7 Kitchen Ingredients To Permanently Remove Dark Circles

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Do you wake up in the morning, look into the mirror and are greeted by deep dark circles? Well, you are not the only one. And as the skin below your eyes is the thinnest and most sensitive, there is no room for trial and error. What you need are 100% safe home remedies to remove dark circles.

And with age, the condition just worsens, as the skin thins by losing the underlying fats, revealing the blood vessels underneath.

What causes dark circles? The causes can be many like hereditary condition, lack of sleep, menstruation cycle, hormonal balance and, of course, chain smoking.

No natural masks to lighten dark circles are going to work if you continue your merry way with unsavoury lifestyle habits.

First thing's first, quit smoking, drink plenty of water, exercise and follow a healthy diet coupled with a good 8 hours of sleep and bid goodbye to dark circles forever!
Other than that, here are 7 tips on how to remove dark circles naturally.

And if none of these herbal ingredients for dark circles work, then consult with a dermatologist to eliminate any underlying health issue. Have a look

Potato

Natural bleaching properties of potato can lighten the dark circles without being too harsh on the skin.
How To Use
• Grate potato and extract its juice.
• Keep the juice in the refrigerator to chill.
• Using a cotton ball apply it on to the skin under your eyes.
• After five minutes, wash it off.
• Follow this home remedy to remove dark circles every day to see results.

Green Tea Bag

Tannin, antioxidants and minerals present in green tea help reduce puffiness, shrink open pores and lighten dark circles.
How To Use
• Boil a green tea bag in 1 cup of water. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
• Place the bag in the refrigerator to chill for 10 minutes.
• Apply it on to your eyes. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
• Follow this method every day for 10 days to see the results.

Tomato

Tomato has skin-bleaching properties and antioxidants that can reduce under-eye circles to a great extent.
How To Use
• Mix 1 teaspoon of tomato juice with half a teaspoon of lime juice.
• Using a cotton ball, dab it on to your eyes.
• Let it sit for 20 minutes.
• When you feel your skin stretch, wipe it clean.

• Apply this natural mask to lighten dark circles every day.

 

Cucumber

Cucumber is a natural coolant with astringent properties that rejuvenates your eyes, relaxes tired muscles and lightens dark under eyes.
How To Use
• Cut thin slices of cucumber.
• Place it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
• Apply it to your eyes and let it sit till the cucumber starts getting warm.
• Use this herbal ingredient to remove dark circles as and when required.

Almond Oil

Proteins, fatty acids and vitamin E in almond oil will make your dark circles vanish within days of use.
How To Use
• Massage a few drops of organic almond oil on the area under your eyes, every night, before going to bed. Do this every night.
• In the morning, skin will be visibly supple, smooth with lightened dark circles.

Orange

Citric acid and vitamin C present in orange can lighten most persistent of dark circles.
How To Use
• Mix a teaspoon of freshly squeezed orange juice with an equal amount of glycerin.
• Apply it to the affected area.
• After 30 minutes, wash it clean.
• Repeat this home remedy to remove dark circles every day.

Mint Leaves

Methanol in mint leaves can soothe tired skin, reduce water under the skin and lighten pigmentation.
How To Use
• Crush a few mint leaves, and make it into a smooth paste with water.
• Apply a thin paste on the area under your eyes.
• Let it sit for 20 minutes and then wash it clean.
• Rub it with ice cubes later.
• Your eyes will look instantly brighter and young.

 

 

Story first published: Friday, September 9, 2016, 12:12 [IST]
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