort of moisturizing cream around

the eyelids to help support and strengthen the tissue you can also

contact your dermatologist for possible prescription medications to help thicken

that skin as well and tip number six is to get more rest at night not getting

enough sleep can decrease hormone levels and thin the skin and negatively affect

your blood vessels and take it from my cat getting between seven and nine hours

of sleep at night is recommended and an extra pro tip is that when you are

sleeping sleep with a slight incline so that any fluid that's accumulating

around your eyes drains to the rest of your body another major cause of dark

circles is hyperpigmentation of the eyelid and honestly this one's really

hard to treat on your own just because some people naturally have more pigment

of their skin around their eyelids yeh genetics but tip number seven is that

you can also try using makeup concealers or optical diffusers to help blend in

the color of your eyelids with your facial tissue or consult a dermatologist

in your area for possible treatments of pulsed light therapy or other laser

treatments to help treat the hyperpigmentation you have of

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