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Home remedies for dark circles under eye
Here are a few home remedies for dark circles under eyes.
Use almonds –
The nourishing properties of almond make it very effective in reducing dark circles. Almonds contains a high amount of vitamin e, which is really good for the skin. You can use almonds in oil form or paste form. (read – health benefits of almonds)
How to use almonds for treating dark circles under eye?
Tip – Take a few drops of sweet almond oil and gently massage it on your dark circles before going to bed. Let it stay overnight. Wash it in the morning.
Practice yoga to get rid of dark circles –
Home remedies for dark circle
Yoga has been known to benefit the human body in many ways. It helps to increase the flow of blood to the blood vessels under the eyes and thus reduce dark circles
Tip – The asanas most helpful for reducing dark circles are:
• hastapadotasna – stand forward and bend in front. Try to touch your feet. This asana helps to energize the nervous system and increases the flow of blood to your face.
• Surya namaskar – this asana is a compilation of 12 poses and it helps to detoxify the body. It stretches the entire body and relaxes the body.
• Viparitakarani – apart from reducing dark circles, this asana is extremely helpful in relieving back pain. Just lie down on the floor facing a wall and raise your legs such that they touch the wall. Stretch your arms on each side and relax.
Place cucumber on the eyes
Cucumber as a home remedies for dark circles has been used to soothe the eyes since a long time. Loaded with antioxidants such as cucurbitacins, orientin and vitexin, it helps to reduce dark circles considerably and provides relief to tired eyes. (read – benefits of cucumber on skin)
How to use cucumber as a home remedy for dark circles?
Tip – Just take a fresh cucumber, cut it in to thin slices and refrigerate. Take them out after half an hour and place a slice on each eye for 10 minutes. Remove and wash off with cold water. Do this two times every day for about a week.
Green tea helps to calm the blood vessels under the eyes and its astringent properties reduce the dark circles.
How to use green tea bags for dark circles?
Tip – Just take two green tea bags, dip them in water for a while and refrigerate. Place the cold tea bags over your eyes for 10-15 minutes and then remove them. Wash with cold water.
Mint paste –
Mint leaves contain lots of vitamin c and they help to improve the dark circles.
How to use mint leaves as a home remedy for dark circles?
Tip – Take a few mint leaves, crush them and grind them in a grinder with a few drops of water till you have a smooth paste. Apply the mint paste under the eyes and allow it to stay for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water
* Note – Test the paste on a small area of your arm to rule out any allergic reactions.
Use potato juice:
Potatoes contain skin lightening properties due to the presence of a pigment. They are very helpful in reducing dark circles.
How to use potatoes to treat dark circles under eyes?
Tip – Take a raw potato, peel it and grate it. Put the grated potato in a muslin cloth and squeeze the juice from it. Soak a cotton ball in the potato juice and place it on the affected area. Allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes, remove and wash off with cold water.
Orange and glycerine mask –
Both orange juice and glycerine are rich in antioxidants. Additionally, orange juice also contains vitamin c which acts as a bleaching agent. (read – antioxidants and their benefits on skin)
How to use oranges and glycerine to treat dark circles under eyes?
Tip – Just mix a few drops of glycerine with a teaspoon of orange juice. Apply this mask on the affected area and allow it to stay for 10 minutes. Wash off with cold water.
Other tips for treating dark circles under eyes
Apart from the above home remedies, a few lifestyle changes can also help to prevent dark circles from occurring:
• do not stay up till late at nights. Try and get sufficient sleep
• do not overwork yourself. Try to stay calm and relaxed
• avoid excess consumption of alcohol. You can rather opt for healthy mock-tails on your next outing with friends.
• quit smoking if you do.
• eat salt in moderation
• do not stay in the sun for too long and always wear a good sunscreen and sunglasses (read – how to remove sun tan quickly)
• avoid stress
• use a good anti-aging cream
• avoid crying too much