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Dark Circles: Problem & Solution

Dark Circles are one of the common beauty problems that many people face. These can be a deal-breaker of your otherwise spot-on face. Even celebrities have to hide them under the cover of concealer and foundation. Dark Circles can be difficult to get rid of. They’ll make you look older and affects your self-confidence.

There are a lot of reasons which cause these stubborn dark circles under our eyes. Before we jump on to its solutions, let us first understand what causes these dark circles in the fast place.

Common Causes of Dark Circles

Fatigue - Fatigue, and lack of sleep are some of the major causes of dark circles. Disturbed sleep patterns can also contribute to it. Waking up just a few hours more post your usual bed-time can also make the skin under your eyes dull and pale giving rise to dark circles.

Age - Age is a natural cause of this problem. As you grow older, your skin starts becoming thinner and loses its elasticity. Your body loses the fat and collagen required to maintain the tightness of the skin. As a result, the dark blood vessels in that area become more visible taking the form of dark circles.

Eye Strain - It is a modern lifestyle problem because of which many young people also get dark circles under their eyes. Prolonged exposures to computers, TV, and mobile screens cause strain to your eyes. This strain enlarges your blood vessels and the skin appears darker.

Dehydration - Lack of water in the body does not let it flush out the toxins properly. When you do not drink enough water the skin below your eyes starts turning dull and your eyes look sunken.

Genetics - Many times, dark circles can also be genetic. You may have inherited this trait from your family. Over time, these dark circles may appear more as you age. In such cases, one can not get rid of these dark circles completely but they may reduce in appearance with some treatment.

Unhealthy Diet - What you eat affects your whole body. Lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet can cause your skin to look swallowed and give the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Treatments for Dark Circles

Now you know, what causes these dark circles, you have 50% of the treatment with you. Reduce your screen time and regularize your sleeping pattern. Start including fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink plenty of water every day. These things will slowly show an effective result and you will notice that the skin under your eyes is lightening day by day.

Apart from these, there are some DIY treatments that can try to help you boost the process of dark circles reduction.


Massage your under-eye area with a mix of coconut oil and almond oil. Apply some oil on your dark circles and massage in a circular motion for around 10-15 minutes. Leave this oil overnight and wash your face with cold water the next day.

Eye Pack

For this mix a few drops of lemon juice with rosewater and cucumber juice and keep the mixture in the fridge for some time. Once it gets cold take it out, dip a cotton pad in it, and apply the mask all over your eye area. Be careful that it does not let it enter your eyes. Keep this mask for 20 minutes and then wash your face with cold water.

Raw Potato

Potato is proven to have a lightning effect on your skin. To do this treatment, you can grate some potato and apply its juice on your dark circles using a cotton pad. Using a thin potato slice and keeping it on your eyes can also work. Keep it on your eyes for 15 minutes and then wash them with cold water.


Tomato is a great exfoliating agent. It can work as a good eye toner for your dark circle’s problem. Mix some drops of lemon juice in fresh tomato juice and apply it on your eye area. Leave it for 20 minutes to let it do its magic. Then wash your eyes with cold water.

These natural homemade remedies are an effective solution for your dark circles. Do them on a regular basis and avoid all those things that are causing this problem. Dark Circles are usually temporary and go away with time. With these tips, you will be able to reduce your dark circles in a short time. However, if the problem persists, then schedule a visit with your dermatologist.


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