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Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes? Try Avocado

Let’s face it; dark circles and puffy eyes are annoying. And what adds to the frustration of their appearance is the fact that there isn’t just one reason to explain why they are there. Everything from genetics, allergies, aging, and even vitamin deficiencies can account for these bothersome symptoms that make you look tired all the time.

The next time you glance in the mirror and notice dark circles, puffy eyes or both (ugh!) reach for Avocados from Mexico. Why? Because Avocados from Mexico contain 20 vitamins and nutrients. Many of these elements have benefits that can help keep your eyes looking their best.

This natural solution doesn’t take much effort. Just cut up some crescent-shaped slices and place them under your eyes for 20 minutes.

Here are some of the nutrients that will be working for you:

Vitamin K

Some research links a deficiency of vitamin K as a possible cause for dark circles and puffy eyes. Vitamin K may help prevent dark circles from forming by controlling blood clotting, which can keep blood from fragile capillaries from leaking into your skin and creating that tired look. That’s why you’re likely to find vitamin K on the ingredient list of expensive eye creams for treating dark circles. Just 1 ounce of avocado contains 8 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin K.

Vitamin C

The skin around your eyes ages 36 percent faster than the skin on your face. Vitamin C, which is found in avocados – they contain 4 percent of your daily value, is an antioxidant that is used in all kinds of anti-aging skin treatments. It helps build collagen, an important protein that keeps your skin looking young. Vitamin C also helps firm your skin. This vitamin contains skin-brightening properties that could combat those dark circles.

Vitamin E

Avocados contain vitamin E, serving up 4 percent of your daily value. Vitamin E helps skin retain its natural moisturizers. It’s also known for being able to protect skin from damaging free radicals. Oh, and this mighty vitamin has anti-inflammatory properties, too—adiós, puffy eyes!

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