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How to cure Dark Circles with 18 Natural Remedies

How to cure Dark Circles with 18 Natural Remedies
HTC Editor
HTC Editor
March24/ 2017


Dark circles are generally considered as the discoloration of the skin under your eyes. Dark circles are also called as dark rings or shadows. There are many different factors that are responsible for the development of dark circles such as, hereditary, stress, unhealthy diet and working long hours in front of your computer.

Dark circles do not lead to any major health disease, but it can make you look tired and exhausted. You can treat the dark circles with simple home remedies.

Natural Cures for Dark Circles

The natural remedies that are used for curing dark circles include:

  1. Almond oil

Almond oil can be used as a natural cure for dark circles. Almond oil is essential for the delicate skin around your eyes. You can use a combination of almond oil and vitamin E oil to eliminate dark circles naturally.

Apply a little amount of almond oil and massage it. Leave almond oil overnight and wash it next morning with cold water. You can use this remedy on a daily basis to cure dark circles.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumber is essential for skin lightening and astringent properties. Cucumber also has a soothing and refreshing effect on your eyes. Take a fresh cucumber and cut thick slices of it and refrigerate for around 30 minutes.

Place these slices on your eyes and leave it for about 10 minutes. After removing the slices place wash it with water. Repeat this process twice daily as a natural cure for dark circles.

  1. Raw potato

Potatoes are generally considered as natural bleaching agent that can helps in lightening your dark circles and reduces the puffiness around your eyes. Take 1-2 raw potatoes and grate it to extract the juice.

Use a cotton ball and soak it in the juice and place it over your eyes. The juice must cover your dark circles and eyelids. Repeat this process once or twice daily for few weeks as one of the essential cures for dark circles.

  1. Rose water

Rose water is an ancient remedy used to cure dark circles. The rose water usually rejuvenates your skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Rose water also has mild astringent properties that also help in working as a good skin toner.

Use cotton balls and soak it in pure rose water for a few minutes and put it on your closed eyelids. Leave it on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. Wash it after the allotted time. You can use this remedy twice daily for few weeks as one of the effectual cures for dark circles.

  1. Tomato

Tomatoes are known for their bleaching property that can help in lightening their skin to a great extent. Take one teaspoon of tomato juice and add one teaspoon of lemon juice to it. Mix the ingredients and apply on your dark circles and leave it for 10 minutes. Wash your face with water. You can use this remedy for few weeks to completely cure dark circles.

You can also prepare tomato juice and add some mint leaves, lemon and salt to it. Drink this fresh juice to naturally cure dark circles. You can drink this once or twice a day for one week as an essential cure for dark circles.

  1. Lemon juice

Lemon is rich in vitamin C content which helps in removing your dark circles. It also has skin lightening properties. You can use cotton ball and apply the fresh lemon juice around your eyes and leave it for 5-10 minutes and rinse it off. Apply this juice once daily for few weeks to cure dark circles.

You can also prepare a thick paste with lemon juice and tomato puree. Take one tablespoon of lemon juice and two tablespoon of tomato puree and mix it with a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder.

Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and apply this thick paste around your eyes. Leave this paste for 10-15 minutes and rinse with clean water. Use this remedy 2-3 times a week to naturally cure dark circles.

Incase if lemon juice causes a burning sensation while applying on your skin, you can discontinue its use immediately.

  1. Cold tea bags

Cold tea bag is one of the effective natural cures for dark circles under your eyes.  Use a tea bag preferably green tea or chamomile tea bag and soak it in water. Refrigerate the soaked tea bag for few minutes and place them over your eyes. This natural remedy can be used on a regular basis as an effectual cure for dark circles.

  1. Cold milk

Application of cold milk not only cures dark circles, but also soothes your eyes and skin. Use a cotton ball and place it in a bowl containing cold milk or iced water. Apply the cold milk with the help of a cotton ball and cover the entire eye with the cotton ball. Leave it for a while and wash it with normal water to cure dark circles.

  1. Orange juice

Orange juice is an ancient home remedy used as a cure for dark circles. Take a teaspoon of orange juice and mix it with glycerin and apply this mixture all over the eyes. Applying orange juice not only cures dark circles, but also gives a natural glow to your eyes.

  1. Mint leaves

Take few mint leaves and crush it with water to form a fine paste. Apply this paste on your dark circles and leave it for 5-10 minutes. Wash it with cold water to completely cure dark circles naturally.  This paste can be used as a natural cure for dark circles and puffy eyes.

  1. Buttermilk paste

Take equal amounts of buttermilk and turmeric powder and mix them well to form a fine paste. Apply this paste on your dark circles and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash your face with lukewarm water after 15 minutes. Buttermilk paste is mostly used for dark circles cure as a natural remedy.

  1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is an ancient home remedy used to cure dark circles. Take few drops of coconut oil and pat the oil on the affected area and massage it gently in clockwise and anti-clockwise motions. Massage the oil for few minutes and leave it overnight. Coconut oil has moisturizing properties that promotes the skin health and reduce dark circles.

  1. Grapeseed oil

Grapeseed oil generally contains flavonoid that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Take a few drops of this essential oil and gently apply on the affected area. Leave it for few minutes and wash your face with normal water. You can repeat this same remedy twice a day for better results.

  1. Aloe Vera gel

Apply aloe vera gel under your eyes and massage it for few seconds. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and clean it with moist cotton pad. Use this remedy once a day before going to bed to for dark circles cure.

Aloe vera also helps in soothing your skin and hydrates it. The nourishing properties of aloe vera gel reduce pigmentation under your eyes and make your skin healthier.

  1. Honey

Take organic honey and apply a thin layer under your eyes and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Rinse it with water and repeat this once or twice a day as a natural cure for dark circles. Honey is generally considered as a powerhouse of antioxidants that helps in softening your skin and reduces dark circles in no time.

  1. Baking soda

Take one teaspoon of baking soda and add it to a cup of warm water. Mix them well and soak cotton pads in this mixture. Put the soaked cotton pads on your eye for 10-15 minutes. Rinse your eyes with normal water.

Using this remedy on a daily basis will help in curing dark circles naturally. Baking soda has skin soothing and skin lightening properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda help in improving the blood circulation under the eyes.

  1. Yogurt

Yogurt can be used in combination with parsley as a natural cure for dark circles. Take a handful of parsley leaves and add one tablespoon of yogurt. Blend this mixture and use it as an eye mask for your dark circles. Let it dry for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water to naturally cure dark circles.

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is a common home remedy used to cure many diseased conditions. Take one teaspoon of almond oil and mix it with turmeric to form a paste. Use this paste to massage under your eyes for few minutes and leave it for 15-20 minutes.

Use a soft tissue or normal water to clean your face. Repeat this remedy thrice a week for better results.  Turmeric extracts are generally used in face packs and for skin lightening purpose. This paste contains essential vitamins and minerals that will aid in maintaining the optimum health of your skin.

Dark circles generally spoil your external appearance by giving you a dull and old look. You can now get rid of dark circles with the above mentioned home remedies that are considered as natural cures for dark circles.

HTC Editor
HTC Editor

Atefa Noorain, (Microbiologist)former Head of the Department of Life Sciences, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Sujatha Degree College for Women. She worked as an Associate Research Analyst at Thomson Reuters and an Associate Editor of two research journals. She has presented her research work in 3 International Conferences. She has written articles for national journals and international journals. She had been felicitated as a Young Speaker in the last conference. She has worked on Nanoparticles as a part of her research project and won the Best Scientist of the Day award.

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