“Who cares about dark circles?” Said no one ever! From stress to disrupted lifestyle, dark circles are caused by several reasons. Affecting both men and women, they can cast ugly and tired look, thus stopping you from getting those perfect selfies. If you too have those unsightly panda eyes yet won’t rely on chemical-based products, here we are. Here we present a brief solution that comprises only natural remedies for dark circles.
From adding more taste to your meals to helping to keep your skin healthy, tomatoes are totally indispensable. And yes, even for your dark circles. Tomatoes not only help in lightening those dark areas under your eyes but also further help in keeping your skin soft and beautifully supple.
Acting as a natural bleacher, tomatoes also have effective moisturizing as well as regenerative properties. Also loaded with Vitamin A, B and C, tomatoes help in regenerating dull and/or damaged skin, promoting cell renewal and combating dark circles.
Take one tsp of tomato juice. Mix it with another tsp of lemon juice. Apply the constituted paste on your dark circles and keep it for around 10 minutes. Wash your face with water.
Repeat the procedure daily by applying it twice a day.
Who would have thought that one of the most effective natural remedies for your dark circles had always been there in your kitchen?
Apart from comprising of natural bleaching agents and catecholase enzyme, potatoes are also loaded with Vitamin A and C. This entire combination helps in reducing those unsightly dark circles and puffiness around your eyes, along with keeping your skin bright, firm and supple.
Grate a couple of raw potatoes. Extract the juice from it. Soak a cotton ball in this juice. Apply the soaked ball over closed eyes ensuring that they cover not just your dark circles but also your eyelids. Keep it for around 10 minutes. Finally, wash your face off with just cold water.
3. Green Tea Bags
Enriched with antioxidants as well as tannins, green tea helps in combating your dark circle, get rid of puffiness, lighten and tighten the skin around your eyes. Its astringent nature further help in constricting your blood vessels as well as capillaries thus present under your eyes.
Take two soaked tea bags and refrigerate it for around 20 minutes. Lay down and apply the cold tea bags all over your eyes. Repeat the procedure daily.
4. Almond Oil
Naturally anti-inflammatory and replete with Vitamin K and E, almond oil helps in lightening those dark circles naturally while nourishing and moisturizing your skin.
Massage your dark-circled areas directly with almond oil. Keep it overnight. Next morning, using just plain water, wash your face. Repeat it daily.
5. Cold Milk
Cold milk is yet another super easily found natural remedies for your dark circles. Milk contains Vitamin B12 that naturally helps in lightening your skin. Along with that, its calcium and Vitamin D help in promoting the collagen production and improving skin elasticity, thus ensuring a smoother and a supple skin.
Take two cotton balls and soak them in cool milk. Take out the excess by wringing these balls. Now, apply them on your dark circles and keep them for around 20 minutes. Rinse your face with only cool water. Repeat the procedure daily for around three times for three weeks.
Consisting of tannic acid that helps in skin lightening, apples can be your skin’s friend. Apples also contain potassium, Vitamin B and Vitamin C which further help in skin nourishment.
Cut the apple into thick slices. Extract the juice from them and apply it on your dark circles. Let it be for around 30 minutes. Rinse your face with just lukewarm water.
7. Mint Leaves
Containing antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties, mint leaves help in constricting your blood vessels and thus help to clear your dark circles.
Take a few crushed mint leaves and apply them on your dark circles. Leave it for approximately 5-10 minutes. Wipe the area with clean cloth. Repeat the procedure daily.
And how can we ever miss cucumber when we are talking about natural remedies for dark circles! Containing several anti-oxidants and Vitamins K and C, cucumbers help to light your dark circles along with soothing your skin. And yes, they are great for pimples too!
Cut cucumber slices and refrigerate it for around 20 minutes. Keep these cold slices on your affected areas for approximately 10-15 minutes. Finally, rinse your face with water. Repeat the process twice daily.
Not only does rose smell beautiful but it also contributes to a lighter skin under your eyes. Being a mild astringent, rose water acts exactly like a skin toner thus, soothing as well as relaxing your dull and tired skin.
Soak a couple of cotton balls in rosewater. Dab these balls on your dark circles including your eyelids. Let it sit for around 10 minutes. Then, wash your face with plain water. Repeat this process daily twice a day.
10. Sleep well
All these natural remedies for dark circles are bound to fail if you don’t get enough sleep. No matter what, try getting at least 8 hrs of sleep daily. Not only will it help in lightening your dark circles but will also greatly contribute to your health.
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