Tired of using concealers all the time you go out to hide those hideous dark circles? Well, you can throw them away now! Home remedies are the best way to deal with dark circles. They’re natural and have absolutely no side effects. Moreover, you’ll actually know what you’re using on your skin. Some of the causes of dark circles include anemia, allergies, medications, stress, aging and other factors which lead to the blood underneath the skin around your eyes to become more visible which makes that region appear darker. Here are a few simple home remedies to deal with them.
Tomatoes are a natural bleaching agent and have anti-oxidant properties which help in reducing the discoloration of the skin. It also acts as a moisturizer and leaves your skin smooth. It is a source of Vitamins A,B and C all of which contribute to cell renewal and help combat dark circles. Make a tomato paste by grinding it and apply it all over your dark circles. You could also use tomato slices instead. Leave on for 5 minutes before removing them. Repeat this every day.
Cucumber aids the production of a protein called collagen which helps in giving the skin softness and elasticity. They act as a natural astringent, thereby lightening the dark spots on your skin. Cucumbers are also a source of manganese which control inflammation. The potassium in them decreases the visibility of lines on your skin. Just take two slices of cucumber and place each one on your eye and let them be for twenty minutes. You could do the same with cucumber paste. Just grind a cucumber and apply it around your eyes. Repeat this twice a day until you see results.
Castor Oil contains fatty acids which help in getting rid of dark circles. The ricinoleic acid in it has anti-inflammatory properties. It penetrates your skin efficiently, aids the production of collagen and promotes a healthy skin. Use castor oil to massage the area under the eyes. This helps your skin to absorb it and promote skin renewal. Apply it on the dark circles and leave it on overnight. Repeat this every day.
The caffeine in them helps in diminishing the blood vessels and decreases fluid retention in the tissues around the eyes. With their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, tea bags contain tannins which helps in good blood circulation. The alkaloids in them aid the growth of new skin. Soak 2 tea bags in hot water for a couple of minutes and then squeeze out any water. Place them in a refrigerator for around 15 minutes and place them on your eyes. Leave them on for twenty minutes before removing them. Repeat this at least twice a day every day.
Lemons are another source of Vitamin C. Their antiseptic and antibacterial properties fight allergies which are one of the causes of dark circles. The citric acid in them is very helpful in removing toxins from the skin and getting rid of dead skin cells. It also acts as a natural bleach and lightens the skin. Extract the juice and using a cotton ball, carefully apply it on the affected region. If you experience any irritation, use it with some water. Wash it off after fifteen minutes.