Got baggy Eyes? 8 Home Remedies to get rid of Dark Circles

Got dark circles due to stressful job? Here how you can get rid of them with homemade remedies and stay beautiful.

Nidhi Gupta
Mar 13, 2020, 15:22 IST
Got baggy Eyes? 8 Home Remedies to get rid of Dark Circles
Got baggy Eyes? 8 Home Remedies to get rid of Dark Circles

The science behind dark eye circles is not very complex. If you are not getting appropriate sleep, or consuming a balanced diet, or are a smoke addict, your eyes might be entrapped with dark circles. Stress and excessive sun exposures are other reasons that can cause dark circles. In a way, if your job is the prime reason that is stealing away the beauty of your face with bags under your eyes; it’s time that you don’t ignore the sign. Take corrective actions before the dark circles accentuate.

Nobody admires themselves when they look into the mirror and find the dark circles staring back. However, the best part is that they are not permanent mark on your skin. You can reduce the dark circles completely using these recommended home remedies. But before you find out the best remedies to beautify yourself, take a look to find out what actually dark circles are:

What are Dark Circles?

Dark circles under your eyes imply that the darkening is primarily below both eyes. It doesn’t mean that your eyes are bruised or infected.

Home Remedies to stay away from dark circles:

1. Use cucumber slices

Cucumber is the best coolant for the eyes. Like the best salad ingredient, it is the commonly available home remedy that can give you big time relief from dark circles. Cut the cucumber into thick slices and place them in the refrigerator. Then take out the slices and put them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed while cucumber does the magic on your skin. Several antioxidants like vitexin, orientin, and cucurbitacins available in cucumber will save your eyes and will beautify them again.

2. Grab tomatoes for treatment  

Dig deeper into the refrigerator at home and you will find some tomatoes. Tomatoes contain lycopene that protects the skin from damage. Mix the tomato juice with lemon juice and apply this mixture on the affected area. Make sure the mixture doesn’t enter your eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash off with cold water.

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3. Pick some potatoes for eyes

Potato not only does wonder to the vegetables and paranthas, but also to the eyes. Pick a raw potato from the vegetable basket and grate it.

Extract its juice and soak two cotton balls in it. Place the cotton balls on the dark circles and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then wash off your eyes with cold water. The enzymes, starch, and vitamin C in potato will nourish the skin and vanish off the dark circles.

4. Go for Herbal Honey Remedy

Scout your kitchen and you will surely find a pack of honey in some corner. Honey is a universal sweetener and easily available at home. Apply a thin layer of honey under your eyes and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse your eyes with cold water. Honey softens the skin and makes it look young. Its anti-inflammatory properties will save eyes from skin allergies too.

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5. Apply Rose Water on affected area

A fragrant and yet soothing home remedy to treat dark circles is rose water. It is mild enough to be used directly onto the under eye skin. Soak cotton balls in rose water and place them on your eyes covering the under eye area fully. Let it settle there for 15-20 minutes and remove the cotton. Repeat the process daily for few days. The antioxidant properties of this ingredient will aid in strengthening the skin cells and will surely rejuvenating your under eye skin.

6. Don’t waste your tea bags

Tea bag helps to reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles. After your tea has absorbed the nutrients from the tea bag, don’t throw it.


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Leave the cool and damp caffeinated tea bags over your eyes for about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep your eyes closed. Store the tea bags in the refrigerator overnight and use them in the morning. The tannin in tea bags reduces swelling and discoloration.

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7. Get an Aloe Vera Gel

There is no doubt about the increasing popularity of Aloe Vera. Be it for your health or beauty, it is the commonly available and home grown plant these days. Aloe Vera soothes the skin and hydrates it. Apply Aloe Vera Gel under the eyes and massage for a few seconds. Leave it on for about 10-12 minutes. Clean with a moist cotton pad. The gel will reduce pigmentation under the eye and make eyes healthier.

8. Try Coconut Oil for eye bags

Use coconut oil that is easily available in everyone’s home. Ask your mother and she won’t stop sharing with you the benefits of coconut oil.  Pat the oil on the skin under your eyes and massage very gently in either clockwise or anti-clockwise motion. Leave the oil overnight. This method is best suited for those with dry skin type.

These were the best available home remedies that will save you from appearing tired and sleepy in the workplace. Appearance plays a vital role in enhancing the confidence and morale when it comes to interacting with client and colleagues. Why let anyone poke you on your stressful life merely by looking at your eyes? Try these home remedies and experience the change in your appearance.

Know someone who is fed up of dark circles? Share this article with them and help them look pretty at the workplace. For more tips on enhancing health and reducing stress, keep visiting

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