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Home Remedies For Dark Circles

Home Remedies For Dark Circles

Are dark bags under your eyes toning down the look of your face by making it dull? Do not fear ladies as dark circles are easy to treat. There are many everyday organic products available at home that can remove these bags effectively. Before we find out the ten most effective home remedies for dark circles, let’s briefly discuss how you can prevent them from happening in first place.

1. How to avoid dark circles?

Prevention is always better than cure. Opt these healthy life practices and prevent yourself from dark circles.

  1. Have an adequate sleep
  2. In case of irritation, avoid rubbing your eyes
  3. Wash-off your eye makeup before sleep
  4. Avoid stress
  5. Opt for healthy and nutritious food
  6. Cover your face with sunscreen
  7. Wear sunglasses
  8. Keep your body hydrated

2. Home remedies for dark circles

Here are the ten most effective home remedies for dark circles.

2.1 Mint Leaves

How do they help?

The menthol in mint leaves has analgesic properties which provide coolness and help in relieving pain and inflammation caused due to dark circles [1]. Mint has antibacterial properties which can kill the toxins that can damage under-eye skin [2].

How to use them?

  • Crush a few mint leaves and add warm water to form a paste
  • Apply the paste under your eyes all over the dark circles
  • Wash off the paste with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes

2.2 Almond oil

How does it help?

Almond oil, a great source of vitamin E, is one of the most effective home remedies for dark circles. Having anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it reduces discoloration beneath the eye area and repair the under-eye skin [3]. Application of almond oil keeps the skin hydrated and can even out the skin tone around the eye area [4]. Almond oil is one of the easiest home remedies for dark circles.

How to use it?

  • Massage the affected under eye area with almond oil and hit the bed without washing it off

2.3 Tomato juice and honey

How does the mixture help?

Tomatoes have lycopene and vitamin C in abundance and protect eyes from UV-induced damage [5] [6]. They act as natural bleaching agents and remove dark circles effectively. Adding honey to crushed tomatoes results in an effective mixture as honey is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and is full of antioxidants which help in repairing the skin [7].

How to use it?

  • Add a teaspoon of honey to the same quantity of fresh tomato juice
  • Apply the mixture under your eye
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water

2.4 Orange juice and glycerine

How does the mixture help?

You can use orange juice not only to start your day but also to diminish the appearance of dark circles. An excellent source of vitamin C, oranges act as natural bleaching agents and remove dark circles effectively [6]. Additionally, glycerine helps in keeping the skin hydrated.

How to use it?

  • Mix one tablespoon of fresh orange juice with the same amount of glycerine
  • Apply the mixture under your eyelids
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water

2.5 Cucumber

How does it help?

The presence of flavonoids and tannins give cucumber excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties [8]. It has a natural cooling effect and contains skin lightening properties [9].

How to use it?

  • Cut sleek slices of cucumber and place them over your eyes
  • Remove the cucumber slices after 10 to 15 minutes
  • Wash your face with cold water

2.6 Rose water

How does it help?

Rose water (gulab jal) acts as an excellent natural toner. Being anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, it reduces dark swelling and detoxifies skin under the eyes and keep it clear and bright [10].

How to use its?

  • Soak a ball of cotton in rose water and apply it over your eyes
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water

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2.7 Cold milk

How does it help?

Milk, rich in vitamin B12, is a natural face moisturizer and toner that can brighten and lighten the skin, diminishing the dark circles. It contains lactic acid which improves the smoothness of the skin and also helps in reducing unwanted blemishes [11].

How to use it?

  • Take a teaspoon of cold milk and dip a ball of cotton in it until it soaks up the milk
  • Rub the affected area with the soaked cotton ball and let the milk stay on your face
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water

2.8 Tea bag

How does it help?

The most aromatic way of treating under eye circles is by using a tea bag. The caffeine and antioxidants present in tea help in constricting the blood vessels and stimulate the blood flow under puffy eyes.

How to use it?

  • Take any tea bag and soak it in cold water for at least 5 minutes
  • Take out the soaked tea bag, squeeze it and place it on your eyes
  • After 10 to 15 minutes, wash off your face with cold water

2.9 Chilled potato

How does it help?

Potato, another good natural bleaching agent, can also treat the dark circles miraculously because of the presence of starch and vitamin C in it [6].

How to use it?

  • Cut a chilled potato into thin slices and put two of these slices over your eyes
  • Remove the potato slices after 10 to 15 minutes
  • Wash your face with cold water

2.10 Ice cubes (cold compress)

How do they help?

Ice cubes help in constricting the dilated blood vessels and stimulating the blood flow under the eyes. Also, ice cubes keep the skin hydrated and provide rapid relief in case of any itchiness.

How to use them?

  • Massage an ice cube on your entire face including your under eye until the ice melts
  • If you are sensitive to cold, wrap an ice cube in a cotton handkerchief and then proceed to massage

These home remedies for dark circles are natural and easy to use. Include them in your daily routine to eliminate the unwanted blemishes around your eyes.

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