Banishing those dark circles

November 12, 2012

Banishing those dark circles

Dark circles can be caused by many factors, with the make-up industry providing myriads of concealers and cover-ups for this particular beauty problem.

Nobody likes to see dark circles under their eyes, whatever the cause they just don’t look pretty. Whilst it may be possible to disguise your dark circles with makeup getting rid of them is a much better solution and there are a number of home remedies for dark circles which are both inexpensive and easy to do.

  • Eat a healthy diet – the importance of a healthy diet cannot be underestimated and should be the basis of all home remedies for dark circles as well as many other conditions. The basis of a healthy diet includes

- Drink plenty of water

- Avoid junk foods and processed foods

- Eat fresh fruit and vegetables – at least 5 portions a day and preferably between 7 and 9 portions daily

  • Get plenty of sleep and avoid becoming over tired.

  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco smoke

  • Avoid stress, practice meditation

  • Use natural face packs and skin products which are full of vitamin K, avoid skin products containing bleach

  • An excellent home remedy for dark circles is the use of herbal tea bags – make two of the tea bags damp and then lay back with them over your eyes for around 20 minutes. If you don’t have herbal tea bags you can use regular ones.

  • Drink freshly squeezed fruit juice

  • Make a paste with pineapple juice and turmeric, apply it to the area affected by the dark circles as you would a face pack; this makes a great home remedy for dark circles.

  • An unusual home remedy for dark circles is to make a juice from potato and cucumber and use it as cleansing astringent for the affected area. Slices of cucumber may be placed on the eyes in order to freshen and relax them.

  • Massage the dark circles with almond oil

  • Mix two tablespoons of tomato juice with two tablespoons of lemon juice and apply to the affected area using gentle sweeps of a cotton ball.

  • Rose water is a great way to cool eyes and reduce the dark effect.

  • Make a paste with lentils, tomato juice, lemon juice and turmeric, apply to the area as you would a face pack, leave for around 20 minutes then wash with clean water.

  • Make a paste from nutmeg and milk, apply just before sleeping and leave on overnight.

  • Using fresh mint leaves make a strong tea, use this to cleanse and tone the area

  • Treat the area around your eyes gently, do not pull or stretch the skin as it is very delicate and easily damaged

  • Always remove make up before bed

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