Who likes dark circles? Well, nobody does. We get these dark circles around our eyes and we totally hate them as they make us look tired, sleepless, depressed and stressed. They make us look dull and unattractive. Prevention is always better than cure but then, what to do if you already have them? There are many home remedies and methods to cure them effectively and permanently. Let’s check what are those few ingredients using which, you can both prevent and cure dark circles.
The Best Tips to Cure Dark Circles Permanently
1. Blood Circulation:
Proper blood circulation is really important in the capillaries. This will avoid blood accumulation.
2. Drink Adequate Water:
At least 8 glasses of water are required to hydrate your skin. If possible, try to drink even more, but keep in mind to keep the intake not more than 4 litres a day.
3. Proper Sleep:
You’re stressed and tired eyes need appropriate rest. Sleep for minimum 8 hours every day. If you work regularly on a computer, then try to practice some eye exercises. Remind yourself to blink regularly.
Everyone knows that cucumber is one of the most-commonly used remedies for swollen eyes. It’s a natural astringent and has skin lightening properties. Take thick slices of cucumber and place them in refrigerator for half an hour and then take them out. Place them over your eye lids and relax for 20 minutes. Take them off and wash your face. Dip two cotton balls in cucumber juice. Place them over eye lids and leave them on for 20 minutes. Wash your face and you are done.
Like cucumbers, you can also use slices of potato. Potatoes have bleaching properties. Take thick potato slices and place them over your eyes, or just take some chilled potato juice and place cotton balls dipped in this juice over your eyes.
6. Rose Water:
You might be aware of the numerous skin benefits of rose water. When you are away from home, this can be your saviour. Dip two cotton balls in some rose water and place them over your eye lids and relax for 20min.
Tomatoes can improve your skin tone and texture from both inside and outside. Prepare a mixture from juices of tomato, mint leaves and lemon. Add a little salt to taste. Drink it. Similarly, you can consume a juice made from one tomato and 1tsp of lemon juice. Apply this to your dark circles and wash off after twenty minutes.
8. Almond Oil:
Just apply the oil directly on your eyelids before going to sleep. You can also add some honey to make it more effective.
9. Lemon Juice:
Lemon juice has excellent bleaching properties. Everyone knows this well. You can use this juice and directly apply it with cotton balls, but you may be little concerned to use on your eyes. So instead, try this easy pack. Take some gram flour, pinch of turmeric, lemon juice, and tomato juice. Mix them and make a paste. Apply this to the skin around your eyes and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse well and repeat this process for 2-3 times a week.
Apples are also one of the best remedies to cure dark circles naturally. Take thick slices of ripe apple and place them over eye lids. Leave for half an hour and then rinse well. You can also apply ripe green apple paste over eye lids in the same way.
11. Mint Leaves:
Crush few mint leaves and make a paste. Apply it to eye lids and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse well. You can also add some tomato juice to it and use it.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidants substances in turmeric are really important to skin. Take some turmeric powder and mix it with some pineapple juice and make a paste. Apply this on your skin.
13. Tea bags:
Place two tea bags in a cup of hot water for few minutes and then take them out. Let them cool and then place them over eye lids. Leave them on for at least 10 minutes and then remove. Do this every day. Within a week or two, you can clearly see the results.
14. Vitamin E Capsules:
Get vitamin E capsules. Break a capsule carefully and apply it to the skin around eyes. Rinse well after at least 10 minutes. I know its odour is unbearable, but still it is recommended.
15. Cold Water:
Take some cold water and dip a wash cloth or napkin or cotton balls in it. Place them over your eye lids and relax. You can also use ice cubes wrapped in a cloth or just a spoon placed in refrigerator for some time.
So, these were few of the best known remedies to cure dark circles at home. If followed regularly, you can easily cure your dark circles and also prevent them from appearing again. Don’t forget to leave us a comment below.
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