One of the major concern areas for women today is those dark areas under their eyes, or what is popularly called “dark circles”. From the quintessential working women, to the housewife, from the teenage girl to the mother of two, this problem seems to apply uniformly to everybody under the sky. The root causes of dark-circles as has been identified are abnormal degrees of stress, hyper-tension, sleep-depravity, depression, malnutrition and other ancillary conditions. The best skin care products in the market namely Olay, Garnier and Body-Shop are cashing a lot by selling of those under-eye creams promising those dark circles to fade away miraculously, bust trust me, what occurs naturally, has to go away naturally, and this is our list of home remedies that you could use to get rid of those circles:
Potatoes and Cucumber
The most common remedy to cure dark circles, is by cutting slices of potatoes or cucumber and placing them over your eyes for 15-30 mins, while you rest in a lie down position, keeping those eyes closed. For a more effective regime, one could crush the potatoes or cucumber as the case may be, and after filtering the same, apply the remaining juices soaked in a cotton ball in the under-eye area. Use this, before going off to sleep. The starch in the potato can work wonders for your under-eye skin and next morning could be one of those days when you have brighter and younger looking eyes.
Glycerin and Orange Juice
Another ready alternative could be application of a mix of orange juice and glycerin in the affected eye areas. This mix once prepared can be stored in a container for a maximum of 10 days, and applied regularly. The Citrus of orange and the anti-oxidants does not only helps in removing dark-circles but also deters skin aging and blesses you with that perfectly glowing skin.
Just when you thought, Almond Oil are just good for your hair, we surprise you with another of its properties- yes they can cure dark circles too. All that needs to be done is massaging 5-6 drops of almond oil in a clockwise direction around the eye areas, everyday for a month before going off to sleep, and wash off the same with cold water, the next day morning. Following this skin regime religiously for a month, is bound to get rid of those dark-circles.
Paste of Tomato
This remedy requires a little bit of tact and time, however is the most effective of all the home made remedies that could be availed to cure dark-circles. All you need to do, is to take 2-3 fresh tomatoes, depending on your needs and application area, and crush them in a grinder. After extracting the necessary matrix, mix a 1 tale spoon of gram flour, 2 table spoon of lemon juice and a pinch of turmeric powder to form a nice paste by blending the ingredients evenly and smoothly. Once done, apply the paste over the dark-circles, keeping it intact for 15-20 mins and finally rinsing off with clear water. This process needs to be repeated thrice a week, to ensure those dark circles to disappear and leave behind those flawless eyes.
Comically, for those women who might pucker their nose over home remedies, given by the amount of time and regular regime they deserve, and would trust the best skin care products available in the market to deter their skin woes, try reading the contents of these products, and you would be surprised to see, that home remedies not only uses the same ingredients at a much purer and less cosmetic form, but also saves you from spending that fortune for something that could be achieved quite as naturally.
About the Author:
The above article is composed by CJ, a beautician by profession associated with mynewa.com who loves to share her beauty and health tips via her articles.