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Natural Cures for Dark Circles under the eyes

Updated on May 22, 2015

Remedies for bags under the eyes

What Causes Dark Circles under the eyes

Dark circles under the eyes can be cause from a variety of things, most relate to sleep and nutrition. Due to the busy lifestyles that exist today, its becoming more common to see people suffering from from the condition. Although many of us live very busy lifestyles, it is very important that we take care of our bodies by staying well hydrated, and eating a healthy balanced diet.

If its too late for that and you are looking for remedies to cure dark circles, don't worry, this article will tell you about plenty of remedies that will help to get rid of dark circles and restore the area under your eye so that it looks healthy and supple. Here are some of the various reasons why you might be developing bags under your eyes.

  • Age: As we get older the skin becomes thinner and veins under the eye become more visible.
  • If you are always fatigued or if you don't get enough sleep you have a much greater risk of developing dark circles.
  • There is also a correlation between stress, depression and dark circles.
  • Nutrient Deficiency is another factor that can cause bags under the eyes. Make sure your diet is balanced so that you do not develop any nutrient deficiencies in the body. Certain nutritional deficiencies can lead to dark bags under the eyes.
  • Excessive exposure to the sun damages the skin, and if you're in the sun too much you may notice that this makes dark circles more apparent.
  • Hyper pigmentation, this can be out of our control as it can depend on the pigment of our skin, however there are still remedies that you can use to get rid of the dark circles.
  • Excessive use of drugs and medicines leads to nutritional deficiencies, early aging, and dark bags that form under the eyes. (If you've ever seen a rehab movie, or someone in rehab for drugs, it is very likely that they may have dark bags under the eyes due to excessive drug use.

Remedies for bags around the eyes

There are plenty of remedies out there that will help you to eliminate and remove the bags under your eyes. If you'd like to learn more on eliminating dark circles it may be a good idea to also do some searches on youtube. There are many remedies out there like cucumbers that help to reduce eye puffiness and eye irritation.

  • Wear sunglasses when you are out in the sun, this will help to prevent the sun from damaging the skin under and around your eyes.
  • Drinking a good amount of water really helps to lighten the dark circles that appear under the eyes.
  • To minimize the puffiness and dark bags, you can apply really cold (frozen) cucumber juice. Cucumber juice and cucumbers have proven to be great for facials, which is why you may have seen people with cucumbers over the eyes during a facial.
  • Drinking tomato juice with some crushed mint leaves, lemon juice and salt is a good for you. This has also been said to contain nutrients that help to prevent dark circles under the eye.
  • Almonds can be a great remedy and are a great snack that you should include in your diet.
  • Make sure you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep every day, remember lack of sleep will only make your eyes darker and baggier.
  • There is a great yoga posture that is known for reducing puffiness and dark circles of the eyes, it would be a good idea to perform this yoga posture daily. The posture is called Sarvangasana.
  • Another great remedy is applying rose water under your eyes. The recommended way of doing this is by dipping a cotton ball in rose water.
  • Vitamin E and Vitamin C are also very effective when it comes to eliminating dark circles.


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      amymarie_5 7 years ago from Chicago IL

      I have olive toned skin. I always had dark circles, even as a kid. These are some really great tips. I love tomato juice, so adding that to my diet will be easy. I will definetely be trying all of these things. Thanks!!!

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      mysisters 7 years ago

      Great Hub. Dark circles are sometimes very hard to get rid of. I have used Dermalogica Total Eye Care and it works great!

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      thank you for the comments tgopfrich, I also found that the picture would be very appropriate for the hub. Dark circles are a huge concern when it comes to fighting the most noticeable signs of aging.

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      tgopfrich 7 years ago from Stettler, AB

      Great hub, I too don't have to worry yet about dark circles but I am always interested in natural remedies. Also when I first loaded your hub I almost spit out my pop because I really didn't expect Uncle Fester to be looking back at me. But that picture totally works! Great hub!

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      Haley 7 years ago

      Thank you so much! This article was extremely helpful and beneficial, I will be sure to share these tips with some friends of mine.

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      Karen 7 years ago

      Thank you for the tips on preventing dark circles. A lot of these remedies are news to me so Im excited to try them

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      Stuart 7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Thank you Kayl, I appreciate the comment.

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      Kayl 7 years ago

      Whoa great picture. That guy has some really serious bags under his eyes lol

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      Shay 8 years ago

      My job doesn't make things easy when it comes to getting enough sleep. Thank you for the tips on the almond oil, I'm excited to try that as a remedy and hopefully the bags in my eyes will be gone. If that doesn't do the trick, I'll be sure to try the remedies that you mentioned in the link. Very helpful article.

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      David 8 years ago

      Very informative article, dark circle are defiantly a problem of mine. Cant wait to try this, thanks!

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      Lyria 8 years ago

      I don't really suffer from bags under my eyes but the tomato juice with lemon and mint sounds really good right now! Great hub!