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Tips to Prevent Under-Eye Dark Circles

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Dark circles, is a common cosmetic condition that refers to the discolouration of the skin area under the eyes. Pixabay

Dark circles, is a common cosmetic condition that refers to the discolouration of the skin area under the eyes. It might have a cure in Ayurveda, says an expert.

“This condition can either be hereditary — in which case it is difficult to treat — or it could be caused by an exhaustive lifestyle or other graver problems like anaemia, liver disease and dehydration,” Mohamad Yusuf N. Shaikh, Founder of Kudrati Ayurved said.

Staying up late, doing a lot of work that requires staring at a screen, or excess physical stress can disturb the natural doshik balance of the body. As a result,

there is an increase in blood pressure due to which the blood leaks into the capillaries under the eyes. Since these capillaries are very thin, the blood pools in them and turns dark blue or black due to oxidation – hence the name dark circles.

These natural cures can help in improving the blood circulation around the eye area and lighten the dark circles.

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Rose water improves blood circluation and helps prevent under-eye dark circles. Pixabay

Rosewater

Take two pieces of cotton and dip it in rose water. Let them soak for 2 minutes. Take out the cotton patches and strain them gently. Place the rosewater soaked patches over your eyes for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water.

Repeat this process for a couple of weeks and you should be free of dark circles. Rosewater has cooling properties which help contracting the blood vessels near the eyes. As a result the accumulated blood is pushed out and circulation is restored to normal. It is also a natural toner and lightens the skin around the eye region.

Apple

Slice a fresh apple. Place these slices on and under your eyes. Relax in this position for 30 minutes. Remove and wash your face with cold water. Apple contains Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Tannic Acid – Potassium and Vitamin B help retaining the proper amount of water content in the body whereas Vitamin C protects the skin under the eyes from sun damage and tannic acid acts as a natural toner and lightens the skin.

Lemon and tomato juice

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Lemon juice strengthens the under-eye skin and removes dark circles. Pixabay

Take a small quantity of lemon and juice and mix it with equal parts of tomato juice. Apply on the affected area with a patch of cotton. Let it dry and reapply.

Leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with cold water. Repeat the process daily for good results.

Both lemon and tomato juice are rich sources of Vitamin C, which act as a natural bleaching agent and lightens the skin. Lemon juice also strengthens the skin under the eyes and pigmentation and darkening.

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Kumkumadi oil

Take two drops of oil on the palm of your hand. Gently massage the affected area with the oil using your ring finger. Do this for both the eyes and let it work

overnight. Wash your face in the morning with cold water.

Kumkumadi Tailam is one of Ayurveda’s most potent remedies for skin related issues. It is most popular for reducing dark circles and other signs of ageing. (IANS)

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  • Crystal

    I’ve best been the usage of Dermalmd remove dark circle under eye serum for preventing my eye dark circles I use this serum about a week and I could already see a distinction inside the puffiness and dark circle beneath my eyes. It is going on light and appears to works right away. I particularly advocate this if you have bags and dark circle under your eyes as I do.

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Role of Sleep and Melatonin in Enhancing Your Beauty

Sleep: The most underrated antioxidant

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Maintaining good sleep hygiene and a good sleep quality has many advantages. The sleep wake cycle governs two hormones- Cortisol and Melatonin." Pixabay

Have you ever wondered what is the importance of day and night, what is the role of sleep, how do we set a good circadian rhythm? Well all this revolves around the hormone melatonin!

Setting up the circadian rhythm helps in production of good amounts of melatonin hormone. Melatonin does help in reducing the pigmentation, anti-ageing and also reduces hair fall so on and so forth.

Dr. Pallavi Sule, Dermatologist and Aesthetic Physician, starts by first explaining the meaning of Melatonin: “Melatonin is a hormone primarily secreted by the pineal gland which is known to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Usually it is consumed in the form of tablets to help people in jet lag, shift works by regulating the circadian cycle as a short term treatment for trouble in sleeping”.

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She explains:

How does melatonin get secreted?

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Melatonin is a hormone primarily secreted by the pineal gland which is known to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. Pixabay

The pineal gland is sensitive to light. When it is dark the body secretes more melatonin and prepares the body to sleep and when it is day/ light (artificial lights) the production of the hormone decreases. Low levels of the hormone give brain signals to stay awake.

So what’s new about this hormone and why is it studied in more detail than before?

Sule said: “The hormone is also known for its antioxidant benefits!! We all are living in a very stressful environment, be it the external or internal stressors like pollution, food consumed (adulteration), solar radiation, sleep patterns, work environments and so forth!! Any kind of stress releases free oxygen radicals in the body, which damages our DNA, causing degenerative diseases and autoimmune diseases. Oxidative damage also leads to aging and hair fall which we know is one of the major causes.The hormone serves as a potent antioxidant, presumptive anti aging substance and anti cancer agent.”

Let’s understand how sleeping according to the body clock helps our body in general health and well being!

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When it is dark the body secretes more melatonin and prepares the body to sleep and when it is day/ light (artificial lights) the production of melatonin decreases. Pixabay

Sule further elaborates on this imperative subject adding, “Maintaining good sleep hygiene and a good sleep quality has many advantages. The sleep wake cycle governs two hormones- Cortisol and Melatonin.”

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Release of Human Growth Hormone: Experts estimate that 75 per cent of this hormone is released during sleep. It is released in the Stage 3 of sleep cycle which is usually 1-1.5 hrs after one falls asleep. Sleep deprivation or altered cycles affects the release of this hormone. In children it will affect the growth and health.

Sleep and its relation with Liver: There is a great relationship between sleep cycles and liver functions. Scientific studies suggest that most patients with advanced liver diseases have disturbed sleep patterns. The liver has its own clock for detoxification and regulation of hormones. Disturbed sleep results in raised cortisol levels (stress levels) and vice versa. This hampers the regulation of hormones by the liver. Here, now the liver is overworked and cortisol levels in the body are high during daytime. This circulating cortisol hampers the liver’s regulations of melatonin and so the melatonin hormone levels are also high during daytime. Resulting in day time fatigue and drowsiness, and night time alertness.

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Lastly, how can we increase melatonin levels?

“Many formulations are available in the market in the form of tablets and gels for topical application. But we must not forget the most important factor in production of the right amount of melatonin hormone in the body is sleep.” (IANS)