Dark circles around the eyes are a common problem not only for women, but also for men. The dark discoloration you have of the skin under your eyes is most commonly called dark circles. They are also known as dark shadows or dark rings.

You must have wondered yourself what is the cause of such discoloration. Well, it can be cause because of a lot of things, including: dry skin, aging, heredity, physical or mental stress, an unhealthy and unbalanced diet, crying for a long time, lack of sleep, working for a long time in front of a computer, etc.

You shouldn’t worry too much if you have dark circles because that’s not a serious problem. However, it can make you look exhausted, tired, older and unhealthy.

To help you get rid of the dark circles, we propose some very effective and cheap home remedies that anyone can do:


Cucumbers have a refreshing and soothing effect. But not only that, they’ll make your skin brighter which will help you with the dark circles.

In order to get rid of the dark circles under your eyes, take a cucumber and cut it into thick slices. Refrigerate the cucumber slices for about 30 minutes. Then, put them onto the affected skin area for approximatively 10 minutes. Wash your face with water. Repeat this procedure twice a day for about a week or more.

Almond oil

Almond oil is a very beneficial natural ingredient. It makes the delicate skin under your eyes soft and it could also help you lose those dark circles that are bothering you. You could use it before going to bed. Apply a little of the almond oil on the affected skin area and gently massage it into the skin, leaving it sit overnight. The morning when you get up, wash it off with preferably cold water. Use it every day until the dark circles disappear.

Tea bags

Tea is highly beneficial with its components, such as: caffeine, antioxidants and tannins. Tannins help decrease discoloration and swelling, while the caffeine and antioxidants help decrease the puffiness under your eyes by shrinking the blood vessels and reducing fluid retention. Take two used black or green tea bags and put them into the refrigerator for half an hour. After that, place one tea bag over each eye and let it sit there for about 10-15 minutes. Then, remove the tea bags and wash your face. You can repeat this procedure one or twice a day for a few weeks.

Raw potato

Raw potato is perfect when it comes to dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, because of its natural bleaching agents. Put one or two potatoes in the refrigerator. Once they’re chilled, get them out, grate and squeeze them to extract the juice. Take a cotton ball, soak it in the juice and place it over your eyelids and dark circles. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes and rinse your face well with cool water. Repeat this one or twice a day for a few weeks. You can also use the raw potato slices in the same manner as the cucumber.


Tomatoes, as well as raw potatoes, have bleaching agents that can help you get a much brighter skin. Use just tomato juice, or you could mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice and apply it on the dark circles. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it off with water. You can use this remedy twice a day for a few weeks.