Anyone who works a job that has any kind of stress level knows that the constant “no sleep” situation is so real. You’ve probably Googled “how to get rid of bags under eyes” on more than one occasion, and you’d do almost anything (save cut off an arm) to get rid of them. And even after you’ve tried a million expensive treatments, they usually come back.
Truth is, your eye puffiness and darkness could be inherited. “The undereye area is one of the thinner areas and is easily neglected in basic skin care,” says Paul Jarrod Frank, a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City. “There is a strong genetic component to dark circles, which is out of people’s control.” Womp, womp. Yes, much of the reason you have those circles is because of your parents’ own thin skin (thanks, Mom). Sometimes you have them because of an increase in pigment in that area. But don’t run to the doctor asking for a pricey laser or needle treatment.
The unsightly dark circles can be caused due to many reasons. Find them listed below:
- Sleep deprivation
- Tiredness and exhaustion
- Nasal allergies
- Constant itching and rubbing due to skin conditions like eczema
- Skin irritants in makeup products
- Exposure to the sun (in the absence of a good sunscreen)
Sometimes, dark circles can also be hereditary. These usually disappear after a certain age
The correct remedy for the dark circles under your eyes will of course depend on the cause of those dark circles, which may be difficult to pin down. While the causes of dark eye circles vary, many simple home remedies can be helpful for addressing a variety of causes:
Tomatoes are an excellent solution for getting rid of dark circle, as it naturally helps to decrease the dark circles and also makes the skin soft and supple. All you need to do is mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with a teaspoon of lemon juice and apply it under your eyes. Let it remain for about 10 minutes and then, wash it off with water. Repeat this remedy at least twice a day. On a daily basis you can also drink tomato juice mixed with some lemon juice and mint leaves in order to get rid of dark circles.
Cold tea bags
Another simple technique to get rid of the dark circles is using cold tea bags. Soak a tea bag preferably a chamomile or green tea bags in water. Chill it by placing it in the refrigerator for a while. Now, place them over your eyes. Use this remedy on a regular basis to see considerable difference.
Regular use of cold milk will also decrease the dark circles and also soothes your eyes and skin. Take a cotton ball and place it in a bowl of cold milk or iced water for a while. Now apply the cotton ball making sure that it covers the entire eye with the affected area. Keep it for a while. Wash it regular water.
Everybody has seen the experts put those slice of cucumbers on the eyes while giving any beauty treatment, but how many of us have actually done it? Very few. So if you wondering how to get rid of dark circles fast, put sliced cucumber in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Take them out and place on your dark circles. Leave for 10 minutes prior to washing with cold water. You’ll feel that your eyes have freshened up instantly.
Mint is known for its invigorating scent and refreshing qualities. It can also be used to remove those ugly dark circles under your eyes. Just crush a few leaves with water, forming a paste, and apply on the dark circles. Leave for 10 minutes and wash with cold water. Do this every night for a week to see miraculous results.
Almond oil is a great natural ingredient that is very beneficial for the delicate skin around your eyes. Regular usage of almond oil will help fade your under eye circles. In addition to almond oil, you can use vitamin E oil to eliminate dark circles under the eyes.
The vitamin C present in lemon juice can also help remove dark circles under the eyes, thanks to its skin-lightening properties.
Massaging with coconut oil is another effective natural remedy to lighten dark circles. Due to its moisturizing quality, coconut oil also promotes smooth skin and prevents wrinkles and fine lines under eyes.