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Top 7 Herbal Remedies For Treating Dark Circles Under The Eyes

by Tatiana Plesco
Herbal Remedies For Treating Dark Circles

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive and needs special attention. Dark circles, wrinkles, and bags under the eyes are common problems that occur and betray age, stress, or lack of sleep. There are natural remedies and inexpensive to fight these minor inconveniences.

  • Slices of raw potato on dark circles

This is one of the oldest natural treatments effective against dark circles and bags under the eyes. Potato slices should be applied to the eyes at night before bed and to leave a few minutes to take effect. In the morning, you will have a pleasant surprise, and dark circles will be visibly reduced. The treatment should be repeated at least three times a week. Soak two thick slices of cucumber in lemon juice for 5 minutes. Put slices on eyes and let it act for 10-15 minutes.

  • Cucumber juice of hydration and skin radiance

Cucumber moisturizes and gives skin glow. Cucumber is rich in vitamin C and has soothing and healing properties. You can apply directly using cotton pads or put slices on the eyes. Soothing and cleansing effects will restore youth to your eyes. Let it act for 15 minutes. Repeat the process two to three times a week. 

  • Green tea for skin maintenance

Green tea is beneficial for the entire body, is a powerful antioxidant; it lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. But on the other hand, it is an excellent remedy for skin rejuvenation. Keep it in the refrigerator and apply it as a compress on tired eyes, three times a week.

  • Figs against dark circles

Another remedy that fights dark circles around the eyes is figs. Figs are rich in vitamin E and are used as antioxidant, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory. Cut a fig in half and place one-half on each eye. Let it about 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water. The skin will feel less tired and more radiant.

  • Almond oil and olive oil

These oils are very nourishing for the skin and visibly reduce dark circles and wrinkles around the eyes. They nourish and moisturize the skin, and have beneficial antioxidant effects. Massage the under eye area every night, and you get rid of dark circles in a few days.

  • Use the mint paste against dark circles.

Mint provides natural cooling increasing blood flow to the eye and is a perfect calming agent, and for this reason, it is often used in cosmetics to eliminate dark circles. To use mint to get rid of dark circles, you need to crush mint leaves until a semi-liquid paste is formed, then apply under the eyes.

  • Pistachios against bags under eyes

Pistachios are the most effective treatment for dark bags under the eyes. Recipe from India says you have to crush top few nuts of pistachios with a tablespoon of milk and then apply under the eyes and leave on for half an hour.

  • Learn to hide imperfections

Use everyday cosmetics and choose them according to your problems: dark circles, wrinkles, bags under the eyes. For dark circles, you can use creams and anti-dark-circles. The most effective are night creams because at night is the most intense cellular activity. Makeup is also an excellent way to hide small imperfections of the skin, be it wrinkles, dark circles, or dry or oily skin. To hide dark circles, use a concealer a shade lighter than your foundation.

  • Having beautiful skin is not enough to only use cosmetics.

However, natural products are often the most effective, and regular use will give your skin a glow sublime and excellent complexion.

  • Drink plenty of fluids as possible (especially water), at least 1.5, 2 liters per day.
  • Follow a balanced diet and avoid weight change.
  • Reduce consumption of spices, coffee, tea, cigarettes, and alcohol. Avoid eye strain, too strong light, and smoke. Use concealer products that maintain skin elasticity and hydration, and have an anti-inflammatory effect. The most recommended are products based on vitamin C.

Updated: 16 July 2020

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