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How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally? – Updated Article With Extra Information

Dark circles under the eyes may appear for a variety of reasons, some of which are well known, while others are rarely talked about. If you suffer from this condition, then there isn’t much to worry about, because there are various natural things you can do about those dark circles. Here we present you with 3 main natural changes you can make to help clear the dark circles under the eyes.

1. Rest and Exercise. Many people end up with dark circles under their eyes simply because they are not getting enough sleep. This shows on your face, because your skin gets paler and dark circles get darker if you are not sleeping enough.
One of the reasons for lack of sleep is lack of exercise. People who get regular exercise are generally known to have better sleep overall. Some experts suggest that yoga is the best natural remedy for dark circles, especially a posture called Sarvangasana.

2. Diet and Hydration. If you have dark circles under your eyes, it’s important to examine your diet. You may have some nutrient deficiencies that lead to this problem. For instance, an iron deficiency may result in your skin under the eyes turning slightly blue. It’s important to eat a lot of fruit and vegetables and have a good balance of complex carbohydrates and low- protein. Also, alcohol consumption should be avoided, because it dehydrates your body, which may also lead to dark circles under the eyes. Alcohol also makes your sleep less restful.
There has been some research that has found that dehydration may lead to dark circles. So, if you have just begun to notice this problem, you should consider increasing your intake of fluids. The minimum you should be drinking per day is 8 glasses of water or other sugar-free, non-caffeinated beverages. If you exercise too, you need to drink more.

3. Topical Treatments. If you need to take more immediate action to conceal the dark circles under your eyes, many treatments exist that can be found right in your kitchen. These include:
· Cucumber slices: place them on the eyes to reduce and soothe puffiness
· Potato slices: cover your eyelids with them for 20 minutes to increase circulation around the eyes.
· Tomato juice and lemon juice: a tea spoon or tomato and half a tea spoon of lemon juice and add some flour (enough to make a thick paste). Put the paste around the eyes for 15 minutes and remove thoroughly.
· Pineapple juice and turmeric powder
· Almond oil, crushed mint leaves, and avocado oil: place under the eyes to minimize appearance of dark circles.
· Teabags: soak them in cold water, drain excess water and place over your eyes for 10 minutes. Mint and chamomile are the best kinds of herbal teabags for this procedure.
· Crushed fresh mind: put around your eyes, keep on for a few minutes.
· Cotton balls soaked in milk or water.

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For more information, go to:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periorbital_dark_circles,
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_circles

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.

13 Responses to “How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Naturally? – Updated Article With Extra Information”

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    Eve Says:
    I really dont think women should wear makeup to try and cover up the dark circles, really all its doing is covering up for a little while then you take it off and find your dark circles even worse. the more you use the makeup and the more often you do, the worse your circles will get, and the skin around, because of all the rubbing you're doing to try and take it off. I think these are good remedies but i wish there was some other way to take them off PERMANENTLY. I'd rather be able to get up and go out naturally with no makeup.
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    ahemad Says:
    i think it may be useful bcz it is by natural , & I THINK DOING NATURALLY THEIR WILL NOT BE ANY SIDE EFFECT.
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    Barbara Says:
    I inherited my raccoon eyes from my mother. Ugh. Anyway, what I found works for me is an eye cream called Extreme Eye Rescue by Isabella Pelle. I searched high and low for an eye cream that helped with dark undereye circles and puffiness - and this is it for me. It's fairly inexpensive and does what it says it does. It's done a great job of reducing my undereye darkness and my puffiness is completely gone. I also feel that the skin around my eyes looks younger, probably due to the retinol in it. As an added bonus, the company offers free shipping on all orders - which is great b/c every penny counts these days! Check them out online ;).
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    TJ Says:
    Fighting off the dark circles under your eyes can be extremely hard. This article is packed with information to get rid of those circles, thank you!
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    George Says:
    I always thought that those dark circles were something that women just had to live with. It's good to see that so many women are fighting them off!
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    Miranda Says:
    For real, sometimes make up just doesn't do the trick! It seems like the more you have to cake on, the worse those bags look! Darn them!
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    Cate Says:
    I've heard that using a mixture of witch hazel and ice water for an eye bath can be beneficial as well. Of course, I don't know how safe witch hazel would be around the eyes!
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    eyeslicesverve Says:
    Interesting post..you may be interested in our natural product, which uses black elder and aloe ferox as key ingredients for soothing puffyiness and reducing dark circles under eyes..
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    Cherie Says:
    Dark circles are one of my biggest enemies. I wake up every morning to huge dark circles, after reading this, I now know exactly what to do with them!
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    Cynthia Says:
    Is it safe to use lemon juice around the vicinity of your eyes? I would think that, since it's so acidic, it would be a very difficult endeavor, just trying to keep it out of the eyes.
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    Leticia Says:
    Shawn, While makeup can do wonders, it can not do everything and to be honest, us women definitely need to get rid of dark circles under our eyes, hence the reason for articles like this. Thanks for the great info!
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    Shawn Says:
    So really, I do not understand the whole deal with dark eye circles -- doesn't makeup cover them? I always thought it did!
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    Gracie Says:
    This post is so fantastic. I have been wondering what to do about the circles around my eyes for years. Too much make up just makes them look worse!