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7 Natural Ways To Beat Dark Circles

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Dark circles can be a major pain. There is nothing worse than looking at yourself in the mirror and being greeted by those pesky under-eye shadows that make you look like you just emerged from a fist-fight. I’d say that even zombies look better! A major cause here could be our lifestyles. Late nights don’t make for pretty faces, ladies!

So, if you’ve been complaining about dark circles to anyone with half a listening ear, take a breather. We’re here to help. Our beauty writer has already told you about some effective make-up hacks and one easy trick that’ll help you hide these dark smudges from the public eye! But have you tried all the possible creams and lotions to treat your dark circles and emerged unsuccessful? Well, we have an alternative. The best part is that these natural remedies are hiding right inside your kitchen!

Scroll on to read all about the 7 ingredients you can use to treat your dark circles, naturally.

1. Cucumber

Remember how almost every girly movie involves a scene where the women are lounging around the spa with circles of cucumbers placed on their lids? Well, there’s a reason for that. Cucumbers contain skin-lightening properties. They are also mild astringents, and are soothing and refreshing. Place those cucumbers on your eye-lids for a good 10 minutes, for best results.

2. Tomatoes

Tomato puree is super effective when it comes to treating dark circles. Tomatoes contain natural bleaching properties that aid in skin-lightening. So dab some tomato puree onto those dark circles to lighten your under-eye skin.

3. Green Tea

As if green tea wasn’t already doing enough! It just so happens that green tea can also be effective when it comes to controlling dark circles. All you need to do is soak a cotton ball or a cotton pad in some green tea and let it sit on the area for about 10-12 minutes. Remember to rinse the area once you take off the pads.

4. Coffee Beans

Ground coffee beans are excellent ways to diminish dark circles. Apply it below the eyes, scrub it in gently and let it sit for a while. Pro tip: Mix the beans with some pure coconut oil, for better results.

5. Potatoes

Like tomatoes, potatoes also have natural bleaching properties. You could either rub a sliced potato on the affected area or use potato juice instead. This helps in lightening your dark circles.

6. Honey

The next time you fish out that pot of honey, don’t just use it to go with the toast. Apply a thin layer of it under the eyes, making sure you don’t let it touch the inner area. This will also help lighten the skin under the eyes, making the dark circles disappear slowly but steadily.

7. Lemons

Use some lemon juice to lighten those pesky dark circles. Dab your cotton ball into the juice and gently massage it into the under-eye area. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.

Do you have any home remedies for dark circles we’ve been out on? Comment below and share your wisdom!

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