Natural Treatments for Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

Many people have dark circles and bags under the eyes. There are many cosmetic products designed to minimize these problems. Often these products are expensive and contain chemicals that are harmful for the skin.

We propose a series of natural treatments that can effectively treat these problems, without side effects.

Factors that causes the appearance of dark circles and bags under the eyes

Often, bags under the eyes is a hereditary condition. Also, dark circles tend to worsen with age because the skin becomes thinner and loses subcutaneous fat. This leads to exposure of blood vessels just below the skin.

Many other factors may be involved, as well: excessive smoking, inadequate sleep schedule, improper diet, excessive alcohol consumption, pollution and allergies. Hormonal imbalances, pregnancy or menopause may also contribute to dark circles and puffy eyes.

Natural remedies:

  1. Potatoes

Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that can help illuminate dark circles. They can also help remove puffiness around the eyes. Hold two potatoes in the refrigerator for one hour. Clean the potatoes and grate them to extract the juice from them. Soak a cotton pad in potato juice and apply around the eyes by dabbing, before going to bed. Leave to act overnight and in the morning wash your face with warm water. Repeat the process for a week or more, to eliminate dark circles and bags under the eyes.

  1. Cucumber

Cucumbers have cooling and astringent properties and therefore is widely used to treat dark circles. They can lighten the skin, stimulate blood flow and reduce swelling. Cut a cucumber into thick slices and chill them in a refrigerator. Place a cold slice of cucumber over each eye for 10-15 minutes. Then wash the area with warm water. Do this twice a day for at least a week to start noticing the changes.

  1. Almond oil

Almond oil is also very effective in lightening the skin around the eyes because is rich in vitamins and minerals.  Gently massage 5-6 drops of almond oil into the delicate skin under the eyes before going to bed. Leave to act overnight and wash with cold water the following morning. Repeat this process daily until the dark circles disappear almost entirely. Alternatively, you can mix 5-6 drops of almond oil with one tablespoon of honey. Apply carefully under the eyes before going to bed. The next morning rinse with warm water. Repeat daily until you achieve the desired results.