Do you have dark circles under your eyes? Well, they can appear as a result of aging, lack of sleep, excessive smoking and drinking, improper diet, allergies, and pollution. Menopause, pregnancy, and hormonal imbalance during menstruation can also contribute to their appearance.
Even though many cosmetic products are promising quick and efficient results, most of them come with chemicals which can damage your skin. What’s more, they are usually quite expensive.
So, you can try to reduce the appearance of the dark circles under your eyes with a few natural, inexpensive ingredients. They are chemical-free, so they come without side effects, except if you are allergic to them.
Here are some of the best natural ingredients to remove dark circles naturally, and instructions how to use them.
Refrigerate some milk for at least an hour. Then, soak cotton balls in it and put them under your eyes. Let them stay until warm. Repeat this 3-4 times a day for several weeks and you’ll notice significant improvements.
- Green Tea Bags
Refrigerate two used green tea bags for 30 minutes. Then, put them over your eyes and let them stay for 15 minutes. Do this twice a day for at least ten days.
Blend one tomato and add a pinch of turmeric powder, one-half teaspoon of lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons of gram flour. Mix until you form a paste and apply it under your eyes. Let it act for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Repeat this treatment twice a week until you achieve the desired results.
Make a paste from ground mint leaves and half a lemon juice. Then, apply it under your eyes and let it stay for 15 minutes. Finally, wash it off with cool water and pat dry your skin. Do this treatment once a day until your dark circles significantly reduce.
- Coconut Oil
Rub some coconut oil on your dark circles and massage the area clockwise and counter-clockwise. Let it stay overnight and the next morning wash it off with warm water. Do this every day for a week.
Put 2 potatoes in the fridge for an hour, and then peel and grate them to extract the juice. Apply some of the juice on your dark circles using a cotton ball before bedtime. The next morning, rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this treatment every day for at least a week.
Chill thick cucumber slices in the fridge, and put them over your eyes. After 15 minutes, wash your skin with lukewarm water. Repeat this twice a day for a week to lighten your dark circles.
These are some simple, effective ways to remove the unappealing dark circles under your eyes. Try them out and see which works best for you.