If you are one those people who wake up reviled to look into the mirror and see those dark circles gazing at you, relax there are several home remedies to remove dark circles. There are simple and effective fixes to help take off your dark circles. These methods not only aid lightening them but also nourish and gives a natural glow to the skin under and around your eyes. 

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What causes dark circles?

  • Lack of proper sleep
  • Heredity
  • Stress
  • Dry skin
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Irritants in makeup supplies
  • Ageing

Here are simple ways to ward off dark circles

1.Almond Oil

Almond oil is a sure shot remedy to fade off dark circles. The vitamin E in the almond oil revives the skin and its regular use will help lighten the dark circles under the eyes. It is also used as a soothing agent to keep the skin soft and glowing.

Apply almond oil over your dark circles and massage gently it into the skin. Let it stay overnight and wash it off the next morning. 

2. Cucumber

Cucumber is the widely used as a natural remedy to clear off dark circles. The powerhouse of antioxidants- cucurbitacin’s, vitexin, isoscoparin along with vitamin C and K, reduces the inflammation that causes puffiness and dark circles. Cucumber relaxes and improves the blood circulation in and around the eyes and its astringent property lightens the skin.

Keep cold cucumber pieces on both the eyes, replace it with fresh slices every 3 minutes and continue this process for about 20 minutes. 


Potatoes are natural bleaching agents that helps remove the dark circles under the eyes. The richness of vitamin C, A, and enzymes aid in refreshing and nourishing the skin around the eyes.

Place sliced potatoes over your eyes, allow it to stay for 10- 15 minutes and rinse it with cold water. Repeat it twice daily for few weeks.

4. Rose Water

Rose water calms the stressed under-eye skin. The antioxidants present in it strengthen and regenerate skin cells. The astringent rose water keeps up the tone and revives skin.

Soak cotton pads in pure rose water and place it on your eyelids for 15 minutes. Do this twice daily for a few weeks.   

5. Tomato

The natural bleaching property in present in tomatoes lightens the skin. The presence of antioxidant lycopene in tomato helps reduce dark discolouration under the eyes. Filled with nutrients that include Vitamin A, B, C and minerals such as sulphur, potassium, calcium and iron, tomatoes make the best choice to reduce dark circles.

Apply tomato juice on the dark circles and leave it for 10 minutes, rinse it off with water. Repeat it twice a day for a few weeks.

6. Vitamin E Oil

One of the best ingredients for fading dark circles away is Vitamin E oil and Gel bases Vitamin E capsules.  Laden with multifarious benefits both work wonders for dark circles eyes. The oil can be applied directly overnight, and the capsule can be squeezed and mixed with coconut oil and massaged with your finger, and left overnight.

7. Tea Bags

A gentle cold compress with green tea bags will lighten dark circles beneath the eyes besides removing puffiness as well. For this home remedy, use green tea bags, chamomile tea bags, or even black tea bags soaked in water and leave them overnight in the refrigerator. Apply gently in the morning on each eye.

8. Cold Milk

Another simple technique to get rid of dark circles is using cold milk. Milk has skin-lightening properties.  Lie down and dip some cotton or a clean washed cloth soaked in cold milk over your eyes for about 15 minutes. Apply a cold compress for about 10 minutes and wash with normal water. Do this for a month to see miraculous results.