A good home remedy for dark eye circles, anyone have one??



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Here are a few tips to deal with dark circles:

- Massage Vitamin E or almond oil around the eyes without touching the eyes (massage must strictly be external). This improves blood circulation.

- As a quick fix during parties, use a makeup concealer to hide the dark circle. But remember this is only a temporary solution.

- Get a lot of sleep. Sleeplessness is a culprit for most health problems. Have a set routine and have regular sleep timing. Make sure you get at least 8 hours of sleep.

- Drink lots of water. For anything related to health, water is still the best beverage.

- Grate raw potato, squeeze the juice and apply the juice under your eyes for 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also place thin slices of potato on your eyes (with them closed) every night before you retire. This is one of the most popular and time-tested home remedies for dark circles.

- Include a lot of green leafy veggies in your diet. Also include food rich in Vitamin A and E.

- Indulge in some kind of exercise like walking, jogging. Yoga, especially pranayama is known to improve skin health.

- Reduce salt intake in your food. Excess salt encourages fluid retention and leads to puffy eyes.
seandogue7 years ago
If it's in part because of some sadness, smile with your whole face. Seriously. Smile. Smiling works in reverse as well as forward. The very act can induce a happier state of mind. The physical ramifications are also worth noting, especially since dark circles are the query....Dark circles are caused by drooping in the "fabric" of your face, often because of exhaustion, but also because of mental state.

Anyway, smiling with the whole face means to not only plaster a smile on your lips, but also lifting your forehead similarly to wiggling your ears, lifting the outer outer portion of your eyes towards the ears and upper portion of your skull and "widening" your eyes. Sounds weird I suppose, but it's not. Mainly, it's because I can't quite describe the act. It does not use your hands, just your facial/cranial muscles. Imagine a point at the very top back of your skull. Now pull your face towards it.

And finally, I'm in agreement with others. Sleep does wonders if this is induced by weariness.
janw7 years ago
Plenty of sleep is the best remedy
Burf7 years ago
Get plenty of sleep and press cold, damp tea bags ( green tea is best) on your eyes for 10-15 minutes when you awake in the morning.
Re-design Burf7 years ago
And find out what your allergies are and avoid them. Allergies are often the cause of dark circles under the eyes.