Nothing frustrates us more than dark circles. Even after layers of the best concealer and strategic use of highlighter, some dark circles just won’t quit. As much as we love make-up, covering up the problem doesn’t exactly help to get rid of it (concealer is essentially sweeping dark circles under the rug). A good night’s sleep alone won’t alleviate those shadows, but these home remedies by stylecraze.com will surely get rid of circles for good:
Tomatoes are highly effective. You can prepare a mixture using one teaspoon of fresh tomato juice, half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric and gram flour. Apply it gently under the eye and leave it for ten minutes before rinsing it off.
The cooling properties of cucumber and potatoes make them effective remedies for dark circles. You can apply any of these two on your eyes to diminish darkness and swelling. Slice or grate the two vegetables and place the slice over the eyes. You can also use the juice and dab some with a cotton ball. You can even leave the remedy over night for better results. It is advisable to apply juice on the affected area rather than placing slices over the eyes.
Tea bags are also considered a beneficial treatment for dark circles. Place one cold tea bag on each eye and let it rest for a while. Pat it dry and you will see your eyes rejuvenated.
Another effective and one of the most popular remedies to remove dark circles is almond oil. Apply almond oil around your eyes and leave it overnight. Wash it off gently in the morning.
Cold compress also helps treat dark circles. You may use an ice bag, cloth dipped in cold water, or a frozen spoon. Simply dab anyone of these near the eyes. This will instantly reduce dark circles.
Crushed mint is a good option for treating under eye dark circles. It gives a cooling effect and immediately soothes tired eyes, which helps reduce dark circles. Place crushed mint leaves around the eyes and leave it for a while. Wipe off the residue with damp cotton.
Water is the most essential component and the pillar of all remedies. It promotes proper blood circulation around the eyes and prevents blood accumulation. Drink around eight to 10 glasses of water daily to flush off toxins and have a healthy skin.
Dip cotton balls in rose water and keep them under the eyes for 20 minutes. This will also help reduce dark circle.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 29th, 2014.