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5 Essential Oils for Dark Circles Under Eyes

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Essential oils are so good for the skin that they have been used for over 5000 years. Can you believe that? There is evidence of essential oils back to 3000B.C. in Egypt. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and thinner than other parts of the body. The veins in this area are closer to the skin’s surface causing a bluish or dark tint. Eyes become itchy due to anaphylaxis and iron deficiency. Some causes for dark circles include aging, insufficient sleep, stress, poor lifestyle, liver problems, hyper pigmentation, unhealthy diet (nutritional deficiency), skin dryness, hereditary factors, illnesses like sinus infection, seasonal allergies, and pregnancy.

So which essential oils are safe to use? Here is a list of some of the most commonly used essential oils for treating dark circles

1. Lavender Oil:

If stress or lack of sleep is the culprit, lavender has sedative properties that will help you relax and sleep easier.

2. Eucalyptus Oil:

Made up of properties that assist in eliminating swelling and puffiness under and around the eyes.

3. Roman Chamomile Oil:

By applying directly to the treatment area, chamomile can reduce puffiness due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Rose & Sandalwood Oil:

These individual essential oils each help to hydrate your skin. Mixed with warm water, these oils will help rejuvenate the skin, therefore curbing the impact of bags and dark circles.

5. Almond Oil:

This essential oil contains palmitic acid and retinol, and is also an excellent moisturizer for softening and smoothing skin.