[toc]The skin around our eyes is quite thin and delicate. Also, the skin around the eyes contains no oil gland and has a fine texture. That is why the area around eyes needs special care. Often due to the neglect, and stress, the area shows signs of ageing.
Appearance of dark circles under eyes is also a sign of various factors like nutritional deficiencies, lack of sleep, stress and illness. Therefore, people having under eyes dark circles are suggested to take care of their diet and lifestyle, in addition to several home remedies which prove helpful in removing dark circles.
7 Home Remedies For Under Eyes Dark Circles
Cucumber is the most common remedy for dark circles. Grate juice of half cucumber and with the help of cotton, apply the juice under areas that appear dark. Wash with plain water. A regular application will reduce under eye dark circles. Cucumber has cooling effect on the eyes. It also helps to lighten skin tone.
Potato juice also helps to cure dark circles. If dark circle is accompanied with puffy eyes, mix equal quantity of cucumber juice and potato juice and apply on the dark circles. Wash the area after 15 minutes.
Tea bags contain active compounds that reduce the puffiness of eyes. It also reduces dark circles. Take two used tea bags and refrigerate them. After they have got sufficiently cold, lie down and put one tea bag on each eye. Relax for 15 minutes. You will find reduction in dark circles and puffiness.
An effective eye pack can be prepared from puree of a tomato, a few drops of lemon juice and a pinch of gram flour. Apply this pack very gently on dark circles. Wash after 10 minutes. Care should be taken not to rub areas around eyes as the skin around eyes is quite sensitive. This pack should be applied twice or thrice weekly. After a few applications, you will notice a reduction in dark circles. Skin tone will also improve.
Almond oil contains vitamin E. it is very good for skin. It improves blood circulation and reduces signs of stress. A regular application also increases skin tone. Take a little pure almond oil and just before going to bed, apply on dark circles. Next morning, wash with cold water. Apply regularly and watch dark circles disappear within a fortnight.
Mint leaves have soothing and cooling effects on the skin. It not only removes dark circles but also soothes skin. Take a few twigs of mint leaves and crush them. Apply on the dark circles. You will feel a cooling sensation. It will be relaxing for your eyes. Wash under eyes after 10 minutes. If you want to apply mint neatly, first put a square size gauze cloth on both the eyes and then apply mint leaves. After 10 minutes, just lift the gauze. It will be non-messy.
Since internal factors like stress and improper diet aid in development of dark circles, in addition to home remedies, eat a balanced diet that includes lots of green vegetables, crunchy salads, fruits, low fat milk, yogurt and 8-10 glasses of water. This will keep your system clean from inside and will help in maintaining a good and healthy skin.