There are all sorts of makeup tricks and many brands of concealers on the market that are aimed at hiding the dark circles that plague much of the population. Covering them up is fine. And one way to do it, especially in a pinch, however, there is no reason not to try all sorts of fun things to help diminish the appearance of dark circles in the first place. What is even better, is that most of these ingredients are already in your kitchen and home. Certain dark spots will have a harder time gaining a lighter appearance, however, the best and most natural ways are always the first to try before you cover up. Try one, try all!

7 things that help relieve Dark Circles

Tomato Paste – Create a mixture of 1 teaspoon tomato juice and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice with a pinch each of turmeric powder and flour. Apply it gently on the skin under your eyes and let it rest for 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly.

Potatoes – These tasty spuds are also an effective, natural remedy for dark circles. First, they are cool so they have soothing properties. More importantly, Potatoes contain catecholase, used in some cosmetics as a skin lightener, so this helps lighten the skin under the eyes. Apply grated potato wrapped in cheese cloth and drained or half a cut potato under your eyes for 15 min a week.

Tea Bags – Aside from making a refreshing drink, tea bags are considered to be beneficial in reducing dark circles. Simply put on a warm or cold tea bag on each of your eyes and let it rest there for a few minutes. Just pat it dry afterward and you will see that your skin looks and feels rejuvenated.

Almond Oil – Another effective remedy for dark circles which you can find in your kitchen is almond oil. Apply it gently on the skin around your eyes before going to sleep.

Something Cold – You may use an ice bag, a cloth dipped in cold water, or a chilled spoon and simply dab any of these onto the skin around your eyes. This will instantly reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Crushed Mint – Fresh mint leaves is a good option for remedying dark circles around the eyes. It has a cooling effect which immediately soothes tired eyes then getting rid of dark circles. Put crushed mint leaves over the skin around your eyes and let them rest there for few minutes. Wipe off the residues gently with a cool cloth.

Water – Drinking water is really important for the body and skin, let alone the dark and puffiness that can occur around the eyes. Drink around 8-10 glasses of water a day to promotes proper circulation of blood around your eyes; thus preventing blood accumulation.

Aside from the soothing remedies listed here, it is really important that you get enough sleep. It is not uncommon and for most people, dark circles under the eyes generally occur due to lack of sleep or stress, although it also may be due to some hereditary disorders or disease.

It is best that you try out all of the remedies to see which works best for you!