WELLNESS & FITNESS

5 Home Remedies For Dark Circles Under Eyes: Tomatoes And Other Ingredients Right From Your Kitchen

November 25, 2019 17:21

Our bodies are efficient machines but you may have noticed that when you are tired or you slept for fewer hours than normal, dark circles form under your eyes. These dark circles, which are often accompanied by bags, are a sign that there is something wrong.

While most people credit dark circles to stress and sleep deprivation, there are other causes that include allergies, eye strain, dehydration, overexposure to the sun, age, and bad makeup. Many who have dark circles under eyes ask if there are any home remedies or a form of treatment that can make them go away fast.

Here are some incredible homemade ways to can help get rid of dark circles under eyes. Spoiler alert, they are ordinary ingredients!

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Home remedies that can remove dark circles under eyes

Sometimes, dark circles are inevitable but there are many home remedies that can make them go away and make you look fresh in no time.

1. Cucumbers

Chances are that you have seen this used by older female relatives and female characters on TV and it turns out, it works. Cucumbers have mild astringent properties, which means they can tighten and lighten your skin.

To use cucumbers, chop some thick slices, let them cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Place them on your skin for 10 minutes and rinse with water.

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2. Tea bags

Another amazing style is to use tea bags. Ordinary tea had caffeine and antioxidants that can help to soothe strained blood vessels under the eyes.

Soak 2 tea bags in hot water for 5 minutes then place them in the refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes. Place them over your eyes for 10 minutes and rinse with water.

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3. Tomato and Lemon

Tomatoes have vitamin C and lycopene, which is great for skin and when applied, can make skin supple and softer.

Mix equal parts of tomato juice and lemon juice and then using a cotton ball, apply the mixture to your dark circles. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes then rinse off with water.

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NB: If you apply the tomato and lemon mixture, take care to avoid contact with sunlight. Don't go outside or stand close to open windows. Also, lemon juice can sting in your eyes!

4. Potatoes

Raw potatoes have lots of vitamin C that is great for skin, which is great for eye bags. You can use potatoes as you would with cucumbers but you can also grate them and extract the juice.

Place cotton or makeup remover pads soaked in the potato and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes.

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5. Milk

Dairy products are great with vitamin A which helps skin look bright and young.

Place cotton balls soaked in cold milk on your eyes for 10 minutes and rinse off with cold water.

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Other favorite options include:

  • Orange juice (but avoid contact with the sun)
  • Turmeric (but it can make skin yellow for people with pale skin)
  • Coconut oil (apply at overnight then rinse off in the morning Or keep on for 1-2 hours then rinse and apply special cream under the eye area).

How to hide dark circles with makeup like a pro

If you are in a deadly rush and don’t have access to any of the homemade ingredients, you can still use makeup to hide the dark circles.

To achieve this with makeup, you follow 4 main steps that include concealing, blending, brightening, and setting.

Dark circles under eyes can ruin your day and even create self-esteem issues for you but when you know how to make them go away, your mood can improve greatly. Always remember that if you are not that busy, going back to bed or taking a good nap can help your skin relax.

Which homemade techniques have you used to remove dark circles before? Did they work?


This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.

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