Tips & Home Remedies For Under Eye Dark Circles
As you get older, more stress is added to their lives, and start to get less sleep, put so much pressure on the soft and sensitive skin around eyes, become droopy and tired. Many other factors such as allergies and genetics contribute to dark circles, eye puffiness, under-eye bags, and so on.
Following are the lifestyle changes and home remedies to rejuvenate your eyes:
DO use a sunscreen 30+.
DO take plenty of fluids
DO use sunglasses, hats, and caps
DO take more citrus fruits and green leafy vegetables.
Do sleep more
DO sprinkle your eyes with cold water for 5-6 times a day
DON’T overexposure to the sun.
DON’T smoke and avoid eye strain
DON’T rub your eyes.
Few home remedies which can help to reduce dark circles:
1. Cucumber and Potato
Cucumber has a refreshing and soothing effect. Raw potatoes contain antioxidants and possess natural bleaching properties
Take a slice of cucumber or raw potato and refrigerate for a few minutes.
Put them on the eyes for 15 to 30 min.
Rinse your face with cold water.
Repeat the process every day to get rid of dark circles.
Over a period of time, you will feel refreshed eyes with will notice diminished bags.
2. Lemon and Tomato
Vitamin C present in the lemon juice and tomatoes have great bleaching properties and can help brighten your under-eye areas
Mix a teaspoon of tomato juice with half a teaspoon of lemon juice.
Apply the mixture to your dark circles and leave for 10 minutes.
Rinse off afterward with water.
Do this twice a day for about a week.
3. Almond oil
Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E and have anti-inflammatory benefits, which reduce puffiness. Almonds can also lighten dark spots, moisturize skin, and keep it looking young and supple
Take a little amount of almond oil and gently massage and leave it overnight.
Wash the eye in the morning for the best results.
4. Tea Bags
Green tea contains tannins that have astringent properties. Dark circles are caused because the blood vessels get dilated. Green Tea constricts the blood vessels and thus reduces the dark circles.
Take two tea bags and dip them chilled water
Keep the tea bags over your eyes for about 15 minutes, and then wash your face with cool water.
You can notice freshness and reduction in puffiness…
Rosewater has a soothing effect and possesses mild astringent properties; it works as a skin toner.
Soak a cotton pad in rose water and place them on closed eyelids.
Repeat the process for at least three weeks for better results.
Rosewater mixed in mild will have to enhance results
6. Mint leaves – Mint leaves can cause a tingling sensation is it has methanol, and reduce the under-eye puffiness, and also soothes the tired skin.
Crush up some clean mint leaves and apply them to your under-eye area.
Leave them for about five minutes, then rinse off your eyes with cold water
7. Milk (Cold milk)
Milk contains lactic acid that can exfoliate, moisturize, and nourish your skin. It improves the smoothness and firmness of the skin and also reduces lines and wrinkles.
Soak cotton balls in cold or chilled milk
Apply over your dark circles and keep it on for 15 minutes. Wash with regular water after a few minutes.
Repeat this three times a day for a few weeks.
To enhance the results you may use almond milk or Saffron milk
8. Turmeric – Turmeric has a powerful compound called curcumin which enhances the glow of the skin. It effectively reduces melanin production and resolves hyper-pigmentation. If mixed with almond oil, it hydrates the skin.
Take half spoon turmeric, if the skin is dry mix with few drops of almond oil.
Massage under the eye area.
Wash after 15 to 20 minutes with normal water.
Repeat the process thrice a week and you will feel the difference.
9. Aloe Vera Gel – Aloe Vera, which has plenty of benefits, is known for making the skin healthier and brings a glow to the face.
Apply aloe vera gel and massage for a minute.
Leave it overnight and wash with cold water in the morning