Under-Eye Dark Circles: What Are The 10 Natural Remedies To Control It?

Chemical products have become arch enemies of skin lovers. They are starting to love everything natural. This is not surprising given the chemical-natured substances’ tendency to cause more harm than good.

Most people develop allergies or get addicted to it; when they stop it, they are confronted with pimples or acne more than they had initially. Skincare is to be done subtly and natural products do seem like a better idea to be used on the delicate skin.

We have suggested plenty of remedies for many skin problems which have been helpful to you. So through this blog, we will be talking in detail about 10 natural remedies for under-eye circles.

What Are Dark Circles And What Are Their Causes?

Under-eye circles are the sacs found under the eyes which are also known as dark circles. Most people suffer from this condition. However, it is not easy to get rid of.

However, beauticians believe that it can be removed if done with care and understanding of the cause behind its appearance. Some of the major causes of under-eye circles include,

1. Genetics: You read it right! Genetics can determine why you might have under-eye circles. According to researchers, this happens when the person is predisposed to have thinner skin under the eyes which reveals their blood vessels.

2. Age: As our age passes, our body goes through multiple and some of them could be visible like the under-eye bags. Since the skin under the eyes loosens, the dark circles are more projected.

3. Fatigue and lack of sleep: Did you think the hours you spend scrolling in bed won’t harm you? If you did, we would like to burst that bubble for you. Lack of sleep can darken their appearance and cause a lot of weakness.

4. Allergies: In some rare cases, people who have allergies also tend to develop dark circles.

5. Sun exposure: The harmful rays of the sun could do a lot of damage to the skin including the darkening of the skin under the eyes.

Dark Circles Causes

10 Natural Remedies For Under-Eye Dark Circles

Without much ado let’s get into the list of 10 popular remedies that are natural and can relieve your dark circle woes. It includes,

1. Tea bags

Caffeinated tea bags including green and black are known to minimize the appearance of blood vessels for some time.

Moreover, the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties also help the free radicals from floating along with toxins from accumulating under the eyes.

To get better results you should place the tea bag on the eyes and leave it for 20 minutes at least. Now rinse your face and then apply a moisturizer.

2. Cucumber

Often used in parlors or as a home remedy, cucumbers are sources of hydration that bring out their natural oils.

Apart from the anti-oxidant properties, it can calm down the temperature under the skin. You could slice them into thin slices and use them whenever you lying in a calm posture.

3. Rose water

Using naturally made rose water is what we suggest but if you don’t have it, you should look for one with no additives.

We are well aware of its healing properties that soothe the skin from unnecessary allergies and also help reduce the effects of aging on your face. Take a cotton ball, soak some in water, and then apply it twice a day to get the best results.

4. Aloe Vera

This one is pregnant with benefits for the skin and this one just adds one more feather to its adorned hat. Like its counterparts, it can soothe, anti-oxidate, and reverse the signs of aging.

You could either apply the pulp naturally or buy some but you should keep in mind the presence of artificial substances.

5. Almond oil

We know how good it is for our skin and hair but this does come as a surprise that it can make dark circles disappear.

Its antioxidant properties are quite popular but the presence of Vitamin E and moisturizing properties lighten any dark spots including the bags under your eyes in a jiffy. Apply 2-3 drops and let it for 30 minutes to get maximum result.

6. Lemon Juice

With an all-time high Vitamin C content, it can remove blemishes before they appear, and the eyes can be completely changed within a matter of days. You could apply it wholly to get the desired result. 

7. Tomatoes

Not only are they a great addition to our side dishes or salads but also work great for under-eye circles with their astringent properties along with Vitamin C and lycopene. You could either apply the slices or juice to get maximum better results from the remedy.

8. Potatoes

Weight Watchers may not be fans of potatoes due to their carb content but skincare enthusiasts are all up for it.

They are full of enzymes and nutrients that can positively impact the circles under the eyes. Apply the juice or slices for 20 minutes and then wash it away.

9. Milk

Milk is an all-rounder and seeing how it can affect your face, we are thoroughly impressed.  The lactic acid is a natural exfoliator and moisturizer mixed into one.

It removes the dead cells on the face and brightens it holistically. To use milk on the skin, you could either soak pads in cold milk and then use them under the eyes for 20 minutes or look for other natural remedies to mix it with.

10. Turmeric

Don’t get swayed away by its yellow color which makes it more interesting than the others on the list. Its long list of benefits makes it ideal in every way to reduce the under-eye circles.

But it is key to use it in moderation. Apply a less concentrated solution would be a great idea to use it.


Under-eye circles could be difficult to deal with but these remedies can be eye-opening literally and metaphorically for you. Other than that you might need to give yourself a full checkup to understand the condition of your skin.

Some skins could also flare up with natural elements and this might be difficult for everyone. However, there is a long list of items that you can use individually or mix in appropriate quantities to make face packs that are refreshing and can help you nourish the skin from the inside. For best results, you could do it daily or even weekly.

Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez is a board-certified general practitioner with more than 15 years of patient care experience. She takes an integrative approach to patient care that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and is deeply committed to assisting her patients in achieving and sustaining optimal health. Dr. Vanessa is also a skilled writer and medical reviewer, specializing in preventive care and health promotion. Her articles are written in an approachable manner that is simple to comprehend and implement in one’s own life. Dr. Vanessa’s mission is to equip her patients and readers with the knowledge and resources necessary to live their greatest lives.

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