They say eyes are the window to the soul.

But sometimes, your eyes may look tired, puffy, dark, and wrinkled. We’ve all been there – catching a glimpse of ourselves in the mirror and seeing the big, puffy, dark eyes of a tired-looking soul gazing back at you.


This may be due to multiple reasons – lack of sleep, stress, inadequate diet, aging, or genetics. While getting proper sleep will definitely diminish the dark circles to an extent, it is not always enough to erase dark circles completely.

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Anyone who works a stressful job knows that those constant bags under the eyes are very real. And you are ready and willing to do almost anything to get rid of them, but you know they will come back, even after a million different treatments.

The hard truth is, this may be hereditary. Yes, you may have them because your parents have thin skin. And there are many like you who are tormented in the same situation. Do not fret!


There are a number of simple solutions that can help you enjoy the perks of glowing, radiant, and vibrant eyes.

These simple remedies will not only lighten your dark circles fast and naturally but also nourish and hydrate the skin underneath quickly.

Method 1: Use Potato Juice

Potatoes are filled with natural bleaching properties that help remove dark circles under your eyes. They also help reduce puffiness.

Things you’ll need:

potato for dark circles

  • Potato (peeled) (natural bleaching agent)
  • Grater
  • Cheesecloth

Step 1. Peel and grate a potato

peel and grate a potato

  • Peel a potato and grate it.

Step 2. Extract the juice

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  • Put the grated potato shreds into a cheesecloth.
  • Bring the corners of the cheesecloth together tightly (as if to tie a knot).
  • Place a bowl underneath and squeeze out the potato juice.

Step 3. Apply the juice on your dark circles for 15 min

potato juice on dark circles

  • Soak a cotton ball in the potato juice and apply it on your dark circles for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Wash the juice off with lukewarm water.

Repeat this daily for effective results.

Method 2: Use Tea Bags

The antioxidants and caffeine present in tea are highly beneficial for getting rid of dark circles and reducing puffiness.


Also, the tannins present in tea contain astringent properties that help lighten the dark circles and reduce swelling and discoloration by shrinking the blood vessels and reducing fluid retention.

Things you’ll need:

tea bag for dark circles

  • Used tea bag (contain astringent properties)

Single-Step Treatment: Apply used tea bag on dark circles

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  • Just grab a freshly used tea bag and place it directly over your dark circles for 15 minutes.

Do this remedy daily.

If you haven’t just made tea, prepare a tea bag by placing it in boiling water. Allow it to steep for 2 minutes, take it out, cool, and use.


Method 3: Use Almond Oil

Almond oil is a natural emollient that helps relax and hydrate your skin. It is rich in vitamin K that helps contract dilated blood vessels.

Moreover, almond oil contains natural anti-inflammatory properties that help diminish puffy eye bags along with the dark circles associated with them.

Single-Step Treatment: Apply almond oil every night

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  • Soak a cotton ball in almond oil and apply it gently over the dark circles.
  • Gently massage the skin around the eyes with the oil for a couple of minutes.
  • Allow the oil to stay on your skin for 6 to 7 hours. It is best to use the treatment at night, before going to bed.
  • Wash it off the next morning with lukewarm water.

Do this for 2 weeks to observe incredible results!

Method 4: Use Cucumber Slices

Cucumbers have mild astringent and skin-lightening properties that help treat those raccoon eyes. They help lighten skin discoloration as well as increase the blood flow to the eyes and thus reducing puffiness.

Plus, cucumbers are packed with a plethora of antioxidants like vitexin, cucurbitacins, orientin, and isoscoparin along with vitamins like C and K that contribute to reducing discoloration and inflammation under the eyes.

Moreover, cucumbers have a cooling, soothing, and refreshing effect on the skin.

Things you’ll need:

cucumber slices on dark circles

  • Chilled cucumber slices (contains skin-lightening properties)

Single-Step Treatment: Place chilled cucumber slices

chilled cucumber slices on dark circles

  • All you have to do is lie down and place a chilled slice of cucumber on the dark circles under each eye for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Replace the slices if they become warm with fresh, chilled slices.

Do this as many times as you can every day for excellent results.

Alternatively, you can extract the juice of a cucumber and dab it on your skin using a cotton ball.

Additional Tips

  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day to get rid of water retention that could be one reason behind dark circles.
  • Get proper and sufficient sleep and rest as much as possible.
  • Pay attention to what you eat. Consume more foods that are rich in vitamins A, C, and E.
  • Do not rub your eyes too much or too often, as this leads to the dilation of the blood vessels, thus making the under-eye circles more prominent.
  • Always remove your makeup before going to sleep, or else it may irritate your eyes and skin.
  • Avoid going out in the sun too much; this can cause squinting and damage delicate blood vessels around the eyes.
  • Limit your consumption of tobacco and alcohol, as they damage skin cells and lead to dehydration, which in turn weakens the skin and blood vessels.

Summary of How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Fast and Naturally


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