Dark discoloration of skin under eyes is mainly known as dark circle. It is known as dark shadows.
Main cause behind formation of dark circle are lack of sleep, physical or mental stress, prolonged crying, dry skin, aging, heredity. Women and men have dark circles under their eyes.
Dark circle is not a serious skin problem, as this make people to look older, unhealthy, exhausted and tired. Anybody can easily get rid of this unsightly shadow under eyes using some of the home remedies.
Here are some home remedies which are helpful for dark circles under eyes:
1. Almond Oil
Almond oil is a very good natural ingredient which is very beneficial for delicate skin around eyes. A regular usage of almond oil is very helpful to fade dark circles under eyes. In addition to the almond oil, Vitamin E is a good alternate to eliminate dark circles under eyes.
Before going to sleep,apply a little bit of almond oil over dark circles and do a gentle massage into skin.
Now leave it overnight.
Wash it off using cold water in the next morning.
Follow this home remedy daily until dark circle gets disappeared.
Cucumber have mild astringent and skin lightening properties which are very helpful to fix raccoon eyes in the natural way. Also , cucumber has refreshing and soothing effect.
Cut down a fresh cucumber into very thick slices and get them chilled in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Now put slices onto affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash off the area with water. Follow this process for twice daily for about a week or more.
One more option is that just mix cucumber and lemon juice in the equal amount. A cotton ball is very helpful to apply this mixture on affected area. Now leave for 15 minutes and wash it off using water. Now follow this home remedy daily for at least once a week.
3. Raw Potato
Raw Potatoes are natural bleaching agent which is very helpful to lighten the dark circles and to get rid of the puffiness around eyes.
Grate one or two potatoes to extract juice. Now soak a cotton ball in juice and place over closed eyes. Now make sure that juice should cover dark circles under eyes as well as eyelids. Now allow juice to sit 10 - 15 minutes. After this rinse off your eyelids properly with cold water. Repeat this process for twice daily for few weeks.
You can also use thick slices of potatoes to remove dark circle instead of using potato juice.
4. Rose Water
An amazing ingredient for care of skin is Rose Water. It will rejuvenate skin and will give a soothing effect in the tired eyes. Due to the mild properties, rose water works as a very good toner for skin.
Soak cotton in rose water and place it on the eye pads for few minutes.
Place this soaked pads on closed eyelids.
Leave it for about 15 minutes.
Follow this process for twice daily in a week.
Tomato also have bleaching properties which are helpful to lighten skin to the great extent.
Mix well a one-half of lemon juice with one teaspoon of tomato juice. Apply gently this mixture on your dark circles and allow this to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse this off with water. Follow this home remedy for twice a day for few weeks. Using a simple tomato juice will also be workable.
You can also have a glass of tomato juice with mint leaves, salt and lemon juice. For more results, you should be sure that you drink this juice immediately after preparing it. Drink this for once or twice a week.
6. Lemon Juice
Vitamin C in lemon juice is very helpful to remove dark circles under eyes, it is great thankful to its skin lightening properties.
Take a cotton ball and apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes. Now leave this for about 10 minutes and rinse it off very well. Follow this process once daily for few weeks.
- There is an another option that make a very thick paste of lemon juice, a pinch of gram flour , turmeric powder and two tablespoons of tomato puree. Apply this paste very gently around your eyes. Now rinse it off using clean water after 10-15 minutes. Do this process for two or three times every week.