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9 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Circles Under the Eyes

9 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Circles Under the Eyes

Dark circles under the eyes is a problem that's familiar to almost everyone. There are dozens of reasons why they appear, but there are also a lot of ways to get rid of this nuisance. A consultation with a specialist, healthy eating and sleep, using natural face masks and compresses, and other solutions to suit all tastes.

Bright Side found for you 9 simple remedies which will help your eyes to look bright and sparkling.

9. Rose water

Rose water moisturizes and nourishes the skin, helps to get rid of swelling, redness and itching, and has a whitening and rejuvenating effect. 

You can easily buy it in a store or pharmacy, but if for some reason you can't find it, you can make your own rose water at home.

You'll need:

  • fresh petals from 1 rose
  • 1 glass of hot water

How to make it:

  • Rinse the rose petals, and put them in a small saucepan. 
  • Pour in a glass of hot water and let everything cool. Then drain everything into a sanitized container.
  • It's better to keep homemade rose water in a fridge, but for no more than a week.

How to use it:

  • Moisten two cotton pads with rose water.
  • Apply them to the area under the eyes, and leave for 15 minutes. Repeat the process every morning and evening until you're satisfied with the result.

8. Sweet almond oil

Almond oil makes the skin around the eyes tight and, if used regularly, helps to get rid of swelling and circles under the eyes. 

How to use it:

  • Apply 2-3 drops of oil with light massaging movements every night before you go to sleep, and you'll see the results in a week.

7. Potato juice

Potatoes contain natural whitening components and vitamin C.

How to make it:

  • Grate raw potato and squeeze juice.

How to use it:

  • Moisten cotton pads in the potato juice, apply to the eyes and leave for 10 minutes. Then wash your face.
  • You can finish the process by massaging your eyes with a drop of olive or peach oil. Use this remedy every day for 2 weeks.

6. Cucumber compress

Cucumber contains a large amount of antioxidants and has a whitening effect.

How to make it:

  • Slice cucumber into thick rounds and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

How to use it:

  • Take cucumber circles from the fridge and apply to the eyes. Make sure that they cover all the problem areas.
  • Leave for 10-15 minutes, then wash your face with cool water. Repeat the process every day for a week.

5. Tea compress

Tea is rich with caffeine, tannins, and antioxidants, which make it a great remedy for dark circles and swelling. 

How to use it:

  • Make a cup of green or black tea, wait for it to cool, then soak cotton pads in the cup and apply to the eyes. You can also use tea bags.
  • Leave the compress on for 10-15 minutes. Apply it every day for a week, and you'll notice a significant improvement.

4. Milk and bread mask

Milk tones up, moisturizes, and whitens the skin. Bread contains yeast, rich in vitamin B, which soothes the skin and neutralizes rashes.

How to make it:

  • Make a paste of white bread and milk.

How to use it:

  • Apply the mask, but make sure the layer isn't too thick. Leave for 10-15 minutes, then remove it.

If you make this mask regularly, the dark circles under your eyes will soon disappear.

3. Tomato juice

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that strengthens capillary walls.

How to use it:

  • Apply tomato juice over the problem areas, and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Wash your face with cool water.
  • Apply every day for 2 weeks, and you'll see the results.

2. Massage and exercises

These methods will help you not only get rid of dark circles under the eyes, but they'll also have a good effect on your vision.

Start with a massage: 

  • Using your fingertips massage the area under the eyes with light movements for 2-3 minutes. Move from the temples to the nasal bridge along the lower lid. To avoid excessive pressure on the eyeball, don't massage the upper lid. 
  • After the massage it's a good idea to apply eye cream. Make sure your movements don't stretch the skin.

Now you can start the exercises: 

  • Close your eyes. Use index fingers to fix the skin on the outer corners of the eyes to avoid wrinkles.
  • Tightly close your eyes for 6 seconds, then relax your eyelids. Repeat at least 10 times.

1. Herbal ice cubes

Ice has a great effect on the skin: it makes it more elastic, smoothes wrinkles, and reduces swelling. If you freeze a brew made with medicinal herbs, this remedy will be even more effective. 

You'll need:

  • sage leaves
  • cornflowers and chamomile flowers
  • parsley (fresh or dried)

How to make it:

  • Take a teaspoon of each herb for every 200ml (6.76oz) of water.
  • Pour in boiling water, and leave for about 2 hours.
  • Сool, then pour into ice molds and put in a freezer.

How to use it:

  • Every morning rub the areas around the eyes with an ice cube for 30 seconds.
  • Repeat the process for 2 weeks, and you'll notice how healthy your eyes look.
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