A full night’s sleep is not enough alone to alleviate those shadows under your eyes. It may help you diminish the darkness a little bit, but to get rid of them completely you need to follow various home remedies.

Eyes are directly connected to the soul, and they are enough to provide a hint of personal health, lifestyle, hygiene and routine. Fresh and radiant eyes put forward a perfect healthy look, whereas dark circles under the eyes may end up presenting you as a laid back, stressed and overly exhausted person. Dark circles occur irrespective of your skin color and type, and they are enough to make you look much older than your actual age.

The skin around the eyes is delicate, which makes dark circles more prominent. The blood vessels present underneath the skin’s surface around the eyes leaks out from the capillaries making the vessels visible through the skin. The discoloration of the skin forms dark circles that is seemingly constant and refuses to leave.


Though the area under the eyes does not have an oil gland that’s why it needs special care and attention. There are numerous factors that account to dark circles, including hereditary, ageing, stress, and other lifestyle factors. Markets are flooded with a plethora of cosmetic products to get rid of dark circles for which you need to spend hefty amounts. Don’t scatter as there are numerous home remedies for dark circles and under eye treatment.

Remedies to lighten those under eye dark circles:

Alleviating dark circles is not a one day task. It requires patience and utmost care. Below are some of the remedies that you should follow to remove dark circles under your eyes.

Cold milk:

Making use of raw milk is one of the best and effective ways to diminish dark circles. Cold milk not only decreases the dark circles but also soothes the eyes and skin. To make efficient use of cold milk, take a cotton ball and dip it in the cold milk for a while. Now apply the cotton ball making sure that it covers the entire eye. Keep it for a while there and wash it with regular water.

Lemon juice:

Lemon a little small fruit can do wonders to your skin. It has everything for your skin from lightening dark spots on your skin to lightening the skin complexion. The vitamin C present in lemon juice also helps in removing dark circles under the eyes due to its skin-lightening properties. But below are various techniques for applying lemon juice to the affected area. These are as follows:

  • Take two lemons and squeeze them into a bowl
  • Use a cotton ball and dip it in the bowl of fresh lemon juice
  • Now put that cotton ball around your eyes and leave it on for about 10 minutes
  • Rinse it off with cold water

To get the fullest of benefits of lemon for your dark circles repeat the process once daily for a few weeks.

Don’t just eat potato, use it to lighten your dark circles:

The antioxidants, nutrients, starch and enzymes in potatoes can do wonders for your skin. These help to nourish the skin around the eyes. Additionally, potatoes have natural bleaching agents that lighten the skin around the eyes, resulting in the reduction of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. So, pick a potato and follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Take two raw potatoes and grate them to extract the juice
  • Dip a cotton ball in the juice and place it on your eyes, making sure that the cotton balls cover the area under your eyes too
  • Leave the cotton balls for about 15 minutes
  • Wash your eyes with water and see the difference


Tomatoes are regarded as perfect options to get rid of dark circles, as these have bleaching properties that can lighten the skin tone. All you need to do is to follow these steps:

  • Pick up two tomatoes and extract their juices
  • Take a teaspoon of tomato juice and mix it in a bowl with a teaspoon of lemon juice
  • Now, apply it under your eyes and leave it for about 10 minutes
  • Rinse your face with running water

Repeating these steps at least twice a day may prove to be effective for the removal of  your under eye dark circles .