Are you one of those individuals who has been tormented by dark circles under the eyes? If yes, you are not the only one who suffers from this agony. There are specific home remedies which can help in curing the dark circles. And the best part: They are as easy to use as they are effective.
1. Rosewater – Rosewater is known for rejuvenating the skin but do you know it is instrumental in reducing dark circles. Not only this, it has a soothing effect on the eyes. As rose water possesses mild astringent properties, it works as a skin toner. It also contains anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents which are great to help sooth your eyes.
- Apply rose water on the dark circles by using cotton pads.
- Soak a cotton pad in rose water and place them on closed eyelids.
- Repeat the process for at least three weeks for better results.
2. Cucumber – While thinking about cucumber, one gets reminded of the Bollywood movies in which heroines have cucumber slices kept on the eyes while relaxing. Well, cucumber is indeed refreshing as well as soothing. It is completely capable of fixing those raccoon eyes. Cucumber helps in extracting toxins and keeps the area around the eyes cooler.
- Cut thick cucumber slices and keep them on both the eyes for half an hour.
- You can also grate the cucumber and apply at the bottom of the eyes for procuring better results.
3. Tomatoes – Tomato possesses powerful bleaching properties which can be extremely useful in lightening the skin effectively. It also contains lycopene, a phytochemical which is beneficial for the skin and also protects it from damage.
- Apply the tomato juice over the dark circles and relax for 10 minutes.
- Rinse it with cold water after some time.
- Follow this remedy two to three times a week to see better results.
4. Raw Potatoes – Raw potatoes contain antioxidants and possess natural bleaching properties. It has nutrients which benefit the skin and also nurtures the ultra-thin skin around the eyes. It also reduces the inflammation and swelling of blood vessels.
- Grate a potato or cut an extra thin slice.
- Place the slice on eyes for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse your face with cold water.
- Repeat the process every day to get rid of dark circles.
5. Almond Oil – Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E which is beneficial for the skin. Almond oil can be used as an emollient as it possesses properties which can make the skin soft. Besides Vitamin E, it also contains Vitamin K which ease the irritating skin under the eyes.
- Take a little amount of almond oil and gently massage it over the dark circles.
- Leave it overnight for better results.
6. Saffron – Saffron is well-known for enhancing skin colour since ancient times. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances present in saffron are the reasons behind the skin lightening.
- Take a spoon full of milk and dissolve saffron strands into it.
- Now, massage a few drops of this mixture around the eyes and relax.
- You can wash it the next morning.
- Continue the process every day for better results.
7. Aloe Vera Gel – Aloe Vera, which has numerous benefits, has nourishment pigments. It is known for making the skin healthier and brings a glow to the face. The gel present in Alo vera consists of anti-oxidants and also contains Vitamin E which can help in removing the puffiness around the eyes.
- Apply aloe vera gel under the eyes over the dark circles and massage for a minute.
- Leave it overnight and wash with cold water in the morning.
8. Cold tea bags – Green tea contains tannins which have astringent properties that help in reducing the dark circles. Dark circles are caused because the blood vessels get dilated. Green Tea constricts the blood vessels and thus reduces the dark circles.
- Take two tea bags and dip them in cold water.
- You can also refrigerate the water for some time.
- Keep both the tea bags over your eyes for a while(10 to 15 minutes) and then wash your face with cold water.
9. Cold milk – Milk contains lactic acid, which is beneficial for the skin. It improves the smoothness and firmness of the skin and also reduces lines and wrinkles.
- Take cold milk in a bowl and a cotton pad.
- Rub it over your dark circles and keep it on for 15 minutes.
- Wash with regular water after a few minutes.
10. Orange juice – Orange contains Vitamin C and also citric acid, and mixing with glycerin and applying the mixture on your eyes can reduce dark circles and gives your eyes a natural glow.
- Use an orange to obtain freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Apply it on the affected area for at least 30 minutes
- Wash it slowly and clean with the cotton pad at the end
- Repeat every day for better results.
11. Mint leaves – Mint leaves have methanol present within them which reduce water under the skin and also soothes the tired skin. Just like Orange, Mint is also rich in Vitamin C and can lessen the dark effect caused by the dark circles.
- Crush a few mint leaves and apply them on the affected area. Keep for a few minutes and then rinse it with cold water.
12. Buttermilk paste – Buttermilk and turmeric when mixed act as a miraculous remedy for puffy eyes and also dark circles.
- Apply this miraculous fix thrice a week for better results.
13. Liquorice Extract – Liquorice contains glabridin, which reduces pigmentation and also ensures optimal blood flow under the eyes. It also protects skin from UV damage and reduces pigmentation.
- What to do – Take a vitamin K capsule and 3-4 drops of liquorice extract
- Mix them well and make a paste.
- Little water could be added if it appears thick.
- Apply on the dark circles for 10 minutes.
- Wash with regular water later.
- Use it thrice a week to remove dark circles.
14. Turmeric – Turmeric has a powerful compound named curcumin which enhances the glow of the skin. It effectively reduces the melanin production and resolves hyper-pigmentation. It eliminates the dark and dead skin. When mixed with almond oil, it hydrates the skin.
- Take half spoon turmeric; pour a few drops of almond oil ( if your skin is dry).
- Massage the area under the eye with this mixture.
- Wash after 15 minutes with normal water.
- Repeat the process thrice a week to eliminate dark circles.
15. Coconut oil – Coconut oil promotes skin health and also moisturises it. It also helps in reducing dark circles. Make sure to use the virgin coconut oil, it is known as virgin because it has not gone through the refining process.
- Apply the oil in clock-wise and anti-clockwise motion under the eyes.
- Leave it on overnight and wash the face in the morning.
16. Argan Oil – Argan oil gets easily absorbed in the skin because it is light-weight. Due to rich Vitamin E content, it can restore the natural glow of the skin. It is beneficial in reducing lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
- Apply the oil under the eyes. You can lightly massage the oil under the eyes.
- Keep it overnight for better results.
17. Whole milk with rose water – For people whose skin is oily in texture, it becomes difficult to keep the milk overnight as it appears sticky on the face. To avoid such a situation and also have a soothing effect, one can mix rose water in the milk and wash it after some time.
18. Massage – To reduce the puffiness under the eyes and to avoid dark circles, it is vital to keep a check on sleeping habits. If dark circles have already appeared, then one can repeatedly massage under the eyes to balance the circulation of blood.
19. Herbal Tea – Herbal tea has proven to lighten the eye area dramatically. Because of the presence of various herbs which are capable of rejuvenating the skin, one can use the herbal tea bags to reduce dark circles.
20. Eye Pack – Eye-pack is extremely useful in reducing dark circles. To make an eye-pack one needs a few drops of lemon juice, coconut, 2 tbsp cucumber, and fresh cream.
- Mix all the ingredients and massage it over the dark circles.
- Leave it for at least 20 minutes before washing off.
- Apply the eye-pack once a week to get rid of dark circles.
21. Orange peel extract – Not only orange but its peel too possess properties to reduce the dark circles. One can dry the peels of orange and later make a fine powder.
- Mix the orange peel powder with rose water and leave it on for 25-30 minutes
- Apply every day for better results.
22. Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar can replenish your skin under the eyes and fade your dark circles just in few weeks.
- Pour few drops of ACV over a cotton pad and gradually massage it under the eyes over dark circles.
- Apply the vinegar daily to eliminate the dark circles.
23. Castor Oil – Castor oil rejuvenates the skin and also remove the dried skin cells.
- Apply castor oil under the eyes and leave it overnight to procure better results.
24. Grapeseed Oil – Grapeseed oil is an essential oil which can do wonders in getting rid of dark circles. It contains flavonoids which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- One can gently apply few drops on the affected area daily to get permanently rid of dark circles.
25. Baking Soda – Baking soda possesses anti-inflammatory and skin lightening properties which can be beneficial in removing dark circles permanently.
- Take a spoonful of baking soda and mix it in luke-warm water.
- Dip a cotton pad and massage gently under the eye. Keep it on for 10-15 minutes
- Repeat a week thrice for better results.
26. Jojoba Oil – Jojoba oil nourishes the dead skin and also hydrates it. It improves the health of the skin by repairing it by layers.
- Pat the oil over the dark circles or gradually give a massage.
- Leave it overnight for better results.
27. Petroleum Jelly – Petroleum Jelly can lock the moisture under the skin, which is an excellent trait. It helps in reducing dark circles by nourishing the dead cells of the skin.
- Apply petroleum jelly over the dark circle and leave it overnight.
28. Yoga – Yoga can help in staying beautiful and reducing dark circles and pimples.
- Rub your hands and generate heat in palms and then keep them over the eyes. Maintain the posture and breathe.
- Practice Yoga daily to improve blood circulation in the body and get rid of dark circles completely.
29. Ice – Dark circles appear when the blood circulation under the eye is low. Applying ice cubes will reduce the swelling and the blood vessels will contract which will help in lessen the appearance of puffiness around the eyes.
- One can rub ice cubes over dark circles every day to get rid of them.
- You can also use a washcloth dipped in cold water apply it for 15-20 minutes every day.
30. Olive Oil – olive oil contains healthy fatty acids which are beneficial in reducing dark circles by hydrating and nourishing the skin.
- Massage oil in a circular motion for a minute or two. Leave the oil overnight.
Have you tried all these remedies? If not, then try them now and share your experience with us in comments.