5 Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles

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5 Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Panda eyes – how dreadful! Don't you just hate it when someone points it out? As if you cannot see them yourself! You knew those late nights and skimping on sleep were going to show up somewhere. But hey! Word's out that a sleep marathon is not going to be enough to get rid of those bags. Also, those dark circles are not necessarily due to a lack of sleep. They can be hereditary, or hypersensitivities or just old age. Before you start fretting, we have 5 great fixes to get rid of those dark eyes so that you look as fresh as a daisy.

1. Caffeine Eye Roll-On – Eye creams are so good but we love a caffeine roll-on, which is even better. It's getting an extra foot massage with a pedicure. If you haven't used one yet, you don't know what you have been missing.
A caffeine roll-on is a serum that comes with a metal roll-on applicator and cools the under-eye area, especially if you store it in the fridge. Roll it on, and your under-eye area gets a mini massage. This is an excellent way to boost circulation to get rid of puffy eyes, fine lines, and the dreaded dark circles.

5 Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles

2. BB Roll-On Eye Cream – If you haven't heard of BB then you have been missing out on life! This combination of sunscreen, moisturizer and foundation is for you when you are in a rush. Why bother with three different products when you can get it in one. A product like the Garnier Skin BB Eye Miracle Skin Perfector Eye Roller reduces dark circles and puffiness. It also evens out the skin tone and hydrates it.

3. Drink Plenty of Water – Dehydration is another reason for dark circles and puffy eyes. Didn't know that? Well, now that you do, you should always have a bottle of water handy. Cut down salt in your food as it encourages water retention. Instead, up to your water intake, and you will observe the difference in just 2 days.
Ice Baby, Ice – Ice is your best friend when in a hurry. Puffy eyes and dark circles are a result of dilated blood vessels and swelling. Using a cold compress will bring down the puffiness and get rid of dark circles. Use ice wrapped in a washcloth and place it on your eyes.

5 Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles

4. DIY Using Coffee Granules – Applying a homemade coffee mask will help eliminate dark circles. You can make a mask using coffee and honey and coffee and coconut or avocado oil. Using coffee and honey will also moisturize and hydrate the under-eye area and get rid of the dark circles. Avocado oil works as a serum when combined with coffee, nourishing and refreshing the delicate under-eye skin. Coconut oil will smoothen the skin. But why coffee? Because, unknown to many, coffee contains several natural bleaching agents that lighten the under-eye skin's discolouration.

Read about some more DIY coffee masks for getting rid of dark circles here: 5 Coffee Eye Masks for Dark Circles

Reasons for Getting Dark Circles

  • The most common reason for dark circles is the thin skin in the under-eye area. As the skin becomes thinner, the blood vessels become increasingly visible, giving rise to dark circles.
  • Another reason is not getting sufficient rest. Your circulatory system is compromised when you skimp on sleep. The blood in the vessels in the under-eye area becomes stagnant due to improper drainage. In short, the best and the most natural way to fight dark circles is to get sufficient shut-eye.
  • Ageing can be a big factor. As you age, the under-eye skin becomes thinner, and you begin to lose collagen that is essential for the skin to maintain its elasticity.
  • Eye strain causes the under-eye blood vessels to enlarge, darkening the skin around the eyes.
  • Dehydration, overexposure to the sun, allergic reactions are other common reasons. Genetics also plays a major role.
5 Ways to Get Rid Of Dark Circles


Under-eye treatment products take up a chunk of the skincare market. The shadowy dark circles are quite common to a major part of the population, and getting rid of them makes you look healthier because your eyes look brighter. You look younger and well-rested.

How you sleep also matters! Add a few pillows beneath your head to prevent the blood from pooling in the under-eye area. Use chilled tea bags as a cold compress and use a concealer till the dark circles are gone.

Author’s profile

Kritika Singh is a beauty and skincare lover. To give wings to her love for the same she blogs at ApunKaChoice.com, an entertainment and lifestyle blog dedicated to keeping you entertained as you take care of your health, skin, and hair. When not blogging, you would see her hopping cafes and sipping a cuppa. 

Disclaimer: The views shown here are of the author’s own. Please check for your own skin’s sensitivity level before trying out any of the mentioned DIY or products.

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