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  COPING WITH DARK CIRCLES - by Editor


Dark circles or under eye circles affect the overall beauty of your face. Getting rid of dark circles is very easy if you follow natural remedies and taking right care of yourself. Read on to find more about the causes of dark circles and home remedies for dealing with dark circles.


Dark circle mean dark under eye skin and this is a common problem among individuals. There are different causes of dark circles. Although it is easy to work on dark circles once you know the reason, there are some basic home remedies that work usually on all types of dark circles. You will find the ingredient right into your kitchen and you will be surprised to know that most of them are in use daily.

The skin under our eyes is thin and so easily gets damaged and wrinkled as well. Since the veins under this skin become prominent, it looks like dark circles. Pigmentation also causes dark circles at times. Nevertheless, home and natural remedies for dark circles can be helpful. The only thing is that they take some time and you have to have patience while making use of natural cures.


Causes of Dark Circles

Here are some of the causes of dark circles.

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Lack of sleep

  • Fatigue

  • Deficiency of specific nutrient

  • Pigmentation

  • Excessive use of drugs and/or medicines

  • Age

  • Lifestyle

  • Exposure to sun

  • Chronic disease

  • Heredity

  • Allergy

  • Pregnancy

  • Menstruation


Tips to Get Rid of Dark Circles

Have a quick look at the tips for getting rid of dark circles.

  • Diet - Pay attention to diet and take at least one balanced meal daily. If you are already having dark circles, take diet which is rich in nutrient. Increase intake of green vegetables and fruits.

  • Sleep - Take sufficient sleep daily. Eight hours of sleep is recommended for all.

  • Water - Drink plenty of water. At least 10 glasses of water is recommended for all.

  • Sun - Avoid sun exposure as much as you can. If it is very important use a sunscreen and wear sunglasses before going out.

  • Stress - Stay away from a stressed life.

Home Remedies

Here are some home remedies for getting rid of dark circles.
  • Cut slices of cucumber and just keep it for 10-15 minutes on your closed eyes while lying down on your back. You can also do this by simply relaxing on an arm chair or rocking chair.

  • Tea bags are also said to be extremely useful in eliminating dark circles as well as diminishing puffiness as well.

  • Massage your under eye skin with pure almond oil daily for 15 minutes.

  • Mix 2 tablespoon of lemon juice with 2 tablespoon of tomato juice and apply it on your under eye skin. Keep it for 10 minutes and then wash.

  • Paste of pineapple juice and turmeric is also very helpful in eliminating dark eyes.

  • Apply mint juice on your under eye skin.

  • Take equal amount of potato and cucumber juice and apply it on under eye skin with the help of cotton. Leave for 10 – 15 minutes and then wash with cool water.

The best thing about natural remedies is that they do not have any side effects. You simply have to be consistent and regular while applying the natural combination of ingredients. If you will start treating them you will find that they not only help you get rid of dark circles, but also reduce swelling and puffiness. Once you start taking care of diet and sleep, you will find dramatic difference in your appearance as well.


What are the causes of dark circles or under eye circles? Are you coping with dark circles? Which home remedies are effective on dark circles or under eye circles? To share your experiences, views, and tips, click here.

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Comments:   Poor diet is also one of the common causes of dark under eye circles. It is necessary to have right kind of diet in order to deal with dark circles properly. Eating green and leafy vegetables in very essential in order to deal with dark circles.
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