Everyone is conscious of their beauty, especially women. It is said that eyes are the symbol of beauty. So it is no wonder that every woman wants to have sparkling eyes. However, in some cases the beauty of the eyes gets distorted with dark circles that form around them. Of course, except for the cosmetic aspect, this dark circle is not a serious ailment. Everyone does anything possible to get rid of these dark circles, and there are many simple remedies.
In addition to these off-the-shelf medicines, there are many home remedies which are quite effective in curing dark circles. Let us understand some of the home remedies:
Properties: The pistachio plant is largely grown in Pakistan, Syria, Afghanistan, and Turkey and in some of the Arabian countries. The nuts are enclosed in a shell which is not hard to break. The nut has a strong smell of turpentine. The nuts are normally used in many culinary items like sweets, cheese, ice creams etc. The medicinal properties of these nuts include reducing LDL, increases antioxidants, increases HDL etc. It contains many important vitamins and minerals.
Properties: Grown all over the world, the potato is one of the vegetables which are consumed by all sections of people. Known for its medicinal properties, one of the important enzymes present in it is catecholase. This enzyme is known to lighten the skin and make the skin healthy.
Properties: Grown world-over, the cucumber does not require any introduction. One of the most popular vegetables is one of the most commonly used too. Native to India, cucumbers have history dating to about 3000 years. It has many medical uses. It is said that cucumber removes accumulated toxic materials from the body. It is a pain reliever and is found to be very helpful in treating arthritis. It is very helpful in curing diseases of the skin.
Properties: Largely grown in many Asian countries, almonds are used as a spice in many sweets and in many other culinary dishes. Known for its medicinal value, oil is extracted from the almonds and is used both for cooking and even for cosmetic purposes.
Properties: Normally, we throw the tea bag away after it is used. From now on, those who have dark circles should preserve the tea bag as it is a good remedial measure to get rid of dark circles. The tea bags are available in combinations like herbal tea bags, tea bags with ginger etc. The tea bag referred to here is one without any combinations like herbal or ginger, chocolate etc.
Properties: The mint herb is perennial and it is quite aromatic. It is grown world-over and is largely used in culinary preparations. Mint leaves are known for their medicinal qualities. It cures chest and stomach pains. It whitens teeth and cures insect bites. It contains many antioxidants. Mint is also used in the preparation of perfumes, tooth paste, cosmetics etc.
Properties: These pink-colored fruits are largely grown in Canada and the USA. As a matter of fact, the cranberry is one of the major commercial crops in these two countries. This acidic-tasting fruit is used as edible oil in many European countries. It has a high level of oxygen radical absorbance capacity. Further, it has manganese, vitamin ‘C’ and many fibers.
Almond creams are very helpful in reducing dark circles. Apply the cream on the dark circles and after about thirty minutes wash the face thoroughly.
Take vitamin ‘E’ capsules. Make a small hole in the capsule and collect the liquid on the finger tip. Apply this medicine on the affected part.
Take one tablespoon of tomato juice and add about three or four drops of fresh lemon juice. Now add one or two pinches of turmeric. Mix them well with enough white powder. Apply this on the affected part and, after about half an hour, wash the face thoroughly with warm water.
Cold water constricts the blood vessel. It also reduces the puffiness of the vessel. Therefore, as a general rule, while washing your face after the remedies suggested here, use cold water.
Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. Remember water removes all impurities in the body.
Do not overexpose your skin to sunlight. Use quality gels to protect the skin.
Rose water has the properties of cooling and removing dark pigmentation. Take rose water in cotton and wipe it thoroughly on the affected part.
Take about one teaspoon of turmeric powder and add some pineapple juice to make it a paste. Apply this to the affected part and after about half an hour wash your face thoroughly with warm water.
Pour water into a spoon and keep the spoon in the freezer. Ensure that the water does not spill in the freezer. After the water in the spoon freezes, take the spoon out and gently rub the spoon on the dark circles until the ice in the spoon melts.
One of the reasons for dark circles is inadequate sleep, so sleep well. Those who are suffering from depression are advised to go through a course on meditation or yoga.
Stop smoking because it is another reason for dark circles.
Sometimes, dark circles may be caused because of inflammation of veins like hemorrhoids etc. In such cases, medical attention is required.
Take green tea because it has lot of antioxidants which are very much helpful in removing toxic materials from the veins.