10 Home Remedies For Dark Circles Under Eyes

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When it comes to beauty, eyes are the most important and prominent feature on your face. And if you have dark circles under your eyes, they nullify the beauty of your eyes. Dark circles are basically the discoloration of the skin under your eyes. Many people claimed that the causes of this problem are tiredness, working too hard, staying up late at night and most importantly stress and poor diet.

They may be the sign of any deficiency in your body. They should be treated on time and the root cause should be evaluated. If you have a serious issue of having dark circles, you should consult the best Dermatologist in Lahore and other main cities of Pakistan through Marham.

But normally they can be treated at home with simple home remedies. Some of them are discussed here;

Almond Oil

Almonds are the great source of vitamin E, the powerful anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants are best for delaying the aging process.

For dark circles, gently apply almond oil under your eyes before going to bed every night.


Again cucumber contains a high amount of anti-oxidants that help in gaining the glowing skin looks. For dark circles, you have to take a fresh cucumber. Cut it in thick slices and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then place two slices on your eyes on the affected area for 15 minutes. You can do this process twice a day for two weeks for the best results.

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Potatoes contain enzymes, starch and vitamin C. All of them help in reducing the dark circles as they are best for the skin nourishment.

For treating dark circles with potatoes, grate the raw potato and extract the juice from it. Then dip the cotton balls in the potato juice and place on your eyes covering the affected part for about 15 minutes. Then wash your face with cold water.

Repeat this procedure twice a day for two weeks.

Tea Bags

The dark circles appear due to the dilation of the blood vessels under the eyes. The chemicals like tannins present in the tea have an astringent effect which constricts the blood vessels. And help in reducing the dark circles.

For the treatment of dark circles, take two tea bags and put them in water and refrigerate them for 15 minutes. Then place these cold tea bags on your eyes for 15 minutes. And then wash your face.

For best results do this procedure daily for two weeks.

Rose water

Rose water has a very hydrating effect and it contains antioxidants which help in strengthening the skin cells. They also help in reducing the dark circles.

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Take two cotton balls and dip them in rose water. Place them under your eyes for 15 minutes and wash the face with cold water. Repeat this twice daily.


The chemicals present in tomatoes are helpful in protecting your skin from damage. Tomatoes also contain vitamin C, which is antioxidant. For the dark circles, add one tablespoon tomato juice/tomato pulp in one tablespoon lemon juice. And mix it well. Then apply this mixture on your eyelids and under eyes. And leave it for 15 minutes. Then wash your face with cold water. Repeat this process twice daily for two to three weeks for better results.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has very nourishing and moisturizing powers. It gives your skin extra glowing look. For reducing the dark circles, you need virgin coconut oil. Pat a few drops on your eyelids and under eyes. And gently massage in clockwise and anti-clockwise and leave it overnight. Repeat this process daily until you feel any change.

Olive Oil

Olive oil contains very healthy compounds which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. That is why olive oil is also helpful in reducing dark circles. You can apply virgin olive oil on your dark circles before going to bed. You can also add a pinch of turmeric powder in it for better results.

Fresh Mint Leaves

Mint leaves are a great source of vitamin C. They are also helpful in reducing your dark circles. Make a paste of crushed mint leaves with water and apply it on your dark circles. Then wash your face with cold water. Repeat this procedure daily before going to bed.

Baking soda

Baking soda has a skin lightening effect. It also provides an anti-inflammatory effect which helps in reducing dark circles. For this, take some warm water and add a pinch of baking soda in it. Then dip the cotton balls in this mixture and place under your eyes for 15 minutes. Repeat this daily for better results.

Now, you know how to get rid of these dark circles from these easy home remedies. You don’t need expensive treatments for them rather they are easily treatable by items present in your kitchen. You should also take proper diet for getting long-term relief from dark circles. With these beneficial home remedies, you not only get rid of dark circles but also attain beautiful glowing skin. For more inforamtion, you can consult with the best dermatologist in your area.

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Aiman Usman (Doctor of Pharmacy)
She is a pharmacy graduate and worked as a hospital pharmacist. Her interests are teaching, blogging, and scientific writings. She likes to write about medicines, health issues, health and beauty-related natural remedies, the nutritional value of different foods, and mental health.
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