Get Rid of Dark Circles: Top 10 Home Remedies

By Aniela / May 13, 2015

Here's how to get rid of dark circles  – our top 10 home remedies! Maybe you haven't been sleeping well lately, or maybe you just have that “permanent” dark hue under your eyes. Whatever the case, dark under eye circles are NOT pretty and we'll do pretty much everything we can do get rid of them. So, with that in mind, here are 10 home remedies to getting rid of (or at least minimizing) dark circles. They're inexpensive and simple to do, so let's get started!

Get Rid of Dark Circles: Top 10 Home Remedies

#1. Coconut Oil

coconut oil

Coconut oil has amazing moisturizing properties so that's why it's super important you always have some in your beauty repertoire – it has thousands of uses! Simply massage the oil around the eye area, leave on for a few minutes, and rinse off. Do this 2-3 times a time until dark circles subside. It should be just a few days!

#2. Cold Compress

cold compres

A cold compress can constrict the blood vessels under the eyes and help a lot in reducing eye puffiness and dark circles. Dip a soft, clean washcloth in cold water or milk and hold it over your eyes for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can also use a little ice bag wrapped in a cloth or even a cold spoon. You should see a noticeable difference right after!

#3. Cucumbers


I'm sure you're familiar with this one, but just in case your forgot! Cucumbers are amazing at reducing dark, puffy eye circles. You can do this while you have a face mask on! Cut two slices of cucumber and place them over your eyes. Lay back and relax for about 10 minutes (the longer the better).

#4. Potatoes


Like cucumbers, potatoes also do an amazing job at minimizing that dark area. Again, cut two thin slices of potato and place over your eyes. Lay back and relax for about 10 minutes.

#5. Tea Bags

tea bag

Steep two tea bags (preferably green tea as its packed with antioxidants) and let them cool. Once they've cooled, place them over your eyes for about 10 minutes.

#6. Tomatoes


Use 1 teaspoon of fresh tomato juice, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, and a pinch of turmeric. Mix that all up and apply under the eyes. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off.

#7. Almond Oil

almond oil

Like coconut oil, almond oil is exceptional at treating dark circles. Apply a small amount under your eyes and leave on overnight for the full effects.

#8. Mint


Crush some mint and place it under your eyes. Lay back and leave it on for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Try using mint that's been sitting in the fridge (for the cold effect).

#9. Rose Water

rose water

If you've got some rose water around, dip a cotton ball and apply to your eyes. Lay back and sit with it for about 20 minutes.

#10. Drink Water & Get Enough Sleep

water glass

There's nothing more important than drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day and getting enough sleep.This is the MOST effect way at preventing those dark circles, so make sure you're drinking your water and getting your sleep…always!

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