Dark circles also known as “racoon eyes” and are one of the most common skin problems amongst all age groups. In present day, lifestyle for the adults, youngster and teens has become quite stressful. Hectic work, school and college schedule, inadequate sleep, lack of nutritional diet, excessive smoking and drinking alcohol are the major factors of dark circles.  Some of them also inherit the problem of dark circles. Whatever the reason may be, dark circles make you look tired, aged and sick. They also hide away the beautiful eyes making them look dull.

dark circles under eyes

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Nowadays there are various creams and gels available in the market which helps in reducing the puffiness and dark patches under your eyes.  Many clinical procedures also claim to reduce the dark patches instantly, but many skin experts have always recommended home remedies for dark circles.

Home Remedies For Dark Circles

Read further to know 11 tips on how to remove dark circles naturally and reduce the puffiness under eyes.

1. Cucumber:

Cucumber is an ancient and widely known home remedy for dark circles. Even the professional clinics and spa use cucumber to provide an instant cooling effect. It works as an astringent and lighten the dark areas under the eyes. It also increases the blood flow and reduces the puffiness.

  • Grate a small sized cucumber and extract the juice.
  • Dip cotton balls into the juice and apply it under the eyes.
  • Do not rinse it off as the juice would be absorbed by the skin after some time.
  • You can also keep thin slices of cucumber over your eyes.

2. Raw potato:

Potato is known to reduce dark spots, blemishes, tan and pigmentation. It also reduces the puffiness under the eyes.

  • Grate and extract the juice of a raw potato.

Raw potato

  • Soak the cotton balls into it and apply it under your eyes.
  • You can also keep thin slices of potato over your eyes.

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I am a 20 year old engineering student.. An avid writer, orator and a journalist by hobby, I am also a food blogger... I love getting dressed in chic clothes and the right make up of course!!!
  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/manjarisingh/ Manjari Singh

    awesome tips… great work!!!

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you manjari.. happy that you liked it.. :) :)

      • Tamizh

        Really it is helpful tips dude,,thank u sooooooooooo much

    • aneesha m nair

      really..manjari tips are good

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/laasya/ Laasya

    great tips ankita :) like it :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      thank you laasya!!!!!! happy that you liked it.. :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/gargisinha/ GARGI SINHA

    really helpful article.good job

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you gargi!!! happy that you found it helpful!!! :) :)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/oindrila/ Oindrila

    Very nice Ankita! :)

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/Ankita_Biswas/ Ankita Biswas

      Thank you oindrila!!!!!!! :)

  • venu

    wow cool thanx for the info

  • Santhoshi

    Nice..:) Thank you…

  • aneesha m nair

    home remedies work nice

  • Maisha

    Thank you for the post. It is very useful for almost all soft ware professionals and especially for a person like me who spend so much time in front of a computer almost 10 to 15 hours in a day. What about people who are working in night shifts ?? Can you please give some advise for them also ?

  • Candi Flores

    I hate it when I wake up with bags under my eyes. I used to use real cucumbers (which helps, but gets messy). My doctor recommended the Made from Earth Cucumber Cool Gel – and it works even better than real cucumbers. I have tried every eye product out there and this is simple the best and its simple.

  • ishu

    Good! I liked it I was suffering from dark circles but not now!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • huma

      how?? which one u tried??

    • cccell

      which one did you use!! please tell us!

  • mark

    Great tips ur awesome they work!!!

  • Anonymous

    Excellent homemade remedies

  • Anonymous

    Skin is like a flower. At first it blooms then it gets dead