8 Surprising Natural ways to get rid of Dark Circles


Eyes are one of the most delicate parts of your body and require extra care to keep them looking fresh and healthy always. Pale skinned people are more prone to dark circles as their skin is thinner and shows more noticeable shadows.

Dark circles could be a result of various reasons. Some factors like lack of sleep, stress, age, genetics, prolonged crying, exposure to sunlight, unwholesome diet or rubbing of eyes might be one of the reasons why you feel your dark circles are getting darker every day.

Natural remedies to get rid of dark circles

Here are 8 natural ways to get rid of dark circles:

1. Cucumbers

You’ve probably seen beauty experts putting cucumber slices on their eyes as a part of their daily beauty routine. Ever wondered why it works?

Cucumbers come with antioxidants and flavonoids that ease redness, swelling, fatigue, and irritation. Keep sliced cucumber in the fridge for 30 minutes. Place a slice on each eye and relax for half an hour. You’ll feel fresh instantly.

2. Potato

The bleaching agents, Vitamins A & C, starch and other enzymes in raw potatoes are responsible for moisturizing the eye area and relieving dark or black discolorations.

The coldness of potato may also decrease swelling and inflammation of blood vessels under the eyes and diminish that tired appearance.

Grate one potato and squeeze or grind it to get the juice out. Dip a cotton ball or cheesecloth in this juice and place on dark circles. Repeat this twice daily for a few weeks to reap the benefits.

3. Green or Black tea

Tea bags are one of the most effective home remedies to help you get rid of unsightly dark circles. Caffeine in tea constricts tiny blood vessels in the skin around the eyes. Tannins reduce swelling and discoloration.

Take a pair of used tea bags (green or black tea) and let them cool in the refrigerator for half an hour. Gently place them on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Repeat this twice or thrice a week for amazing results. Caffeine is found the most in coffee, so used coffee grounds can also be applied.

4. Egg white

Egg white tightens skin on your face and around your eyes. It boosts circulation and decreases inflammation. Beat an egg white and apply it under the eyes. As it dries, it will tighten and tone the skin. Wait for 10-15 minutes before gently rinsing.

5. Aloe vera gel

Aloe vera gel is used in a large number of cosmetic creams, shampoos, and masks. It is a natural source of antioxidants and many essential amino acids. It also has antibacterial, anti-fungal properties that can help in soothing tired eyes by moisturizing the skin and providing relief. It also is known to prevent wrinkles as well. Apply pure aloe vera gel on your dark circles and face and feel the glow.

6. Lemon juice

Lemon contains natural bleaching properties along with vitamin C and other minerals. It not only lightens dark circles but also has amazing antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Dip cotton balls in lemon juice and leave them on your eyes for 10 minutes before you rinse. You can also prepare a face pack by adding 2 tbsp of tomato puree, a little gram flour and turmeric powder to 1 tsp of lemon juice.

7. Yoga/Meditation

If stress, depression, and anxiety are the cause of your dark circles then you need to bear in mind that it will not be cured with treatments, unless your mind and soul are at peace.

Take out some time from your busy lifestyle every day and relax your mind and body with some meditation and yoga. Practicing yoga every day will not only reduce your dark circles but it will also balance the body clock along with calming your mind, body and soul.

8. Good sleep

If you have a messed up sleeping routine then this the number one cause for your dark circles. A good night’s sleep can fix almost everything, especially if the problem is dark circles.

Adjust your sleep routine and make 6-7 hours of sleep daily a priority because fatigue is a big contributor to dark circle formation.

About the Author:

Lisa Brown has been helping her readers in successful business and entrepreneurial strategies for the past 3 years. She currently works with uae.ekuep.com, which is the answer to UAE’s growing restaurant industry. Ekuep is the brand that restaurants, bakeries, cafes, juice bars, and more turn to when they want to stock their kitchens with only the best restaurant equipment.

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