Home remedies for dark circles under eyes

Natural Treatments of Black Circles Under Eye

Home remedies for dark circles under eyes



The first step to treat dark circles under eyes is determining the cause. There are many natural remedies that can help reduce the appearance of dark circles under eyes, but any underlying health issues need to be cleared first up to speed up the treatment and prevent the re-occurrence.


Good Night Sleep

If there is no medical reason for these dark circles, start by getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause paleness, which makes eye bags pigmentation more prominent. If solid sleep does not improve the situation there are several other things you can try.



Cucumber slices are a time honored natural remedy that can be used to give tired or swollen eyes a quick pick up. The astringent qualities of cucumbers can act as a tightening agent, and reduces swelling and redness. Cucumber was found to have anti-inflammatory benefits and which can help to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Slice a cucumber into thick slices and place them over your eyes. Spend ten to fifteen minutes lying down with the slices applied and eyes closed. This method should be repeated daily.


Tea Bags

Cold Tea bags are also a great natural remedy. The caffeine in green, white and black teas can have a rejuvenating effect on dark circles under eyes. The caffeine shrinks the blood vessel and draws out the excess water to reduce the puffiness and the natural anti-oxidants in tea are good to tighten the skin. 

The tannins also act on the swollen area. Tannin has anti-inflammatory properties and help to reduce swelling. 

Like cucumbers, tea bags don’t actually change the color of the skin under the eyes. Instead it reduces the appearance of dark circles by reducing swelling and redness.



To apply, take a used tea bag and squeeze out the excess moisture and place it in the refrigerator. After ensuring that it is cool, place it on the closed eyes. It should remain in place for approximately ten minutes. Herbal teas do not have the same effect, since they are caffeine free.



Chamomile is the only herbal tea that can have an improving effect on dark circles under the eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties of chamomile can help. Apply it Cold but sometimes warm can also help. Place the chamomile tea bags in the freezer for several minutes before using them can help to reduce eye swelling.



Liquefied potato can also have a tightening affect. Place an uncooked potato in a liquefier and reduce it to a thick liquid, almost a paste. Place the paste over the eye area and lay down for about half an hour. Wash off the paste with warm water and enjoy the results.

Any of these methods might be effective, but results vary from person to person. If one method doesn’t work for you, try another until you find the most effective solution.



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