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Natural remedies for dark circles under eyes
January 27, 2013 | 12:00 AM
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Under eye circle is popularly linked with sleeplessness, insomnia, or extra use of computer and television. Yes it is true that your lifestyle plays a crucial role in developing this problem but your increasing age is also one of an important factor which cannot be neglected.

Basically the skin underneath your eyes is very delicate and thin and after sometime it gets more thinner and causes your blood vessels to be more prominent and noticeable. These blood vessels under the eyes give a look of dark circles which makes you look drained out and old.

However, following are certain natural remedies that will help resolve the issue:

Cucumber is very common remedy and it helps reduce puffiness of your eyes. Simply place chilled cucumber slices over each of your eyelid for 15 minutes and get good results.

Make sure you take proper rest by sleeping on a fix routine for approximately 8 hours daily. It not only helps the dark circles vanish but also fixes many other complications.

Crushed Mint
Crushed mint with a dash of lemon is an excellent remedy for dark circles under your eyes. Apply the mint leaves on the dark circles for 15 minutes twice daily for removal of puffiness and dark patches under your eyes.

Turmeric paste
To rejuvenate the skin under your eyes apply a paste of turmeric mixed with pineapple juice on the dark circles. Turmeric powder has many healing properties and gives you a youthful appearance. For best results, apply it on the dark circles for 10 minutes and then wash it off.

The acupressure area for healing dark circles is on the mount just beneath the index finger of your palms. Press the mount gently for removing dark circles. This exercise is also beneficial for your eyesight.

Avoid Direct Sunlight
You should avoid direct exposure to sun as it can trigger dark circles under your eyes. Always wear your sunglasses before leaving home especially for people who live in tropical countries.

Tea Bags
Chilled teabags reduces puffiness under your eyes and should be kept over your eye lids for about 15 minutes each day for better results.

Cold Milk
Cold milk is rich in protein and calcium helps to heal under eye circles by reducing distortion of color and swelling. Apply swabs dipped in cold water over the troubled area thrice a day for about 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Rose Water
Rose water is another good remedy to heal dark circles and puffiness of the eyes. Apply swabs dipped in rose water twice a day for desired outcome.

Almond oil and Honey
For the next couple of weeks apply a mixture of honey and almond oil on the under eye region and go to bed and wash it off first thing in the morning for best results.

Drink lots of water as it flushes toxins out of your system and improves your skin. It also cures dark circles under your eyes. You should also wash your face daily with a mild soap or face-wash to keep your skin radiant, fresh and free from external bacteria which may hinder healing process.

Milk and Nutmeg Paste
Use grinder to make a paste of nutmeg and milk. Apply this paste under your eye region to fight against black under your eyes.

Potato Slices
Potatoes slices are natural remedy to draw out toxin from your face. Cut two slices of potatoes and place it over your eye lids for 15-20 minutes to lighten the dark skin under your eyes.

These are some of the tried and tested natural remedies which, if followed fully with balanced diet and proper rest, will give you fruitful results.

Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Therapist and has got certifications from SNHS, International College of Holistic Medicine, UK, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), USA. Check out more articles on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Holistic-Living-By-Kiran-Zahra

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