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10 Natural Solutions for Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

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Dark circles, under-eye bags, raccoon eyes — no matter what you call them, they’re a pain in the you know what. Not only do they make you look tired, but they also tend to age your face and hey, no one wants that. 

Why do we get dark circles?

As we get older, dark circles and puffy eyes become more common because our skin loses collagen over time. The loss of collagen makes the skin thinner and more susceptible to things like wrinkles and fine lines, and it can also cause hyperpigmentation or darkening of the skin. 

When the skin around the eyes becomes thinner, you’re more likely to start seeing the veins underneath, which can make your under-eye area appear darker or more blue. Not to mention, other habits like not getting enough sleep, not applying sunscreen regularly, and staring at computer or device screens all day can cause dilation of the blood vessels near the eyes and make them appear puffier and darker. 

The bad news is, even if you religiously care for your skin, time will still do its thing. The good news is, nature is here to save the day with all the ingredients you need to slow down the aging process. And, these all-natural remedies for dark circles are probably already lying around in your home! Check out the list below.

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