Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Posted by Neha Prasad on

Acne, pimples, breakouts, oily skin, and the list continues…Various skin problems immediately ring an alarming clock in our head. Dark circles are one of the basic problems. It is highly visible on a face and ruins the appearance of an individual. It might happen due to harsh sun rays and excessive screen time we devote to our electronic gadgets. Controlling the use of electronic gadgets depends on our will but the harmful effects of sun rays don't. Hence to lower the damage caused by sun one needs to apply sunscreen always. It helps to block the UV rays and protect the skin and eyes. Let us have a look at some of the home remedies to cure dark circles.

  1. Icing

Ice along with being relaxing for our muscles and face it is healthy to protect our undereye skin too. Icing helps to relax the strained undereye muscles and avoid dark circles. Hence it is one of the best and easiest remedies to follow to avoid dark circles. One can simply apply ice cubes over the eyes after washing the face. Or one can also wear the cooling eye masks made from ice packs available in the market these days.

  1. Cucumbers

Along with being healthy for skin cucumbers are also healthy to get rid of dark circles. The astringent properties of cucumber help to lower the dark circles. Cucumbers are full of antioxidants too which are helpful to lower the dark circles. Just refrigerate a few slices of cucumbers for about half an hour and then place these slices on your eyes. Wash the face after ten minutes with slightly warm water. This helps to lower the dark circles.

  1. Rosewater

Rosewater is another herbal remedy to cure dark circles. It consists of astringent properties too to fade away dark circles. Rosewater is full of antioxidant properties that are necessary for healthy and glowing skin too. This fragrant water is also useful for the preparation of various homemade face masks and face packs. To eliminate dark circles with the help of rosewater one simply needs to dip a cotton ball in rosewater and place it over eyes. This not just helps to get rid of dark circles but also helps to relax the undereye muscles.

  1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are one of the best ingredients for skin. they help to fight dark spots and act as an anti-aging ingredient too. Tomatoes also help to fight dark circles with the help of lycopene found in tomatoes. Lycopene is healthy for cardiovascular health and also for the skin. Hence using tomatoes for undereye muscles is one of the herbal options to fade dark circles. One can mix tomato juice and lemon juice in equal parts. Dab a cotton ball in this mixture and keep it under eyes. Do not let the lemon juice go inside the eyes or it might create a burning sensation.

  1. Green Tea Bags

Green tea is full of antioxidants. The herbal tea is full of anti-inflammatory properties too. Hence, they are healthy to get rid of dark circles as well. One can simply use them by soaking green tea bags in water for a couple of minutes. Then refrigerate these tea bags for about half an hour. Place these refrigerated bags on eyes for about 10 minutes for a soothing and healing effect. This method helps to relax the undereye muscles and also helps to lower the swelling found in under-eye muscles.     

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Neha Prasad

Neha Prasad is a blogger based out of Mumbai. She is a management graduate and passionate about writing different articles on Health-related topics and Ayurveda. She has been writing for quite a long time and also published her own novel titled 'OTHERS'.


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