Those big black patches around the eyes look beautiful on a Koala bear and a panda, but not on you. While nobody wishes to have dark circles, we can’t get rid of them once they set in. Stubborn as they are, they start burning a hole in your pocket every time you pay a visit to the beautician in desperate attempts to make the awful dark circles disappear. However, did you know that a handful of ingredients from your kitchen could be more effective in treating dark circles than all those expensive parlor treatments put together?
Here are a few home remedies to treat dark circles.
This is a wonder vegetable when it comes to skincare. Cucumber has skin lightening properties, which makes it the best choice for treating tan, dark circles, redness, and sunburn too. And there is more than one way in which you can use it to treat your dark circles.
You can apply slices of cucumber pieces on your eyes while you relax. Or, cut the cucumber into thick slices, place them in a ziplock bag, and refrigerate for a few hours. Place these frozen slices on your eyes. Alternatively, you can also make a paste out of grated cucumber and lemon juice and massage your eyes with the mix.
Coconut oil is the wonder drug for all your problems. Capable of naturally healing your body, the anti-inflammatory properties in coconut oil will lighten your skin. Take a few drops of coconut oil on your fingers and massage it around your eyes gently. Do it before you hit the bed and let it work wonders overnight. Wash it off in the morning with a mild soap.
Just as the regular consumption of green tea would benefit your body, the used packs of these tea bags benefit your eyes. Freeze used packets of green tea, apply them over your eyes and leave it on for a few minutes.
Do this regularly, and you will see the dark circles disappear. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, which soothe the capillaries of your eyes and reduce the dark circles. You can use this every day and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
Potatoes are not just a delicious food option, and they’re great for your skin too. However, if your skin is too sensitive and you get itchy, this is one remedy you shouldn’t try. Otherwise, you can count on a few slices of potatoes to fix all your skin problems. Rich in Vitamin C, potatoes can help you have a glowing skin.
All you have to do is, make a juice of a few potato slices, soak up a cotton swab in it and leave it on your eyes. Wash it off with lukewarm water after 15-20 minutes. Do this regularly, and you will see the dark circles fade away in no time.
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which greatly benefits your skin, heart, and eyes. When you apply a paste of tomato or the juice, it increases the lycopene in the skin below the eyes, makes them supple, and eventually reduces the dark circles.
You can also make a delicious drink of tomato, mint leaves, and lemon and drink it every day. This refreshing beverage not just reduces the dark circles under your eyes, but also gives a natural glow to your skin.
This is the easiest, yet the most effective way to treat dark circles. In most cases, dark circles are a result of sleep deprivation and stress. So, make sure you get ample sleep. Preferably sleep on your back and rest for at least eight hours. Make sure to cut down on your screen time. There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to cure dark circles.
These are just some of the effective home remedies for treating dark circles. However, for them to be effective and to make sure you do not intensify your dark circles, you need to get ample rest. Not to forget, focus on eating healthy food that is rich in vitamins to help your body heal from within. Also, keep your body hydrated as dehydration could cause your body to look pale and develop dark circles too. In short, embrace a healthy lifestyle!