Our increasingly stressful lives have not only left us unhealthy, but the stress has also started to reflect on our faces, mostly in the form of dark circles. While a lot of people attribute dark circles to aging, working for long hours in front of a computer, watching TV at length, lack of sleep mental and an inadequate diet, they forget to share the simple ways of getting rid of these ugly dark patches. But, here’s a list of some tried and tested remedies you can try at home to get rid of these dark circles.
Known for its natural benefits, almond oil is especially recognized for its great effect on skin and regular usage of the rich oil can help you get rid of those repulsive dark circles. Apply two-three drops of the oil under your eyes and gently massage it into the skin before going to be bed. Wash it first thing in the morning and you’ll get rid of the dark circles.
Vitamin E capsules
The most convenient way of getting rid of dark circles is using the contents of Vitamin E capsules and applying them under the eyes. Open a capsule and extract the oil on your palm, now massage the oil under your eyes. Not only will it decrease the dark circles to a great extent but also reduce the puffiness around the eyes.
Herbal Tea bags
If you love sipping onto the soothing herbal teas of various kinds then you have a home remedy waiting to be used. Herbal tea bags like tulsi, chamomile and jasmine are great to lighten the skin underneath your eyes. Simply put a used tea bag in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and place it under your eyes for an hour and viola, you’ll soon be able to see the difference and get rid of dark circles.
Cucumbers are famous for their skin lighting properties, courtesy the mild natural astringent found in them and they can be your go-to on a day when you need immediate help from those dark circles. Cut cucumber slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about half an hour minutes. Thereafter, wash the area with water.
A cheap raw material found in every Indian household, potatoes are not only the tastiest but also have a variety of qualities, especially the natural bleaching agents they have which can diminish dark circles. Either grate a potato and extract its juice or slice it and apply it under the eyes. Leave the juice for 15 minutes and wash it thereafter. In a week’s time you’ll notice how your dark circles disappear.
Not only does rose water rejuvenate the skin but also has skin lightening qualities, hence it can be a great way of removing the dark circles.
Soak cotton balls in rose water for a few minutes and place these balls under your eyes. Leave them for ten minutes and you’ll be able to get rid of your dark circles forever.