The Doctors: Dark Circles Under Eyes Remedy
If you haven’t been getting enough sleep, that could be a simple explanation for the circles under your eyes. But how do you know if it’s something else?
Earlier in the show, we learned that getting extra sleep in middle age can lower your risk of Heart Disease. It is probably also good for clearing up puffy bags under your eyes, but they are different from dark circles.
The Drs TV: Dark Circles & Genetics
Dr. Andrew Ordon said people of Mediterranean descent may be more susceptible to Dark Circles, because there is believed to be a genetic component. That means there may be a limit to how much you can do to alleviate it.
But he added that it could also suggest a chronic allergy, so you could also ask your primary care physician for a referral to an Allergist, who could help you narrow down the causes.
Dark Eyes Home Treatment
Barring that, you could also opt to try treating this yourself at home, which is generally a cheaper way to go when you are dealing with a cosmetic condition rather than a medical emergency. Home remedies include over the counter allergy medicines, such as decongestants or antihistamines.
Using additional pillows can help you fight bags under your eyes. Extra pillows won’t do anything to make your circles go away, but taking care of your bags could at least make your circles less prominent.
Dr Andrew Ordon’s Bright Eye Pineapple Paste
Dr. Andrew also recommends brewing Bright Eye Pineapple Paste. This is an easy mixture of Pineapple Juice and Tumeric, which you can apply under the eye. He said to leave it on your face, under the eyes, for about 10 minutes. Then gently wash it away.
The combination of Tumeric and Pineapple Juice naturally exfoliates the skin and works as an anti-inflammatory.
The Doctors: Listen To Your Body
Dr. Travis said getting to know your body’s signals can keep you ahead of the curve when it comes to your health. “Listen to your body…. You could be putting your health at risk if you ignore it.”