Before doing anything about getting rid of the dark circles under your eyes, it would be a good thing to know them better, that is, knowing the factors that causes them to appear on your face and fade out its beauty and freshness.
Dark Circles is the name given to the bags under the eyes and dark blemishes around the eyes. Dark Circles may be because of one of the following reasons:
1- Insufficient sleep,
2- By deficiency of vitamin k,
3- By heredity
4- By bruising.
5- Iron deficiency
Or by a combination of the factors mentioned above.
Occasionally dark circles may also be a consequence of a chronic skin condition such as atopic eczema. This is more noticeable in people with darker skin.
Getting rid of dark circles requires a lot of self-discipline and there is no quick-fix to this age-old problem. Thankfully, there are many tried and tested home remedies that can help reduce dark circles. These home remedies do not cost a lot and they are easily obtainable.
Home Remedy for Dark Circles:
1. Using Almond Oil
Almond oil as we know is an excellent natural emollient and its fine texture and moisturizing properties are perfect for any skin type. For that reason many cosmetic products use Almond oil/extracts for their anti dark circles products.
Almond oil is readily available. Carefully rubbing a little amount in to the skin around your eyes every day in the morning and in the night before going to bed should leave the skin softer and more supple.
2. Using Tomato and Lemon
Tomato is rich in Vitamin A, C and Iron, whereas lemon can act as “natural bleach”. By combining the two ingredients, you will notice the dark circle will lighten after a few days of treatment.
To conjure this mixture, take one teaspoon fresh tomato juice. Add to it a 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and a little less than a teaspoon of gram flour. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on the dark circles around the eyes and leave for about 10 minutes.
Before it becomes too dry, start removing it by rubbing very gently with your fingers. Later, wash your face. This application is recommended once daily. This is a very skin friendly mixture and can be used on the whole face, To do so take more quantity of the ingredients in the proportion specified before to have sufficient amount to apply on the whole face.
3. Using Cucumber Juice
Cucumber has cooling and astringent properties that are very good for tired eyes. This remedy is a “quick-fix” to any eyes woes.
Squeeze the juice from a cucumber and cool it in the refrigerator for an hour or so. Add a little lemon juice. Make cotton pads and dip into the mixture. Place on your eyes for 15 minutes. The effect is cooling and relaxes your eyes.
Make sure to wash the area thoroughly afterwards and apply a little almond oil around the eyes to moisturize the area.
4. Using Grated Potato
Another effective home remedy is peeled and grated potatoes. Firstly, grate the potato, wrap it in thin cloth and place it over the eyes. Use this overnight at least three times a week.
Make sure to wash the area thoroughly and apply a some moisturizing cream or almond oil around the eyes to moisturize the area.
5. Using Metal Spoons
This is one of the most effective “Old Wives Tales” that don’t need much effort.
Cool a metal spoon under the cold tap water for a few minutes, dry off the water and hold the spoon to your eyes for at least sixty seconds. Be gentle; don’t press it too hard.
Drink plenty water, to help circulation and removal of toxins, It is always good for the skin!
Drink a glass of chrysanthemum tea every day. This will clear up your eyes and skin.
Eat a lot of carrots, as they are rich in beta carotene, excellent for the skin and eyes!
9. Vitamin C
Eat more fruits that are rich in Vitamin C, which can strengthen your blood vessels and clear up your skin
Soak a piece of cotton with milk and use them to cover your eyes for 15 minutes
11. Some exercise
Open your eyes wide, and look up, then down and then right and left. Repeat this 10 times. Do it every morning and int the evening.
These tips do work! Try them! But of course, if you don’t get your beauty sleep, even if you use all these methods, your eyes will still be swollen and dark. So do get enough sleep!
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