It is likely that women are the only ones that care about dark under eye circles, but they happen to everyone. I know with the recent injury and being in a cast that it can take its toll.
While while most people assume that they are caused from a lack of sleep, the truth is that there are many more reasons that under eye darkness may plague you. They can be inherited, be caused by allergies, a lack of sleep, even nasal congestion. Those conditions can, “cause blood vessels around the eyes to dilate and darken”, says David Wolfe.
But there are still other reasons which include things like stress, anemia, eczema, crying, oversleeping, too much sodium, excessive drinking, smoking, sun exposure, mononucleosis and aging. And in rare instances, dark circles could indicate a more serious problem, like hyperthyroidism or liver disease, but those issues would come with other symptoms. As always, if you are unsure- check with your doctor.
So, what do we do when we have non-serious dark circles? Yes, you can put makeup over them or wear sunglasses(movie stars swear by big glasses), but there is apparently an effective and natural way to not just cover them up- but eliminate them- and all you’ll need is baking soda and water.
Check out the video below:
If you love natural solutions as much as I do, you’ll have likely used baking soda as a shampoo (with apple cider vinegar), a face mask, as deodorant, or to brush your teeth. And while there are some who believe that baking soda isn’t good for the face because using it with water as a mask might make your skin too dry or cause a breakout, just make sure you test a small area first and pay attention to what your body is telling you.