Hate seeing yourself in those raccoon eyes every morning? You might have tried out numerous ways to get rid of them, but nothing seems to work. Late night office hours, inadequate sleeping, looking at the computer screen for longer hours, stress and nutrition deficiency take a toll on our eye health; the result being under eye dark circles, puffy and tired eyes and dry eyes too.
However, today we will be discussing one of the most tormenting issues faced by women in the form of dark circles. Here are some tips that you can try out at home to get rid of dark circles. Find most of the stuff off your kitchen counter.
The most common vegetable found in every kitchen is a potato. Keep one potato in a freezer before you leave for work. Give a relaxing eye spa to yourself after you get back home. Grate a chilled potato and mix a tsp of raw and 2 tsp of lemon juice to it. Apply as a mask on the dark circle area. Wash off after 30 minutes. Dark circles, crow’s feet and puffiness magically disappear.
Rose Water –
Soak two cotton pads in rose water and keep in freezer to cool down. Now place them on closed eyes for about 5 minutes. Relax! This is not only soothing to the eyes but also works in removing dark circles.
Cucumber and Aloe vera –
This is an overnight remedy for your dark eyes woes. Grate some cucumber and squeeze the juice out. Mix some aloe vera gel to the cucumber juice. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Apply this chilled mixture all around your eyes, especially on the dark circles. Drift off to sleep, let it stay overnight. Cucumber contains silica and antioxidants that removes dark circles and puffiness whereas aloe vera moisturizes the under eye area giving it a cooling effect.
Lemon ice cubes –
Mix half freshly squeezed lemon juice to half a cup of water. Pour it out in your ice-cube tray and let it freeze into ice cubes. You can rub these lemon ice cubes over and under your eyes for two minutes.
This is a very effective remedy to get rid of dark circles. Take a handful of mint leaves and blend it into a juice with some cold water. Strain the juice and add a few drops of rose water to it. Soak two cotton pads in it and place it on your eyes for 10 minutes.
Here are a few things you can do to prevent the appearance of dark circles –
- Sleep well for atleast 7-8 hours.
- Apply a cold compress on your eyes if you had a long day at work.
- Drink lots of water to avoid getting dehydrated.
- Apply sunscreen also below eyes to prevent dark pigmentation due to sun damage.
- Visit doctor if you experience eye allergies, as allergic reactions can contribute to dark circles.
- Avoid straining eyes on mobile or computer screen.
- Have enough Vitamin-K rich foods like leafy vegetables, spinach, broccoli and brussel sprouts.
Don’t spend on under eye correctors or concealer anymore. Get a naturally bright-looking skin under your eyes.