If you’re prone to annoying, tired-looking bags under your eyes, you know how
tricky it can be to find relief. Regardless of whether they are a result of sleeplessness, a hangover or simply a hereditary problem, dark circles are so common that the beauty industry offers dozens of expensive to clear them. As an alternative, your pantry offers a viable dark circles treatment for pennies on the Dollar.
Let’s have a look at 5 effortless home remedies for dark circles that can play wonders on your skin:
Beauty specialist swears by the extraordinary effects of cucumber for the eye. The slices of Cold cucumbers placed on the eyes helps in reducing the swelling and dark circles. Ever wondered if it actually works? Most people do.
There are several scientific reasons behind the use of cucumbers as a way of tackling dark circles. Scientists have isolated a number of antioxidants present in cucumbers, including vitexin, cucurbitacins, orientin, and isoscoparin, along with vitamins k and C.
In order to use them, you would need to peel the cucumber into slices and put it in
the refrigerator to chill. After which you can directly apply those slices on your face
for about 10-15 minutes while you sit back and relax, preceding to washing your
face with cold water.
You will instantly see the change under your eyes as they began to lighten over time with reduced puffiness. Now, who wouldn’t try that, after all, it’s just CUCUMBER!
We all have seen its fluorescent yellow color and have tasted its pungent flavor, but this kitchen spice also has powerful beauty benefits like reducing dark circles.
In order to make the paste, all you need to do is add two cups of lukewarm
buttermilk and a teaspoon of turmeric powder, mix them well and apply directly on
to your face. Let the paste dry and then wash it with lukewarm salted water. The
daily use of this paste has proven to resolve both dark circles and puffiness around
Although this may surprise many of you, tomatoes are an exceptional way to deal with dark circles. Tomatoes are high in lycopene- a phytochemical, which is an excellent agent for your cardiovascular health, eyes, and skin. It helps in creating a softer, more supple skin, also decrease the appearance of dark under eye circles.
To gain the medical benefits of the lycopene found in tomatoes, mix a teaspoon of
tomato juice and another of lemon juice, apply this mixture with a ball of cotton.
After allowing the mixture to dry on your skin wash it off with water. Continuing this practice twice daily for a total of up to 30 days offers maximum benefits. What are
you waiting for, head to your kitchen now!
Cold Tea Bags
Another effective remedy is the use of cold tea bags. They are an au-naturel, affordable option that you can try at the comfort of your home. Just place them on the eyes to have a cooling effect. The most common reason as to why this works is that caffeine in the form of tea has long been used by many generations as a way of reducing puffiness around
your eyes and also causing a calming effect on the skin. In order to go ahead with
this process, you would first need to soak two bags of either chamomile or green
tea in water and then refrigerate it for some time. Next, put those soaked bags on your eyes and leave them for about 10 mins. Doing this will leave you with fresh rejuvenated eyes whilst also reducing the puffiness in them.
Although this may sound unusual women from Spain have been known to use potatoes as a way to deal with dark circles, which can be applied in two different ways. The first method of application is covering freshly grated potatoes in a muslin cloth and then placing that under your eyes for a total of 10 mins, after which all that is left to do is cleaning the area with cold water and then patting it dry. Doing so has proven to be greatly beneficial especially with women with dusky skin.
The second method of application is through using the juice of the potato. In order
to use this method, you would first need to grate a potato in order to extract the juice from the potato and then refrigerating it for a while. After that, all you need to do is soak a cotton pad in the juice and then leave that on your eyes for about 10mins. Daily practice of this method will leave you looking more refreshed and decrease your dark circles.
P.s.– Potatoes are easily found in the kitchen around the world.
Dark circles can make even the most dynamic people look dull and tired. Follow a
healthy diet and minimize the intake of foods rich in salt and sugar while you try
these tips to lighten your dark circles.
Bonus, making healthier life choices such as exercising or practicing yoga, can
help reduce the amount of stress and also rejuvenate your skin’s overall health.