Say Goodbye to Dark Circles and Puffy Eyes

If you’re having dark circles and puffy eyes, it necessarily does not mean that it is because of irregular sleeping patterns or lack of sleep. It can also be because of various reasons like genetics, insufficient intake of water, stress, poor nutrition, and also due to your daily routine. You cannot always hide it by resorting to concealers or foundations as it is not a permanent solution. I know dealing with dark circles and puffy eyes is irritating and embarrassing as people notice our face first! But luckily, we don’t have to deal with it forever! There are a few makeup tips and tricks, and also some homemade remedies to treat dark circles and puffy eyes. 

MAKEUP TIPS:

  • Try to apply an under-eye moisturizer whenever you feel dryness on your skin as this dryness may lead to fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. 
  • Use a primer to hide the dark circles around your eyes. Choose a color that suits your skin tone the best. 
  • You can use a concealer that is at least a shade lighter than your foundation color. If you have really dark circles then try to use two shades of lighter concealer to match up with the foundation. Just by choosing the right concealer, you can smartly hide your dark circles. 
  • If you don’t want to use a concealer, then no problem! You can apply a layer of foundation under your eye(on your dark circles). And after some time, apply foundation base on your face, including your under-eye. And that’s it your dark circles are gone. 

CHANGE PILLOW COVERS: 

Changing pillow covers is not only good for acne-prone skin but changing it can also help with treating dark circles and eye puffiness. The dust that is accumulated on your long-changed pillow covers may lead to eye irritation, allergies, and itchiness of your eyes. So, try to change your pillow covers regularly. 

HOME REMEDIES FOR DARK CIRCLES: 

A regular sleeping pattern with a sufficient amount of water intake and a proper diet can help us prevent dark circles. But there are various home remedies to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes. They are; 

CUCUMBER: We’ve seen the actors in Kdramas and Netflix series, enjoying a salon session with a face mask and cucumber slices patched on their eyes. We can enjoy the same experience in our own personal space!

ITS BENEFITS: Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants, which help in reducing redness, and their astringent properties help in soothing the under-eye puffiness and removing the darkness. 

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Take a refrigerated cucumber and cut it into two medium-sized pieces. 
  2. Place them on your dark circles for ten to fifteen minutes. 
  3. Rinse it off with water. Repeat it regularly for a better result. 

POTATOES: Potatoes are not only tasty but a mouth-watering food. But do you know that its juice can help you with getting rid of dark circles around your eyes? 

ITS BENEFITS: Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C, which helps you in reducing the darkness around your eyes. It produces collagen which helps with skin tightening that reduces the baggy eye. 

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Take a potato and grate its juice. 
  2. Apply the juice to your dark circles and let it be there for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water. 

MILK: Milk is effective in treating dark circles and it helps in strengthening the tissues. 

ITS BENEFITS: Milk contains lactic acid that helps in treating premature aging and pigmentation under the eyes.  

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Dip the cotton ball in milk and squeeze off the excess milk.
  2. Place the milk-dipped cotton ball in the dark circles. 
  3. Let it be for ten minutes. Then wash it off. 

TOMATOES: Tomatoes are known for their natural bleaching properties. It is also useful in treating dark circles.

ITS BENEFITS: The antioxidants in tomatoes help in treating discoloration of the skin. Its lycopene properties are useful in maintaining wrinkle-free soft skin. 

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Take a tablespoon of tomato juice and mix it with one teaspoon of lemon juice. 
  2. Dip it in a cotton ball and place it on your dark circles. 
  3. Wash it off after ten minutes.

MINT LEAVES: Mint leaves are not only meant for enjoying along with a sandwich or chaat. It can also be used for removing dark circles around your eyes. 

ITS BENEFITS: Mint leaves contain Vitamin C that reduces pigmentation and its power-packed properties help in relieving puffy eyes and reduce eye stress. 

HOW TO USE: 

  1. Take a few mint leaves and crush them with water to make a paste.
  2. Apply the mint paste on the dark circles and let it be for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water. 

GREEN TEA: Green tea contains caffeine that helps stimulate blood circulation. You can also use a green tea bag or chamomile tea bag. 

ITS BENEFITS: Caffeine in green tea also leads to reduced wrinkles, dark circles and provides youthful skin. 

HOW TO USE:

  1. Place the tea bags in water for a few minutes. 
  2. Rest the tea bags for around thirty minutes in the refrigerator. 
  3. Keep the cooled tea bags in your dark circles and wash them off after ten minutes. 

EGG WHITES: You can not only enjoy eggs by making scrambled eggs or omelets for your breakfast, but you can also apply the egg whites to your dark circles and get rid of them easily. 

ITS BENEFITS: Applying egg whites under your eyes helps tighten the skin under your eyes. 

HOW TO USE:

  1. Separate the egg whites from the egg 
  2. Use a brush or fingers to apply it under your darkened eyes.
  3. Wash it off after ten minutes. 

ALOE VERA: Aloe vera is best known for its moisturizing properties. It hydrates the under-eye and retents moisture on the skin. 

ITS BENEFITS: Aloe vera has numerous antioxidant and healing properties. When applied over the skin, it soothes your skin and also moisturizes your skin. 

HOW TO USE:

  1. Take a tablespoon of fresh aloe vera gel.
  2. Apply it to your dark circles and leave it for ten minutes.
  3. Rinse it off with water.