How to get rid of dark circles under eyes fast using home remedies

Here I would like to share some effective tips to get rid of the dark circles naturally. However, make sure you feel relaxed and enjoy the coolness of the relaxing treatmentsthat we would suggest here, rather than repeatedly looking in the mirror for any instant change!!The darkness of the skin around the eyes is commonly called dark circles. Itcan affect both men and women of all the ages due to various reasons. First let us take a look at the common reasons of dark circles,

What causes dark circles under the eyes?

Periorbital dark circles that usually appear bluish and are more prominent after waking up in the morning are often a result of the thin under eye skin that shows the blood carrying vessels in this area more clearly than any other place of the body. As we age, the skin loses its regeneration capacity and becomes even thinner, resulting in deepening of the bluish dark circles.

However, on the Asian skin tone the bluish dark circles are not very common; it is the brownish dark circles around the eyes that make our life difficult. This condition is more accurately described as periorbital hyperpigmentation, caused due to more melanin production in the skin surrounding the eyes. Dark circles under the eyes are often hereditary and in this case you have nothing much to do except trying to lighten the skin color of this area by applying proper treatments.

The skin around the eyes is only 0.5mm thick compared to the 2mm skin thickness in most of the other parts of the body, and hence anything hectic that you do be it a long working day, some long hours under the sun without your sunglass on or a sleepless night, it is the skin of this area that gets affected the most.

How to remove dark circles completely

In the next section of this article I will discuss onhow small changes in your habit and lifestyle can help you to get rid of dark circles. Read on,

Get proper sleep

Lack of proper sleep is often a big contributor for under eye dark circles. Stressful lifestyle along with improper rest and fatigue can work as a primary reason for formation of dark circles in people of all the ages. Mental as well as physical stress due to high work pressure can also contribute to the factor.

Save your skin from sun exposure

Whenever you move out without putting on sunscreen the harmful ultra violet rays affect your skin and as already mentioned, the skin around the eyes being very thin and delicate in nature is affected most, causing production of melanin in higher amount resulting into formation or deepening of the dark circles.

Use only good quality Make-up in the right way

If you have sensitive skin,there is high chance of getting dark circles due toimproper use of make-up products. Before using any product on the eye area opt for a patch test and select only the best quality cosmetics to which your skin is not sensitive. Also ensure to remove the make-up completely before going to sleep.

Treat the diseases

Certain diseases like anemia and kidney problems can cause dark circles under your eyes. If you are one with such problems, immediately consult your doctor to treat the disease. Formation of dark circles after a span of illness is very common but usually they go off with time when taken proper care.

Check out for vision problems

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If you have vision problems, but you do not wear spectacles or lenses, it might work as a reason of dark circle formation.  People who do not use spectacles or lenses even after having vision issues, naturally stresses their eyes for seeing clearly, and this stress can contribute to formation of dark circles. So if you have vision errors check it out today.

Change your lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important toensure the best health. Excess smoking and alcohol consumption may also lead to formation of dark circles around the eyes. So stay away from these habits. Also ensure to have a healthy regular diet and include regular exercise in your daily routine to stay healthy in every way.

Prevent dehydration

Dehydration, the lack of sufficient amount of water in the body can work as a reason for formationof dark circles. Dehydration causes stress on the body along with skin dryness, which affects the delicate skin of the eye area more, deepening the dark circles. So, make it a point to drink adequate water at regular intervals so that your body and skin is well hydrated all the time.

Now, having stated about the common causes that triggers formation and deepening of dark circles around the eyes and how to prevent them, I will move to the best home remedies that can treat under eye dark circles most effectively.  Follow any or some of these treatments religiously along with the habit and lifestyle changes mentioned above to see visible reduction in your dark circles over time.

Homemade Remedies for dark circles under eyes

Turmeric and Pineapple juice

Turmeric has natural properties to soothe the skin and to remove skin discoloration. Pineapple juice can provide nourishment to the skin, lightening the dark patches around the eyes. Mix 1 spoon of turmeric paste with 1 spoon of pineapple juice and apply this pack onto the skin around your eyes. Leave on for 5 minutes and then wash off with water.


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Cucumber is a well-known home remedy for dark under eye circles. Cucumber has astringent and natural skin lightening properties that can help in reducing dark circles. Slice refrigerated cucumbers and place the slices directly on your eyes covering the dark circles for 10 minutes. For more effectiveness soak cotton pads in cucumber juice and place the pads onto your eyes for 20 minutes. After that, give a wash with plain water. This remedy also provides a soothing and refreshing effect.

Cucumber and Lemon juice

You can also use cucumber juice with lemon juice for quick results.  Mix 2 spoons of freshly prepared cucumber juice with a few drops of lemon juice and apply it over the dark eye area. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse off with plain water. Try this remedy for a week or ten days to see visible improvements.

Potato juice for under eye dark circles

Blend a peeled, small raw potato and squeeze out the juice. Soak cotton balls in the potato juice and place them on your eyes to cover the dark circles. Leave on for 20 minutes or moreand then wash off with normal waterafter removing the cotton pads.

Alternatively, you can also apply the potato juice around the eyes by using cotton balls and wash off after 15 minutes or as it gets dry.Simply keeping the potato slices on your eyes for 10-15 minutes daily can also give good results.

Rose water

Rose water can help you to get rid of those stubborn dark circles.Take two cotton balls and soak them in rose water. Place them on your closed eyes and relax for 15 minutes. Follow up with a moisturizer. Rose water will provide skin soothing effect and will also make you feel fresh. Follow this remedy two times a day for a few weeks to geteffective results.

Almond and Milk

Almond and Milk can be a very effective remedy for treating under eye dark circles. Soak 4-5 almonds in milk overnight and in the morning crush them to make a smooth paste. Now take 1 spoon of fresh milk in a clean bowl and add 1 spoon of the almond paste in it. Mix the two ingredients and apply this paste directly on the dark circles. Leave on for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water. Check out the next video to know in details.

Rose water and lemon juice

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Mix 2 spoons of lemon juice with 2 spoons of rose water in a clean bowl. Now, soak a cotton ball in this mixture and apply the juice directly onto the dark circles. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash off with plain water. Check out the next video for more details of this home remedy,

Almond Oil

To treat the sensitive skin around the eyes, almond oil works best. Apply a little almond oil over the dark circlesandmassage it lightly with circular motion of fingers before going to bed. Wash it off with fresh water the next morning.

Mint leaves and lemon juice

Mint leaves along with lemon juice can work effectively to reduce the dark circles. Crush some fresh mint leaves to make a smooth paste. Mix 1 spoon of this paste with 1 spoon of lemon juice and apply this mixture onto the dark circles. For details check out the next video

Lemon juice and curd

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The natural astringent properties of lemon and moisturizing properties of curd soothe your eyes and helps in reducing the dark circles. Take two tablespoons of curd in a bowl and add one tablespoon of lemon juiceto it. Mix them well and apply this mixture onto the dark circles. Once the pack dries out,give ita second coat and leave it onfor another few minutes. Finally wash it off with plain water.

Corn flour and curd

A paste made of corn flour and curd can be effective to reduce the dark circles. Mix 1 tablespoon of corn flour with 1 tablespoon of curd to make a paste.Massage this paste lightly around the eyes and leave it on for 10-15 minutes.  Wash off with normal water and pat dry.

Cold tea bags

Use of cold tea bags for removing dark circles and soothing the eyes is a common treatment. Seep two tea bags in lukewarm water for 2 minutes and then place them in the fridge to cool down. Place these cold tea bags on the eyes and leave on for 10 minutes or more. Use of green tea bags instead of the normal tea can enhance the effect.

Almond oil and Honey

Almond oil and honey makes another effective home remedy for dark circles. Mix 1 spoon of almond oil with one spoon honey and apply this mixture onto the dark circles under the eyes. Both honey and almond has nourishing properties and they also help in lightening the skin tone naturally. Let this pack set for 10 minutes and then wash off with water.

Turmeric and Pineapple

Turmeric is filled with antioxidants and natural skin lightening properties.  Pineapple on the other hand has high vitamin C and E content that can help in nourishing the delicate skin of this area. Mix 1 spoon turmeric paste with 1 spoon of freshly prepared pineapple juice and apply this mixture around the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with water.

Tomato and lemon Juice

Tomato and lemon both has natural skin lightening properties and they can also nourish the skin being high in anti-oxidant content. Mix 2 spoons of freshly prepared tomato juice with 1/2 spoon of lemon juice and apply this mixture on the skin around the eyes. Let it set for 10 minutes and wash off with plenty of water.

Castor oil and Milk

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Castor oil is also believed to be effective in lightening dark circles. When it is combined with fresh milk, the effect is more prominent. Mix 1 spoon of castor oil with 1 spoon of milk and apply this mixture around the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with water.

Rose petals and Milk

A pack of rose petals and milk can be actually effective to clear the skin discoloration around the eyes.  Take few fresh rose petals and smash them to make a smooth paste. Mix 1 spoon of milk with this paste and apply it onto the dark circles around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with water.

Aloe vera with almond oil

Aloe Vera is known for its properties to nourish and soothe the skin. Almond oil is also rich in Vitamin E which can be helpful to nourish the skin and to lighten the skin tone of the under eye area. Aloe Vera also gives a skin tightening effect which can be helpful to reduce the fine lines under the eyes.

Collect fresh Aloe Vera pulp from 1 Aloe Vera leaf and take 1 spoon of this thick gel like substance in a clean container. Add 1 spoon of almond oil to it and mix well. You need to apply this mixture directly to the skin of the affected area. Once you apply, just relax with your eyes closed for 20 minutes and then remove the pack with damp and soft cotton.  Do not splash water.

Turmeric with carrot seed oil

Turmeric has natural skin lightening and skin healing properties while carrot seed oil is known for its high content of Vitamin A and other antioxidants that can be very effective to get a soft and bright skin tone. For making this concoction, use raw and fresh turmeric roots instead of the turmeric powder that we use in the kitchen.

Grind some turmeric roots and squeeze out the juice. Take 2 spoons of this turmeric juice in a clean bowl and mix 2-3 drops of carrot seed oil in this mixture. Now you can apply this liquid to the skin of the affected area with the help of a new cotton ball. However, make it a point that in no way the liquid can get into your eyes.  Let the liquid stay for 10 minutes and then remove by splashing normal water. Before you take this treatment it is also important to go for a patch test to ensure that you are not getting any allergies from the carrot seed oil.