Home Remedies for Dark Circles

Posted on Updated on 21 April, 2018

Dark circles are something that affects both men and women, and there are many reasons related to it like lack of sleep, stress, change in hormones, hereditary, wrong lifestyle and much more. If not treated on time, they not only dull your appearance, but it also leads to serious issues of health. Many chemical products help in getting rid of them, but nothing is better than natural home remedies.

If you are also one of those who are suffering from dark circles, then you don’t need to worry at all. Here are some of the house remedies that are very easy and simple to use that will also lighten your dark circles.

1. Sweet Almond Oil

almond oil

Almond is rich in Vitamin E. All you need is a few drops of almond oil. Apply it and massage on the dark circles. Leave it for the night and wash it off in the morning.

It is recommended to continue this procedure at night before sleeping till the dark circles disappear.

2. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is something that smoothens your skin and also hydrates it. Properties present in it decrease the pigmentation under the eyes by making it healthier. Everything that’s needed is Aloe Vera gel and also the cotton pad. Apply it on your dark circles and massage. Leave for 12-14 minutes and then clean with cotton. Do this twice, once in a day and before sleeping at night.

3. Argan Oil

Argan Oil

It is very light that easily get absorbed in the skin. Properties that are included in it consist of antioxidants and Vitamin E. It is perfect to reduce wrinkles under the eyes. All you need is few drops of oil. Apply this under your eyes before going to bed at night. Let it absorb and do not rinse.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

apple cider vinegar

The properties present in it rejuvenate and also replenish the area of under eyes. Dip the cotton ball in the Apple Cider Vinegar and let it dry naturally. Do this twice in a day.

5. Coconut Oil

coconut oil

The moisturizing and nourishing properties of the oil help in keeping the skin healthy that naturally reduces dark circles. All you need is few drops of coconut oil. Apply some oil under your eyes. Massage softly clockwise and then anti-clockwise for few times. Leave it for the night. Repeat this until the dark circle fades away.

6. Castor Oil

castor oil
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This is the remedy that smoothens and softens the skin. It rejuvenates the skin that reduces wrinkles and dark circles. Castor oil is all you need to apply. After applying, leave it overnight and continue to do this every night.

7. Rose Water

rose water

It is the ingredient that rejuvenates the skin, and it is also helpful to improve the qualities of beauty. Get rid of dark circles by applying it few times. Soak the ball of cotton in rose water and place that on the dark circles. Leave for some time and then wash with cool water. Repeat the process every night for better results.

8. Tomatoes


It is the best solution to get rid of dark circles as it has natural properties present in it that also makes the skin soft and smooth. Mix one spoon of tomato juice with one spoon of the juice of a lemon and apply it on the dark circles. Let it dry and after ten minutes wash it with cold water. Repeat twice in a day. In spite of applying, you can also drink tomato juice with lemon juice and also some of the mint leaves to get rid of it.

9. Cucumber


Many of the beauty experts use the slices of cucumber while giving the treatments, but few of them use it. So, if you entirely want to get rid of them fast then put its slices in refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool. Take out and apply it on your dark circles. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash off with cold water. You’ll see yourself that your eyes are freshened.

10. Meditation/Yoga


One of the main reasons to get dark circles is because of a busy schedule, depression, and stress. No other home remedy will work if your mind is not calm and relaxed. Practicing meditation and yoga regularly not only decrease the dark circles but also ease your body, mind, and soul.

11. Mint Leaves


These leaves are known for its refreshing and scented properties. It is also used to remove those dark circles under the eyes. Crush few leaves of mint with water, form a paste and apply it under your eyes. After leaving for 10-15 minutes, wash it off with cold water. Continue doing it every night to see the best results.

12. Orange Juice


Another best home remedy to remove dark circles naturally at home is orange juice. Mix few drops of orange juice with drops of glycerine and apply on your dark circles. This not only decreases the dark circles but also provide a natural glow to your eyes.

13. Cold Milk


Using cold milk regularly reduces the dark circles, and it also smoothens the area around eyes. Take a ball of cotton and dip into the bowl of milk or iced water for some time. Apply it and make sure it covers the entire eyes and the dark circles. Let it dry and then wash it off with regular water.

14. Paste of Buttermilk


Turmeric is one that is known for different benefits of health. Take two spoons of buttermilk and turmeric and make a paste. Apply it on your dark circles and leave for about 15-20 minutes. After that, wash it off with warm water.

15. Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

Vitamin C that is presented in lemon juice helps in reducing dark circles under your eyes, all thanks to the properties of skin-lightening.  Use the ball of cotton to apply the juice around your eyes. Leave for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off. Do this for few weeks once daily.

Another alternative option is to mix one spoon of lemon juice, two spoons of tomato puree, besan, and turmeric. Apply the paste around your eyes and then wash it off after 15 minutes. Repeat the procedure for two to three times in a week.

16. Raw Potato


There is a natural bleaching property present in potato that helps in lightning the dark circles and also to get rid of the puffiness around the eyes. Grate to extract the juice, soak cotton in it and place on the closed eyes. Make sure the cotton balls cover your entire eyes and eyelids as well. After 10-15 minutes, wash with cold water and repeat it once or twice in a week. Alternatively, you can also make a use of potato slices to remove dark circles.