Everyone is affected by dark circles, more so as you grow older. Everyone hates it, and often tries several commercial products hoping that they will fix the problem but they hardly work, infact they make the situation worse. That’s why home remedies are the best since they are cheap and don’t have any side effects.

If you too are affected by dark circles, then this is the perfect article for you, since this article provides a list of the top 11 home remedies for dark circles.

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Some of the best remedies for dark circles include

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Almond Oil
  3. Orange Juice
  4. Grated Potatoes
  5. Tea Bags
  6. Cucumber
  7. Mint Leaves
  8. Cold Milk
  9. Rose Water
  10. Almonds
  11. Nutmeg

1. Tomatoes

Requirements:

1 teaspoon tomato juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Procedure

  1. Mix the lemon juice with the tomato juice, and then apply it on the affected region.
  2. Keep it for a few minutes, before rinsing it off with cold water.

Time

Follow this procedure for two to three weeks twice daily to see improvements.

How It Works

Tomatoes are rich in a phytochemical called lycopene, which is excellent for the skin, and helps protect the skin.

 

 

2. Almond Oil

Requirements

Sweet almond oil

Note: There are two types of almond oil – sweet and bitter. While bitter oil is used extensively in aromatherapy, it cannot be applied on the skin.

Procedure

  1. Apply a small amount of almond oil on the affected area, and massage it gently for a few minutes.
  2. Keep it on the whole night, and then rinse it off with water the following morning.

Time

You need to do this daily before going to bed, and you should find dark circles disappearing within two or three weeks.

How It Works

They are rich in vitamin E, which has the properties of making the skin soft and smooth.
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3. Orange Juice

Requirements

1 teaspoon orange juice

A few drops of glycerine

Procedure

  1. Mix the glycerine with the orange juice and then apply it on the dark circles.
  2. Keep it for 10-15 minutes before washing it off.

Time

Try this three times a week, preferably in the morning after you wake up.

How this works

Everyone knows that orange is rich in Vitamin C, which can reduce dark colouration.

4. Grated Potatoes

Requirements

1 raw potato

Procedure

  1. First, extract the potato juice by extracting it.
  2. Take two cotton balls and soak them in the potato juice.
  3. Then keep those balls on the dark areas for 10 minutes.
  4. Finally, remove them and wash with cold water.

Time

The preferred timing is to do this two times per day for about 2 weeks.

How this works

Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, enzymes and starch – which are great at providing nourishment to the skin.
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5. Tea Bags

Requirements

2 green tea bags

Procedure

  1. Keep the tea bags in a cup of water and store them in the refriegerator.
  2. Take them out after a while and then place it on your eyes for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Remove them and wash with cold water.

Time

You need to do this daily to notice improvements.

How This Works

The main reason behind formation of dark circles is the dilation of blood vessels under eyes. Tea begs offer great help in restricting the dilation, which in turn reduces dark circles. The tannins in tea also have astringent properties helping in constricting the blood vessels.

6. Cucumber

Requirements

1 fresh cucumber

Procedure

  1. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and keep them in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  2. Now, take two slices out and place them on the eyes, such that they cover the entire portion of the affected region.
  3. Don’t move too much and stay relaxed for the next 10 minutes. Now, remove them and wash with water.

Time

You should follow this at least two times per day for a week.

How this works

Antioxidants in cucumber such as vitexin, orientin, and cucurbitacinscan help a lot in reducing dark circles.
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7. Mint Leaves

Requirements

A few mint leaves

Procedure

  1. Mix the crushed leaves with water to form a paste.
  2. Apply this on the dark areas.
  3. Keep it for 10 minutes, before rinsing it off with water.

Time

The best time is to try this before going to bed at night. Do this daily for at least a week.

How this works

Mint leaves contain Vitamin C, which improve the skin health and reduce dark coloration.

Caution

Many people might get allergies by using peppermint leaves, so make sure that you consult a doctor first before using this.

8. Cold Milk

Requirements

A bowl of cold milk

Procedure

  1. Soak cotton ball in a bowl of cold milk.
  2. Keep it on the affected region near the eyes for about 15 minutes.
  3. Then wash it off with cold water.

Time

You need to do this once daily for 2 – 3 weeks.

How this works

Lactic acid in milk can improve the texture of skin and make it smooth. It also helps in reducing dark regions and wrinkles.
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9. Rose Water

Requirements

Rose water

Cotton balls

Procedure

  1. Soak two cotton balls in rose water.
  2. Keep them on the dark circles for 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Remove them and rinse with water.

Time

You need to follow this procedure for at least 4 weeks before you start noticing improvements.

Why This Works

Rose water contains lots of antioxidants which are great at bringing the original glow back to the skin, and also helps reduce dark circles.

10. Almonds And Milk

Requirements

Crushed almonds

Raw milk

Procedure

  1. Mix raw milk with one tablespoon of crushed almonds.
  2. Form a paste and apply it on the dark circles.
  3. Keep it for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with cold water.

Time

You have to follow this at least once every day for a few weeks.

How this works

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which can help protect the skin, and reduce dark circles greatly.
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11. Nutmeg

Requirements

Nutmeg powder

Raw milk

Procedure

  1. Mix milk with two teaspoons of nutmeg powder.
  2. Form a paste and apply it on the dark circles.
  3. Keep it the whole night before washing it off in the morning.

Time

You should try this before going to bed every day.

How this works

Nutmeg consists of vitamin C and E which work great against skin darkening and blemishes.

What do you think of these techniques? Will you try all of them? Which one worked the best for you? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.

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