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16 Easy & Quick Ways to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes Permanently at Home

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discoloration under eyes

Can dark circles be removed? Yes! and its Easy

Dark circles under the eyes don’t look good on a pretty face. They can reveal a few "dark truths" about your personal health. They usually occur when you're overtired or developing disease or allergy. They can also result from a lot of weight loss. But the discolorations are medically harmless. They can be frightening, but probably the best thing you can do is to stop worrying about them.

Almost everyone gets dark circles under their eyes from time to time. Dark circles under eyes are usually temporary and not a medical concern. The most common cause is heredity, but any irritant that causes chronic tissue swelling (allergies, fluid retention, eyelash infection, rubbing, sun exposure, metabolic imbalance, medications such as birth control pills, etc.) can contribute.

Some Useful Tips

  • No cream should be left on the skin around the eyes for long periods.
  • Do not scratch the under eye skin.
  • You can always hide the dark circles around eyes through make up techniques.
  • Enough rest and staying hydrated are two of the best ways to avoid getting dark circles under the eyes.

What are dark circles under eyes?

The skin under our eyes is very thin and is sparsely dotted with oil glands in the skin as compared to the rest of the body. For various reasons the skin under the eyes dry and thin. Veins become visible when the skin under eye is dry and thin. This gives the area a dark appearance.

What causes dark circles under eyes?

There are several reasons that cause dark circles. Few of them are listed below.

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Age
  • Lack of sleep
  • Structure of Bone
  • Heredity
  • Iron or other vitamin deficiencies
  • Sickness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Medications such as Retin -A
  • Visible blood vessels, thin, aging skin or hereditary thinness or superficial vessels
  • Fat loss generally causing a sunken appearance
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When should you see a doctor

If discoloration and swelling appear under only one eye and seems to be worse over time, talk to your doctor.

If you want a more sustainable solution than concealers and over-the-counter creams can offer, see your dermatologist for advice. More treatments are available for dark circles under the eyes than ever before, ranging from makeup to laser therapy and in some cases, surgery. The results are not always perfect, but it helps to have realistic expectations.

Depending on what the cause of the circles under your eyes, your doctor may prescribe creams or a combination of treatments recommended removing or reducing discoloration. Laser or chemical peels can be helpful in some cases. Cavities that cause shadows can be smoothed with injectable fillers, and surgery can eliminate puffiness.
However, dark circles under the eyes are usually not a medical problem, and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes may be all you need to help manage this condition.


Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

1) Potato

Dark circles can be removed by applying peeled and grated potato overnight at least three times a week. Make an equal amount of potato juice and cucumber and apply this natural homemade juice under the eyes using cotton. Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes and then wash your eyes with cold water. This is a natural and safe way to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.


2) Tomato

Take a teaspoon of tomato juice, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) and a little flour, enough to make a paste. Apply it to the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Doing this daily will make dark circles disappear. Or, every morning, after washing your face, gently apply mixture of equal parts of tomato and lime juice; wash after half an hour.


3) Almond oil

Massaging eyes with almond oil is of great help. Massage at bedtime daily, and in two weeks you will see the difference. It is also a good remedy for dark circles. Almond oil will soothe and moisturize the skin. Almond oil contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.


4) Cucumber

Cucumbers are the most well-known home remedy for reducing dark circles under the eyes. Place thinly sliced, cool cucumbers on the eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. Or mash a cucumber with the skin still on, and apply the juice on your face. Leave it on for at least fifteen minutes and then wash off.

Cucumber is a great natural remedy against dark circles

Cucumber is a great natural remedy against dark circles

5) Keep hydrated

Make sure you drink enough water, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Sleep for sufficiently long hours in order to prevent the formation of dark circles under the eyes.


6) Lemon

Apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour and turmeric powder on dark circles under eye. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.


7) Teabags

Steep tea bags in hot water for 1 minute, then refrigerate until cool. Place over your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes. Chamomile tea is best because it is anti - inflammatory properties.


8) Yoga

Yoga can also help you to get rid of dark circles. Pranayam for at least 5 minutes every day will do the task.

9) Follow a balanced diet

Diet which is rich in nutrients helps to remove dark circles around the eyes. Eat fresh fruits, green vegetables rich in fiber. Avoid sweets and chocolates.


10) Lightly tap the face skin with one or two fingers to increase the circulation of the blood.


11) Mint leaves

The mint leaves are also useful. Apply mint juice under your eyes. It cools your eyes and helps to remove dark circles under your eyes. This is one of the best home remedies for dark circles under the eyes.


12 Cold compress

Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels temporarily.


13) Try Cosmetics if all other natural remedies fail

Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under eye circles crowd on the department store and drugstore shelves.


14) Concealer

The right concealer can just hide the dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid. They can cause more damage than good.

Comments

Nasiha on March 29, 2016:

Hi mam, I have under eye dark circles and over my nose also.... It looks very dull... I tried all the remedies. But nothing worked. Plz , give me the best remedy

aneel inraq on December 03, 2015:

Which one one these works the fastest?

chitra on October 30, 2015:

My age 34. 2 months nly have a dark circles plz tel any ideas

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on August 16, 2015:

Hi versha, try this for a week

Place thinly sliced, cool cucumbers on the eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. Or mash a cucumber with the skin still on, and apply the juice on your face. Leave it on for at least fifteen minutes and then wash off.

kowsalya on June 11, 2015:

Hi I'm 20 pls help me my dark circles of eyes are keep increasing.

Pls tell a good way to reduce a dark circlecircles

Kousuke on December 21, 2014:

A good many vauelblas you've given me.

whitemz on December 16, 2014:

I've tried a lot of eye creams and most just don't do it...my good friend told me about an organic eye cream she got in a Hollywood swag bag from some event she was at. Its the Made from Earth Olive Night Cream - and she fell in love with it so I went on line and ordered it myself from their website - I also fell in love with it ...the cream works, you should check this out..

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on December 12, 2014:

try under eye gels containing aloe vera, vitamin C and E.

Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel is good for oily skin

Rekha kumar on December 12, 2014:

Hai I have dark circle under eyes. ... plc can u suggest me some best creams. Anysuitable for oily skin.. pls

shreya.... on December 08, 2014:

hii i have dark spot on my neck....can u suggest me for removng them prmantly???

sheena on October 30, 2014:

Mujhe dark circles h bahut jyada.I want to get rid of them as soon as possible pls help me out.

shivangi on October 14, 2014:

Hii...i em 20.m hvng dark circlesf lst 5-6years..i wanna to get rid from it..plz gve me some better tips...so that ma face can glow up..

sara on September 27, 2014:

Tomato or lemon juice or besan wala kb tk kaam krna start kray ga...i m going to cry now bht zada dark circles hain...bht phlay k haain

neera on September 24, 2014:

Can you please help me

Actually i am having blemishes it's an emergency i want to remove them in 2 months

sonali on September 20, 2014:

Fast methods of removing dark circles permanently plzz

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on September 18, 2014:

Within 3 months... Well.. You ll need to consult a skin specialist for fast result.. Or you can use a good concealer mentioned above..

swati on September 18, 2014:

I am having dark circles since longg.

N it is getting worst..

M getting married in coming 3 months.

Plz help me how can i get rid off it as early as pocible...

Plzzzzz...

anjii on August 31, 2014:

Will u plz tell me about good eye gel bcoz my skin is so sensitive :-( nd i have lots of dark cicles aftr fever

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on August 24, 2014:

Thank you Barbs for the feedback. I am glad that you found this useful.. I hope you ll find the right treatment soon..

Chocolatealchemy from London, United Kingdom on August 23, 2014:

Thanks for these great tips - love that you've listed so many natural remedies available from our own kitchens! Will be giving them a try to find the one that will work for me :)

srujana on August 18, 2014:

hey...wts tis.nothing z working out ahh

Popi nath on August 12, 2014:

Hi,My dark circles day by day getting worse how can i remove please help me.

sonal on August 06, 2014:

Hiii I am hvng a dark circles please gve me some tips ti reduce permanent. ... plzzz rply

Harini on August 04, 2014:

thank you for your suggestion and i'll definitely post u about the results

fatti on August 03, 2014:

Hi I am 15 and my dark circles are increasing day by day pplllllzzzz help me

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on August 03, 2014:

Hi Harini, first of all sorry for responding late. If you cannot do any of the above remedies, try under eye gels containing aloe vera, vitamin C and E. I can recommend some of the best available.

Estee Lauder advanced night repair Eye Synchronized Complex

Fabindia under eye gel

Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel

L’oreal Paris Youth Code Under Eye Cream

Try any of these for a week and let me know. Good luck.

Harini on August 02, 2014:

i am having dark circles from the past two years pls give me any other suggestion i may not do all this because i stay in hostel. Can u give me any other suggestion on which i can workout in my hostel so that i may get rid of this dark circles.

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 18, 2014:

Try the above remedies madhi. These will surely reduce dark circles..

madhi on July 18, 2014:

My problem is that mere dark circle both he plz help

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 12, 2014:

Have you tried any of the above remedies? Try teabags and lemon for 1 week. Apply cucumber juice for 15 mins at night before bed. If these remedies aren't working, you should see a dermatologist.

shreya on July 11, 2014:

pls help me i am 14 and my dark circle get dark after i wake up and then lightens after some time pls its ruining my life help me

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 08, 2014:

I don't know Urdu hina.. Sorry..

hina ashraf on July 08, 2014:

Mjy alo ka koi treqa btaen urdu me plz

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 05, 2014:

I will dear..

zayshakhan on July 04, 2014:

Plz pray ta ky yah jaldi chly jahain

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 04, 2014:

I m glad you found thus useful..

zayshakhan on July 04, 2014:

Thnx

zayshakhan on July 04, 2014:

Thnx

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 04, 2014:

10 to 15 mins massaging would do the job..

zayshakhan on July 04, 2014:

How much time 10 to 15 mints or 20 or 30 mints

healthcarepro (author) from Somewhere on Earth on July 03, 2014:

Mix 2 tbs almond oil and 2 tbs honey. Apply on the area before going to sleep. Leave it overnight. Do it daily and you ll see the difference..

zaysha khan on July 03, 2014:

Almond oil kitni dair use karna hai

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