ePaper

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Some surefire remedies to get rid of dark circles

  • Print

Make-up, concealers and even botox can help to hide the problem of dark circles, but the problem needs to be tackled from within. A regular skin and health care programme needs to be followed, say experts. Prabhu Mishra, CEO and President, StemGenn Therapeutics, and Bhavuk Mittal, consultant dermatology, Columbia Asia Hospital, Ghaziabad, list some easy ways to help you get rid of dark circles:

* Keep yourself well hydrated: It is important to flush out toxins from your body. One way of doing this is to drink plenty of water. Start with at least 6-8 glasses.

* Stick to a healthy, balanced diet: Cut out junk food. They are often laden with preservatives which could give you sallow skin and dark circles. Eat plenty of seasonal fruits, vegetables and salads. Citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, kiwis and melons have a high Vitamin C content. Include them in your diet to avoid dark circles.

* Get enough sleep: Youngsters are known to be night birds — often studying late at night or partying into the early hours of the morning. Whatever you do, make sure you get 6 to 8 hours of sound sleep.

* Kick the butt, avoid alcohol: People who party hard, smoke excessively and have more than a few pegs a week often end up with dark circles. Smoking and drinking is bad for your skin. Kick the butt. Settle for a healthy lifestyle with enough recreation.

* Follow a skincare regimen: If you want to avoid dark circles, follow a good skin care regimen and be gentle with your skin. After removing eye make-up, massage the area around the eye with almond oil or a good Vitamin E cream or serum. Always use a sunscreen when stepping out in the sun.

* Use lightening cream: Despite all these precautions, you might still get dark circles. Sometimes it is genetic. Check for allergies. Avoid the allergen. Take antihistamines; it will help clear up the dark circles.

* Retinoids can help: Retinoids can stimulate the production of collagen. Regular use of a retinol cream will make the under-eye skin less thin and reduce dark circles.

More News For this Category

Steve Jobs résumé fetches $174,000

| By Asian Age Online
A one-page job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflected the Apple founder’s technology aspirations sold for $174,000 at
Steve Jobs résumé fetches $174,000

Say goodbye to insomnia

| By Asian Age Online
Insomnia or sleeplessness can be taken care of by following natural remedies. Here’s what the experts say:* Before
Say goodbye to insomnia

Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

| By Asian Age Online
 A Vatican magazine is denouncing how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean
Vatican magazine denounces nuns' servitude

Pakistan bans Valentine's Day

| By Asian Age Online
Pakistan has banned events marking Valentine's Day, and media coverage of them, for the second year in a row after a court ruled the
Pakistan bans Valentine's Day

Vaping and e-cigarettes could ‘increase risk of cancer’

| By Asian Age Online
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, can increase the risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as damage DNA, according to a recent study from the
Vaping and e-cigarettes could ‘increase risk of cancer’

Sheikh Hasina enjoys cooking this holiday

| By Asian Age Online
it rarely happens that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gets to spend the all of her holidays. Besides, Prime Minister has the responsibility of the
Sheikh Hasina enjoys cooking this holiday

Hijab-wearing British blogger stars in L’Oréal Paris hair campaign

| By Asian Age Online
L’Oreal Paris caused an international frenzy after it featured hijab-wearing model Amena Khan in their new hair campaign.
Hijab-wearing British blogger stars in L’Oréal Paris hair campaign

Consume right amount of fluid while working out

| By Asian Age Online
Fluid intake is very important for a runner. Hydrate yourself before, during and after the run or else it can lead to dehydration, fatigue and
Consume right amount of fluid while working out

Gucci turns to fine dining

| By Asian Age Online
Luxury labels are accustomed to tempting fashionistas, and now they're stretching from haute couture to haute cuisine.
Gucci turns to fine dining

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night increases risk of depression: Study

| By Asian Age Online
Sleeping less than 8 hours a night is linked to intrusive and repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety and depression, reports a new study.
Sleeping less than 8 hours a night increases risk of depression: Study

© 2018 The Asian Age