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Winter vitamin D Drop causes black eye bags


Black bags under the eyes are caused by a drop in vitamin D from lack of sun, according to s new study by beauty experts.

Black under-eye bags, caused by tiny leaky capillaries just below the surface of the skin that oxidises and turns dark blue, can age a woman by up to five years. The study, carried out at AMA Labs in theUS, found that in winter 82 % of women suffered black bags under eth eyes as opposed to just 38% in summer.

[quote]In winter lower levels of vitamin D means that the skin becomes more transparent and so black bag are far more visible. In addition higher levels of fatigue in winter due to a drop in the body’s natural ‘feel good’ chemical serotonin can also cause black bags and puffiness under the eyes.[/quote]

Once black bags appear on the skin, there is very little that can be done to get rid of them, but there are ways to reduce their appearance.


– Power naps during the day (20 minutes is enough)

– Cool eye compresses (green tea tea bags work well)

– Eye creams containing vitamin K

– Anti-inflammatory eye gels such as Skin Shop’s Dry Skin Eye Gel

– Placing slices of raw potato under the eyes at night

– Reducing salt intake




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