Heavy black under-eye circles and puffiness around the eyes is one common concern among men and women of all ages, don’t you agree? All of us conveniently and unknowingly assume it is solely because of the lack of sleep, don’t we? But have you ever noticed that sometimes even when you go to bed early and wake up on time like any disciplined person, you end up having huge under-eye bags?
It is certainly because there are plenty of other triggers for puffiness and dark circles that are not as often discussed. Some of them are:
- Allergic reactions
- Diet (imbalanced diet, excessive intake of salt, excess consumption of caffeine)
- Lifestyle choices (excessive drinking, smoking etc.)
- Stress/ Fatigue
- Hormonal imbalances
- Skincare products with crap-chemicals
While some of these require medical attention most of these can easily be gotten rid of by eating healthy, being hydrated and using some awesome natural, chemical-free skincare products!
While there are umpteen products available in the drugstores to combat dark circles and puffiness, most of them may be loaded with unnecessary chemicals that might worsen the situation. You can look to EWG to find the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to chemicals in personal care products.
EWG (Environmental Working Group), since 1993, has been tracking chemical safety and has done a lot of work to call out harmful chemicals, and the companies that choose to use these chemicals. In 2004, EWG launched its Skin Deep Database, or commonly known as the Cosmetics Database, a safety rating database for probably the vastest range of products and ingredients on the market today; now, a go-to resource for many health-conscious shoppers. In 2015, EWG launched the EWG Verified mark to both drive companies to formulate healthier and safer products, but to also elevate the brands that consciously choose to formulate without EWG’s chemicals of concern.