6 Amazing Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

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    Dark circles can affect both men and women. Now there are many reasons for dark circles to appear under your eyes; from stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, a disturbed lifestyle, hereditary and many more. But if not treated on time, they will not only dull your overall appearance, it can also lead to serious health issues. Though chemical based products help in getting rid of them, but then there are many who have an extremely sensitive skin and only pure home remedies can help them.

    Millions of people suffer from dark circles under the eyes. Effective treatment for dark eye circles is possible, but treatment must be aimed at the appropriate cause of the dark circles.

    Why Dark Circles Appear?


    Age is another factor. Over time, skin loses collagen and thins, so veins show through more prominently. Sunbathing speeds up this process by breaking down collagen and mottling skin color.


    Genetics are the biggest culprit. If you inherit fair or thin skin under the eyes, it’s more obvious when blood pools there (often because of slower circulation from lack of sleep). This accumulation causes fragile capillaries to stretch and leak.


    Seasonal allergies are to blame for many people.  To determine why your circles happen, gently stretch the skin under your eyes. If that area becomes darker, the circles are probably due to genetics or aging. If the colour doesn’t change, UV rays or allergies are probably the cause.

    There are many different causes of dark circles under the eyes, and each type requires a specific method of cure. However, in order to proffer the home remedies, in this post we shall discuss best 5 home remedies to get rid of dark circles.

    1. Banana

    Bananas are healthy fruit for your health and your skin as it is full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. You can eat bananas every day or use it to make a paste. Just mash some bananas as the thick paste and apply into the affected skin for 30 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water. You can mix avocado, banana, honey and apply into the skin for 15 to 20 minutes.

    1. Lemon Juice

    Lemon juice is good in citric acid that can help you eliminate dead skin cells successfully. It also helps you cleanse astringent and agent and fade dark circles, wrinkles, fine lines etc. You can rub some lemon juice on the affected skin in 5 to 10 minutes and wash off with water. Or you can mix some lemon juice, vitamin E, honey, and yogurt and apply the mixture on the skin within 15 minutes before rinsing off with water.

    1. Aloe Vera

    You cut Aloe Vera leave and extract it, apply gel on your skin within 15 to 20 minutes, then you rinse off with lukewarm water. You also can mix some vitamin E and Aloe Vera gel to apply on the wrinkled skin within 25to 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water.

    1. Mint Leaves

    Mint is known for its invigorating scent and refreshing qualities. It can also be used to remove those ugly dark circles under your eyes. Just crush a few leaves with water, forming a paste, and apply on the dark circles. Leave for 10 minutes and wash with cold water. Do this every night for a week to see miraculous results.

    1. Rose Water

    Rose water is very common for women. Also, it is one of the most effective home remedies for dark circles and wrinkles as it is great in vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants. This ingredient is also used in cosmetic products. Therefore, it can reduce your tiredness or fatigue and improve skin complexion, decrease inflammation, irritation. Just use a cotton ball, oak in rose water, apply on the eyes for 10 minutes.

    6. Cucumber

    Cucumber is extremely cool and it is very helpful for your dark circles around the eyes. After a working day, you will feel relaxed and you will reduce stress with cucumber slices. You can rub slices of cucumber on the eyes or use soak disks in cucumber juice, apply on the eyes and wait for 10 to 15 minutes.

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