Reduce dark circles – Ayurveda home remedies

Ayurveda comprises two words- ‘Ayur’ and ‘Veda’. The meaning of ‘Ayur’ is life and ‘Veda’ means science. This ‘science of life’ firmly believes in natural remedies for achieving complete wellness of human being.

Below are some excellent homemade Ayurvedic remedies for dark circles

1.   Potato

Potato is an excellent dark circle reducer. It is also very simple to use. Wash a potato well to remove any dirt from the skin. Let it dry for some minutes. Cut thin slices of potato and rub it on the under eye area and over your eyelid gently for 5-10 minutes. This can be repeated everyday till your dark circles are reduced.

 2.   Rose water

Reduce dark circles - Ayurveda home remedies

Rose water is a multi-tasking solution to many beauty problems. It has lots of uses on skin. A rose water alone can work as a cleanser, toner and moisturizer for skin. It is also a very good remedy to treat your dark circles. To get rid of the dark circles, soak two sterilized small cotton pads in rose water, close your eyes and place them over the eyes covering your under eye area specially. This can be one two times each day. If you want to do this only once a day, it is advised to do before going to bed. Make sure to use only pure rose water that does not contain any chemical or preservative. The rose water should also be free from any added fragrance.

 3.   Nutmeg

Nutmeg is naturally rich in Vitamin E and Vitamin C. It works great on dark circles. Make a thin paste of nutmeg and apply over your dark circles. Leave overnight and wash off with cold water next morning. This can be done three times a week. Always remember to wash the delicate under eye area very gently.

 4.   Tomato and lemon

To reduce your dark circles using tomato and lemon, cut a tomato in two halves. Mash half of the tomato into paste. Squeeze half lemon into the paste. Now add a pinch of green gram flour and turmeric to it. Apply over your dark circles and wash off after 15 minutes. Try this every other day till you achieve the desired results.

 5.   Almonds

Reduce dark circles - Ayurveda home remedies

Almond is known for its natural properties that add glow to skin and also sooth the skin. It is very rich in Vitamin E. To decrease your dark circles, try this simple almond recipe, every other day. Soak two-three almonds in raw milk overnight. Make a paste next morning. Apply the paste and fully cover your under eye area. Leave for 10 minutes and wash off. Your dark circles will vanish within some weeks.

 6.   Sugarcane juice and turmeric

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda for centuries to obtain an even and bright complexion. It also efficiently reduces dark circles when mixed with sugarcane juice. For this dark circle reducer homemade remedy, you’ll need 2 tablespoons of turmeric and sugarcane juice to make a thick paste. Let the paste rest for five minutes before applying. Apply it over your under eye area for 10-15 minutes and then wash off. It is recommended that you grind whole turmeric at home to make the paste as the powders available in market may contain other ingredients, preservatives that may cause harm to your delicate under eye area.

 7.  Mint leaves and lemon

Take 8-10 fresh mints leaves and crush them to a paste. Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice to the paste and apply it on the under eye area for 5 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Try this three times a week to reduce dark circles.

8.  Cucumber

Reduce dark circles - Ayurveda home remedies

Cut few small squares from a cucumber and strain out the juice from it. The juice should be sufficient to soak two cotton pads. Damp the cotton balls in the cucumber juice and place on your under eye area for 15 minutes each day to decrease dark circles. For a better cooling effect, use cucumber juice kept in a refrigerator.


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Vineeta Sinha, the owner and president of Vineeta Constructions Co. is a writer and blogger at heart. An economics graduate, the talented writer has been in the writing industry for years. When asked about how she manages the two very different professions, she says, “Construction business is what me and my husband who is a civil engineer dreamt of together and I am glad we succeeded but writing is something I have been doing years before I stepped into the construction world. I was very young when I realized that there was a hidden passion for writing in me and I unveiled it through my school magazine for the very first time and there has been no looking back since then. Though construction contributes more in running my world, writing is something that completes me.”