After a long day and sleepless night, don’t you just hate waking up to find those dark rings settling in under your eyes? Dark circles are a pain point for many women; so if you’re looking for a remedy to get rid of dark circles at home, use some of these tips…

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  • Dark circle remedy

Treat your under eyes the best way to banish dark circles is by treating them from within. So when you are winding up for the day, make sure to apply the Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Firming Night Crème over your face and in the under eye area. As it contains Insta-Collagen Boosters, the formula will increase the elasticity of the skin and leave it brighter for your eye area to look fresh and radiant when you wake up.

  • Cover and conceal

As the skin on your under-eyes is extremely delicate, make sure it’s cared for with the right product. We recommend the Lakmé Complexion Care cream which contains SPF 20. It instantly lends a luminous finish to the skin while protecting the delicate under eye area from natural aggressors. As it banishes imperfections including dark circles, you’ll be saying hello to happy under-eyes in no time!

  • Set a sleep schedule

Not getting enough sleep can affect your skin; one of the side-effects of this is dark circles. Change this by setting a strict sleep schedule and getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep every night. Turn off your gadgets and instead, settle in bed with a good book and a warm glass of milk. A bedtime routine will ensure that you’re well rested and in time, help reduce dark circles effectively.

Here are 5 home remedies you can use to get rid of dark circles at home:

Remedy #1: Tea bags

All you need to do is take two used tea bags and refrigerate them for about 10 minutes. Remove and place one on each eye and leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Repeat this at least twice or thrice a day for effective results. Tea bags contain caffeine which helps shrink skin tissues, leaving your eyes looking less puffy. This home remedy also makes the skin around your eyes look healthier, fresher and brighter.

Remedy #2: Cucumber slices

Did you know that cucumber contains 95 percent water? It acts as a natural astringent which causes the skin tissues to contract. This makes the dark circles under your eyes less prominent. All you need to do is place one cold slice of cucumber on each eye. Leave it on for five to seven minutes and rinse. Using this home remedy once a day can slowly help you get rid of dark circles.

Remedy #3: Mint leaves

Prepare your own mint leaves eye mask at home by crushing a handful of mint leaves in a blender. Apply the paste on the affected area, let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water. The menthol in mint leaves improves blood circulation and rejuvenates the skin, whereas, Vitamin C present in mint leaves helps make the skin around your eyes appear brighter.

Remedy #4: Coconut oil

While we’ve heard of coconut oil being a miracle elixir for your hair, you’ll be happy to know that this wonder ingredient is great for your skin too. It works wonders in helping you get rid of dark circles. Gently massaging coconut oil every night under your eyes can reduce dark circles. Being a rich source of Vitamin E, coconut oil helps repair damaged skin cells and dryness.

Remedy #5: Potato juice

Take chilled potatoes, grate them and extract the juice in a bowl. Then, take two cotton pads, soak them in the juice and apply one on each eye. Leave it on for about 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water. Its natural bleaching properties helps lighten the skin under your eyes as well as prevents puffiness.

FAQs: Remedies for Dark Circle

Q. Is aloe vera good for dark circles?

A. The soothing properties of aloe vera make it a great remedy to treat under-eye darkness. Just extract the gel from fresh aloe leaves and apply it to the affected area. Doing so regularly will prevent your skin from further damage.

Q. Is there any laser treatment for dark circles?

A. A laser therapy can help improve the overall appearance of the skin around your eyes, including dark circles and wrinkles. However, some side-effects of using laser treatment are that it can cause swelling and redness.

Q. Can Vitamin C help reduce dark circles?

A. Vitamin C helps build collagen which makes the skin around your eyes strong and elastic. While it’s best to avoid using Vitamin C topically, you can use eye creams that are infused with Vitamin C.