Some of us are affected by dark circles, it could be hereditary but mostly because of our lifestyle habit; from not getting enough sleep to staring at the computer for the better part of the day, not getting enough sleep, unhealthy diet, stress, aging and so on. On this episode, we take on dark circles!
Home Remedies For Eliminating Dark Circles
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Dark circles are not serious skin problems, but they make people look tired, exhausted, unhealthy and a lot older. But they can be easily tamed/gotten rid of.
These home remedies work to get rid of unsightly shadows under your eyes.
1. Raw Potato
There are natural bleaching agents present in potato that can help lighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness around the eyes.
Grate one or two chilled potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks.
Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles.
Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties that help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. Plus, they have a soothing and refreshing effect.
Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more.
Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week.
The caffeine and antioxidants present in tea can be highly beneficial for getting rid of dark circles as well as puffiness under eyes by shrinking the blood vessels and reducing fluid retention. The tannins, in particular, help decrease swelling and discoloration.
Chill two used green or black tea bags in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Place one tea bag over each eye and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the tea bags and wash your face.
Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks.
4. Metal Spoon
Place a spoon in the freezer for a few minutes, take it out and place over closed eyes for a few minutes. This instantly refreshes the under eyes...
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