Nobody wants to be spotted with dark circles around the eyes. Nothing is flattering about looking tired, old and unhealthy. There are a handful of reasons why these cosmetic problems show up. Apart from being hereditary, stress, insufficient or lack of sleep, poor nutritional intake and being sick also make those unsightly circles appear.

The fact that skin around the eyes does not have oil glands only makes the area highly susceptible to darkening and being damaged. It’s a good thing that there are plenty of eye creams available on the current market that promise to put an end to those unflattering circles. Unfortunately, not all of them work effectively and so many of them cost too much.

Setting foot in the kitchen allows you to get rid of those dark circles around your eyes naturally. Without harsh chemicals made inside laboratories touching the skin around your eyes, you can evade risks such as irritated or permanently damaged skin. Before applying anything around the eyes, it’s important to always bear in mind that skin in the area is very sensitive.

It’s a good idea to first consider trying out certain home remedies before rushing to the nearest pharmacy or supermarket to buy a product made to banish dark circles around the eyes. They are simple to employ, cheap and yield no side effects.

One very popular solution to such beauty-stealer is cucumber juice. While it’s true that cucumber slices are very good at repairing, nourishing and lightening problem areas, the best way to utilize this vitamin C-packed vegetable for ridding yourself of those dark circles is by applying the juice directly. Dabbing cucumber juice around the eyes with your fingertips and letting it stay there for 15 minutes before rinsing can work wonders, especially if it’s done at least twice a day.

Soaking cotton pads in cucumber juice and placing them over your eyes is a better idea than using cucumber slices. Cotton pads follow the natural contours of the eye area, allowing them to constantly deliver juice to where it’s needed the most.

To boost the effectiveness of cucumber juice in improving the appearance of those dark circles, you may add equal amounts of potato juice to it to double the anti-puffiness effect. Mix and apply with your fingertips or with the use of cotton pads.

Another home remedy for those unsightly dark circles around your eyes is tomato juice. While you may apply it around the affected areas and allow it to stay there for a few minutes before rinsing, you may also simply consume tomato juice. This allows cell renewal and nourishment from within, eliminating those circles that make you look lifeless, old and sick.

No matter which of these DIY solutions you opt for, it’s a good idea to go for organic fresh produce. Without any fertilizer or pesticide present, you can expect to maximize the beauty benefits of cucumbers, potatoes and tomatoes.

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