Dark Circles / Under Eye Shadows

Dark Circles / Under Eye Shadows48
Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Article Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Mar 30, 2013
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Dark circles are common and almost everyone has these bluish grey shadows under their eyes at some point. They are a sign of fatigue due to lack of sleep, or stress, or illness. At times they are inherited and these don’t clear up, but you can definitely lighten them.

The skin becomes thin with age and veins more prominent appear like dark circles. At times of illness, nutrient deficiency or usage of drugs could also cause dark circles.

There are simple remedies which can help, try them and use what suits you best.

  • Take ½ teaspoon of gram flour and add a pinch of turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon of lemon juice, ½ teaspoon of tomato juice. Mix to form a paste and apply carefully, leave for 20 minutes. Wipe with a cotton ball soaked in water and pat dry.

  • Grate ½ a cup of cucumber and extract juice. Soak cotton wool pads in this and place on eyelids. Relax for 20 minutes.

  • Cucumber

  • Grate a cup of raw potato and extract the juice, dip cotton pads and place on eyes for 20 minutes.

  • Soak 2-3 almonds overnight, grind into a smooth paste, apply this paste on the under eye areas and leave for 30 minutes. Wash gently. Do this regularly for 3 months.
  • almonds paste

  • Massage the area with almond oil; do this twice a day for at least 3 weeks. You can also use Vitamin E oil.

  • Make a paste with fresh mint leaves, apply and leave for 20 minutes. Wash.

  • Drink plenty of water and sleep for 7 – 8 hours.

  • Drink a glass of tomato juice with a teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of salt.

  • Tomato Juice

  • Using a remedy once or twice will not help; continue for 15 – 20 days for appreciable difference.

Source: www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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rub97, India

Nice and simple tips really effective

Helppies, India

Nice Tips! Some simple and effective remedies available for dark circles. You can try applying these at home to reduce the impact.

nicolestauffer, India

I feel that the DermalMD serum was good for reducing the wrinkles, but it didn't help with the dark circles under my eyes. It goes on smoothly and isn't sticky at all. It dries rather quickly and you don't feel it on your face afterwards.

Stacey123, India

Slight massage around the eyes with milk also improves blood circulation around eyes and prevent dark circles.

skincarez4u, Pakistan

very helpful article you write here, i want to know this tricks are tested? and really works to remove eye dark circles ? pls help me sir

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