How to reduce dark circles around eyes naturally?

Stress, hectic life, less than 7 hours sleep at night, hormonal changes, night-time duty because of job nature, genetics and many other factors can cause dark circles around the eyes. The good news is it can be treated with on time intervention. Many people use chemical-based products to help them get rid of dark circles but those can be harmful to sensitive skins. It is always safe to use home-based natural products. There are a number of doable home remedies to dark circles which will help you to make them completely disappear or at least lighten without using chemicals.

1. Apply raw potato

Potatoes contain natural bleaching agents that lighten the skin tone. To get desired result, it has to be used regularly. Research shows that potatoes contain catecholase, which helps to reduce puffiness under the eyes. When regularly used in grated form, it provides adequate moisture that the skin needs to rejuvenate.

Reduce dark circles_Potato

Process of applying
• Keep some potatoes in the refrigerator and chill them.
Grate and extract the juice.
• Soak two pieces of soft cloth or cotton balls in the juice and place on the closed eyes, entirely covering the dark areas.
• Let it stay for 15-20 minutes and then rinse the eyelids with normal water.
• Softly rub with an ice cube in circular motion around the circles.

2. Apply grated or sliced cucumber

Cucumbers have strong antioxidants and flavinoids that lessen irritation. It has skin-lightening and mild astringent properties. As a result it has the ability to fix darkness around the eyes and are soothing and refreshing too.

Reduce dark circles_cucumber

Process of applying
• Before use, they need to be chilled
• Then cut into thick slices or grate for better result.
• Place on closed eyes and let it stay for about 25-30 minutes. Wash with cold water.
• For faster result, apply twice a day and continue for one month.

3. Tomato

Tomato is known to naturally possess powerful bleaching properties that can lighten skin very effectively over time.

Reduce dark circles_tomato

Process of applying
• Squeeze a tomato to make some juice (about one teaspoon) and mix with a quarter teaspoon of lemon juice.
• Apply this mixture on your dark circles and allow it to sit for 15 minutes.
• Rinse it off well with normal water
• Apply at least once a day and continue for 30 days to see effect.

4. Cold tea bags

Tea bags that contain lots of caffeine, tannins and antioxidants will work to soothe the skin, reduce puffiness and lighten the dark area around the eyes. So you must be selective in picking the right tea bag for this treatment. The caffeine content will help shrink blood vessels and reduces fluid retention in the tissues beneath the eyes. It contains theophylline. It permeates the skin around the eyes and decreases the subcutaneous fat by dehydrating the skin cells and reducing the inflammation. Green tea bags are highly recommended as they contain EGCG, an anti-inflammatory element that removes under eye fluid buildup.

Process of applying
• Soak two tea bags preferably green tea bags in water
• Squeeze and then place in a refrigerator for about 15 – 20 minutes to cool.
• Place the chilled tea bags on clean eyes.
• Leave for 10- 15
• Rinse with water
• Apply twice a day for 30 days to see great result.

General tips to have fresh and beautiful eyes:

• Drink plenty of water each day
• Sleep for at least 7 hours
• Try to relax yourself with breathing exercise even though you are under unavoidable stress
• Exercise or at least walk for 30 minutes to let your blood circulate, which will further prevent fluid buildup around your eyes.
• Eat foods that will help you to fight against aging signs

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