Tips for getting rid of dark eye circles

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Usually dark circles under the eyes reflect the lack of sleep, the fatigue and tiredness you might suffer of. In some cases these unpleasant dark circles underneath the eyes show an organic problem: heart, kidney or thyroid affections.

If after trying the next solutions for removing the dark circles you still don’t get any positive effects than you should go to your general practitioner and check if you don’t suffer of one of the previously mentioned organic affections.

1. Black tea bags. As the back tea has antioxidant properties and improves blood circulation, you can be sure that your dark circles and even the bags under the eyes will resorb and fade away. As the effect of black tea is only temporary you should apply this herbal solution every day. Here is how you do it: take two tea bags that you have used for preparing your afternoon tea and place them in the fridge for one hour. Apply them on your closed eyes and wait 15 minutes before removing them.

2. Ice. You can use two cubs of ice too as they stimulate the blood stream and contract the blood vessels. In this way the eyes become clearer and brighter and the dark circles from underneath the eyes will fade away.

3. Cucumber slices. As cucumbers contain antioxidant substances too, they are just perfect for tired eyes. They also contain a lot of vitamin K which is useful for protein production and for stimulating the blood circulation. Apply two cold cucumber slices over your eyes and keep them there for 10 minutes. You will observe positive effects right after removing them. You can apply them twice a day: in the morning and in the evening, or whenever you know you have an important date and you want to look great.

4. Gels and creams. They are a more practical solution nowadays, but they still don’t have a permanent effect against dark eye circles. A lot of these creams and gels are based on natural substance too, like: coffee, black tea extract or chamomile. They must be applied only on a clean skin, in the morning and in the evening. You might also find o the market anti dark eye circles masks. These are to be kept in the fridge first and then applied on the skin. They have a great effect, but if the dark eye circles are caused by an organic condition then they will only improve the aspect of the dark eye circles instead of removing them.

No matter what solution you choose to use against dark eye circles, you should also try to get more sleep and see if this lack of sleep is the source of your dark eye circles. Some women have an inherited pattern in what concerns dark eye circles and in their case the positive effects after applying these natural remedies are quite minimum. For their situation only the esthetic surgery might be the best solution.




  1. Darkness under eyes is usually genetic. Tea, ice and cucumber can help with swelling and puffiness, but true darkness may not respond. Women are lucky they can use cover-up (yellowish tone actually covers best and most naturally).

  2. I inherited my raccoon eyes from my mother. Ugh. Anyway, what I found works for me is an eye cream called Extreme Eye Rescue by Isabella Pelle. I searched high and low for an eye cream that helped with dark undereye circles and puffiness – and this is it for me. It’s fairly inexpensive and does what it says it does. It’s done a great job of reducing my undereye darkness and my puffiness is completely gone. I also feel that the skin around my eyes looks younger, probably due to the retinol in it. As an added bonus, the company offers free shipping on all orders – which is great b/c every penny counts these days! Check them out online ;).

  3. One of my school tutors from long ago had this problem and it looked as though he had gotten beaten up everyday. I felt bad for him, because he had never gotten a date. Thanks for this article, I’ll be sure to pass it along!

  4. Thank you for the tips.
    This is really amazing.

    I’ll share this to my friends.
    I’m sure they’ll like this too.

    I had a great time here.

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