6 Home Remedies To Reduce Dark Circles

Dark circles around the eyes are not a pleasing sight especially for the person who has dark circles. Women are more prone to having dark circles than men. Reason being, women are generally anaemic due to the monthly blood loss via menstruation and child birth also leads to iron or mineral deficiency if they do not eat a proper diet. This results in a low haemoglobin level and causes dark circles around the eyes.

Dark Circles

Improper sleep and erratic lifestyle is another cause of dark circles. When you are reading under a poor light or watching TV from a close distance, it puts stress on the eyes and it strains the eye muscles. This condition makes the eyes puffy and tired. If you do not change your lifestyle and habits then gradually the dark circles become a permanent feature on your face.

Though there is no effective solution to remove dark circles, you can reduce them to a large extent by taking regular care of your eyes and following the home remedies mentioned below-

6 Remedies For Reduce Dark Circles


Potato has bleaching properties and it effectively reduces dark circles. Grate a potato and squeeze out the juice by passing it through a strainer. Apply the juice with the help of a cotton ball around your eyes and lie down for 10- 15minutes. Wash gently with normal water and apply a light moisturiser to prevent dryness in the area.

Cut thin slices of potato and chill them in the refrigerator. Put the slices on your eyes and relax in a dimly lit room. Remove after 15 minutes and wipe the eyes with a wet sponge. This treatment will refresh the eyes and will reduce dark circles if it is followed regularly.

Potato Slices


Tomato helps to remove tan and it lightens the skin tone. Mix 1 table spoon of tomato juice with a few drops of lemon juice and apply around the eyes. Remove after 15 minutes with a wet cotton ball.



Cucumber is a natural astringent and helps to reduce dark circles. Grate cucumber and squeeze out the juice. Mix ½ teaspoon honey in it and apply around the eyes for 15 minutes. Honey is a natural moisturiser and helps to keep the area moist and healthy.


Almond Oil 

Almonds have a high content of vitamin E. Massage your eyes with almond oil at night to stimulate blood circulation. It is an effective remedy to reduce and even remove dark circles. You should massage your eyes everyday for desired results. As an additional benefit your eye sight will also improve.

Almond Oil

Mint and Rose Water 

Mix mint juice and rose water in equal quantity and apply around the eyes with a cotton ball. Wash with normal water after 15 minutes. Rose water is a natural toner and it helps to keep the under eye skin firm, mint removes skin pigmentation and helps to reduce dark circles.


Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds have a cooling effect on the eyes. Fennel water is easily available in the market. Dab two balls of cotton in this water and chill it in the fridge. Place the swabs on your eyes for 10 minutes. You can repeat the treatment twice a day. You will notice the difference in 15 days.

Fennel Seeds

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.