Dark Circles are one of the well known skin disorders we often see every now and then everyday. According to a recent report by a health blog this disorder can be found one in every 5 people across the world. Some of the major reasons for dark circles under the eyes are lack of sleep, oversleeping, stress, lack of iron content in the body, unhealthy lifestyle such as smoking, drinking and many more. This disorder can affect men and women equally and can occur at any point in life.
These dark circles can be treated both chemically and naturally but, it must be noted that the skin located in this area is quite sensitive in nature. Hence natural remedies are always advisable as they have lesser side effects as well. In this article you are going to know on how you can naturally suppress these dark circles at home effectively and quickly.
Natural Home remedies for Dark Circles
This can be counted as one of the easiest yet cheapest way of treating dark circles. Cucumber (Kheera in Hindi) is well known for its skin lightening properties and also helps in the tightening of skin thus helping in controlling skin wrinkles. Cucumber also helps in soothing the strained eyes and also reduces eye irritation. Take out a fresh cucumber and place it in the refrigerator or in a dark cold place for an hour. Now cut it down into slices and place the slices on your eyes. Now, after 30 minutes remove them off your eyes and wash it off. Repeat this remedy once a day for to get rid of these circles quickly.
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This is yet another cheapest way for treating dark circles at home. Potatoes are well known as natural bleaching agents that can help in brightening the dark circles. Other than these potatoes are rich in Vitamin C and Starch which further helps in maintaining a healthy and beautiful skin. All you have to do is, take a potato kept in a cold and dark place and peel of its skin. Grate the potato properly so as to extract its juice properly. Take a small piece of cloth and dip it in the juice and apply it on the dark circles before going to sleep and wash it off with water in the morning. Repeat it once a week.
Water is the source of life for all the beings around us. It also plays an important role at treating dark circles naturally at home quickly and efficiently. Water helps in washing away the dry skin cells and contracts the skin thus reducing the dark circles. This also helps in reducing the swollen eyes and eye pain issues. Take two handkerchiefs and soak them in cold water for few minutes. After they are soaked well in water place them on your eyes (one each) for 20-30 minutes. Or else wrap an ice cube in each one of these handkerchiefs and place them right on your eyes. Repeat it daily for best results.
Fuller’s earth also known as the Multani Mitti in the Indian Subcontinent has been used as a medicine for skin related issues since the inception of the Indian Civilization. Fuller’s earth can help in removing the dead skin skills and revitalizing the skin thus preventing the dark circles. All you need to do is, add around 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt or curd to a bowl of fuller’s earth. Now mix it thoroughly and turn it into a paste. Now apply this mixture on your face as a face mask or apply it on your dark circles. Wash it off after 30 minutes with warm water. Repeat it daily for a month for best results.
Milk is well known as a natural body moisturizer which also helps skin inflammation and dark circles issues. It also helps in cleansing down the skin and revitalizing the dead skin cells thus making the skin look more alive and bright. Milk can be applied on the dark circles with little bit of turmeric (also known as Haldi). Take a small bowl of milk and add 1-2 tablespoons of Turmeric to it. Now mix it thoroughly as the milk turn yellowish in color. Now soak 2 cotton balls in the mixture and start applying the mixture over them on the affected area with the help of these cotton balls. Repeat it for 3-4 times a week.
Mint leaves (Pudina in Hindi) act as a natural coolants or as an anti-inflammatory agent that can help you to soothe and refresh the skin located near the eyes. All you need to do is take few mint leaves and turn them into paste in a grinder. Now to this paste add few drops of lemon juice as the Vitamin C and Citric Acid present in lemon revitalizes the skin and removes the dead skin cells and harmful microbials residing on the skin. You can apply this paste either directly on the affected region or as a face mask all over the face and wash it off after 10-15 minutes. Apply this paste daily for a month for best results.
Yogurt can be counted as one of the great remedy for dark circle because yogurt is made out of milk and has properties similar to that of it. It can help in nourishing the skin and make it bright and white. Also on the other hand yogurt also helps in better digestion of food and avoids issues like constipation which is one of the major causes for dark circles. All you need to do is take a small bowl of yogurt and add few drops of lemon to it. Now apply it directly on the dark circles or apply as a face mask. Wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes. Repeat this remedy daily for best results.
Rose water also known as Gulab Jal is one of the well known antiseptic and antibacterial agent for the skin. It also helps in protecting the skin from issues like pollution, dust, rashes and other skin inflammations. Rose water can be applied directly to the dark circles or one can add few tablespoons of milk to it as milk helps in softening of skin. Add rose water and milk in equal proportions as required and place the cotton balls in them for soaking. Now place these cotton balls right on your eye lids when eyes are closed for 5-10 minutes. Repeat it daily for best results.
Almond oil is one of the greatest remedy for dark circles as it contains vitamin E in abundance. Other than these it contains Potassium, fatty acids zinc and other minerals. Properties like these favors better nourishment and moisturizing of skin. Other than this almond oil is also known as one of the greatest remedies for skin tans. Take half bowl of almond oil and add few drops of honey and lemon to it. Now mix this mixture thoroughly and start applying it on the affected areas of the skin. Else, one can also massage it all over the face. Wash it off after 30 minutes and repeat it daily for best results.
Last, but not the least comes the tomato remedy for the dark circles. Tomato can be counted as one of the best remedies for such skin issues. Tomato contains Vitamin C and ample amounts of minerals and nutrients that can combat dark skin issues as well. All you have to do is, add a tablespoon of tomato juice to a tablespoon of honey or lemon juice. Now apply this mixture directly on the affected region of your skin. Leave this mixture for 20 minutes on your skin and wash it off with warm water properly. Apply this mixture twice a day and you would see the dark circles vanishing within weeks.
The above are some of the natural remedies to get rid of dark circles quickly. But things like sleeping and adequate body nutrition and proper food digestion also matter a lot in such skin issues. A fully grown adult needs atleast 6-7 hours of sleep daily and needs to consume adequate amount of food as well. Consumption of water also matters a lot as it avoids digestion issues such as constipation.