If you’re not getting enough sleep, the more likely it’ll show up on your face in the form of under-eye bags.
But you’re not willing to sacrifice your thriving social life. So how can you eliminate those eye bags?
According to the experts, tweaking your diet could combat the dark circles below your eyes, even if a lack of sleep isn’t the cause for them.
“Dark circles under the eyes are common and challenging to treat at present. However there is some evidence that antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents may help some patients,” explains Dr Anton Alexandroff, consultant dermatologist & British Skin Foundation spokesperson.
And while there’s been no specific study to prove this, Alexandroff explains that it’s simply logical to expect foods rich in antioxidants like Vitamin C or K to help.
Typically, these micronutrients are rich in fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, tomatoes, broccoli, red peppers and leafy greens.
Some claim that under-eye bags are the result of insufficient iron in one’s diet, there is no data to support increasing iron levels will eliminate dark circles.
Leading Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert adds that while there is no “miracle food” which can guarantee the reduction of dark circles, eating more micronutrients will help.
“The nutrients may help fight free radicals which have been linked to premature ageing,” she says.
“Eating three well balanced meals a day that contain complex carbs, protein, essential fats including oily fish and a variety of fruit and veg may also help support skin health.”
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