3 ways to remove the dark circles under your eyes

Posted on: 13 November 2014

When you feel tired, stressed and drained, it shows in your face. You can develop frown lines, your eyes might look droopy and you can develop dark circles under your eyes. Some people are more prone to developing dark circles than others, and if you don't get the eight hours of sleep each night that you need, you might find that you have prominent dark circles that just refuse to budge. This can be a problem when you are trying to make a good impression in the boardroom, on a date or at a social function. So what can you actually do to prevent those stubborn dark circles from forming under your eyes?

Raw potato. Believe it or not, raw potato possesses natural bleaching agents that make them fight those dark circles under your eyes marvellously. You can either cut a potato into thick slices and rest them on your eyelids and under-eye area for fifteen minutes, or you can grate a potato to extract the juice, dip cotton wool into the juice and place this on your eyes for fifteen minutes. If you commit to this natural treatment every day, you should notice that your eyes look much fresher.

Papaya paste. It has been found that Vitamin C has impressive skin lightening properties. Most people associate Vitamin C with citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, and while these do contain high quantities of Vitamin C, putting citrus juice on your eyes is likely to result in stinging. Papaya also has a high quantity of Vitamin C but is more calming on the skin. Mash up papaya with a little turmeric powder (turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce dark circles) and apply this to your closed eyes for fifteen minutes each day before rinsing off.

Cosmetic surgery. If you have tried every natural treatment and your dark circles are still present, you might want to consider a surgical solution. A new dark circle treatment has just entered the marketplace that is non-invasive and can be performed by a cosmetic surgeon without anaesthetic. A filler is injected into the affected area under the eyes to make them seem more rested. The procedure costs less than $1000 to perform and results typically last for 2-4 years.

With help from these treatments, your eyes will look fresh and alert, enabling you to make the best possible impression every day. For more information, contact Dr Dilip Gahankari.