Dark Circles: Causes And Super Easy Home Remedies To Lighten Them


Dark circles are a skin problem that can occur in both genders. There are several reasons for it but also easily accessible home remedies to cure dark circles.

Written By Abhilasha Agarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The skin around the eyes is very thin as compared to other skin parts of the body and is extremely delicate. Any changes occurring underneath this skin can be easily visible on the surface. One of these issues is dark circles, which occurs in both genders. There are several reasons for it such as stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, a disturbed lifestyle, hereditary factors, and many more. Nowadays, too much of time around electronic screens also cause dark circles. If not treated on time, they tend to affect your overall appearance and can even lead to health issues. Though chemical based products help in getting rid of them; if there exist super easy home remedies, why not go for it? Here are simple home remedies to get rid of dark circles.

Oil massage

Sweet almond or argan oil are some of the more well-known home products that help reduce dark circles. Sweet almond oil contains biotic compounds that have sclerosant as well as emollient properties. It means that sweet almond oil can reportedly help mitigate the appearance of blood vessels underneath the skin and improves your skin tone. Being light in weight and smooth in texture, argon has the properties to get absorbed easily. It contains antioxidants and Vitamin E that helps the skin tissues to heal and restore the natural radiance of your skin. It is widely used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. One can also use the easily affordable coconut oil.

Potatoes and tomatoes

Both are a great source of Vitamin C. Also, the starch and enzymes present in potatoes nourish the skin and help reduce darkness. On the other hand, tomatoes are popularly known for their skin-lightening properties. It is also widely used for its bleaching properties. Tomatoes are rich in phytochemicals like lycopene that can reportedly help reverse the effects of pigmentation. On a daily basis, it is advisable to drink tomato juice mixed with some lemon juice or mint leaves.

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This is the most common home treatment you must have seen everyone with dark circles follow. Cucumber is an excellent source of bioactive compounds and vitamins that help lighten the dark circles. Put the sliced cucumber in the refrigerator for not more than 30 minutes. Take them out and place on your dark circles. Keep for 10-15 minutes before washing your face with cold water. You will feel fresh instantly.

The content provided above is for information purposes. This is no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

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