5 home remedies to get rid of dark circles under eyes

Tired of people asking if you’re tired all the time? Dark circles under the eyes make you look dull and even sick. All it takes is a few sleepless nights and there they are. But worry not, it is not that difficult to get rid of them. Here are 5 ways by which you can get rid of those dark circles at home.


Cucumber has certain antioxidants that help treat the dark circles and soothe and hydrate the skin. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. After that, take two slices and place them over your eyes covering the entire affected area and leave them for 10 minutes. Wash with cold water after that for instant soothing and refreshment. For immediate results, you can also try soaking cucumber in lemon juice for 5 minutes when placing in the refrigerator.


The lactic acid present in milk helps in soothing and firming the skin and may also reduce wrinkles. Take some cold milk and apply it over the dark circles with a cotton ball. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse with normal water. Try this remedy regularly for 2 weeks to see effective results.

Sweet almond oil

Almonds are rich in Vitamin E which provides nourishment to the skin and softens it. Apply some sweet almond oil directly to the dark circles and massage gently for a while. Let it stay overnight and wash off the next morning. This remedy can also be tried regularly before going to bed.

Rose water

Rose water as we already know helps make the skin glow. It is rich in antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin cells making them strong and getting rid of dark circles. Soak two cotton balls in rose water and place them under the eyes for 15 minutes. Then, rinse with cold water. Rose water remedy starts showing prominent effects in 4 weeks if tried daily.


Potatoes contain starch, vitamins and certain enzymes that help in lightening and nourishing the skin. Extract the juice of a potato by grating it and soak 2 cotton balls in it. Place these balls on the affected areas and leave for 10 minutes. After that, rinse it off with cold water. This remedy should be tried twice a week for 2-3 weeks for effective results.

As easy as it is to get the dark circles, you can also get rid of them naturally and easily at home and look fresh as ever.


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