DARK CIRCLES AND EYE BAGS: NATURAL REMEDIES
Dark circles and eye bags are pretty annoying disturbes, but there are several remedies against them and each one of them possesses specific properties; moreover, the ones you will find below, are characterized by really simple and affordable ingredients.
Dark circles represent a common issue, as well as a quite annoying one, most of all when one would like to feel at ease without constantly fixing their makeup in order to hide them.
Dark circles’ presence brings a poor bright, giving you an appearance which is both tired and down in the dumps. Even if makeup is helpful in hiding them (remember to use an appropriately colored concealer, to cover the intense blue of the dark circles), the ones who suffer from this issue in a severe way, will continuously notice a dark shadow under their eyes.
There are many natural ingredients which, despite being suitable for other purposes as well, will reveal themselves as useful ally to reduce and defeat the so disturbing dark circles.
Let’s discover which are those natural remedies against dark circles and eye bags.
10 NATURAL REMEDIES AGAINST DARK CIRCLES AND EYE BAGS
1. ROSE WATER
3. SWEET ALMOND OIL
5. ICED SPOON
6. PINK CLAY MASK
9. ALOE VERA
Let’s see all of these remedies in detail: are you ready?
1. ROSE WATER
The first remedy against dark circles and eye bags, is certainly rose water. It possesses important astringent properties, that are able to contrast the common shady areas which interest the very eye contour.
It’s a watery solution obtained by the distillation of roses’ petal in steam flow. You can buy it or you can otherway realize it at home; the procedure is really simple (click here to learn how to do it).
You have to apply the rose water at least once a day on the interested area. You can use a humidified cotton pad tapping it on the dark circles.
It is recommended to use this water in the evening, before bedtime.
Camomile is a natural remedy against dark circles and eye bags as well, thanks to its soothing, hydrating and refreshing properties.
To prepare an effective camomile compress, you can boil some water in a pot, turn off the gas and take it away from the stove. At this point, you have to immerge your organic camomile bag, paying attention not to make a tisane, but to just humidify it.
Let it cool and then, apply the bag directly under the eyes for at least 10 minutes. After this process you’ll have to dry the area with a cotton pad.
Beauty tip: you can in alternative decide to let you camomile bag cool in a freezer, in order to obtain a stronger shock treatment with multiple actions.
3. SWEET ALMOND OIL
Sweet almond oil is the third remedy against dark circles and eye bags. We are again talking about an easily accessible ingredient (pharmacy, herbalist’s shops, grocery stores, e-commerce etc.).
Almonds are particularly nutrient fruits; they contain oleic acid, which gives great benefits to our cardiovascular health. The presence of greased acids, proteins, water, fibre, iron, potassium and large quantities of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E), enhances the effectiveness of this ingredient against dark circles and eye bags.
You’ll just have to put 2 drops of sweet almond oil on your fingertips, then applicate it on the eye contouring, slightly tapping from the inside to the outside. Remember to do it every evening, before bedtime, in order to let all the properties work during the night.
Beauty tip: you can combine sweet almond oil with rose oil, which is a great skin softener that hides eyes’ tiredness, in order to obtain a better effect.
Another useful ingredient used to defeat dark circles and eye bags is cucumber.
It’s formed by water, few carbs, salts and vitamin C and from a cosmetic point of view it’s an excellent ally to fight against dark circles and eye bags.
It possesses indeed great qualities; it’s rigenerant, hydrating, decongestant, anti-inflammatory, vasoconstrictor. Cucumber is useful, for these reasons, to alleviate the swelling under the eyes.
You’ll just have to take a cucumber, cut two slices and position the latter directly on your lids, waiting more or less 15 minutes.
Beauty tip: you can in alternative, put two cucumber slices in your freezer for half an hour and then put them on your lids for fifteen minutes. The freshness will certainly be higher.
5. ICED SPOON
Having mentioned half of the natural remedies against dark circles and eye bags, we can’t forget to name the iced spoon.
Apparently banal, this method is among the most used, because it gives you freshness and it alleviates the eye bags’ swelling.
Put the spoons into the freezer and let them stand all night long. Take them in the morning and lie them on your eyes, waiting for the fresh effect to completely vanish.
If used every morning, after about two weeks,you will begin to notice great differences.
6. PINK CLAY MASK
Pink clay is a pretty effective ingredient concerning skin care; it benefits from important lenitive properties, and being extremely delicate, it can be used on the eye contour area too (the most sensible of the visage).
The pink clay mask is really easy to realize: combine une pink clay spoon with three distilled water spoons, stir it until you reach the right texture.
Apply the mask directly on the interested area and let sit for a maximum of 10 minutes. Rinse accurately with mild water.
Beauty tip: you can add one coconut oil spoon or, even better, one sweet almond oil spoon (remedy nr 3), to enrich your pink clay mask.
The seventh natural remedy against dark circles and eye bags is a pretty common kitchen ingredient: milk.
It is rich in calcium, proteins and several nutrient substances both for body and skin beauty. It possesses an effective decongestant and lenitive effect which was used in the ancient times as well, to reduce the swelling sensation under the eyes. It can be used both alone or combined with other natural ingredients for that purpose.
If you decide to use it alone, you’ll have to simply soak 2 cotton pads with milk (possibly full cream, being this one rich in grease) and apply them directly on the treated area.
The presence of grease in milk, combined with the low temperature, will produce a strong swelling-reducing effect.
Turmeric is part of the ingredients against dark circles and eye bags. It’s a very used ingredients in the cosmetic field.
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Turmeric contains an active substance which is indeed called turmeric. It gives anti-inflammatory and protective properties to the treatment.
To create the compress, you’ll simply have to combine a pineapple juice spoon with a turmeric spoon and stir accurately. Apply the mixture on the eye contour and wait 10 minutes, rinse then.
9. ALOE VERA
The anti-inflammatory power of aloe vera, combined with the antibacterial one, enable it to be part of the natural remedies against dark circles and eye bags.
In this case, you’ll have to apply 2 drops of aloe vera gel on 2 cotton pads and place them delicately on the eyelids. Leave on for 15 minutes, remaining relaxed and lied down.
Aloe will hydrate the entire area, alleviating the dark circles and reducing any swelling.
Here we are at the tenth and last natural remedy against dark circles and eye bags: strawberries.
Strawberries have really strong anti-inflammatory properties; they can then visibly help reducing dark circles and eye bags.
To use them at their best, you’ll simply have to take one strawberry and cut two round slices out, big enough to cover the interested area. At this point, you’ll just have to position them and leave them on for about 10 minutes.
These were 10 natural remedies against dark circles and eye bags; you can choose the one which best suits your skin type, just consider that no one of these ingredients will irritate your eye contour’s skin.
Now you just have to try one of these incredible remedies: which one will you choose?
Article translated by Elettra Zanella.