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November 8, 2022
Five vitamins that you may needed to reduce the appearance of dark circles naturally

If you thought that your lack of sleep, busy routine and hours spent in front of a screen where the cause of your dark circles, think again.

There can be many reasons for dark circles, but the one most overlooked is deficiencies in our diets.

Here are 5 vitamins that can assist in removing dark under eye marks.

Vitamin C – There’s a reason why vitamin-C is an essential for almost all skin concerns. It is a potent anti-oxidant, it boosts blood circulation around the eyes which reduces the blue tint that shows as darkness, and it also boosts collagen production, which contributes to the appearance of a plumper more hydrated under eye. Found in: tomatoes, lemons, oranges, peppers and strawberries.

Lycopene – This is an anti-oxidant which helps to protect blood vessels and improves circulation of blood to the eyes. Found in: tomatoes, grapefruit, watermelon and guavas.

Iron – An iron deficiency affects the supply of oxygenated blood to the tissues-including the area around the eyes. It also makes your skin appear paler which further enhances the appearance of dark circles.

Other symptoms of an iron deficiency is dizziness (when standing up suddenly), fatigue, and tiredness.

Found in: liver, red meat, oysters, lentils, beans and spinach.

Vitamin E – Vitamin E has many skin benefits and has been used in dermatology for years. It can reduce the appearance of dark circles due to its ability to widen blood vessels and reduce the appearance of the de-oxygenated blood that can appear as darkness. It also has anti-oxidant properties and is extremely hydrating, which helps to prevent signs of ageing.

Found in: nuts, spinach, whole grains, olive oil, and sunflower oil

Vitamin K – Vitamin K is a nutrient that is known for its ability to repair damaged skin and heal skin injury. Regular consumption of vitamin K helps with the disappearance of your dark circles.

Found in: broccoli, cauliflower, pomegranate, and tomatoes.

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