Say Goodbye to Dark Circles with These Natural Remedies


| LAST UPDATE 05/22/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Are you tired of those dark circles and puffy eyes giving away your sleepless nights? Don't worry; we've got your back! While makeup can be an option, it's always best to opt for natural and chemical-free remedies to get rid of those pesky circles.

Before we dive into the remedies, let's quickly go over the reasons behind those dark circles. Sleep deprivation, poor sleeping habits, allergies, excessive melanin production, iron deficiency, and genetics are among the leading causes. Now let's explore some easy and effective home remedies to help you tackle the problem. One favorite method is cold tea bags. Tea contains caffeine, which reduces blood flow by constricting blood vessels. Soak green or chamomile tea bags in cold water and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes. Place them on your eyes and relax for a while. Repeat this process regularly for optimal results. Another excellent remedy is grated potatoes or cucumbers. These veggies contain vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation around the eyes and prevent darkening. Grate some raw veggies and place the shreds on your eyes for 10-12 minutes.

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Cold milk is another fantastic solution for reducing puffiness around the eyes. Dip a cotton ball in cold milk and apply it to the eye area. Keep it for a while and then rinse the eyes with cold water. Not a fan of milk? Aloe Vera is also an effective moisturizer that prevents premature aging. Before bed, gently apply Aloe Vera gel under your eyes and massage for 5-7 minutes. Mixing almond oil and lemon juice is another tried and tested remedy that helps with dark circles. Almond oil nourishes the skin, while lemon juice's active component, ascorbic acid, aids in reducing water retention that can cause puffy circles around the eyes. Rosewater is another refreshing, rejuvenating solution, and can almost be used on all skin types and related problems. Soak cotton pads in rose water and place them over your eyelids for 10-15 minutes. Repeat every night for a month to see the best results.

But enough with the topical remedies - let's try working on stress levels! Yoga is an excellent way to regulate your body clock, reduce stress and ultimately help with dark circles. Ensure you get enough sleep on a regular basis, which means getting at least seven to eight hours a night. In conclusion, don't let those pesky circles make you feel dreadful and awful anymore. Try these easy, natural remedies to achieve brighter, youthful-looking eyes in no time!

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