There’s no point in having beautiful soft skin if your eyes look old, tired and wrinkly with dark circles. The main causes of dark circles under eyes include natural aging, nutritional deficiencies, inadequate water intake and thinning of skin around the eyes after weight loss. You can always go in for the best dark circles treatment available at a professional cosmetician but if you are looking for some easy ways to get rid of them at home, the following techniques are especially effective:
1. Use vitamin K cream
Vitamin K is an important vitamin for clear, beautiful, wrinkle free skin. In order to banish dark circles permanently, apply a vitamin K based cream under the eyes. It will instantly heal and fix broken capillaries and lighten the dull, dark skin, provided you use it nightly for several weeks. You must also eat a diet rich in vitamin K including greens like spinach, parsley, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli etc.
2. Grated potatoes
Acing the list of easy ways to get rid of dark circles instantly and permanently is potato. Grate half a potato and extract its juice. Soak a clean cotton ball in the collected juice and dab it gently under the eyes. Close your eyes and rest using the soaked cotton balls to cover your eyes. Make sure you cover the entire area of dark circles with the soaked cotton. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes and then wash off with cool water. To make things even easier, simply rub sliced potato on the skin beneath the eyes and place the slices on the eyes for a few minutes. A few drops of olive oil can also be added to potato juice to make the remedy even more potent.
3. Cold tea bags
This is an easy way to get rid of dark circles as well as puffy eyes instantly. Soak or brew a tea bag in hot water. Preferably use green tea or chamomile tea though any other variety is perfectly fine as well. Next, place the used tea bag in the freezer for half an hour and then place the bags over the eyes for at least 10 minutes. Use this remedy every day, first thing in the morning to get clear, smooth and wrinkle free eyes.
4. Mint juice
Crush a few mint leaves and extract the juice. Apply the juice around the eyes to remove dark circles naturally. This will also cool tired eyes instantly.
5. Lemon-tomato juice
Mix a few drops of lemon juice with a few drops of tomato juice and apply to the dark circles. This is one of the best home remedies for dark circles under eyes fast.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Drink a glass of warm water mixed with 2 tbsp of organic, raw apple cider vinegar with ‘mother’ and a teaspoon of organic, raw honey. This will reduce swelling, darkness and other skin issues like bloating acne etc. Use it regularly to detoxify, balance ph and make the body alkaline.
7. Castor oil
Dab pure castor oil under the eyes at bedtime each night to get rid of dark circles permanently.
8. Oil pulling
Swish a capful of sesame or coconut oil around your mouth for 20 minutes, first thing upon waking up in the morning. This will get rid of dark circles by evening as this remedy detoxifies the body completely.
9. Almond oil
This is an easy and natural home remedy to get rid of under eye circles, puffiness and dry skin. Almonds are rich in vitamin E-a healing antioxidant. Apply the oil under the eyes and leave it on overnight to wake up to smoother, softer and wrinkle free skin.
10. Vitamin E oil
Open a capsule of vitamin E and dab on a few drops of the oil inside it on the skin under the eyes. As stated above, vitamin E oil is full of antioxidants that nourish the skin and stimulate skin repair. Apply the oil regularly on the delicate skin near the eyes to stimulate collagen and elastin both of which give a naturally youthful and supple look.
Go on a juice-only fast for 3 days. Juice greens like spinach, parsley, green apples, dandelions, celery etc to detoxify the liver and get rid of ark circles naturally.
12. Coconut oil
Take 2 tbsp of virgin coconut oil internally and also rub a bit on the under eye circles to heal the skin from inside and outside. Regular use will banish dark circles forever.
Cucumber is nature’s gift to mankind-it rejuvenates hydrates and nourishes the skin. Apply cucumber juice to the skin under your eyes and leave it on for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Use this best natural treatment for dark circles regularly to see results.
14. Aloe Vera
Extract the gel from an Aloe leaf and mix it up with a few drops of raw honey and lemon juice. Stir well to combine and dab the liquid all around the eyes. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off with cool water to reduce wrinkles, dry skin, and puffiness. This natural home remedy soothes moisturizes, nourishes and lightens the skin. You can use this remedy once every 2 days to see results.
15. Pineapple juice with turmeric
Dab a paste of turmeric powder mixed with some pineapple juice and leave it on the dark circles for 30 minutes. This remedy will lighten skin tone. The bromelain in pineapple juice heals and nourishes the skin to improve blood circulation.
16. Use banana paste
Mash up some overripe bananas and apply the paste on the eyes. This remedy reduces the sunken eye look and boosts the skin’s natural elasticity while reducing dullness.
17. Rose water
Soak cotton balls in pure rose water and place them on the eyes. The rose water works on the fragile skin under the eyes to stimulate blood circulation. It also cools tired eyes that have been subjected to computer stress or excess heat on a summer day.
18. Wear contact lenses instead of glasses
Glasses often increase dark circles and puffiness because of lack of oxygen. Use contact lenses instead. This will improve oxygen to the skin under the eyes and reduce dullness.
19. Reduce stress
Stress, depression, anxiety, lack of sleep, insomnia etc can strain the eyes and take a toll on your skin’s health. So reduce stress by doing positive affirmations, yoga, and meditation. Indulge in daily exercise and get 8 hours of sleep each night. If insomnia is caused due to stress or tension, try herbal remedies. Also check out my guide on easy ways to sleep better.
20. Drink water
Dehydration can cause dark circles. So drink 8-10 glasses of water to flush out toxins and keep the skin soft and supple.
21. Cut sodium from the diet
Excess sodium can also cause puffy and tired looking eyes. Reduce your intake of salt. Drink tons of water to throw out the excess salt trough sweat and urine. Exercise daily. Avoid eating meals closer to bed time- leave at least 2-3 hours gap between meals and sleeping.
22. Tackle hereditary issues
If your parents have had dark circles, chances are you will too. If heredity is the cause of dark circles, you may want to go in for the best treatment for dark circles at a professional doctor. They might suggest filler injections to plump up the thin skin under the eyes. This could be followed up with laser treatment.
Use these remedies to banish dark circles under eyes permanently.