May 15, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyesDark circles under the eyes is a common problem. Dark circles makes one look weak and dehydrated. The skin around the eyes is very delicate and thinner than most areas of the face. There are no oil glands and the skin has a fine texture needing extra care and attention. As we get exposed to sun rays, the skin under the eyes gets damaged and becomes more thin and wrinkled. The veins below this thin skin start looking prominent. Thus the wrinkles and prominent veins form dark circles. Sometimes, pigmentation also causes dark circles.

The causes of dark circles around the eyes can be due to hereditary factors, lack of sleep, illness, stress, fatigue and nutritional deficiencies. Sinus problems and pregnancy are also causes of dark circles. Hormonal imbalances as a product of menstruation, pregnancy or menopause can also cause dark circles. To overcome the dark circles problem you need to have a nutritious and balanced diet. The skin under the eyes also turns dark as we advance in age.

You can avoid application of costly creams and follow natural methods to remove dark circles around your eyes.

Here are a few natural remedies for treating dark circles under your eyes.

  • Tomato paste

Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyesTomato paste is one of the most effective remedies for dark circles. Available in every kitchen. Take one or two fresh tomatoes, one tablespoon of lemon juice and a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder. Blend these ingredients nicely until they become a thick paste and apply it very gently around your eyes. Rinse it off gently with clean water after 10 or 20 minutes. You can repeat this process twice or thrice every week , makes the skin tone around your eyes lighter and will eventually make your dark circles go away completely.

  • Fresh cucumber or Potato

Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyesPlace thin slices of fresh cucumber or potato over your eyes can help reduce dark circles to a great extent. It also provides your eyes a soothing touch which further prevents the occurrence of dark circles around your eyes. Optional method is mixing cucumber juice with potato juice in equal quantities and dip cotton balls in it and place over the eyes. Leave it for 15 to 30 minutes .This helps remove puffiness along with dark circles around eyes. Plan for a short nap. For best results follow this schedule twice or thrice e week.

  • Mint leaves

Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyesApplying crushed mint leaves over your eyes will not only soothe your eyes but will also help you in getting rid of dark circles. Apply freshly crushed mint leaves all around your eyes and leave it for 5 or 10 minutes. Then gently wipe it off with a clean and cold cloth.later wash your eyes. You will feel extremely relaxed and will also get rid of under eye dark circles gradually.

  • Almond Oil

Almond oil is a natural ingredient which is very beneficial for the delicate skin around your eyes. All you need to do is to apply a little almond oil over the dark circles before going to bed and wash it off with cold water the next morning. Repeating this for at least a month will make your dark circles disappear almost entirely.

  • Rose water and used tea bags

Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyesAlong with external care and a healthy lifestyle, take time off for relaxation, using eye pads. Take cotton wool and make two thick square pads. They can be soaked in cucumber juice or rose water. Lie down, close your eyes and put the soaked pads on them. Keep them on for about 15 minutes.

Used tea bags can also be used as eye pads.

Applying a compress of iced water , orange juice or cold milk directly over closed lids for 15 to 20 minutes also helps.

What to do when I’m travelling:

When you are on travel and do not have time to indulge in home remedies you can even apply cream rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C for reducing the dark circles around the eyes.


  • Do not apply facial masks around the eyes. Protect the area with cucumber slices or thin potato slices. Ideal time for relaxing and removing dark circles too.Quick and easy solutions to remove dark circles around your eyes
  • Exercise daily. Include deep breathing exercises in your schedule, helps blood circulation, oxygenation and control of stress. Practice yoga and meditation. This helps to deal with stress and also oxygenates the body.
  • Adequate sleep and relaxation are very important.
  • Drink at least 15 glasses of water per day, keeps body hydrated and removes toxins, impurities from the system.
  • Consume vegetables and fruits which are fresh and are rich in fibrous contents, keeps the system clear of toxins and prevent dark circles under the eyes.

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