Natural Cures for Dark Circles & Puffy Eyes
Dark circles and under-eye puffiness are the most common complaints heard by plastic surgeons and dermatologists everyday. Most of us have them and while concealer is a life-saver for most, sometimes it’s just not enough to conceal intense circles and it doesn’t do much for puffiness. The skin around our eyes is the thinnest skin on our bodies so it takes a real toll from environmental stressors, poor diet and smoking, just to name a few.
Whilst lack of sleep, allergies and a poor lifestyle may contribute to dark circles and bags, some people are genetically predisposed to them and no matter how much sleep they get, the circles won’t budge. The good news is that there are a variety of at-home remedies for dark circles you can do to instantly reduce puffiness.
The best news of all? All these treatments are incredibly relaxing and force you to take some time out just for yourself. We reached out to our
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5 DIY Home Remedies for Dark Circles
Cold Cucumber Slices
Cucumber slices are wonderful for puffiness and red, inflamed eyes. The photochemical in cucumbers tightens the collagen in your skin thus reducing the appearance of puffiness. Ice cold slices straight from the fridge are best as the cold further reduces puffiness by reducing the flow of blood to the skin around your eyes. Cucumbers also have a high water content and therefore adds natural hydration to dry and tired eyes. To enjoy the wonderful benefits of cucumbers as an eye treatment simply lay back and place a cold, thick slice over each eye. Then relax for at least 15 minutes before carrying on with your day.
Two cold teaspoons left in the freezer overnight may just become your new favourite morning trick for instantly reducing bad puffiness and circles. To do this simply place the backs of the teaspoons against your eyes until they start to warm up and are no longer cold.
Chilled Tea Bags
Chamomile tea bags have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can really help to reduce puffiness under and around the eyes. However, the best tea bags to use are caffeinated teabags that contain tannins, which will reduce not only the puffiness but the dark circles too. For this reason, green and black teabags are best. To do this very effective treatment simply place used teabags in a container in the fridge to cool. Once they are cold simply lay back and place them over your eyes for at least ten minutes, but you can leave them for longer if you have time. Make sure to use fresh teabags each time and always cool them before using them as warm teabags will only make the problem worse.
Raw Potato Slices
While this may be one of the stranger home remedies, it really does make a difference! Potatoes contain natural bleaching agents that help to lighten those pesky dark circles. You can do this treatment two ways: You can either place two thick, chilled potato slices over your eyes or you can grate a chilled potato, extract the juice and then soak two cotton balls in the juice before placing one over each eye for at least 15 minutes.
Massage With Almond Oil
Almond oil will naturally lighten the skin under the eyes over time and by massaging it into your skin you will help to disperse water build-up thus help to reduce puffiness. Simply massage a small amount of almond oil gently under and around the eyes every night and simply rinse off with cool water in the morning.
Try these home remedies for dark circles and let us know which one works for you. Alternatively, you can use La Mav’s
Anti Dark-Circle & Ultra-Firm Eye Gel which is formulated with Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C that rejuvenates and lightens the skin naturally.