Home Remedies for Dark Circles under the eyes

Are dark circles under the eyes making your face look tired and dull? If the new promising under eye cream or gel is not helping your case, stop fretting. It is a natural phenomenon caused by aging, sun exposure, tiredness, lack of hydration and lack of sleep. Do not worry yourself over it and DO NOT scrub the area under the eyes since the skin there is very sensitive. There are many home remedies for dark circles under the eyes which will help lighten the circles and also give your face a fresh boost of confidence. Try them to bring out the sparkle in your eyes.

Dark Circles

Vitamin E oil 

You can eat vitamin E rich food. But vitamin E oil in its concentrated form is the best way to get the vitamin. What’s more, the oil comes in a pill and is edible, so it is really safe. Buy a strip of Vitamin E tablets from your chemist (try Evion). Pop open a capsule with a scissor. It has vitamin E oil in it. Mix it with some EV olive oil or coconut oil. Apply it under your eyes and around it before going to bed. Follow this nightly ritual for a month. After that, you can do it on alternate days.

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Mint eye pack 

Everything about mint spells freshness. So it is but natural that mint will refresh your tired eyes. Make a paste with a few mint leaves and apply it under the eyes. Leave it for ten minutes and wash it off. Do this twice a week for best results.

Mint eye pack

Cucumber slice

This is a well-known remedy to cure tired eyes, bags under the eyes and under eye circles. Slice a fresh cucumber and place the slices on your eyes and get some zizzes. The nap refreshes you and the cucumber will refresh your eyes. You can even try applying some cucumber juice with a cotton ball and leave it on for half hour.

Cucumber slice

Potato mask

Potato is known to lighten the skin. Grate a slice of potato and place it under your eyes for twenty minutes. It reduces puffiness and in the long run reduces dark circles.

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Green tea bag

Green tea is packed with anti-oxidants and is great for health. But do not discard the green tea bag after your cuppa, yet. Place a used tea bag on your tired eyes to rev them up. Prolonged use is known to remove dark circles.

Avocado and olive oil

Avocado is rich in healthy fats and vitamins. Mash a small piece of avocado and add a few drops of olive oil. Apply this paste as an under eye cream for about half an hour before bath and wash it off with warm water during the bath.

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Instant gratification

If you woke up with puffy and dark eyes and need a quick fix, then find an ice pack or wrap a few ice cubes in a towel. Keep this on the eyes for ten minutes. This constricts blood vessels around the eyes which are the cause for dark circles. It also helps get rid of any puffiness by hydrating the under eye area.

These remedies are made with natural ingredients, with zero side effects and are very inexpensive compared to the snazzy jars that promise under eye correction. Given that they are natural remedies, use them over a month or two to see the under eye circles fade away. Also remember to keep your body well hydrated and include healthy foods in your diet.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.