There are various reasons why you get dark circles under the eyes. Here are some common reasons:
Genetic, smoking, medication, sun damage, food allergies, nasal congestion, dehydration, fluid retention, iron deficiency, lack of restful sleep and stress. More serious problems could be due to poor adrenal and kidneys functions.
Knowing the cause then, avoid/prevent wherever possible. E.g. Stop smoking, stay out of the sun, get enough sleep and practice stress management.
The short-term and long-term help would be to drink PLENTY of water (about 2-3 liters of water daily) and eat PLENTY of fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables if you are anemic.
Try this juice recipe which might be helpful in providing the necessary nutrients for reducing the dark circles:
- 2 green apples
- 3-4 leaves of kale or any other green vegetables
- 1 cucumber
- 5-6 stalks asparagus
- 1 cup of parsley
- 1/4 lemon
Cut two rings of cucumber and place it carefully under your eyes and over the dark circles for 20 minutes every day for two weeks or until you see result.