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Home Remedies For Removing Dark Circles: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about? Are there any side effects? What are the post-remedy guidelines? How long does it take to recover? Are the results of the remedy permanent? Is there any training or experts required?

What is the remedy about?

Dark circles are a common occurrence for many people nowadays. Earlier it used to be for aged people but thanks to the times we live in, even the younger generation has also fallen prey to dark circles under the eye. There can be many reasons for this and one of the biggest reasons can be hereditary and inadequate sleep patterns. You can try these home remedies to avoid such baggy eyes.

  1. Cucumber
    Cucumbers have cooling effect naturally and are good for treating the baggy eyes. They can also lighten up the color of the skin, and can reduce puffiness. To use this, cut a cucumber into thin slices and place them on your eyes while you relax. After about 15 minutes, wash the eyes with lukewarm water. Do this at least once a day to notice visible changes.
  2. Potato
    Potatoes have natural bleaching properties and it can lighten up dark circles. They can also be beneficial in removing the puffiness around the eyes. To use this, chill out a potato for an hour in the refrigerator. Later cut them into thin slices, and apply it on your ice. Alternatively you can make a juice and dip a cotton bud in it and apply it around your eyes for about 15 minutes. This is one of the effective ways to remove dark circles.
  3. Green Tea Bags
    Green tea is rich in antioxidants and they can be effective in lightening up dark circles. Boil two green tea bags in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Remove them and let it cool in a refrigerator for half an hour. Now take them out and put the cold tea bags on your eyes for about 15 minutes. Use this method regularly to get the best results.

Are there any side effects?

Check your allergic levels to these fruits and vegetables before using them. Usually these are safe and do not cause any side effects. Cucumbers have to be ripe when they are used and if needed you can even refrigerate them for an hour and cut them into slices and use them. When using the coldwater on your eyes, use treated water and make sure they don't contain any impurities. If your eyes feel uncomfortable while using these items, seek medical help without delay. Don't use these remedies more than needed.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Going out in the sun is an absolute no after applying these remedies on the eyes. If you have to step out, wear sunglasses to prevent injuries to your eyes. Drink a lot of water to keep your skin supple and free of blemishes and wrinkles. Also, stick to a proper sleep pattern. In many cases, lack of sleep is the main reason for dark circles under the eyes. Avoid stress in every way possible and do not stay awake during the night.

How long does it take to recover?

Dark circles, once formed can take many weeks to disappear completely. It also depends on your skin type and how severe your condition is to begin with. With these remedies though, you can see some positive results immediately as the dark spots start to lessen. Avoiding stress and getting enough sleep can help in the long run too.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Dark circles occur due to lack of sleep and rest or excess stress. Naturally, they can come back. So start with these remedies the moment you notice faint circles around your eyes. Try and get more sleep and reduce stress levels by meditating or indulging in a cheerful hobby. You should also have enough water every day to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Is there any training or experts required?

Previous training is not required to follow these home remedies. Just ensure that you follow the instructions and find out the reason why the dark circles have appeared under your eyes. In case you have any doubts or queries, do not hesitate to consult with your doctor. Check if your skin has any allergic reaction to potato, cucumber or tea.

Popular Questions & Answers

My problem is I have under eye dark circles and deep sunken eyes. I have tried almost everything from natural to serums but no effect. They are genetic though but looks very ugly on my face. Please help with a permanent solution.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Ms. lybrate-user Dark circles cannot be removed permanently, but yes they can be reduced to an extent. You can go for laser treatment .You can consult any nearby dermatologist.
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How to get rid of dark circles below eyes? Though I take plentiful sleep n still when I wake up I observe swollen eyelets n the dark circle persists always. I just wanted to know the reason behind these darks circles n also simple home remedies which can treat this to end. If possible I request to any one of the experts to please pay attention over this and give few advices.

Senior Residency, DNB - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy , MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Dark circles are because of inadequate sleep stress and strain. Mostly it's genetic also. Home remedies I have read mostly are cucumber juice mixed with little honey

I hv dark circles. .I want to remove it by some home remedy can you pls suggest me some. I am taking enough sleep but it was visible.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
For dark circles apply Biluma cream/Kojivit gel for application once daily @ night for 2 weeks. Then apply Cernor Kit everyday for one month. Check Hemoglobin. Advised- Fruit Peels with Lactic Peel/ Glycolic acid @ clinic.
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I'm 18 Years Boy and i have really Huge Circles and Lines Below my Eyes, I really doesn't look normal, It was always been there but it increased in few months, And I didn't got proper sleep in last few months too, But Now these circles are grew too much, And I tried homemade things like I slept for 8-10 hours for 1 week I drunk Plenty of water It reduces darkness but The Dark Circles were still present I even tried Hyaluronic acid cream too, But no use How I suppose to Get Rid of Folds and Darkness?

Certificate in advanced Medical cosmetology, Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, Dark circles around eyes is a common problem nowadays. There are treatment options available with you to choose from. These range from creams and ointments for local application to oral medications. Treatment with peels show signi...
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I'm 19 m I'm having black rings around my eyes for few years I'm white and handsome looking guy but this blackrings are making my appearance very bad. I'm having good sleep daily around 7 hrs. Please suggest some natural ways to get rid my black rings.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Medical Retina, Fellowship in IOL & Cataract Microsurgery
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
u could add plenty of water, fresh fruits n veggies to it.. cucumber , papaya,tomato are said to be good for skin and associated pigmented changes. Some of our Ayurveda colleagues will soon suggest some more home remedies.

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