Wave goodbye to your under eye circles

Wave goodbye to your under eye circles
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Wave goodbye to your under eye circles
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Wave goodbye to your under eye circles
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Updated 05 August 2015

Wave goodbye to your under eye circles

Wave goodbye to your under eye circles

Gloomy under eye circles is one of the biggest beauty problems women face. The discoloration of the skin under the eye is usually referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows.
Doctors say the causes behind the formation of dark circles include inheritance, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both women and men of different age groups can have dark circles.
Dark circles are not a serious skin problem, but they usually give the impression that one looks older, unhealthy, tired and exhausted.
You can easily get rid of unsightly shadows under your eyes using some easy home remedies.
Here are ten steps to follow to remove dark under eye circles:
1) Almond oil: It is a great natural ingredient that is beneficial for the soft and sensitive skin around the eyes. Using almond oil regularly will help the eye circles to fade. You can also use vitamin E oil to put a stop to the circles under the eyes. All you need to do is to apply some before going to bed and massage into the skin. Wash it the next morning with cold water and do it until all darkness is gone.
2) Lemon juice: The vitamin C in this citrus juice can lighten and tighten the skin under the eyes. All you need is to use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off. Do this once daily for a few weeks. You can also make a thick paste by mixing one tablespoon of lemon juice, two tablespoons of tomato puree, a pinch of gram flour and turmeric powder. Apply this thick paste gently around your eyes. Rinse it off with clean water after 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat two or three times every week. Remember that if the lemon juice causes a burning sensation then discontinue its use.
3) Cucumber: This vegetable has skin lightening properties that help fix those dark under eye circles naturally, aside from it being soothing and refreshing. All you need to do is to cut thick slices and cool them in the refrigerator for up to an hour. Place them on the eyes and relax for at least 10 minutes then wash with cold water and repeat twice a day for at least two weeks. You can also mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week.
4) Tomato: This fruit has properties to bleach and lighten the skin to a great extent. All you need to do is to mix one teaspoon of freshly squeezed tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply gently on the eye and especially on your dark circles and leave for at least 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Another trick is to drink a full glass of tomato juice, adding lemon juice, salt and a few mint leaves. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week.
5) Raw potato: This vegetable is a natural bleaching agent, it will help lighten dark circles and remove puffiness around the eyes. All you need to do is to grate a potato to help extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your eyes and relax a little making sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Leave the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well with cold water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks. If this is too much to do, simply use thick potato slices over the eyes to remove dark circles.
6) Rose water: This fragrant water has an incredible ingredient for skin care. It revives the skin and has a soothing effect on exhausted eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works as a natural skin toner. All you need is to soak a cotton ball in pure, cold rose water for a few minutes. Place the soaked cotton on the eyes and enjoy the chills. Leave it for at least 15 minutes and rinse with cold water.
7) Tea bags: The caffeine and antioxidants existing in tea bags can be highly beneficial for erasing dark circles and puffiness under the eyes by shrinking the blood vessels and reducing water retention. After rinsing two tea bags in hot water, chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, then place them over each eye for another 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Do it twice a day.
8) Cold icepack: This compress is able to tighten the blood vessels under the eyes and helps in reducing puffiness and dark circles. All you need to do is to place the pack on the eyes for 10 minutes or alternatively, you can wrap a number of ice cubes in a soft fabric or towel and place it under your eyes for 10 minutes. You can also use a bag of frozen peas, a chilled teabag or a cold spoon.
9) Turmeric: This spice has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help minimize dark circles. It will also make the skin around your eyes smoother and softer. All you need is to mix two teaspoons of turmeric and pineapple juice to make a nice paste, then apply this paste on the eyes and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse off with cold water.
10) Coconut oil: This oil is an effective natural remedy that will help lighten dark circles under the eyes. Due to its moisturizing quality, coconut oil also promotes smooth skin and prevents wrinkles and fine lines under the eyes. You can just massage some extra virgin coconut oil under the eye area and leave over night and wash off first thing in the morning with cold water. You will love the feel of softness, the effect that it will leave on your lashes and the thickness it will give.

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