Zee Media Bureau/Udita Madan
New Delhi: It's morning. You get up and walk towards your mirror. What do you see when you look at yourself? If the answer is ugly bags and dark circles under your eyes, then this one's for you!
Dark circles can occur because of various factors like ageing, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and/or an unhealthy diet, etc.
What do you do get rid of them? Get a good amount of shut-eye? Sadly, that's not the immediate answer to your problem. And no, going to a dermatologist will not exactly erase those dark circles immediately without you spending your hard-earned money.
Dark circles are not a serious skin problem, but they make people look tired, exhausted, unhealthy and older.
We, however, have the solution! You can totally bid goodbye to those tell-tale signs of fatigue with these natural home remedies. Scroll down to have a look!
1. Rose water:
Rose water is an amazing thing to have around at home, especially for these kind of emergencies. Rose water is full of incredible properties that rejuvenates the skin as well as soothe tired eyes. What you have to do is soak a couple of cotton pads in rose water for a few minutes and then put the cotton pads on your eyes. Let them sit for at least 15-20 minutes. Do this twice everyday for a few weeks for best results.
2. Almond oil:
Everyone is aware of how good almond oil is for the hair, but few know about its skin care properties. Almond oil is like juice for the skin. For dark circles, all you have to do is dip your finger into the oil and massage the oil gently under your eyes, right before you go to bed. Keep it overnight and wash it off the next morning. You can do this daily till the shadows disappear.
3. Lemon juice:
Lemons are known for their natural bleaching tendencies and can potentially be used for skin-lightening. To get rid of dark circles, use some cotton to apply some lemon juice under your eyes. Leave it on for 10 minutes and rinse off. However, if the application leaves you with a burning sensation, avoid further use.
4. Raw potato:
Potatoes, just like lemons, have skin-lightening properties and also reduce puffiness around the eyes. Simply grate one or two potatoes and extract the juice. Soak a couple of cotton pads in the potato juice and keep it on your eyes. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks.
Last but not the least, cucumbers are known to calm and soothe tired skin and eyes, which is why you see it as one of the most used ingredient in skin and eye creams. Because of its cooling tendencies, cucumber is the number one go-to natural remedy. Take two slices of refrigerated cucumbers and put them on your eyes for 10 minutes. Do this daily twice a day.
Watch your dark circles vanish in a matter of weeks!