If, like me, you’re prone to dark shadows under your eyes, the following diet tips will help perk your peepers up from the inside out and allow you use a little less concealer! Of course, getting a decent night’s kip works wonders too!
1) Start the day with a cup of warm water with the juice of half a lemon which ‘switches on’ the liver and kick-starts detoxification and hydration. Try cutting your consumption of tea/coffee back by at least half.
2) Reduce your wheat intake – puffiness or dark shadows under the eyes can sometimes be caused by overconsumption of or a sensitivity to wheat (i.e. bread, pasta, cereal, crackers and biscuits) Try using spelt or buckwheat bread instead and swap pasta for quinoa for a month and see if you notice a difference. If anything, I guarantee you’ll feel less bloated!
3) Eat more beans, berries and apples – Consuming foods high in antioxidants can help strengthen the blood vessels around the eyes, so, I recommend you eat one portion of berries and an apple every day and at least 3 portions of beans and lentils per week. See website for inspiring recipes.
If all else fails, the oul tea bag under the eyes trick always works a treat! J