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We all hate that darkness under the eye, Can we fix it or get rid of it? All of us know the causes of Dark eye circles; fatigue, age, exposure to the sun. But what most of us never thought of is that it could come from GENETICS.

Truth is, your eye puffiness and darkness could be inherited. Yes, much of the reason you have those circles is that of your parents’ own thin skin. The under eye area is one of the thinner areas and is easily neglected in basic skin care

Surprisingly, shocking? Can we fix it or get rid of it? Now that we know the causes, time to get it under control. For those looking for a quick and easy fix, these two home remedies may just be the answer.

  • The cold presser: requires ice cubes and a wash cloth. Wrap the ice cubes and apply it for 20 minutes under your eyes. This helps to reduce swelling and shrinks blood vessels,
  • The soaker : requires two black or green tea bags soaked in hot water for 5 minutes. Allow the teabags to cool in the fridge for 20 mins. Apply the cold teabags on your eyes for 20 minutes and rinse after.  The Caffeine and antioxidants in the teabags could aid in blood circulation, shrink blood vessels and reduce liquid retention beneath the skin.

Fret not, if you’re not into remedies there’s always cosmetics… Dark circles are something that we can’t totally banish, but we can use products that contain ingredients that help to shrink blood vessels, diffuse light and brighten to improve the appearance of the dark circles.