6 Best Home Remedies For Dark Circles

The eyes are the most beautiful assets of a person. Hence, we hate to see the dark circles under the eyes spoil our beauty. However, there are various factors such as allergies, fatigue, sun exposure, thinning of the under eye skin, eye strain and poor sleep that contribute to the darkening of the skin around the eyes. Fortunately, there are a number of time-tested home remedies that help in fading the dark circles. They work by hydrating, nourishing, tightening and rejuvenating the delicate skin around the eyes that help in fading the dark circles. Here is a list of some of the most effective ways to get rid of the dark circles with the help of home remedies.

Below Are 6 Best Home Remedies For Dark Circles:

1. Potato Juice

Potato juice is an inexpensive remedy for dark circles. To reduce the pigmentation of the skin around the eyes, dip a cotton ball in potato juice and apply the juice on the darkened areas at least twice daily.[1] Potato juice helps in hydrating the delicate skin around the eyes. Furthermore, it is known to help in soothing and exfoliating the skin. It contains an enzyme called catecholase that helps in lightening the darkened skin.

Potato Juice

2. Cucumber

Placing a thin cucumber slice on the closed eyes and the surrounding skin is a popular home remedy for dark circles. Alternatively, you can apply fresh cucumber juice to the darkened under eye skin.[2] Cucumber is a rich source of silica and antioxidants that help in rejuvenating the delicate skin around the eyes that helps in fading the dark circles.

Cover Eyes With Cucumber Slice

3. Cold Tea Bag

To get rid of the dark circles, place cold damp tea bags on the closed eyes and the darkened skin around it. For better result, before covering the eyes and the skin around them with the cold damp tea bags apply cucumber juice to the darkened skin.[3] Caffeine present in the tea leaves helps in tightening the tiny blood vessels around the eyes that helps in diminishing appearance of dark circles.

Cold Tea Bag

4. Tomato Juice And Lemon Juice Mixture

Tomato and lemon contain certain compounds that help in lightening the skin. Furthermore, the antioxidant rich citrus fruit juices help in rejuvenating and tightening the delicate skin around the eyes that help in reducing appearance of dark circles. Blend tomato juice and lemon juice in equal proportions. Apply the juice mixture on the darkened skin around the eyes.[4] Wait for 10 minutes and then rinse off with cool water. Apply the mixture daily, twice a day, for best result.

Tomato Juice and Lemon Juice Mixture

5. Mint, Lettuce And Parsley

Mint, parsley and lettuce are popular culinary herbs. They are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals that help in nourishing the skin. They are also known to help in fading pigmentation. Hence, the juices of mint, parsley and lettuce leaves are mixed together and applied to the skin around the eyes to help reduce the dark circles.[5] Add a small amount of glycerin to the juices extracted from the culinary herbs to moisturize the delicate under eye skin that helps in providing fast relief from dark circles.

Mint, Lettuce and Parsley

6. Turmeric, Tomato, Lemon Juice And Chickpea Flour Paste

Turmeric is known for its skin lightening property. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities help in reducing darkening of the skin around the eyes. Make a paste by combining a teaspoon of orange juice, ½-teaspoon of lemon juice, small amount of chickpea flour or oatmeal and a pinch of ground turmeric.[6] Apply the paste on the skin around the eyes. Let the mixture sit on the skin for 10 minutes. Wash off with water. When applied daily, the mixture helps in fading the dark circles.

Turmeric, Tomato, Lemon Juice and Chickpea Flour Paste