How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles In 5 Days Naturally

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Alluring and captivating eyes are something we all desire.

Shimmering eyes make you look and feel very confident, fresh, and appealing. Black circles may look cute on panda or raccoon but when it may make us look really tired and dull which is like a nightmare for any of us and you don’t want that right?

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WHAT IS DARK CIRCLE?

A dark blemish around your eyes is commonly known as a dark circle. It is also known as Periorbital hyperpigmentation. The skin around the eyes is one of the most fragile areas of skin as compared to the other parts of the body because of that can show the hint of premature ageing, fine lines, dark circle and puffiness. Dark circles under your lower eyelids are a common problem with all age group of any gender. 

Common causes of dark circles

1 Genetics

2 Lack of sleep

3 Stress

4 Excessive exposure to the sun

5 Unhealthy lifestyle

6 Excessive consumption of alcohol

7 Dehydration

8 Smoking

9 Medications

Now let us look at best natural remedies to get rid of the dark circles: 

6 Home Remedies to reduce dark circles

1. Cucumber:

Cucumber contains antioxidants and flavonoids. It is also exceedingly high in water (about 96%) and increases the hydration of your skin. Cucumber works great to get rid of the raccoon eyes. It also reduces the puffiness, redness and irritations.

How to apply:

Take a fresh cucumber and cut it into thick slices. Keep the slices in the refrigerator for about 15-20 min. Now relax and place the chill slices on your eyes, as you might have seen in movies where actress are relaxing with cucumber slices in her eyes just like that. Place it for about 10 min. Wash your face with cool water.

For best result do this process twice a day for a week.

2. Raw Potato juice:

Potatoes are very rich in vitamin C that helps to hydrate the skin and also lighten the dark skin. It also acts as wonderful natural bleaching agents that reduce the blemishes around your eyes and also deal with puffiness.

How to apply:

Take a fresh potato peel it nicely and cut it into small pieces. Grind the pieces and extract some fresh juice of it. Now store the juice in a clean container. Soak two cotton balls in juice and place the cotton balls into your eyes. Leave it for 15-20 min. Wash your face with cool water.

Repeat this process before bedtime for 1 week. 

3. Almond oil:

Almond has excellent anti-inflammatory effects and is powerful antioxidants that lighten your dark skin under your eyes. Almond is very rich in vitamin K, it also contains retinol that helps to fade the dark blemishes and also helps with skin discolouration.

How to apply:

First, wash your face with a mild soap or face wash. Now take a few drops of good quality almond oil. Apply it on your dark circles. Massage the area very gently. Leave almond oil overnight and wash it off with cool water the next morning.

Repeat this process every night before going to bed for several weeks. You can do this process every night because almond oil also hydrates your skin and massaging with oil increases the blood circulation. 

Note: You can mix 1 capsule of vitamin E with almond oil.

4. Lemon juice and Almond oil:

You might know that the lemon is the best source of vitamin C and vitamin C really works great with your dark skin. Lemon is an organic bleaching agent and prunes the dark blemishes around your eyes. 

How to apply:

Take 1 tablespoon of good quality almond oil. Now take a few drops of fresh lemon juice and mix the oil and juice very well. Apply it on your dark skin around your eyes and massage gently for 5 min. Do this process before going to bed for a couple of days. Leave it for overnight. Next morning wash it off with cool water.

Note: Be careful while applying it because if this mixture goes into your eyes, it can cause a burning sensation in your eyes; if it happens then wash your eyes with plenty of water. If you have extra sensitive skin and you feel any kind of irritations during this process, please discontinue immediately.

5. Rosewater:

Rosewater is very advantageous for eyes. It soothes your eyes. Rose has marvellous anti-inflammatory effects and is powerful antioxidants, antidepressants. Rosewater is exceedingly abounding in anthocyanins, terpenes and flavanoids. Rosewater reduces the irritations, redness and puffiness and also brightens the dark circles. Sometimes rose water can also be used as an eye drop, it removes all the dust particles from your eyes.

How to apply:

Soak two cotton balls in it and gently place them on your eyes. And relax for 20-25 min. It will enhance your mood instantly. Do it before bedtime after a hectic day. You can also do it for a couple of times a day.

Note: You can also make a mask by adding some sandalwood powder into rose water that is also very beneficial for lightening the dark circles.

6. Ice cubes:

For instant relief from puffiness and redness, you can apply ice cubes on the affected area the coolness of ice shrink your dilated blood vessels and fade the dark circle instantly and also reduces the puffiness.

How to apply:

Take some ice cube. Gently rub on the affected area. You can also put ice cubes in a clean towel and place the towel on your eyes.

Do this process every day.

Note: You can also use Rosewater ice cubes, Aloe Vera ice cubes, Teabag ice cubes or anything cold. 

Points you should take care of:

  • Drink lots of water (about 2 lit per day)
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen of SPF 30 during day time.
  • Always wear sunglasses when you are outdoors during the daytime.
  • Try to balance your diet.
  • Take a proper nap. (A good night’s sleep is very essential for your health and well-being).
  • Quit smoking and consumption of alcohol.
  • Don’t rub your eyes.
  • Always hydrate your skin with moisturizer.
  • Don’t forget to remove your eye makeup before going to bed.
  • And try to live stress-free. 

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