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How to Naturally Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes

Updated on April 24, 2014

Dark Circles Around the Eyes

Dark circles around the eyes are a common beauty problem
Dark circles around the eyes are a common beauty problem | Source

Say No to Dark Circles

Dark circles underneath the eyes is a problem for many people. The skin around the eyes has no glands and is very delicate. Most skincare companies produce special creams to help to care for this area, and there are special salon treatments available. Special creams for the eye area and treatments have one thing in common - they tend to be very expensive. Sometimes lotions and potions do not make the problem better as they may contain parabens which
actually damage the skin.

Why do we get dark circles around the eyes

Dark circles around the eyes area signs of lack of sleep and stress. There are however factors which come into play as well such as diet, genetic, age, environment and nutritional deficiencies.

Lack of sleep and stress are the most common factors and it is really important that you get enough sleep. Stress also affects the skin and a loss of good skin texture during stressful periods is a sign of poor internal health.

UV rays from the sun can also cause dark circles around the eyes, and to protect this delicate area try to find an eye cream which contains PABA which helps to protect the skin.

How to remove dark circles

Dark circles can be removed from under the eyes but you may need to try more than one approach.

1)First of all make sure you are getting enough sleep, and get daily exercise. Both sleep and exercise help as they improve blood circulation and oxygenation of the skin.

2)Use a very gentle eye make up remover. It is a good idea to try to find a make up remover which contains cucumber extract.

3)Chamomile water - chamomile water is a gentle healer and can help skin in times of stress. This is made from fresher chamomile flowers or tea, and put on cotton wool and gently applied to the area. Make sure you don't rub the area just underneath the eye as this may stretch and pull the skin. Alternatively you can place the cotton wool on a closed and rest for 10 minutes. This is a very soothing treatment and great for bags underneath the eyes.

4)Cucumber treatment - placing cool cucumber slices over the eyes is another gentle treatment and it is a remedy which is tried and tested.

5)Tomatoes juice is also very good as it lightens skin color, and can be applied with cotton wool and left on for about ten minutes.

6) Diet - make sure your diet is good and contains fresh fruit and vegetables. Sometimes when you have dark circles underneath the eyes doing a mini detox everyday helps. This is really easy to do. Start your day by eating fresh fruit which is rich in fluids. If you make fruit your first meal of the day your body gets a chance to wake up gently and flush all the accumulated toxins out.

7) Vitamin A - vitamin A is known as the skin vitamin but a a vitamin supplement should only be taken during a short period of time as vitamin A is stored in the body. If you suffer with dark circles make sure to eat plenty of carrots as they contain beta carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. You can safely take a vitamin A supplement of 5000 iu per day for three months and this is also a very effective treatment to clear up adult acne problems.

Looking after our skin is important and skin damage is becoming more common as we spend more time in the sun. Above all when dealing with dark circles try to get good quality sleep, and use gentle treatments to improve the condition.

What is PABA?

PABA is an amino acid which works together with the vitamin B group. PABA is vital for good skin health, and can protect the skin from harmful UV rays.
Quality suntan lotions often contain PABA, and you can buy PABA as part of a lot of vitamin B complex supplements.

Chamomile Water

Chamomile Water
Chamomile Water | Source

How to make your own Chamomile water

It is easy to make your own chamomile water. You can use chamomile tea or fresh flowers and leaves.

The quickest way is to make your chamomile water from tea, and this is how you do it.

1) Place a tea bag into a large bowl and pour over boiling water.

2) Leave the bag in the bowl for about five minutes.

3) Remove bag and allow to complete cool.

4) Soak cotton wool in the bowl, and place over your eyes.

5) Leave on for about 5 - 10 minutes, and rinse your eye area with clean water.

6) Repeat treatment for the next couple of days.

Chamomile water will last for about five days if kept in the refrigerator.

© 2012 Healthyannie

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    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Very interesting! I need help with my dark circles! Where would I get Chamomile water do I just use the tea bags at the store?

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      Healthyannie 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Kimberley,

      If you can't find Chamomile water just use cold Chamomile tea which is just as effective. Great for wrinkles on the neck and makes a brilliant foot spa soak. If you need any more advise please get in touch. Annie

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      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Thanks Annie!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank-you for the natural treatments here. I often rely on concealer but these are great alternatives. I am bookmarking to use as a reference when I have a day that I need to cover up the circles. Thank-you.

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      Healthyannie 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Christy,

      Now I know that British Columbia gets very cold during the winter and that certainly doesn't help dark circles. Try to find a good eye cream with a vitamin A base. Great skin protection in cold weather. Take care.

      Annie

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for the tips. These are of great help as I sometimes have dark circles under the eyes. Voted up and more. Thanks for sharing.

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      Healthyannie 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Thelma. Good to hear from you. Vitamin A is the best for dark circles under the eyes. If you are interested in skin care check out my new hub on How to reduce wrinkles naturally. Believe me you don't need an expensive jar of skin cream. A little of the right stuff goes along way. Thank you for your vote and dropping by. Annie

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Great tips! I appreciate the info!

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      Healthyannie 4 years ago from Spain

      You are welcome and thank you for dropping buy.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      thanks for the tips, really interesting to read these, some are completely new to me,worth trying

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      Healthyannie 4 years ago from Spain

      Thank you for dropping by - chamomile water is my personal favorite.

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      Adunola 3 years ago

      Hi pls I need ur help, I have a dark cycle around my eye but it is Red in colour and it pains me when I put something on it. Wat can I use because I have tired so many things

      Waiting for ur reply

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      Adunola 3 years ago

      Hi pls I need ur help, I have a dark cycle around my eye but it is Red in colour and it pains me when I put something on it. Wat can I use because I have tired so many things

      Waiting for ur reply

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      Divya 2 years ago

      These are very interesting methods which can be done at home also.....im trying my best...nw lets c

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      Healthyannie 2 years ago from Spain

      Divya - thank you

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