How to get rid of dark circles with homemade tricks

Some of the leading causes of dark circles formation are hereditary, aging, dry skin, working for long hours, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep or even unhealthy diet. 

Both men and women of different age groups are subject to have dark circles under their eyes. Avoiding dark circles and reducing swelling in the eyelids is possible by following a few simple tips you can do at home.

Use sunscreen

Since the skin under your eyes is very thin, the sun may eventually induce hyperpigmentation in it. So be sure to have your sunscreen handy (or a moisturizer with SPF) when leaving the house.


In this day and age, a full night of sleep is sometimes a luxury. Try to be proactive about your schedule and sleep at least 7 to 8 hours. Restful and sufficient sleep will help you not only reduce the dark circles under your eyes, but it will also aid you to live a healthier and less stressful life.

Drink Water

Water is the most natural solution for several different skin problems. And, just like with a restful sleep night, drinking plenty of water will reduce the chances of having health issues and minimize dark circles. Drinking 10 to 11 glasses of water per day keeps the skin hydrated and healthy.

Trust the cucumber

Cucumbers are full of water. Using cucumber slices in your eyes is the quickest and easiest remedy to get rid of unwanted dark circles. Here's the recipe:

Refrigerate your cucumber for about 30 minutes.

Remove the cucumber and cut two thin slices. 

Keep them over your eyes for around 15 minutes.

Repeat it twice a day for a week.

You will see a big difference!



Raw potatoes are known for their natural whitening effects that can quickly help to lighten dark circles and get rid of swollen eyes. Tomatoes are also a good source for your skin and can brighten a larger area.

Here's the recipe:

Make a blend by adding one tablespoon of tomato juice, and a half tablespoon of lemon juice.

Apply in your face and leave it for 15 minutes.

Repeat the process daily for a few weeks for visibly reduced dark circles.