Dark circles under the eyes are a common problem for both men and women. They usually appear as a result of lack of sleep, too much drinking or smoking or simply because of aging. Other causes may be : pollution, improper diet, allergies, pregnancy or menopause or hormonal imbalance.
Although there are thousands of popular cosmetic products that promise quick and efficient results, most of them come with negative side effects due to the harmful chemicals in them. Not only they are too expensive, they can also damage your skin.
We offer you several natural solutions that can help you reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes. These natural ingredients are cheap and most importantly chemically free.
Here are some of the best natural ingredients to remove dark circles naturally, and instructions how to use them.
You should use cold milk, refrigerated for at least an hour. Soak cotton balls in the milk and apply them under your eyes. Let them stay until they become warm. Repeat the procedure 3-4 times a day for several weeks. Be consistent and you will notice visible results.
- Green Tea Bags
Refrigerate two used green tea bags for 30 minutes. Then, put them over your eyes and let them stay for 15 minutes. Do this twice a day for at least ten days.
For this treatment you will need:
- One blended tomato
- A pinch of turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons of gram flour
- One half teaspoon of lemon juice
Mix until you form a paste and apply it under your eyes. Let it work its magic for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Repeat this procedure twice a week until you achieve the desired results.
Make a paste from half a lemon juice and ground mint leaves. Apply the paste under your eyes and don’t rinse for 15 minutes. Wash it off using cold water and pat your dry skin.
Repeat this treatment once in a day until you see improvements.
- Coconut Oil
Rub some coconut oil on your dark circles and massage the area clockwise and counter-clockwise. Let it stay overnight and wash it off the next morning using warm water. Do this every day for a week.
Refrigerate 2 potatoes for one hour and then peel and grate them. Extract the juice and apply the juice on your dark circles. Do this before bed time. Rinse it off the following morning using a lukewarm water.Repeat this treatment every day for at least a week.
Chill thick cucumber slices in the fridge, and put them over your eyes. After 15 minutes, wash your skin with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a day for a week to lighten your dark circles.
Despite their simplicity, these treatments are highly effective for removing the dark circles, so we kindly recommend them.
Try them out and see which works best for you.