Home Remedies for Removing Dark Circles

One of the first signs your body is stressed or not getting a proper diet is the appearance of dark circles. Besides signalling that something is wrong with your routine, dark circles look unpleasant. You can master your skincare routine like a YouTube beauty guru, but dark circles will still defeat you. They make you look sick, aged, and like you haven’t slept in days.

Common Causes of Dark Circles

The trick to getting rid of dark circles lies in understanding the causes of it. Once you figure out what’s causing the bags under your eyes, you can tinker with your schedule to minimize the appearance of dark circles.

  • Not meeting the daily intake of 10-12 glasses of water
  • Working watching makes us glued to our computer screen for hours
  • Low hemoglobin levels in the body
  • Sleeplessness and stress leading to lack of sleep
  • Long periods of illness or genetic causes

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Home Remedies for Dark Circles

The following home remedies can be easily found in your kitchen and do not require you to splurge money on extravagant eye products. Along with these home remedies, make sure you are eating healthy food for maintaining glowing skin. Now let’s move on to reading about how you can get rid of dark circles naturally.

Home Remedies for Removing Dark Circles

1. Cold Milk

Containing lactic acid in ample quantities, milk helps minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. It is also a quick solution to lessen puffy bags around the eyes and reduce dullness.

How to use:

  • Soak cotton balls in a bowl of cold milk.
  • Place them in your under-eye area for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse the under-eye area with water and pat dry.
  • Repeat once every day for up to two weeks.
  • You can substitute with plant-based milk like almond milk.

2. Herbal Tea Bags

Green tea helps refresh the eye area by reducing the appearance of blood capillaries, thus making your under-eyes look lighter!

How to use:

  • After using your green tea bags, refrigerate them.
  • Keep the chilled tea bags over your eyes for 15-20 minutes.
  • Repeat once daily till you notice dark circles vanishing.
  • Try chamomile tea for a quick lightening of the dark eye area.

3. Grated Potatoes

You will be pleased to know that potato juice is known to contain natural bleaching properties that can lighten your dark circles.

How to use:

  • Just grate raw potatoes and squeeze the juice out of it.
  • Soak cotton balls into the juice and let them sit over your eye area for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse the eye area with cold water and pat dry.
  • Repeat once or twice every day for a couple of weeks.

4. Aloe Vera

This is perhaps the most well-known home remedy in every list, and it helps with dark circles too. Aloe Vera hydrates the under-eye skin, thereby reducing pigmentation and healing from within.

How to use:

  • Take fresh Aloe Vera gel and massage under eye area.
  • Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then wipe with a moist cloth.
  • Repeat twice daily – in the morning and before bed.
  • Try getting an Aloe Vera plant and use fresh gel.

5. Tomato Juice

Tomatoes are loaded with phytochemicals that reduce skin damage and redness. They can also help lighten skin mildly and help in reducing dullness around the eyes.

How to use:

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of tomato and lemon juice.
  • Apply under the eye and leave for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
  • Repeat twice daily for a few weeks.

Armed with these natural remedies, as well as lifestyle changes, you will be able to combat your panda eyes. If you don’t see improvement immediately, don’t get discouraged. Remember that every new skincare routine can take weeks or even months to show visible results – it all depends on your skin! Start on this journey right away and keep going. You will get your desired results soon enough!

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Nidhi Khurana is a happy-go-lucky girl who loves to write. Started as a pastime, writing became her passion and now she dabbles between lifestyle and travel writing. She is a blogger at 365Gorgeous, a blog dedicated to keeping you gorgeous, always. It is a one-stop solution for all your beauty, skincare, and hair care needs.

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41 Comments Add yours

  1. We live life that is laced with stress and dark circles are common these days. I am so glad you shared home remedies that are safe and easy to use. Thanks!

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Glad to know you found the blog useful 🙂

  2. Leha says:

    I have heard about potato being very effective. Never tried it though. Aloe vera, of course has been a blessing!

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Indeed. Hope you try them soon 🙂

  3. I had no idea that there were these many home remedies for dark circles!

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      There is. You definitely should try it

    2. Afreen Ansari says:

      There are and quite useful too

  4. Afreen Ansari says:

    Indeed is. Do let me know how it turns out 🙂

  5. Afreen Ansari says:

    You totally should do let us know how it turned out

  6. This is a much needed set of tips to try. Postpartum is leading to sleepless nights and I was really worried about the dark circles and eyebags

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Glad to know, do try them

  7. Kiranmayi G says:

    Such an informative post about dealing with these pesky dark circles.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Something all of us all facing nowadays

  8. Jenifer says:

    I will try out these simple effective tips to get rid of my dark circles.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know 🙂

  9. Manisha Garg says:

    I have dark circle problem since a young age and I have recently started using Aloe vera and it does help.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Effective and easily available for sure

    2. I was looking for such a trustworthy source for easy and useful tips. Will try some soon.

      1. Afreen Ansari says:

        That’s great

  10. Swarnali Das says:

    Aloevera is a very good for our skin.. And this diy is very easy i will definitely try this at home.. You can visit my blog too for skin diy.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know

  11. Preeti Talwar says:

    I have dark circles will try them so that my problem goes

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s nice

  12. vartika says:

    a very useful post, i have dark circles and i dont prefer any cosmetics as my skin is sensitive, will try these.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      This would be a good option

  13. Lack of proper sleep has gifted me with sunken eyes and dark circles.
    I’m inspired by your post. Gotta try one of these easy home remedies.
    Well written post.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Thanks a lot ☺️

  14. Harshita Nanda says:

    Loved this article, I knew some of the hacks but never tried them. Now I will definitely try, specially the potato one.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s good to know

  15. Suchita Agarwal says:

    What a coincidence! My friend was asking for remedies for dark circles (apart from sleep) only yesterday. Have shared this link with her. Thank you 😀

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s so good to know

  16. Wow…this is very informative post. Now a days I am observing dark circles around my eye area and k am surely gonna try your tips.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      It surely would

      1. Harjeet Kaur says:

        We lead stress filled lives and on screen most of the time. But I never heard of tomato for eyes.It is used for tan removal as far as í know.I would like to add coconut oil to your wonderful list

        1. Afreen Ansari says:

          There are so many more to add too

  17. Ashvini Naik says:

    These are worth trying, Afreen!

    I know in today’s stress-motivated life, dark circles happen to all. These can really save the day.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally indeed

  18. Pratibha says:

    Interesting DIY remedies! I should try some of these. Also, I have written a lot about the same in my blog, with your permission, can I link this post to one of my blog posts? Please do mail at [email protected] and let me know.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      You definitely can😀

  19. James Parker says:

    Thank you so much for so many home remedies. Aloe vera truly works very well. I will try grated potatoes as you have suggested. Thank you.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great

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