What is a dark circle? Sometimes skin under the eyes gets discolored and turns black, it is not a serious skin problem. It makes you look tired, exhausted and older. It can be prevented and cured with some simple home remedies.
Here are the top 10 ways to remove dark circles fast.
1. Almond Oil
Regular use of almond oil not only fade dark circles but keeps the skin healthy and radiant. Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil on affected area and massage gently. Next morning rinse it off with mild water.
Vitamin E oil can also be used with almond oil.
Refrigerate thick slices of cucumber for 30 minutes and then place them on your eyes, covering the affected area. Wash the area after 10 minutes. It will fix the darkened skin with its skin lightening and astringent properties. Your eyes will feel fresh and relaxed.
Repeat it twice a day for better and quick recovery.
3. Raw Potato
Bleaching properties of potato are also quite helpful to remove dark circles. Grate a good sized chilled potato, extract its juice and apply it with a cotton ball all around your eyes. After 15 minutes wash it out with fresh water.
4. Rose Water
Rose water has farfetched ingredient for skin care. It revitalizes the skin and has a comforting effect on tired eyes. Its astringent nature works as a good skin toner. Put the soaked cotton pads on your eyelids for 10-15 minutes. Repeat the procedure twice a day for few weeks.
Tomato has peroxiding nature that lightens skin to a great extent. Prepare a mixture of one table spoon of tomato juice with one tea spoon of lemon juice and apply it on affected area. Leave the mixture to work for 10 minutes. Wash it off with fresh water.
This remedy can be repeated twice a day for few weeks.
Tomato juice can be applied alone as well.
6. Lemon Juice
Lemon contains plenty of vitamin C that is quite helpful removing shadows under the eyes. Apply fresh chilled lemon juice on affected area and wash it off after 10 minutes. Try this remedy once a day for few weeks. If you feel irritation or burning, with lemon juice, in your skin then stop using it.
7. Coconut Oil
Extra-virgin coconut oil has a good amount of moisturizer in it, that not only helps to lighten dark circles but prevents fine lines, around the eyes also. Apply some oil and massage it gently. Rinse it off after few hours. You can use it for a long time until you get the desired results
8. Tea Bags
Refrigerate 2 soaked tea bags for 30 minutes. Place one bag one each eye for about 15 minutes. Then rinse it off with cold water. Tea contains caffeine and anti-oxidants that treats the dark circles and swelling around the eyes. Be careful, never let the tea get in your eyes.
9. Cold Compress
Cold compress can contract the blood vessels around the eyes and helps a lot in minimizing eye swelling and discoloring. Soft washed cloth, soaked in cold water or milk, can be used for compressions, on closed eyes. Cold spoon or chilled tea bags can also be used instead.
Prepare a fine paste of one table spoon each of turmeric powder and pineapple juice. Apply it on affected area around your eyes. Let it work on your skin for 10 minutes. Wipe it away with a soft wet cloth and wash your face with fresh water. It will not only lighten the shadows but will give you a smooth and soft skin also. Try this remedy daily for quick visible results.