Dark circles under the eyes are a very common problem. As we grow older, and the skin gets thinner, the dark circles tend to be more visible. However there are also relatively young people who have dark circles beneath their eyes. The cause could be due to allergies, sleep deprivation, crying, an unhealthy diet, or stress. It could also be a hereditary condition.
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Whatever the reason, if you have dark circles under your eyes you need to be aware of ways how to reduce its severity. Many resort to concealing the area using cosmetic products such as foundation and concealers. But rather than simply hiding them away, it is better to try to cure the problem. There is no need to spend money on costly dark eye circle remedy products which claim to do miracles as in reality some simple ingredients could actually prove to be quite effective. One of the best home remedies for dark circles under the eyes is actually using a simple cucumber.
The reason for this is that cucumbers have various ideal properties for dark circles under the eyes.
- Is a natural astringent, so it helps in lightening up dark circles under the eyes and makes the skin smoother.
- It contains Vitamin C, which helps in the production of collagen which in turn restores the skin’s elasticity and suppleness.
- It contains certain antioxidants which help in tightening the pores.
- It contains potassium which helps to reduce fine lines.
- It offers a refreshing and soothing effect to the skin.
- Since cucumbers contain a lot of water, they naturally hydrate the skin.
To benefit from all of these positive effects of cucumbers and lighten up those dark circles under your eyes simply cut two slices of cucumber. Then wash your face and pat it dry, and place them over your eyes. Sit back and relax so as to leave them on for at least 20 minutes. Then, remove and rinse your face with cool water. This process should be repeated twice daily.
Alternatively, you can puree a cucumber with a blender and extract its juice. After washing your face and patting it dry, apply some cucumber juice onto your skin using a cotton ball. Leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water.
Cucumbers can also be used in conjunction with lemon juice to achieve an even stronger bleaching effect, as well as remove toxins and bacteria. A quarter of a cup of lemon juice mixed with half of a cucumber chopped in small pieces will result in a simple concoction you can apply on your skin.
These cucumber remedies are all easy to prepare and very effective against dark circles under the eyes. However regularity in application in important for best results.