Dark circles also known as ‘eye circles’, are blemishes around or under the eyes. They have many causes, such as lack of sleep, hereditary, or allergy-related.
If the discoloration is due to hyperpigmentation, light chemical peels can help. But unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Make-up and eye crèmes can also greatly reduce and cover up the appearance of dark circles.
And there are home remedies that can also give you relief.
• Cucumbers – This is a tried and tested solution! Take two thin slices of refrigerated cucumber and place them on your eyes for 5-10 minutes. The coolness will help reduce the inflammation and lighten the skin under your eyes.
• Cooled, Damp Tea bags. Tea has caffeine and tannins. These ingredients reduce swelling and puffiness under the eyes. They constrict capillaries and blood vessels which help in eliminating the dark circles. Make sure the tea bags are slightly damp; otherwise, they won’t work if they’re completely dry.
• Spoons! Refrigerate two teaspoons for an hour or two. Then place them over each eye for a cooling, refreshing result.
Once you’ve completed your home treatment, you can apply eye serum and make-up as usual.