As you grow older, your skin loses its natural thickness and collagen. This can make the appearance of blood vessels underneath your skin more prominent. As a result, this area can look darker than usual. Other conditions, such as swelling near your eyes or fluid imbalance around the lower eyelids, can make your skin look darker. Dark circles under the eyes can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include family history of dark circles, exhaustion, lack of sleep, allergies, eye rubbing or excessive sun exposure. We have listed some methods to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.
Green Tea Bags
Take two green tea bags and soak them in water. Refrigerate for a short while and place them on your eyes. Wash your face after 10-15 minutes. You can repeat daily until the dark circles fade away. Green Tea has phenolic compounds that inhibit melanogenesis which can help you to prevent excessive pigmentation of the skin and reduce dark circles.
Make a paste by blending a tomato and lemon juice. Apply this around your eyes and leave it on for 20 minutes. Rinse it off thoroughly. Do this once or twice a week. Tomatoes are rich in phytochemicals like lycopene and beta-carotene that mitigate oxidative damage to skin tissues and reduce redness which can help you to get rid of the dark circles that develop under the eyes.
Extract about 1-2 tablespoons of potato juice in a bowl. Apply the juice on the dark circles and leave it on until it dries. Rinse off with water. Do this at least twice a week. It contains azelaic acid that can inhibit tyrosinase activity to reduce pigmentation which may help in fading dark circles.
You will need one cucumber and a teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Blend the ingredients to make a thick paste. Apply this paste to the affected areas and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with plain water. You can apply this paste once every day. Cucumber has bioactive compounds and vitamins that can inhibit tyrosinase activity which helps in reducing pigmentation around the eyes.
Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to two teaspoons of yogurt. Mix well, apply this paste to the dark circles, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off. You can do this at least twice a week. Yogurt has L-cysteine that inhibits tyrosinase activity and prevents pigmentation and dark circles.
Dark circles are usually temporary and not a cause of concern. The home remedies listed in this article can help in reducing the appearance of dark circles.
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