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16 Easy & Quick Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Eyes Permanently at Home

Updated on September 19, 2014
discoloration under eyes
discoloration under eyes | Source

Can dark circles be removed? Yes! and its Easy

Dark circles under the eyes don’t look good on a pretty face. They can reveal a few "dark truths" about your personal health. They usually occur when you're overtired or developing disease or allergy. They can also result from a lot of weight loss. But the discolorations are medically harmless. They can be frightening, but probably the best thing you can do is to stop worrying about them.

Almost everyone gets dark circles under their eyes from time to time. Dark circles under eyes are usually temporary and not a medical concern. The most common cause is heredity, but any irritant that causes chronic tissue swelling (allergies, fluid retention, eyelash infection, rubbing, sun exposure, metabolic imbalance, medications such as birth control pills, etc.) can contribute.

Some Useful Tips

  • No cream should be left on the skin around the eyes for long periods.
  • Do not scratch the under eye skin.
  • You can always hide the dark circles around eyes through make up techniques.
  • Enough rest and staying hydrated are two of the best ways to avoid getting dark circles under the eyes.

What are dark circles under eyes?

The skin under our eyes is very thin and is sparsely dotted with oil glands in the skin as compared to the rest of the body. For various reasons the skin under the eyes dry and thin. Veins become visible when the skin under eye is dry and thin. This gives the area a dark appearance.

What causes dark circles under eyes?

There are several reasons that cause dark circles. Few of them are listed below.

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Age
  • Lack of sleep
  • Structure of Bone
  • Heredity
  • Iron or other vitamin deficiencies
  • Sickness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Medications such as Retin -A
  • Visible blood vessels, thin, aging skin or hereditary thinness or superficial vessels
  • Fat loss generally causing a sunken appearance

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When should you see a doctor

If discoloration and swelling appear under only one eye and seems to be worse over time, talk to your doctor.

If you want a more sustainable solution than concealers and over-the-counter creams can offer, see your dermatologist for advice. More treatments are available for dark circles under the eyes than ever before, ranging from makeup to laser therapy and in some cases, surgery. The results are not always perfect, but it helps to have realistic expectations.

Depending on what the cause of the circles under your eyes, your doctor may prescribe creams or a combination of treatments recommended removing or reducing discoloration. Laser or chemical peels can be helpful in some cases. Cavities that cause shadows can be smoothed with injectable fillers, and surgery can eliminate puffiness.
However, dark circles under the eyes are usually not a medical problem, and home remedies for dark circles under the eyes may be all you need to help manage this condition.


Mild to moderate dark circles often respond well to simple and inexpensive treatments, such as:

1) Potato

Dark circles can be removed by applying peeled and grated potato overnight at least three times a week. Make an equal amount of potato juice and cucumber and apply this natural homemade juice under the eyes using cotton. Let it dry for about 15-20 minutes and then wash your eyes with cold water. This is a natural and safe way to get rid of dark circles under the eyes.


2) Tomato

Take a teaspoon of tomato juice, a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder (if you are not allergic to it) and a little flour, enough to make a paste. Apply it to the affected area and leave it for 15 minutes. Doing this daily will make dark circles disappear. Or, every morning, after washing your face, gently apply mixture of equal parts of tomato and lime juice; wash after half an hour.


3) Almond oil

Massaging eyes with almond oil is of great help. Massage at bedtime daily, and in two weeks you will see the difference. It is also a good remedy for dark circles. Almond oil will soothe and moisturize the skin. Almond oil contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles.


4) Cucumber

Cucumbers are the most well-known home remedy for reducing dark circles under the eyes. Place thinly sliced, cool cucumbers on the eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. Or mash a cucumber with the skin still on, and apply the juice on your face. Leave it on for at least fifteen minutes and then wash off.

Cucumber is a great natural remedy against dark circles
Cucumber is a great natural remedy against dark circles | Source

5) Keep hydrated

Make sure you drink enough water, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Sleep for sufficiently long hours in order to prevent the formation of dark circles under the eyes.


6) Lemon

Apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour and turmeric powder on dark circles under eye. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off.


7) Teabags

Steep tea bags in hot water for 1 minute, then refrigerate until cool. Place over your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes. Chamomile tea is best because it is anti - inflammatory properties.


8) Yoga

Yoga can also help you to get rid of dark circles. Pranayam for at least 5 minutes every day will do the task.

9) Follow a balanced diet

Diet which is rich in nutrients helps to remove dark circles around the eyes. Eat fresh fruits, green vegetables rich in fiber. Avoid sweets and chocolates.


10) Lightly tap the face skin with one or two fingers to increase the circulation of the blood.


11) Mint leaves

The mint leaves are also useful. Apply mint juice under your eyes. It cools your eyes and helps to remove dark circles under your eyes. This is one of the best home remedies for dark circles under the eyes.


12 Cold compress

Try a cold compress, two chilled teaspoons or a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a soft cloth to reduce dilated and discolored under-eye blood vessels temporarily.


13) Try Cosmetics if all other natural remedies fail

Hundreds of skin creams that claim to reduce or prevent under eye circles crowd on the department store and drugstore shelves.


14) Concealer

The right concealer can just hide the dark circles. If the circles under your eyes are bluish, use a peach-colored concealer. And avoid scented products and those containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid. They can cause more damage than good.

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      Nasiha 20 months ago

      Hi mam, I have under eye dark circles and over my nose also.... It looks very dull... I tried all the remedies. But nothing worked. Plz , give me the best remedy

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      aneel inraq 2 years ago

      Which one one these works the fastest?

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      chitra 2 years ago

      My age 34. 2 months nly have a dark circles plz tel any ideas

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      Shrutika 2 years ago

      Hiee I m 15 yrs nd I hv dark circles frm last 2 yrs n I hv allergy of Cucumber n tomato nd Almond oil not suits on my skin plz help me n give some another tips

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      Shrutika 2 years ago

      Hiee I m 15 yrs nd I hv dark circles frm last 2 yrs n I hv allergy of Cucumber n tomato nd Almond oil not suits on my skin plz help me n give some another tips

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      debby 2 years ago

      plssss I need hlp,hve tried diffrtnt cream still mu dark circle dint go plllsss hlp me wat kind I do bcos its mking me feel embrassed

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      akriti 2 years ago

      plzz help me...in tips se mere dark circle thode time k lea jaten h....kuch esa btaen jisse pure din dark circles nahi ae...

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      healthcarepro 2 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Hi versha, try this for a week

      Place thinly sliced, cool cucumbers on the eyes for 15 to 30 minutes. Or mash a cucumber with the skin still on, and apply the juice on your face. Leave it on for at least fifteen minutes and then wash off.

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      versha shukla 2 years ago

      mam ..i m 21 years old n i m having dark circles .n i used to do exercise n daily apply oats n turmaric n milk wala paste bt nothing is working ..so plz mam can u tell me which one is d best iin these treatment which u suggest

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      kowsalya 2 years ago

      Hi I'm 20 pls help me my dark circles of eyes are keep increasing.

      Pls tell a good way to reduce a dark circlecircles

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      tanvi 2 years ago

      Dark circles bhut jada bhut colur fair etne gande laggte so Pls tl me kya karu plz plz m v tensd

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      komal 2 years ago

      my age is 23 my dark circule is verry verry black & dry plz help me give strong solution

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      reema 2 years ago

      mere dark circule bahoot zada h shyam tak ar black ho jate h ar main sone se pahle green tab bag 15 min use karti hu ar almond oil b use karti hu par wo kam hone ke bajaye waise ke waise hi h ar bahoot zada black dikhte h plz help me & give me strong solution

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      Kousuke 2 years ago

      A good many vauelblas you've given me.

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      whitemz 2 years ago

      I've tried a lot of eye creams and most just don't do it...my good friend told me about an organic eye cream she got in a Hollywood swag bag from some event she was at. Its the Made from Earth Olive Night Cream - and she fell in love with it so I went on line and ordered it myself from their website - I also fell in love with it ...the cream works, you should check this out..

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      healthcarepro 2 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      try under eye gels containing aloe vera, vitamin C and E.

      Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel is good for oily skin

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      Rekha kumar 2 years ago

      Hai I have dark circle under eyes. ... plc can u suggest me some best creams. Anysuitable for oily skin.. pls

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      shreya.... 3 years ago

      hii i have dark spot on my neck....can u suggest me for removng them prmantly???

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      sheena 3 years ago

      Mujhe dark circles h bahut jyada.I want to get rid of them as soon as possible pls help me out.

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      shivangi 3 years ago

      Hii...i em 20.m hvng dark circlesf lst 5-6years..i wanna to get rid from it..plz gve me some better tips...so that ma face can glow up..

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      sara 3 years ago

      Tomato or lemon juice or besan wala kb tk kaam krna start kray ga...i m going to cry now bht zada dark circles hain...bht phlay k haain

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      neera 3 years ago

      Can you please help me

      Actually i am having blemishes it's an emergency i want to remove them in 2 months

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      sonali 3 years ago

      Fast methods of removing dark circles permanently plzz

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Within 3 months... Well.. You ll need to consult a skin specialist for fast result.. Or you can use a good concealer mentioned above..

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      swati 3 years ago

      I am having dark circles since longg.

      N it is getting worst..

      M getting married in coming 3 months.

      Plz help me how can i get rid off it as early as pocible...

      Plzzzzz...

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      anjii 3 years ago

      Will u plz tell me about good eye gel bcoz my skin is so sensitive :-( nd i have lots of dark cicles aftr fever

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Thank you Barbs for the feedback. I am glad that you found this useful.. I hope you ll find the right treatment soon..

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      Chocolatealchemy 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Thanks for these great tips - love that you've listed so many natural remedies available from our own kitchens! Will be giving them a try to find the one that will work for me :)

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      srujana 3 years ago

      hey...wts tis.nothing z working out ahh

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      Popi nath 3 years ago

      Hi,My dark circles day by day getting worse how can i remove please help me.

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      sonal 3 years ago

      Hiii I am hvng a dark circles please gve me some tips ti reduce permanent. ... plzzz rply

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      Harini 3 years ago

      thank you for your suggestion and i'll definitely post u about the results

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      fatti 3 years ago

      Hi I am 15 and my dark circles are increasing day by day pplllllzzzz help me

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Hi Harini, first of all sorry for responding late. If you cannot do any of the above remedies, try under eye gels containing aloe vera, vitamin C and E. I can recommend some of the best available.

      Estee Lauder advanced night repair Eye Synchronized Complex

      Fabindia under eye gel

      Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Hydra Eye Gel

      L’oreal Paris Youth Code Under Eye Cream

      Try any of these for a week and let me know. Good luck.

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      Harini 3 years ago

      i am having dark circles from the past two years pls give me any other suggestion i may not do all this because i stay in hostel. Can u give me any other suggestion on which i can workout in my hostel so that i may get rid of this dark circles.

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Try the above remedies madhi. These will surely reduce dark circles..

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      madhi 3 years ago

      My problem is that mere dark circle both he plz help

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Have you tried any of the above remedies? Try teabags and lemon for 1 week. Apply cucumber juice for 15 mins at night before bed. If these remedies aren't working, you should see a dermatologist.

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      shreya 3 years ago

      pls help me i am 14 and my dark circle get dark after i wake up and then lightens after some time pls its ruining my life help me

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      I don't know Urdu hina.. Sorry..

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      hina ashraf 3 years ago

      Mjy alo ka koi treqa btaen urdu me plz

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      I will dear..

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      zayshakhan 3 years ago

      Plz pray ta ky yah jaldi chly jahain

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      I m glad you found thus useful..

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      zayshakhan 3 years ago

      Thnx

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      zayshakhan 3 years ago

      Thnx

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      10 to 15 mins massaging would do the job..

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      zayshakhan 3 years ago

      How much time 10 to 15 mints or 20 or 30 mints

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      healthcarepro 3 years ago from Somewhere on Earth

      Mix 2 tbs almond oil and 2 tbs honey. Apply on the area before going to sleep. Leave it overnight. Do it daily and you ll see the difference..

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      zaysha khan 3 years ago

      Almond oil kitni dair use karna hai