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What is the best remedy for dark eye circles?

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The best remedy for dark under-eye circles is addressing physical triggers that cause such circles, such as allergies or lack of sleep. The next step is to find a way to topically reduce the darkness under the eye, such as using a cold compress or eye cream.

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What is the best remedy for dark eye circles?
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If the physical cause is a lack of sleep, finding ways to add a power nap during the day can help minimize dark circles. Sometimes circles are caused by allergies that make the nasal passages swell or irritate the skin. If this is the root of the problem, the best resource for a solution is a dermatologist who determines if the allergy is food- or pollen-related and how to best treat it. Once the allergies have abated, circles under the eyes lessen. Maintaining a good diet and exercise regime and avoiding cigarettes also improves skin texture and circulation.

A topical remedy may be needed while the body is healing itself. There are natural remedies, such as cucumber slices and potato masks, as well as cosmetic remedies, such as eye creams. The best creams to use contain vitamin K and retinol. Vitamin K addresses the discoloration and retinol addresses any puffiness or skin irritation. To camouflage darkness, concealer is applied in a shade that matches the skin's undertones, such as yellow or peach, and set with translucent powder.

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