Dark circles under the eyes can be such a pain, but thankfully, you don't have to shell out the big bucks to remedy this problem. In fact, it has been proven by scientists and DIYers all over the world that the best remedies for dark circles under the eyes can be found right in your kitchen! Cheap, fast, and extremely effective, these remedies can be used every day or twice a day until improvements are seen. Usually, applying these methods to dark circles under the eyes for just a few days is enough to see a huge improvement! So with that said, let's check out the 5 BEST home remedies for dark circles…because you know, there are literally hundreds!
Best DIY Remedies for Dark Circles
#1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice, high in vitamin C, contains bleaching properties which helps tremendously in reducing the appearance of dark circles.
Squeeze the juice from 1 (preferably organic) lemon into a small bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the lemon juice and dab under the eyes being careful not to actually get it in your eye. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Repeat this step twice a day for several days.
#2. Raw Potato
Raw potatoes also contain extremely high bleaching properties, and that is why they are one of the most popular dark circle removers.
Grate 1 or 2 potatoes (depending on their size) into a cloth. Squeeze the juice from the potatoes into a bowl. Dip a cotton ball into the potato juice and dab under the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Repeat as necessary.
Turmeric contains curcumin which has anti-aging, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce inflammation and clear pigmentation and other flaws.
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with pineapple juice to form a paste. Apply the paste under the eyes and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and pat try. Repeat this process every day until you start seeing results.
Tomatoes are high in antioxidants and have excellent anti-aging properties. They also lighten skin significantly.
Combine equal parts raw tomato juice (freshly squeezed tomato) with equal parts lemon juice (freshly squeeze lemon). Mix well, and apply to dark circles using a cotton ball. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse off with cool water. Dab dry, and repeat as necessary.
Milk contains lactic acid, amino acids, proteins, antioxidants, and enzymes which moisturizes and softens skin while reducing puffiness.
Pour some cold milk into a bowl and apply to dark circles using a cotton ball. Leave on for 5-7 minutes and rinse off. Repeat this procedure a couple of times a day, every day, until you start seeing results.
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