Most people suffer from dark circles beneath the eyes. It's pretty easy to hide them with a little concealer, but those dark marks need to be treated. There are natural remedies to get rid of those under-eye circles, but they can't be removed overnight.
Dark circles aren't natural, they are caused by sleep deprivation, dehydration, prolonged exposure to the sun and radiation, stress, lack of proper diet, and aging. Here are some of the natural remedies to remove dark circles beneath your eyes.
Aloe Vera contains properties that can help hydrate skin and helps reduce hyper-pigmentation. Apply raw Aloe Vera gel to your under-eye area twice a day (day and night) to keep it moisturized.
Coconut and Almond oil
Coconut and almond oil are wonderful for the skin. They are natural moisturizers and super healthy for the skin. Just mix a small amount of each oil and massage softly in a circular motion around the eyes for 10-15 minutes and let it stay for about an hour. This can help lighten dark areas if used daily.
Herbal tea can do wonders inside and out of your body. It is an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. It can help reduce puffiness, pigmentation, and treat breakouts. If you are a tea lover, don’t throw away your teabags, keep them refrigerated instead. You can put them over your eyes for 10-15 minutes. Green and Chamomile tea bags are proven to be under-eye lighteners.
Honey is packed with polyphenols which is a powerful antioxidant. It's super healthy for the skin and helps reduce pigmentation. Just mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, and apply under your eyes. Let it stay for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Potato slices just like cucumbers are proven to lighten hyper-pigmentation. Potatoes have lightening effects on dark circles too. Just put 2 slices over your eyes for 10-15 minutes daily.
To prevent dark circles, the key is hydration. When you drink plenty of water every day, you also hydrate your skin. Make it also a habit to wash your face twice a day, morning and at night. Apply moisturizer regularly to confine the moisture that your skin naturally produces. Don't forget to use sunscreen every day. Sun exposure can cause skin dryness, skin aging, dehydration, and even cancer. To prevent these skin problems, use a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to skin areas that are exposed to the sun especially your face. Lastly, sleep well. Sleep is essential for your body to function well. When you sleep, your cells regenerate. Make sure you get 8-10 hours of sleep at night.
So those dark rings beneath your eyes can be removed naturally when you change your lifestyle and proper skincare routine. Lessen stress by practicing meditation, change your diet by eating fresh fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamins B & C to help repair and improve your skin. With these natural remedies, you are now ready to get rid of dark circles.