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Home Remedies for Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Some people tend to get puffy eyes and dark circles around the eye much sooner than others. Although a variety of reasons including fatigue, lack of sleep, being in front of the computer screen for too long have been blamed for this, aging too plays a huge role.

We all have ligaments, muscles and some fat around our eyes. The muscles and ligaments hold the fat in place. As we get older the muscles and ligaments become weak and can no longer hold the fat. The fat then travels to the bottom of the eyes and causes the eyes to swell up and become puffy. When we are tired, don’t get enough sleep or strain our eyes the puffiness gets worse and eventually we end up with dark circles around the eye or skin which is dry and wrinkly.

The following are some home remedies you can try to get an eyelift and treat dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Cucumber or Potato slices/ or cool tea bag

Slice a ¼ cucumber. Place a slice or two over each closed eye. Leave on for 10 minutes. You can use potato slices the same way.

Tea bags soaked in cold water are ideal too for treating puffy and dark circles around the eye. Place one on each closed eye and leave on for 10 minutes. Refrain from using herbal tea bags since it’s not as effective as the non-herbal varieties.

Cucumber juice/potato juice

Take the juice of ½ a cold cucumber and soak cotton in it and apply it on the closed eye lids. Leave on for 10 minutes or until dry. Then wipe the eye lids with cotton which has been soaked in cold water.
You can use potato juice the same way.

Drinking 6-8 glasses of water daily and getting a minimum of 8 hours of sleep every night is a must as this aids in healing puffiness and dark circles around the eye. 

Some suggest applying rose water, turmeric, lemon juice, tomato juice etc but I haven’t personally tried it so I can’t recommend such ingredients. Cucumbers, potatoes and tea bags on the other hand are safe and effective and is a popular home remedy used by women throughout many parts of the world. 

A few other reasons for dark circles around the eye are said to be due to:
  • Hereditary reasons
  • Certain illnesses - Frequent sinus infections and allergies can cause puffiness around the eyes.
  • Lack of certain foods in the diet - Lack of foods rich in vitamins A, C and E in the diet.
  • Hormonal changes - during pregnancy and menstruation 
  • Consuming foods high in salt
  • Dehydration 
© 2012 Suranee Perera


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