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It’s a common belief that dark circles are a result of sleeplessness or fatigue. Though this could be true to some extent, the main reason behind the shadows around your eyes is more genetic, than incidental to every day exposure to sun, lack of sleep, fatigue etc.
Dark circles under eyes are usually just the result of light being reflected back off of the blood vessels sitting just below the surface of that incredibly thin patch of skin. This is the very same reason facial bruises are more prominent below or around the eyes.
If you have developed dark circles and are worried about it, say no more. Mentioned below are some useful home remedies that will help you get rid of dark circles for good.
Almond oil is a natural ingredient that benefits the skin beneath the eye. It is highly advised to combine almond oil with vitamin E oil to completely get rid of dark circles.
Firstly, use some almond oil to apply over your dark circles and massage it gently into the skin.
Leave the almond oil on overnight.
Wash it off with cold water next morning.
Repeat this every day until your dark circles are gone.
Remember the old movies where women are seen relaxing at a spa salon with cucumbers slices on their eyes? There’s a reason behind that. With skin-lightening and mild astringent properties, cucumbers are completely equipped to fix the dark circles problem. Adding to that, they are refreshing and soothing too.
Slice a fresh cucumber into thick pieces and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
Place the slices on the dark circles for about 10 minutes.
Wash the area thoroughly with water.
Repeat this process twice a day for one week.
Potatoes naturally have vital natural bleaching agents and are normally used raw, they help lighten dark circles and reduce excess puffiness around your eyes.
Grate a couple of chilled potatoes to extract the juice.
Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it on your closed eyes.
Make sure the juice covers the dark circles entirely.
Allow the juice to sit for about 15 minutes and rinse your eyelids well with cool water.
Repeat once or twice daily for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.
There’s a reason why mothers always tell their kids to rinse their eyes with Rose Water when they’re sore. It not only rejuvenates skin and reduces dark circles, but also has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works well as a skin toner.
Soak cotton eye pads in rose water for a few minutes.
Place the soaked pads on your closed eyelids.
Leave them on for about 15 minutes.
Follow this remedy twice daily for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.
Tomato, the fruit that’s used like a vegetable, is known to naturally possess powerful bleaching properties that can lighten skin very effectively.
Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one and a half teaspoon of lemon juice.
Gently apply this mixture on your dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Rinse it off well with cool water.
Follow this remedy twice a day for 2 – 3 weeks to see results.
Mentioned below are some of the measures that will clear any confusions about dark circles prevention
Get plenty of sleep at night. It’s not completely clear why inadequate sleep results in dark circles under the eyes, but lack of sleep tends to cause the skin to become paler (thus increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes), and reduces circulation. It’s also believed that too little time lying down is a cause in itself.
Allergies are a common cause of skin discoloration under the eyes. If an allergy is the root of your problem, treat the allergy or remove the allergen. Seasonal allergy problems such as hay fever can frequently be effectively treated with over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Eat a healthy, balanced diet, take vitamins, and drink plenty of water. A whole host of cosmetic problems can be attributed to vitamin deficiencies. Dark circles and puffiness are often attributed to lack of vitamin K or inadequate antioxidants. Also, a deficiency in B12 (usually anemia-related) can result in dark circles.