Even when you are well rested you may appear tired and sleepy if you have discolored skin above and beneath the eye. This area of the eye is particularly susceptible to changes in skin tone because the flesh around the eyes is very thin and medically it is called periorbital dark circles.

This condition can appear due to lifestyle and environment, but it is also a genetic condition. If your dark circles are hereditary there are plenty of natural remedies that might help you reduce and correct them.

  • Get a Good Night’s Sleep

It is not a surprise that fatigue is a major contributor to the appearance of dark circles. The quality of your sleep is very important and you might have picked up some bad habits over the years such as falling asleep in front of the TV.

Those habits can interfere with your good night’s sleep and it is time for you to make some changes. For example, change your bed routine or get some herbal remedies. Believe us, you will look and feel much better rested.

  • Relieve Your Allergies

Certain allergies induce cold-like symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, and watery, puffy, and itchy eyes. These kinds of allergies are triggered by pollen, mold, dust mites, and pet dander and that’s why you must minimize your exposure to allergens during pollen season.

Keep your windows closed and use an air purifier with a HEPA filter in your home. Wear a dust mask when cleaning and doing yard work and replace your bedding with allergy-proof linens. Avoid rubbing and scratching your eyes because that will only make dark circles worse.

  • Treat Your Eczema

There are myriad natural ways to heal the symptoms of eczema which can flare up in the delicate area on the eyelids and under the eye causing redness or dark discolorations. Mix some anti-inflammatory essential oils with skin-friendly carrier oils and soothing calendula cream. Treat flare-ups as they occur and also see a doctor to receive a formal diagnosis.

  • Combat the Signs of Aging

The inevitable thinning of skin due to reduced fat and collagen production in the body is another sign of getting older. Boost your body’s inborn ability to generate collagen by eating foods high in vitamin C and omega 3 fatty acids.

Replenish collagen stores by consuming bone broth. Explore and find some delicious collagen-rich recipes that will help fortify your skin against the appearance of dark circles.

  • Sun Protection

Those who suffer from dark circles under the eye must protect themselves from the sunlight. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can make thing s worse than they are because it causes your body to produce more melanin.

That means producing hyperpigmentation and darkening of the skin. Use some mineral sunscreens before going outdoors and always wear a pair of UV-protected sunglasses.

  • Eat More Iron

You might have an iron deficiency if your dark circles are also accompanied with dizziness, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath. This deficiency could be the culprit behind skin discoloration around the eyes.

The good news that you can easily fix this condition but first consult your doctor and get a diagnose. Eat more iron-rich foods such as red meat and beans, and foods high in vitamin C in order to boost your body’s ability to absorb iron.