DIY: Tomato & Lemon Recipe To Cure Dark Circles Naturally

By: Somya Ojha
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According to an old saying, the light of the body is the eyes.

But, are the dark circles under your eyes taking your light away from you? If the answer to that is a definite yes, then it is about time to say goodbye to those shadowy circles.

Dark circles are discolourations under your eyes, which make you look exhausted all the time.

Also Read: Top 10 Reasons Behind Dark Circles

A various set of reasons can cause those dark circles to develop under your eyes. Like ageing, dry skin, herdity, unhealthy diet, physical stress, etc.

They hamper your entire look, make you look dull and also can lead to other health issues, if not taken care of in time.

home remedies to treat dark circles

Several creams and solutions packed with harsh chemicals are available in the market. But, they may cause a permanent damage to your skin.

Also Read: Ayurvedic Ways To Cure Dark Circles

Instead, you can try an easy and doable do-it-yourself (DIY) recipe, at the comfort of your home to get rid of the dark circles.

This DIY recipe is highly effective, safe and the ingredients can be found in your kicthen cabinet.

The main ingredients are tomato and lemon. Both these ingredients act as natural bleaching agents and work wonderfully when mixed together, thereby removing the dark circles effectively.

home remedies to treat dark circles

Ingredients:

  • Tomato Puree
  • Lemon Juice
  • Gram Flour

Process:

1. In a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of tomato puree and 1/4th teaspoon of gram flour. Mix it well to make a fine paste.

2. Apply this paste gently to the cleaned under-eye skin. Be careful while doing so. If the paste goes in your eye, clean it instantly with water. If you feel discomfort, consult an eye specialist.

3. Leave the paste on for 15-20 minutes. You can sit back and relax for that time.

4. Rinse it thoroughly and softly pat dry with a towel.

You can repeat this process twice or thrice in a day. Within weeks, you'll be able to notice the skin under your eyes getting lighter. And in time, the dark circles will disappear for good too.

Few things to always bear in mind while doing this process at home is to use fresh lemon and tomato. Do not store the paste, always make it fresh for this process.

Also, keep in mind to eat a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water and don't compromise on the 8 hours of shut-eye.

Story first published: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 14:42 [IST]
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