Say Goodbye to Dark Circles with Natural Home Remedies

Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows. Dark circles are not a serious skin problem, but they make people look tired, exhausted, unhealthy and older. A lot of people these days have dark circles under their eyes. Dark circles can develop at an early age, although it is more common among older people. People feel they don’t look their best when they have bags under their eyes. There are people who do not prefer to look into the mirror after waking up in the morning, because they don’t want to face those dark circles. If you too are one of those individuals, who are tormented by dark circles, then you just don’t need to worry because there are several Home Remedies to get rid of Dark circles as soon as possible.
Some of the main causes behind the formation of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles. It is often a hereditary condition. Also, dark circles tend to worsen with age as the skin thins and loses subcutaneous fat, which in turn exposes the blood vessels lying beneath the skin. But many other factors can be at fault, such as excessive smoking, inadequate sleep, improper diet, excessive drinking,pollution and allergies. Hormonal imbalances during menstruation, pregnancy or menopause can also contribute to dark circles.
There are many cosmetic products designed to minimize the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. But, most of these products are expensive and contain chemicals that can be harmful to the delicate skin. So, why not try home remedies?
Many natural remedies can effectively treat this problem. And the best of those is what we are going to talk about .. Let’s have a look!
Have you ever seen actresses and models relaxing at salon with cucumber slices on their eyes? Well, there is a reason behind it. Cucumbers have skin lightening, cooling and astringent properties, which are often used to treat dark circles and help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. They will lighten the colour of your skin, increase the blood flow and reduce puffiness. All you have to do is,
Cut a cucumber into thin slices and chill them in a refrigerator. Put those slices on the dark circles for around 10 minutes and wash your eyes thoroughly with cold water. Repeat this process for at least a week, twice a day and see the results.
Another way to treat dark circles is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal quantities, then apply it on the skin near the eyes using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Do this twice a day for 8 to 10 days.
Raw Potato
Potatoes have important natural bleaching properties that can help lighten dark circles and reduce excess puffiness around your eyes. All you have to do is,
Cut a potato into thin slices and chill them in a refrigerator, they way you did with cucumber. Put those slices on the dark circles for around 10 minutes and wash your eyes with cold water. Repeat this process for at least a week, twice a day and see the results.
Another way to treat dark circles is grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice a day for few weeks.
Orange juice
Orange Juice is a rich source of vitamin C that can help lighten dark circles, because it is a nutrient that is known to conceal dark coloration. All you need to do is,
Take 1 teaspoon of orange juice and mix it with few drops of glycerin. Apply this mixture on the dark circles and let it stay for 10 minutes. Wash your eyes with cold water. Do this every morning for a 3 weeks for the good results.
Mint Leaves
Mint leaves are rich in vitamin C, which has the efficiency to treat dark circles and improve skin health. It also has the cooling effect, which can immediately soothe tired eyes, which in turn helps reduce dark circles. All you have to is,
Grind handful of fresh mint leaves into a paste and the juice from half lemon to it. Apply the mixture on the dark circles and leave it on for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with water. Do this once daily until you get positive results.
Another way to play with it is crush the mint leaves and mix them with a few drops of water till you get a smooth paste. Apply this paste under your eyes and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Now you can wash your eyes with cold water. Continue doing for something, before going to bed.
 Additional Tips
  • Take proper sleep and rest
  • Avoid sitting too much in front of computer or cell phones
  • Do yoga
  • Keep washing your eyes in every 2hours.
  • Do not rub your eyes too much or too often as it causes the blood vessels to dilate, thus making the under eye circles appear darker.
  • Make sure you remove your make-up before going to sleep or else it may irritate your eyes.
  • Limit sun exposure.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to get rid of water retention that could be causing the problem.
  • To avoid eye bags caused by pooling of fluids in your lower eyelids, elevate your head by adding two or more pillows under your head before going to sleep.
  • Pay attention to your diet and eat foods rich in vitamins A, C and E.
  • Stop smoking and restrict alcohol and caffeine consumption; smoking damages skin cells, and alcohol and caffeine contribute to dehydration which in turn weakens the delicate skin around the eyes.

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