Bid Goodbye to Dark Circles With These Natural Remedies

Illuminating eyes are the mirrors to your soul. But almost everyone comes face-to-ace with dark circles at one point or another.

LF Team

Time and again, dark circles have been a problem can be seen troubling most of us. Despite using numerous serums, creams and after trying expensive treatments, the problem of dark circles may seem to never end. When skin care tips suggested by everyone don’t seem to work, you can always take the natural way. 


Let’s take a look at some skin care tips that will teach us how to remove dark circles naturally.


1. 

Aloe vera gel


The benefits of using aloe vera on the face has been well established over the years. Aloe vera contains a compound known as aloesin, which is known to inhibits skin pigmentation due to tyrosinase activity. Aloesin is also known to help with cell rejuvenation, wound healing, and skin moisturising making aloe vera a perfect home remedy for skin.

Try this at home:

  • Take a spoonful of aloe vera gel and massage it on the affected area
  • Keep it overnight and wash it off with cold water
  • Repeat it daily until the dark circles start fading


2.

 

Sweet almond oil


Sweet almond oil has moisturising as well as antioxidant properties, which are known keep under-eye dark circles at bay. Almond oil also helps reduces the appearance of blood vessels underneath your skin and lightens your skin tone.

Try this at home:

  • Put 2-3 drops of almond oil on a cotton ball
  • Dab it on the dark circles and massage into your skin
  • Keep it overnight and wash it off in the morning



3. 

Green tea



The phenolic compounds in green tea prevent melanogenesis—excessive production of melanin (the pigment that gives colour to human eyes, skin and hair). Green tea may help reduce excessive pigmentation and reduce dark circles.

Try this at home:

  • Soak two green tea bags and refrigerate for at least 10 mins
  • Place them on your eyes and wash after 10-15 mins


4. Potato juice


Potato juice has azelaic acid that can obstruct tyrosinase activity to reduce skin pigmentation. The juice can help to lighten dark circles. Potatoes are also a rich source of Vitamin A, starch, and enzymes, which nourish your skin around the eyes. Its anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing the puffiness and swelling under your eyes.

Try this at home:

  • Extract 1-2 tablespoons of potato juice
  • Apply on the affected area and let it dry naturally
  • Rinse it off and repeat at least twice a week



5.

 

Yoghurt


The L-cysteine in yoghurt helps reduce pigmentation by preventing tyrosinase activity, thereby reducing dark circles. The Lactic acid present in yoghurt works as a natural bleaching agent which lightens the skin tone under your eyes.

Try this at home:

  • Add a few drops of lemon to two teaspoons of yoghurt
  • Apply the paste and leave it on for 15-20 mins
  • Repeat at least twice a week


6. 

Cucumber


Cucumber’s bioactive compounds and vitamins reduce pigmentation and help prevent tyrosinase activity. The silica and antioxidants in cucumber helps rejuvenate the damaged skin cells. Ascorbic acid present in cucumber works wonder in reducing under-eye puffiness. 

Try this at home:

  • Blend cucumber and aloe vera gel and make a paste
  • Apply the paste and leave it on for 15 mins
  • Wash it off and repeat it daily 


7. 

Tomato


Tomatoes contain phytochemicals like lycopene and beta-carotene that lessen oxidative stress—an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants—to skin tissues and decrease redness of skin. 

Try this at home:

  • Make a paste by blending a tomato with lemon juice
  • Apply this under your eyes and leave it on for 20 minutes 
  • Rinse it off thoroughly 
  • Repeat this once or twice a week



8. 

Lemon Juice


Lemon, a rich source of Vitamin C and citric acid, exhibits anti-pigmentary properties that help increase the dermal thickness under your eyes. This can help conceal blood vessels under the skin and lighten dark circles.

Try this at home:

  • Cover a cotton ball in lemon juice and dab it on the dark circles
  • Leave it  on for 15 mins and then wash it off
  • Repeat 3-4 times a week

Note:

Lemon juice causes a stinging sensation on your skin; it is advisable to do a patch test before trying this remedy. 


Now that you are armed with the DIY natural beauty tips, you can hope for tighter and lightened skin under your eyes. Choose one remedy and try it out for at least for 2-3 weeks to achieve visible effects. 


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