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Are dark circles making you look old? Try these 3 natural eye creams to get rid of them

Updated on:23 June 2021, 14:41pm IST
If you want to get rid of those dark circles, we have listed some natural home remedies below, which will help you get rid of this issue in no time.
Aayushi Gupta
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Dark circles under your eyes may make you look tired and much older. Images courtesy: Shutterstock
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We understand it is important to get enough sleep, but there is so much to do in life! From working late to binge-watching series or watching movies late at night, we often indulge in such activities that cause strain to our eyes. This leads to sleep deprivation, which means dark circles become your best friends. 

Dark circles are quite common and usually don’t indicate a serious health concern. Although their appearance does tend to make one look stressed, tired, and old. Do you also have dark circles underneath your eyes? If yes, that’s quite frustrating! But don’t worry, we’ve got a solution for you. There are several natural home remedies that can provide your eyes some relief from strain, dark circles, eye bags, and tiredness.

Here are three natural under eye creams that you can make at home to get rid of those dark circles: 

1. Cucumber under eye dark circles removal cream

Sometimes, people apply cucumber slices to their eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Ever wonder why? Well, because cucumber has soothing properties that can calm the skin and help to get rid of dark eye circles. Plus, it has mild astringent and skin lightening properties which can also treat swollen eye bags underneath your eyes. Using aloe vera to prepare the cream can lighten any blemishes and dark spots and visibly reduce dark circles.

Apart from soothing your skin, cucumber paste can also remove all dark circles. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Ingredients you’ll need:

1 fresh cucumber

4-5 mint leaves

One small slice of aloe vera

Procedure:
  • Take a cucumber and cut it into big pieces.
  • Grind the cucumber along with the mint leaves and aloe vera in a blender, without adding water.
  • Apply the paste under your eyes and leave it on for 10 minutes, and then wash it off with lukewarm water. 

Try this method twice a day to feel fresh and to get instant results. 

2. Green tea and avocado under eye dark circle removal cream

One of the most effective and easiest ways to combat dark circles is to use green tea for quick results. Green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe strained capillaries in your under eye area. Preparing the cream with avocado acts as a great moisturizer and also works to reduce fine lines. 

The buzz around green tea is actually worth it. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Ingredients you’ll need:

¼ cup of water

A handful of green tea leaves

1 small size avocado

Procedure:
  • To prepare the paste, put water on the gas to boil.
  • Add green tea leaves to it. Turn off the gas after three to four minutes. 
  • Let it cool completely. Then, blend this mixture with avocado in a blender. 
  • Use the cream underneath your eyes. Massage the affected area for two minutes , and wash it off after five minutes.

Apply this eye cream regularly.

3. Rice water under eye dark circle removal cream

Rice water is being touted as the next big thing in skincare, but guess what? It has always been around! Rice water contains antioxidant-rich components such as ferulic acid, gamma oryzanol, and phytic acids. They help in skin lightening and anti-ageing. You can also add shea butter to prepare the dark circle removal cream. 

Stock up on rice water for healthy skin! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

That’s because if your under-eye region is dry and needs moisturisation, shea butter with rice water is all you need. 

Procedure:
  • To make rice water, boil rice in a pot with plenty of water, instead of a rice cooker. 
  • Once done, strain the rice and let this water cool down completely.
  • Meanwhile, warm the shea butter in a pan over low heat. Pour the butter into a container and let this mixture cool down as well.
  • When the rice water and shea butter cool down, mix the two together.
  • Apply it in your under-eye area for 10 minutes, and wash it properly with lukewarm water. 

Try this method regularly and witness a considerable change in your appearance. 

Last word

Since we’re adding fresh extract, the cream should be refrigerated and if you don’t refrigerate, the cream will only last for two days. So, apply the cream when it is fresh for better results. 

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

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