11 Best Natural Home Remedies for Dark Circles

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Best Natural Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Discoloration under the eye is dark circles. Both men and women may suffer from dark circles at any age. Dark circles are not a skin problem but looks that person is tired, restless and exhausted. There are many cosmetics designed to minimized the dark circles but they are quiet expensive as well as contain chemicals which are reactive to your skin too. You can get rid of these dark circles through natural remedies mentioned below.

Natural Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Causes Of Dark Circles 

  • Heredity
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Working for long hours
  • Mental or physical stress
  • Crying
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Excessive smoking
  • Allergies
  • Aging
  • Dry skin

Home remedies for Dark circles

1 Almond oil

  • Take few drops of the almond oil and gently massage under the eye.
  • Leave for the whole night.
  • Wash it with cold water next morning.
  • Repeat the process daily.

2 Cucumber

  • Cucumber have mild astringent properties.
  • Cut the thick cucumber slice and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Put those slice on the eye for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water and repeat the process twice in a day .

3 Raw Potato

  • Potatoes contains natural bleaching agent.
  • Extract the juice from chilled potatoes.
  • Take cotton balls and dipped in the juice.
  • Put those balls on the eye which covers whole of the dark circles.
  • Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off with cold water.
  • Repeat the process twice times in a day till dark circles gone.

4 Tomato

  • Tomatoes has mild bleaching properties.
  • Mix 1 tsp of tomato juice with half tsp of lemon juice .
  • Apply on the dark circles with cotton balls and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash it with cold water.Repeat the process twice times in a day.

5 Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice have skin lightening property.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice ,tomato puree and slight turmeric powder with gram flour(besan).
  • Apply this paste around the eye and leave for 15 minutes.
  • Wash it with cold water.
  • Repeat the process three times daily.

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  • Apply the lemon juice around the eye with cotton balls and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Repeat the process twice times daily.

6 Fenugreek seeds

  • Fenugreek seeds contain potassium, protein and vitamin C which lighten dark circles .
  • Soak 2 tsp of fenugreek seeds in water for 3-4 hours.
  • Grind it to make a paste .
  • Mix one-half of turmeric powder and 1 tsp of milk in the paste.
  • Apply this paste around the eye and leave for 15 minutes .
  • Wash off with cold water .
  • Repeat the process once in a day.

7 Milk

  • Milk contain lactic acid which is useful in smoothing and reduces the dark circles.
  • Soak cotton balls in cold milk and spread around the eye for 10-15 minutes.
  • wash off with water.

8 Rose water

  • Rose water contain mild astringent property.
  • Soak cotton eye pads in rose water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Put on the eye so that it covers dark circles.
  • Leave for 15-20 minutes.
  • Wash with cold water.
  • Repeat the process twice times daily .

9 Mint leaves

  • Crushed fresh mint leaves ¬†and apply around the eye .
  • Leave for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water.
  • Repeat the process daily.

10 Glycerin

  • Mix 2 tsp of glycerin with orange juice .
  • Apply this solution around the eye and leave for the 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.

11 Turmeric

  • Turmeric has antioxidant property.
  • Mix 2 tsp of turmeric powder with pineapple juice to make a thick paste.
  • Apply this paste around the eye and leave for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  • Repeat this remedy once in a day.

Cosmetics are not the ultimate therapy to get rid off dark circles but the best way you can use is home remedies without any cost.

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Puja Gupta is a dietitian, Diabetic Educator. She has work experience of 5 years.She has worked on several research project with different companies Novo- Nordisk, Workthard ,BI, ELI Lilly as research co-ordinator. Education Diabetic Educator from Indore(MP),Masters in Foods and Nutrition

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