Nothing makes us look and feel more tired and washed out than dark under eye circles. As much as we try to hide them with heavy concealer, or sunglasses for that matter, it just ends up screaming hangover to the whole office. Getting enough of these 5 essential nutrients will make sure that extra glass of wine or late night TV binge doesn’t show the next day.
- Vitamin K
Vitamin K’s big job is clotting blood, meaning it will ensure the blood around our eye clots properly and doesn’t leave bruiselike blotches underneath. Foods high in Vitamin K include kiwis, avocados and leafy green vegetables.
- Vitamin E
Vitamin E protects the body against general unwanted germs and nasties brought by pollution. It also helps to regulate circulation, which is bad news for eye bags, good news for your face! Foods such as asparagus and olives include Vitamin K. They all help for dark under eye circles.
- Vitamin A
Vitamin A is great for the skin in so many ways. It helps to repair damaged tissue and fight signs of aging such as wrinkles and dark circles. A deficiency may lead to dry eyelids and an increase in light sensitivity, all causing eye bags. Vitamin A rich foods include red peppers, carrots, butternut squash and romaine lettuce.
- B Vitamins
B Vitamins are great for reducing water retention, hence the dreaded puffy eyes. There a range of B vitamins that all work in unison with each other, so make sure you get a good balance of all of them. Foods high in B vitamins are walnuts (B1, B6 and B7), oysters (B12), wild salmon (B3 and B6) and Greek Yogurt (B2 and B5).
Increased lack of iron can gradually lead to under eye circles. To avoid this, iron levels should be over 70. Iron is best absorbed with Vitamin C. Include lentils, spinach and brown rice in your diet for a high intake of iron you will see your dark under eye circles will be gone.