Homemade Treatments to Erase Dark Circles

Dark circles are caused by allergies, poor nutrition, and lack of sleep, thus causing you to look tired and sick. It can be hidden with concealers but would eventually worsen the problem since too much of it would lead to wrinkles and sagging of the under-eye skin. There are simple tricks to eliminate these dark circles using homemade treatments.

Treatment#1: Almond Oil.
Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin E and has many cosmetic benefits. It improves complexion and retains glow, soothes skin irritation and inflammation, delays aging process and lightens dark circles. For the procedure, massage almond oil under your eyes and leave it for 15 minutes then gently wipe it away with soft damp cloth. You can also apply it before going to bed at night to help prevent the dark circle from forming.

Treatment#2: Cucumber and Potato.

Cucumber and potatoes are good remedies for puffy eyes and dark circles. Cucumber have astringent properties that can help decrease water retention, while potatoes have liquid starch content and catechalase, an enzyme that is often used as skin lightener. For the procedure, lay down and put slices of potatoes or cucumber over your eyes, allow to cover the dark eye ring for at least 15 minutes.

Treatment#3: Tea Bags.

Tea is a source of powerful antioxidants that help to fight free radicals which causes premature aging. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that reduces any swelling and can benefit dark under- eye circles. For the procedure, brew a cup of tea using 2 tea bags but don’t let the bags linger very long in the hot water. Squeeze the bag to be sure it is not too wet. Recline comfortably and place a tea bag over the dark circles under your eyes. Let it stay for 15-20 minutes.

Treatment#4: Turmeric and Pineapple Juice.

Turmeric is a natural ingredient that not only helps spice up curry dishes but also adds potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to the diet. There are lots of skin care benefits associated with it such as treatment of acne, blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and hyperpigmentation and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also helps heal and prevent dry skin, diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple and improve skins elasticity. Overall, it slows down the skin aging process.
Pineapple juice, just like turmeric, it is also a source of enzyme that fight free radical damage and are known to reduce age spots and fine lines and leaves the skin supple. For the procedure, mix turmeric powder and pineapple juice into a thick paste and apply to the affected area. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes before wiping it away with a soft damp cloth.

Treatment#5: Water.

Water benefits us in many ways. It cleanses your body and takes your toxins out. Drinking water can clear up your skin and keeps you with a healthy glow. For the procedure, drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily to keep your body hydrated

If dark eye circles can’t be eliminated no matter how you try it, consult your doctor to check on the cause and for the possible treatment. Nonetheless, you can always start with homemade treatments to erase dark circles.

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