How to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles

Published: 05th January 2009
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There are several ways to get rid of under eye circles that are very fast, inexpensive and effective. If you have dark bags under your eyes you know that you feel self conscious about them. Women have the luxury of trying to cover them up with make up, but that's a bit of a challenge for men. Using a few natural ingredients can help diminish the appearance of dark circles regardless of your gender.

One of the best ways to get rid of under eye circles is to use mint leaves. Mint has a lot of healing properties and can really help with the swelling and the darkening that occurs with under eye bags. You want to purchase fresh mint leaves and then crush them into a paste. Apply this paste directly to the area under your eyes and then relax for 15 - 20 minutes. Once time is up, gently cleanse the area. You can use this approach twice a day. Many people find it most convenient to do it when they first wake up and then again right before they go to sleep.

The reason dark under-eye circles are so visible is that the skin surrounding the eyes is the most delicate and of the thinnest of your entire body. The skin is most translucent around the eyes and the capillaries are closer to the surface of the skin.

These unattractive dark under-eye circles can be concealed and possibly beaten with certain products. There are circle erasers on the market as are home remedies. Home remedies can help but honestly, none are 100% effective.

Tea Bags

Here's another remedy we hear a lot about and it also is an excellent home remedy. The caffeine that's in the tea bags diminishes puffiness and dark circles. That's why you'll find caffeine in many of the eye creams. Tea is also an antioxidant so it's beneficial to the skin.


Peel a potato and thin slice thinly. Apply a slice of potato about 3 mm thick on each eye. Lye down and place the potatoes on your eye then leave them there for 20 minutes. It will reduce the dark circles significantly and it's easy and convenient.

Lack of sleep is another factor that is not really a cause, but makes them more apparent.

Other causes include factors, which damage the skin, such as too much ultraviolet A (UVA) light or smoking.

Pregnancy and menstruation make our skin pale. Many people associate dark circles with hormones - but dark circles are a non-hormonal problem.

The remedies for dark circles are not fast but effecting. Using some of the effective and simple home remedies can solve the problem and some of the important ones are mentioned below. If you want to get rid of dark area around the eyes, you should prepare a juice of potato and cucumber. Now, dip cotton balls in the mixture and put it on the eyes for 15 minutes. This method will provide relief to the stressed eyes.

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