Home Remedies To Reduce Dark Circles

Dark circles may have embarrassed you and have affected your attractive appearance. Dark circles or puffiness under your eyes can be caused because of excessive stress, anxiety, aging, depression etc.

Dark Circles

Dark circles can be found in men, women and rarely in children due to various reasons. Due to low collagen and thinner skin, dark circles can appear under and around your eyes. This is the reason why people try various creams and pills.

People even try various natural remedies to get rid of such skin pigmentation. Home remedies are said to be effective, so here are some of the remedies you can try at your home to reduce some darkness below your eyes.


Tomatoes are known to have the natural bleaching properties that eliminates your dry and dead skin cells. After removing them, you can see the reduction of darkness under your eyes. The Vitamin C in tomatoes enhances collagen that brightens the skin around your eyes and reduces darkness. The bleaching element and vitamin C can help in keeping the skin firm and nourished.

How To Use:

  • Mix one spoon of tomato juice with one and half spoon of lemon juice.
  • Gently apply the mixture on the dark circles and keep it for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse with cool water and repeat it twice a day for 2-3 weeks.

2. Raw Potatoes


The dark circles and puffiness can be reduced around your eyes due to the natural bleaching properties present in the potatoes. As it has natural bleaching components, raw potatoes brighten the skin around your eyes and starch, enzymes, vitamin A and C moisturizes the skin around the eyes that makes your face look young and beautiful.

How To Use:

  • Grate and extract juice from the raw potatoes.
  • Soak 2 cotton balls and place them on your eyes for 15 minutes
  • Rinse your eyes and repeat once for at least 2-3 weeks.

3. Almond Oil

Almond oil is a bleaching component that can reduce the pigmentations around your eyes and lightens the skin. The oil can help in improving the skin tone and complexion that decreases the thickness of the skin. The vitamin E present in almond oil can help rejuvenate your skin by reducing wrinkles and puffiness.

How To Use:

  • Before sleeping, apply almond oil to your dark circles and massage gently.
  • Leave over-night and wash it with cold water in the morning.
  • Repeat until you are satisfied with the results.

4. Cucumber

Cucumber has numerous antioxidants such as isoscoparin, vitexin, orientin, cucurbitacins with many other vitamins such as vitamin C and K. The cooling effect of cucumber reduces the puffiness and removes dead skin cells. Vitamin K in cucumber help in reduces pigmentation.

How To Use:

  • Chill the chopped slices of cucumber for 30 minutes.
  • Place the cucumber slices on the dark circles for 10 minutes.
  • Wash the area with water and repeat the process twice a day until you get your desired results.

5. Rose Water

Rose Water

Rose water has the soothing effect on the skin, especially on eyes. This rejuvenating water can help in reducing dark circles and relaxed the tired eyes. It improves the skin tone due to mild astringent properties. The antioxidant properties regenerate the tissues and strengthen your skin cell under your eyes that results in the reduction of darkness.

How To Use:

  • Soak two cotton balls for few minutes and place them on your eyelids.
  • Leave them for 15 minutes and repeat twice a day for 2-3 weeks for better results.


Using these remedies for your dark circles can give you glowing and healthy skin around your eyes. These home ingredients with essential vitamins and soothing properties can help in giving you reduced dark circles.

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