Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Why do we suffer from dark eye circles?

For many years I have suffered from dark eye circles and have searched for a remedy. 

"Our eyes truly show our health" I was told this by someone many years ago. So I wanted to take the time and talk about it as many men and women suffer from this condition and quite often it is the bane of many peoples life.
Dark circles makes us look ill, exhausted and older. They are difficult to cover up and even more difficult to get rid of! 
Some claim they are hereditary- if that is the case we should definitely be having a word with our parents!!

Causes of dark circles include - 

  • fatigue
  • lack of sleep 
  • dietary deficiency - often Iron, Vitamin K
  • Sinusitis 
  • poor circulation
  • dehydration
  • weight loss
  • smoking 
  • and the one that cause all ailments STRESS!

You must remember that the skin around your eyes are very sensitive and so it's important to look after this delicate area. Moisturise, get sufficient sleep, have a well rounded diet, every so often rest your eyes if you are using a computer constantly, use cold cucumbers on your eyes.

Special Tip: applying pressure on the sinus points of the face and then draining the fluid in a rhythmical manner will prevent congestion. Remember to direct the flow from the top of your nose down to the lower part of your cheek and then towards your ear. 

The sinus points on the face may be very sensitive if you suffer from sinusitis, polyps or any form of blockage. Osteopathy treatment may help you to breathe better and encourage the circulation around your eyes.

If this effecting your everyday life as it did mine, it may be time to seek some treatment.

Health & Harmony

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