How to eliminate dark circles under your eyes naturally?

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Dark circles under the eyes are a problem for many people. They make the face look perpetually tired. Dark circles can be genetic or caused by fatigue

Either way, they look unsightly and people who have them are not happy with them. Here are some ways to get rid of dark circles under the eyes in a natural and homemade way

1. Natural cucumber and potato mask

This mask is extremely easy to prepare and its effects are simply amazing. As it is widely known, raw cucumber and potato have a beneficial effect on puffy and dark circles. Cucumber owes its effects to antioxidants and flavonoids contained in its composition. The ingredients reduce redness, swelling and irritation. Raw potato, in turn, has an astringent effect and helps remove water retention under the eyes

How to prepare the mask?

To make it you need ¼ raw potato, ¼ cucumber and a capsule of vitamin E. Vegetables have to be grated and then mixed with vitamin E. The whole thing should be wrapped in gauze and put in the fridge for about 2 hours. After this time, apply the gauze with the mask on your eyes. Leave it for 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can not wrap the mask in gauze, but after mixing the ingredients, refrigerate it and then apply it on the shadows. When choosing this way, you must be careful that the ingredients do not get into your eyes. After applying the mask, wait 15 minutes and then wash off the residue with cold water

2. Green and black tea

Using green or black tea bags is a very simple way to get rid of dark circles under your eyes. They contain caffeine, which shrinks the blood vessels. Moreover, teas are rich in tannins, which stimulate blood circulation

How to carry out the treatment?

For the mentioned method to be effective, you need to put the tea bags in hot water. Then take them out, cool them down and gently pat them dry. The tea contained in the bags must be at room temperature or slightly warm. The tea thus prepared should be placed within the eyes and left for 20 minutes. After the specified time, rinse your face with warm water to remove the tea residue

3. Apple and olive oil

Apple is a rich source of vitamins and antioxidants. It is rich in vitamin C. It helps in cell regeneration and has a brightening effect. Olive oil, on the other hand, perfectly moisturizes the skin, creates an impermeable layer which prevents drying and is full of nutritional value. When combined, these two ingredients make a perfect blend for fighting dark circles under the eyes. Be sure to choose a high quality olive oil. It should not have any other additives, because it can lose its beneficial properties

How to prepare the mask?

To prepare it you need ½ medium apple and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. At first, cut the apple into small pieces and then boil it with a little water. The hot liquid will make it easier to crush the apple, it needs to form a mousse. Then add olive oil and mix thoroughly. Wait until the mixture reaches room temperature. You can put it in the refrigerator for a while. Then, apply it on your eyelids, being careful not to let the concoction get into your eyes. Cover your face with a damp towel and wait for 30 minutes. After this time, wash off the mask with lukewarm water and apply a moisturizer to your skin

4. Home treatments with oils

High-quality oils have a beneficial effect on the skin of the face. They can be used interchangeably with lubricating drugstore cosmetics. In this case, the best oils are: coconut, almond and avocado. The first one smoothes wrinkles, accelerates skin regeneration, moisturizes and reduces dark circles under the eyes. On the other hand, the combination of almond and avocado oils lubricates, prevents the skin from drying out and nourishes it

How to use the oils?

Apply coconut oil to the eye area and spread evenly. It is recommended to gently massage the skin as the product will be absorbed faster. Then, after 30 minutes, wash it off with cool water and apply an eye cream. On the other hand, to prepare the oil mixture, combine 3 drops of almond oil and 3 drops of avocado oil together. Then, apply it on the dark circles under your eyes, massaging gently. Leave it on until the mixture is absorbed or overnight. This is an extremely gentle mask that does not irritate the skin

Read also: Spa treatments you can do in your own bathroom

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