If you have soft and wrinkle free skin but dull looking eyes, it might be worrying you but now the help can be found in your kitchen. Dark circles under the eyes can be a real problem, because they make you look tired and older than you are, so try dark circles natural remedies to get rid of dark circles and reclaim your fresh and healthy looks.
What causes dark circles under the eyes? Working late, allergies, too little sleep, increasing age, poor nutrition, poor circulation and hormonal imbalances, all can contribute. This area is the thinnest and most delicate skin of your face and is populated with tiny capillaries. Blood sometimes leaks from these capillaries, and your body tries to mop up the loose blood by breaking it down in an oxidization process known as hemoglobin degradation. As the hemoglobin degrades, it turns a dark bluish red and you get dark circles under the eyes.
Caution: Due to the delicacy of the skin, make sure you don’t apply any face pack around your eyes. Stay away from clay, flour and peel off masks and treat them only with natural ingredients.
Dark circles natural remedies
Here’s are a few effective natural remedies for treating dark circles at home.
Almond honey and milk
Grind to paste two almonds soaked in one table spoon of milk for few hours. Now add four drops of lime juice and two drops of honey. Apply around the eyes. Wash after an hour.
Place cotton wool swabs dipped in cold milk on closed eyes to soothe the eye and remove dark circles.
Almond coconut sesame oil
Smooth a few drops of almond, coconut, sesame or Vitamin E oil around your eyes before you go to bed each night.
To reduce the appearance of dark circles, place a cool slice of an unpeeled cucumber on each eye. Lay back and relax for approximately 20 minutes. This remedy is also effective for treating tired or puffy eyes.
Tomato and turmeric powder
Mix a teaspoon of a pureed tomato with a pinch of turmeric powder and a 1/4 teaspoon each of lemon juice and gram flour. Apply this onto the dark circles under your eyes and leave it on until it begins to dry. Use a cotton pad soaked in milk to gently cleanse the application off, finally rinsing your skin with tolerably cold water.
Before you go to bed each night, use your fore-fingertip to apply a small amount of mashed clotted cream onto your dark circles. Leave this on overnight. Rinse it off the next morning using lukewarm water.
Orange juice and glycerine
Regular application of orange juice mixed with glycerin is an effective way to get rid of dark circles. Besides removing your dark circles it will also provide your overall skin with an inner glow and will make your skin around your eyes smoother and softer.
Apply a little almond oil over the dark circles before going to bed and wash it off with cold water the next morning. Almond oil contains vitamin E. It is an excellent skin tonic. It prevents wrinkles and aging lines around the eyes and helps to reduce dark circles. Take a few drops of almond oil on the tip of your ring finger and gently massage the eyes in circular motions for 2-3 minutes. Wipe the eyes with moist cotton after 10 minutes. Do it two times a day to reduce dark circles.
Crush mint leaves and apply all around your eyes and leave it on for 5 or 10 minutes. Then wipe it off with a clean and cold cloth.