How to Get Rid of Undereye Circles Naturally

Four Methods:Using Vegetables and FruitsMaking a Natural CompressApplying Natural Oils and LiquidsAdjusting Your Diet and Habits

Finding dark circles under your eyes can be annoying and frustrating, especially when you are trying to look your best. You may develop dark circles under your eyes due to genetics, old age, or seasonal allergies.[1] You can get rid of undereye circles naturally using vegetables, a natural compress, and natural oils and liquids. Changing up your diet and your daily habits can also help undereye circles fade away on their own, leaving you fresh faced and circle-free.

Method 1
Using Vegetables and Fruits

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    Apply fresh cucumber slices. Cucumbers contain skin-lightening properties so they are ideal for the treatment of undereye circles. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce any puffiness under your eyes.[2]
    • Cut two thick slices of cold cucumber and apply them on your closed eyes. Keep them there for 10 to 15 minutes, three times a day.
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    Try tomato juice. The juices in tomatoes work well to naturally lightening dark circles under the eyes. They also help to keep your skin soft and supple. You can use fresh tomato juice or tomato juice in a can, though fresh is always better. You will also need a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.[3]
    • Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply the mixture under your eyes and let it sit for 10 minutes.
    • Rinse off the mixture with warm water. Repeat these steps at least twice a day.
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    Use potato slices. Potatoes have been shown to lighten skin pigmentation, so they can be applied as a natural remedy for undereye circle. You can cut two thick slices of fresh potato and place them on closed eyes for 10 minutes.[4]
    • You can also try grating raw potato and extracting the juice by squeezing the raw potato with your hands. Then, use two cotton balls and soak them in the potato juice. Place the cotton balls over closed eyes and leave them on for 10 minutes.[5]
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    Apply lemon juice. Lemon juice contains Vitamin C, which is a good lightener for your skin. Try to use fresh lemon juice for this method. Get two cotton balls and soak them in cold lemon juice.[6]
    • Then, place them under your eyes, taking care not to get lemon juice in your eyes. Lay down for 10 minutes with the cotton balls in place and then remove them. Splash your face with fresh, cool water to remove any remaining lemon juice.

Method 2
Making a Natural Compress

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    Use tea bags. You can use chamomile tea or green tea to make a natural compress. Steep two tea bags in water for one to three minutes. Then, place them in the fridge to chill. Once they are cold, place them over your eyes and let them sit for 10 minutes.[7]
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    Create a compress out of buttermilk and turmeric. Buttermilk can help to constrict your vessels and turmeric helps to reduce swelling. You can also use plain buttermilk and powdered turmeric for this remedy.[8]
    • Mix together one cup of buttermilk with a sprinkling of turmeric. Place two cotton balls in the mixture and let them soak. You can also use a fabric or soft canvas eye mask if you’d like.
    • After the cotton balls have soaked for 10-15 minutes, squeeze out the liquid and place them over your eyes for 15 minutes. Repeat these steps with fresh cotton balls five times a week.
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    Make a compress out of coconut, lemon juice, and cucumber. You can also create a compress out of natural ingredients like coconut, lemon juice, and cucumber. Add in some fresh cream and china clay and you’ve got yourself a soothing mask for your eyes.[9]
    • Mix together ground fresh coconut, a few drops of lemon juice, two teaspoons grated cucumber, one teaspoon fresh cream, and three teaspoons china clay. Place the mixture in the fridge so it can get cold.
    • Cover your eyes with cotton gauze or a thin face mask and apply the mask over it using your fingers. Try not to get the mixture in your eyes. Lie down in a quiet place and relax, letting the mask stay on for 20 minutes.
    • After 20 minutes, remove the cotton gauze and wash your eye area with cold water.

Method 3
Applying Natural Oils and Liquids

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    Massage your undereye area with coconut oil and almond oil. Moisturizing your undereye area can help to reduce dark circles and puffiness. Mix ½ cup of coconut oil with two teaspoons of almond oil. Then, massage it under your eyes using gentle, circular motions. Leave the mixture on for one hour.[10]
    • Repeat this massage daily. You can keep the coconut oil and almond oil mixture in the fridge for up to one week.
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    Apply cold milk. Cold milk can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles and sooth the skin under your eyes. Put two cotton balls in a bowl of cold milk. Then, apply the cotton balls to your eyes, making sure they cover your undereye area. Let them sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the cotton balls and rinse the area with cold water.[11]
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    Put honey on your undereye area. Honey has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is also good at minimizing dark circles and puffiness under your eyes. Use raw honey for this method.[12]
    • Apply a small amount of honey to your eye area with your fingertips. Do this before bedtime. Allow the honey to soak in overnight and rinse off any remaining honey in the morning.

Method 4
Adjusting Your Diet and Habits

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    Get at least eight hours of sleep a night. A lack of sleep is one of the major causes of dark circles under the eyes. Try to get at least eight hours of quality sleep a night so you are well-rested and your eyes do not appear puffy or ringed with dark circles.[13]
    • You may set up a sleep schedule where you have the same bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends, so your body gets a full eight hours of sleep.
    • You may also create a cool, dark environment in your bedroom so you can fall asleep more easily at night.
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    Avoid foods high in salt and sugar. Eating foods high in salt and sugar can increase inflammation in your body, including your skin. Try to avoid foods that contain lots of salt or processed sugars. Instead, go for foods that are rich in antioxidants, such as berries, beans, Brussels sprouts, and dark leafy greens.[14]
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    Wear sunglasses when you go outside. Your dark circles may get darker if you expose your skin to direct sunlight, as sun weakens the collagen in your blood vessels. Weakened collagen means your blood vessels are more prone to rupturing. This can then release blood into the tissues and lead to darker circles under your eyes. Prevent this by wearing sunglasses every time you step outside.[15]
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    See an allergist. If you think the dark circles under your eyes are due to allergies, you should go see an allergist and get tested for certain allergies. Your doctor may prescribe medication, a gentle massage around your eyes, face and neck, or a saline solution to treat your allergies. Treating your allergies could lead to lighted circles under your eyes.[16]

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