Home remedies for dark under eye circles
Dark under eye circles can make an otherwise beautiful person look tired, weak and even malnourished. Those small dark circles really have a way of weighing down our faces and that - sadly - effects they way the we look to the world.
The good news is that there are a lot of ways to remedy dark under eye circles. Depending on the cause of your dark circles, some of the following home remedies may work for you.
Cucumber juice for dark under eye circles
Grate a cucumber and squeeze the fresh juice from the gratings. Then dip two cotton balls in the and hold the cotton balls on your eyes for ten or so minutes. This is a relaxing treatment that will help to lighten the skin under the eyes. If the all that grating and squeezing sounds like too much work, you can try placing cucumber slices over your eyes for the same amount of time. Out of cucumbers? Potatoes work almost as well.
An exotic treatment for dark under eye circles
Love Indian food? Try using these basic Indian staples to remove your dark circles. Mix small amounts of lemon juice, tomato puree, flower (orange lentil flour, if you can find it) and turmeric into a thick paste. Apply the paste to your dark circles and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Once you rinse it off, apply a cold compress to the eyes for five or so minutes.
Tea bags for dark under eye circles
Chill two used tea bags in the refrigerator until they are cold. While lying down, lay the tea bags over your eyes and rest for fifteen minutes.
Vitamin E for dark under eye circles
Vitamin E is very good for your skin, both when consumed and when applied topically. This remedy doesn't work for everyone, but it's so easy that it's certainly worth a shot. Take a Vitamin E capsule and carefully pierce it with a pin or needle. Dab a bit of the oil on your fingertip and pat it into the skin under your eyes. This remedy can help reduce dark eye circles and puffiness as well.
When you're done, swallow the rest of the capsule with a glass of water.
A cold compress for dark under eye circles
Because the darkness in dark under eye circles is blood, applying cold to the circles can lessen the appearance of the darkness by helping to increase blood flow.
From the inside out
Because nutrition plays a role in how we look, make sure you drink plenty of water every day (strive for 8-10 glasses a day) and eat a balanced diet. It's a good idea to take a multivitamin too, as some dark circles are the result of a vitamin deficiencies.
Dark circle creams and serums
While not a home remedy per say, dark circle creams and serums belong on this list because of their effectiveness at eliminating dark circles. If dark circles are a problem for you, you should know that there are a number of excellent product on the market today. Our favorite dark circles cream is less expensive than others, but works just as well (if not better) than the more expensive products.