Dark circles under your eyes are indicators that you’re not getting enough sleep or rest. But fatigue isn’t the only cause – dehydration, sun, eczema, allergies and, eye strains may also share the blame.
This is a common affliction among both men and women and can make you look older than you actually are. What’s worse is that they are very difficult to get rid of.
As mentioned earlier, there are several causes of dark circles. However, these could also be blamed on genetic predisposition as well as aging. Also, the skin under your eyes is sensitive and soft, making it more prone to damage.
But thankfully, some time-tested remedies can help hide the dark circles and make your eyes sparkle like you slept the whole eight hours!
Here are some of our favorite all-natural DIY remedies:
Easy 5 DIY Tips To Brighten Your Eyes
With the right natural remedies, you can say goodbye to your dark circles.
Follow these simple DIY remedies to brighten your face.
Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, so you can count on them to treat your dark circles.
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that can help treat everything from eye diseases and cancer to the common cold. Its antioxidants repair damaged cells and mitigate the melanin production that causes dark spots.
First, peel the potato and wash it thoroughly. Chop it into small uniform pieces, and put them on your eyes.
You could also peel the potatoes and extract their juice. Then, get a cotton makeup remover pad, soak it in the liquid and place the soaked pads on the eyes.
There are many natural remedies for treating your dark circles, but sweet almond is one of the most effective ones.
Almond oil is rich with vitamin K and E. These vitamins help improve your under-eye dark circles, while also boost circulation.
Take a few drops of your sweet almond oil, and gently dab under your dark circles with the pinky finger (because it is the gentlest). Do it for a few weeks every night, and you’ll notice brighter eyes in a matter of days.
Green tea is packed with antioxidants and caffeine that can help lightens your dark under-eye circles and minimize the puffiness caused by fluid retention.
Brew your green tea bags and chill them afterward, then place them under your eyes. If you want quick results: mix your green tea leaves with a little honey and put them on your eyes.
How many times have we seen cucumbers being used by actors in television and movies?
Probably, hundreds of times!
Cucumbers are rich with brightening agents that allow immediate refreshing and soothing effect.
Peel the cucumber and slice it equally thin pieces, then put them in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Now place the chilled cucumber pieces on your dark circles for some time, 15 minutes are enough. Do it twice a day, and you’ll see noticeable results in 2 weeks.
Tomato & Lemon Juice
Tomatoes are rich antioxidants and contain lycopene and beta-carotene – phytochemicals that can fight your dark circles and win.
Vitamin C in lemons and tomatoes has bleaching qualities that can help brighten your skin. If you want your dark spots to vanish, try using them together.
Blend your tomatoes and make a tomato pulp, then separately make a lemon juice. Take one teaspoon of lemon juice and tomato pulp each and mix them.
Dab the tomato and lemon juice mixture on your dark circles, and rinse them after a few minutes. For tangible results, repeat the process for a month.
Use these pure and natural home remedies to get rid of dark circles from under your eyes, without going for expensive treatments.