By: | Updated: 02/08/2017

12 Home Remedies To Help Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes.

No one wants dark circles under their eyes. You want your eyes to sparkle and shine, whether you are making a presentation at work or flirting with a cute guy from across the room.

Dark circles under eyes can result from exhaustion, stress, lack of sleep, poor diet and extensive crying. Both men and women of all ages can suffer from dark circles under their eyes. As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes thinner and more visible, so dark circles may appear more frequently as we grow older. Dark circles can also be caused by fluid retention and hypothyroidism. Hormonal changes and issues, certain skin conditions such as eczema and allergies can also cause dark circles and puffiness under our eyes.

Although, dark circles under eyes are not a serious skin issue, they can make us look tired, sick and even older than we are. We have compiled a list of how to get rid of dark circles using some simple home remedies. 

1. Cold Milk

You probably already know that milk conditioning as well as various hair masks like avocado hair mask can make your hair more good looking. But do you know that milk is also the cheapest way how to get rid of dark circles? Cold milk will help soothe your eyes and skin while also eliminating dark circles. Simply soak 2 cotton balls in a bowl or glass of cold milk and let them stay on your eyes for ten to fifteen minutes. Wash with water and watch as the dark circles start to fade.

2. Cucumbers

We’ve all seen the old movies with women lying in bed with cucumbers over their eyes. This is not just an old wives’ tale since it does help eliminate dark circles under eyes. Simply apply a thin, chilled cucumber slice over each eye and let them stay for fifteen minutes. This will not only help reduce dark circles, but will reduce redness and puffiness, as well. 

3. Tomatoes

Tomatoes are extremely beneficial in getting rid of dark circles under eyes as they not only eliminate the dark circles, but they also make your skin feel soft and supple. Simply mix one teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of tomato juice. Apply it to your eyes for ten minutes and then rinse off with cool water. You can do this twice a day. Also, drinking a glass of tomato juice combined with lemon juice and a few mint leaves can help prevent dark circles.

4. Almond Oil

Almond oil is extremely helpful in eliminating dark circles under eyes as it is extremely beneficial for the delicate skin that surrounds the eyes.

Simply apply a drop of almond oil over the dark circles before bed. Gently massage it into your skin and let it stay overnight. The next morning wash the almond oil off with cold water. You can do this daily until the dark circles disappear completely. 

5. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil has many benefits for our skin. It is especially effective at lightening dark circles. It also helps prevent wrinkles and fine lines under our eyes and keeps our skin smooth.

Simply massage some organic extra-virgin coconut oil gently under your eyes. You can do it either before bed or when you wake up in the morning.

6. Rose Water

Rose water has many benefits including keeping our skin and hair healthy and shiny. It is good at reducing dark circles, as well. Simply dip a cotton ball in rose water and let it sit on your closed eyes for ten minutes. Your dark circles will disappear and your skin will be soft and supple.

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