Dark circle home remedy and natural treatments

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dark circle home remedy, Natural cures for dark circles under eyes

 A dark circle is a dark discoloration of the skin under the eyes. This condition is also known as dark shadows or dark rings. There are many causes for this condition, but the most common causes for dark circles under the eyes are:

  • An unhealthy diet.
  • Lack of sleep.
  • Mental or physical stress.
  • Working for long hours in front of a computer.
  • Prolonged crying.
  • Dry skin.
  • Aging and heredity.

Men and women of all ages can get dark circles under their eyes. This is not a serious skin problem, but it will make you look older, unhealthy, and exhausted. You should take adequate sleep and rest. You should limit sun exposure.

Also, you should drink a lot of water throughout the day because this will help you to rid of water retention, which can be a reason for this condition.

There are many dark circle home remedies that you should use as natural treatments for the dark circles under your eyes. They will help you to rid of this condition.

10 Dark Circle Home Remedy

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is rich in Vitamin C, which will help you to remove the dark circles under your eyes because it has skin–lightening properties [1].

You should use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes. You should let this dark circle home remedy stay on your eyes for ten minutes, and then you should rinse this remedy off. You should do this natural treatment once per day for a period of a few weeks.

Also, you can make another home remedy from lemon juice. You should make a thick paste by mixing turmeric powder, a pinch of gram flour (besan), two tablespoons of tomato puree, and one tablespoon of lemon juice. You should apply this dark circle home remedy paste around your eyes. You should let it stay there for a period of ten to fifteen minutes. Then, you should rinse it off with clean water.

You should repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times per week. If you notice that this natural cure gives you a burning sensation, you should stop using it.

Cold compress

This natural cure can help reduce the eye puffiness and dark circles under your eyes and constrict the blood vessels under your eyes [2].

You should soak a washcloth in cold milk or cold water. You should put the washcloth over your closed eyelids for a period of several minutes. Also, you can wrap a few ice cubes in a soft napkin, place the napkin under your eyes, and let it stay there for a few minutes.

Also, you can use a cold spoon, a chilled teabag, or frozen peas. You should follow some of the mentioned dark circle home remedies a few times per day.

Tomato

This is also a great natural cure for dark circles because it possesses bleaching properties that can lighten your skin to a great extent [3].

You should mix ½ teaspoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of tomato juice. You should apply this dark circle home remedy mixture on the dark circles in a gentle way. You should let stay there for a period of ten minutes. You should rinse this natural treatment with water. You should do this natural treatment two times per day for a period of a few weeks.

Also, if you use just tomato juice, then this will work great for you. You can make another natural treatment. Mix salt, lemon juice, and some mint leaves. Drink this natural cure.

If you want the best results, you must drink this natural dark circle home remedy immediately after making it. You should drink once or twice per day for a period of one week.

Rose water

This is one of the best natural cures which you can use for your skin. It has a soothing effect on tired eyes and rejuvenates your skin [4].

It is also a good skin toner because it has mild astringent properties. You should soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes. Then, you should put these soaked eye pads on your closed eyelids. You should let them stay there for a period of fifteen minutes. You should do this natural dark circle home remedy treatment two times per day for a period of a few weeks.

Turmeric

This natural cure has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which can help you to minimize dark circles [5].

Also, it will make the skin around your eyes softer and smoother.

You should mix two teaspoons of turmeric powder and two teaspoons of pineapple juice to make a thick paste of it. You should apply this dark circle home remedy paste on the affected areas. Let it stay there for ten minutes, and then you should wipe it away with a soft and damp cloth. You should do this natural treatment once daily until you get the desired results.

Raw potato

This is one of the best natural remedies for dark circles under the eyes because it possesses natural bleaching properties that can help you lighten the dark circles and to help you rid of the puffiness around your eyes [6].

You should grate one or two raw potatoes to extract their juice from them. Then, you should soak a cotton ball in the juice. Place the cotton ball on your closed eyes. You should be sure that this natural cure is covering the dark circles under your eyes and your eyes as well. You should let this dark circle home remedy stay on your eyelids for a period of ten to fifteen minutes. Then, you should rinse your eyelids with cool water. You should repeat this dark circle home remedy treatment once or twice per day for a period of a few weeks.

If you do not want to use potato juice, then you should use thick potato slices to remove the dark circles under your eyes.

Cucumber

This natural cure has mild astringent and skin–lightening properties, which can help you to rid of the dark circles under your eyes in a natural way [7]. 

Also, it has soothing and refreshing effects on your skin. You should cut one cucumber into thick slices. You should chill these slices in a refrigerator for a period of 30 minutes. You should put these slices on the affected areas for a period of ten minutes. You should wash this area with water. You should repeat this natural treatment two times per day for a period of one week or more.

Also, you can make another natural cure by mixing lemon juice and cucumber juice which should be in equal amounts. You should use a cotton ball to apply this mixture to the dark circles. You should let it stay there for a period of fifteen minutes. After this period has passed, then you should wash this dark circle home remedy with water. You should do this natural treatment once per day for a period of at least one week.

Puffy eyes, dark circle home remedy

Almond oil

One of the best home remedies for the riding of dark circles under your eyes is almond oil. Using this natural treatment on a regular basis will help you fade the dark circles under your eyes [8].

Also, you can use Vitamin E in addition to this natural cure if you want to eliminate the dark circles under your eyes. You should apply a small amount of almond oil over your dark circles before you go to bed. You should gently massage your skin. You should let it stay there through all night. You should wash this remedy in the morning using cold water. You should repeat this natural dark circle home remedy treatment once per day until you have noticed that the dark circles under your eyes have disappeared.

Tea bags

Tea has antioxidants and caffeine, which can help you to rid of the dark circles under your eyes. These properties will also help you to rid of the puffiness under your eyes by reducing fluid retention and shrinking the blood vessels.

Also, it has tannins that will help you to decrease discoloration and swelling. You should chill two used black or green tea bags in the refrigerator for a period of 30 minutes. You should put one tea bag on one eye and the other tea bag on the other eye. Let it stay there for a period of ten to fifteen minutes. You should remove the tea bags, and then you should wash your face. You should repeat this natural dark circle home remedy treatment once or twice per day for a period of a few weeks. When you are doing this natural treatment, then you should be careful not to get the tea in your eyes.

Coconut oil

One of the best natural treatments you can make if you suffer from dark circles under your eyes is to massage your eyes with coconut oil because this will lighten the dark circles. It has moisturizing properties, which can help you have smooth skin and prevent fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes [9].

You should put some amount of extra virgin coconut oil under your eyes, and then you should massage these areas with it. You should let this natural cure stay on your face for a period of a few hours, and then you should wash it from your face. You should repeat this treatment two to three times per day for a period of a few months or until you get satisfied with the results of it.

References

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[2] Shepherd JT, Rusch NJ, Vanhoutte PM. Effect of cold on the blood vessel wall. General Pharmacology. 1983;14(1):61-4.

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[9] Shirwaikar A. Coconut oil – A review of potential applications. Hygeia: Journal for Drugs and Medicines. 2015;2:34-41.

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