Once dark circles sneak up on you after a weekend of fun, they are extremely hard to get rid of.  But worry not, there are several easy ways to remove dark circles naturally at home. In this day and age where we are constantly trying to maximise each moment, we often overlook the importance of sleep, food and skincare. In addition to these factors, dark circles under your eyes can also be formed due to allergies, sun exposure and ageing.  

 

How to remove dark circles naturally at home

How to remove dark circles naturally at home

While it is difficult to permanently remove dark circles, several tried-and-tested methods help you gradually reduce the goth look safely. Here is a complete guide on how to remove dark circles naturally at home.

 

Natural ingredients for home remedies

Natural ingredients for home remedies

Cold milk

The vitamin A in milk is responsible for keeping your skin looking younger and brighter. Cold milk further soothes the sensitive skin under the eyes. Simply dip a cotton ball in cold milk and apply it under the eyes. Keep it for 15 minutes and wash it off with cold water. Do it two to three times a week for best results. 

 

Cold tea bags

Cold tea bags

Chai may be life but it would help you to try out herbal teas like green tea, black tea or chamomile tea. Since they are full of antioxidants, they detox the body and also soothe the strained capillaries responsible for dark circles and eye bags. It is one of the simplest home remedies as you just have to soak two used or unused tea bags in water and keep them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Place them on your eyes for 15 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. One can repeat this daily. 

 

Aloe vera

Aloe vera

Aloe vera is indeed a boon as it can heal various skin issues. The gel is rich in vitamin E and amino acids among other nutrients which help regenerate skin cells and control pigmentation. Apply fresh gel or the Vaseline Aloe Gel and massage for five to seven minutes before going to bed. Leave it on overnight. One can do this daily.

 

Cucumber

Cucumber

Ever wondered why the girls in rom-coms are always seen chilling with cucumber slices on top of their eyes? Cucumber contains a mild astringent responsible for reducing dark circles. It’s also rich in vitamin K that soothes your capillaries. Cut two thin slices of fresh cucumber and freeze them for 30 minutes. Apply the chilled slices for 10 minutes and then wash your eyes with cool water.

 

Potatoes

Potatoes

Not only do potatoes add that oomph that a dish is missing sometimes, but they can also enrich your face. They are loaded with vitamins C, B3 and K which encourage collagen production needed to nourish the skin under your eyes. There are two ways you can go about using them.

  • Peel a potato and cut two slices. Wrap them each in a thin muslin cloth and place them on top of your eyes. Wash off after 20 minutes.
  • Another method is to mash a potato and squeeze the pulp till you get potato juice. Apply this with cotton balls and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.

 

Coconut oil

Coconut oil

Coconut oil not only lightens dark circles but also prevents fine lines and crows’ feet. Apply a few drops of coconut oil and massage it under the eyes. You can leave it overnight and wash off with Ponds Bright Beauty Spot-less Glow Face Wash in the morning.

 

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Tomato is yet another natural ingredient with antioxidants and can help tame the discolouration under the eyes. Make a solution of tomato juice and a teaspoon of lemon juice and apply it on your dark circles. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water. 

 

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E has several benefits for your skin as it is rich in antioxidants and prevents wrinkles, sagging of skin and hyperpigmentation. Take a drop of vitamin E oil and gently tap it on your dark circles and eye bags. You can leave it overnight and rinse it off with lukewarm water in the morning. 

 

At-home routines

At-home routines

Simply applying products to your dark circles will not help if you are leading an unhealthy lifestyle. These additional home routines will help remove dark circles naturally. 
 

  • Sleeping for seven to eight hours daily is important. 

  • Eat foods rich in iron like leafy vegetables, fruits like apples and bananas as well as dry fruits. 

  • Reduce alcohol intake as it causes water retention and in turn can cause puffiness around the eyes.  

  • Drink two to three litres of water daily. 

  • Give the area under your eyes a massage (a few times a week) to aid lymphatic drainage.  

  • Moisturise the skin under your eyes with paraben-free creams like the Pond’s Super Light Gel or natural moisturisers like coconut oil. 

  • Wear sunglasses or use sunscreen every time you are out in the sun. 

 

Dark Circles FAQs

Dark Circles FAQs

1) How can I remove dark circles permanently at home? 

There are several natural ways to remove dark circles at home. Unfortunately, these are not permanent since this particular condition depends on your lifestyle and genetics. If you continue to get very little sleep or stop your skincare routine, the dark circles will return. 

2) Can I get rid of dark circles in 2 days? ​

While this may be your goal, truth be told, it’s unrealistic. We wish we could have our body run at double the speed to cure and regenerate healthy skin cells but the process is slow and steady.  

3) What should we eat to remove dark circles? 

There are several food items available in our kitchen that can aid the treatment of dark circles. Some of these include citrus fruits like orange and watermelon, leafy vegetables, dry fruits and nuts rich in Vitamin E such as almonds and peanuts. 

4) Can aloe vera remove dark circles? 

Yes, aloe vera can help reduce your dark circles. Read the article to know more.