How to reduce dark circles naturally

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We all know the circles, those spots that form under the eyes and give us a slovenly appearance. Although you might think that nothing can help you eliminate them or that you cannot avoid the appearance, there are several very effective natural recipes.  Would you like to know?

Learn to reduce dark circles naturally by reading this article.

It is good to know the differences between the circles and bags.  The first are spots  dark and the latter an accumulation of water and fat. They may appear simultaneously or not, depending on the individual.

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Natural remedies for dark circles

In order to eliminate the black spots that form on the face and that seem impossible to fight, even with makeup, do not doubt and try the following natural remedies:


Put a potato in the refrigerator. When it is cold, peel and cut into slices. Immerse in cold water and then apply it on the eyes closed, making sure to cover also the area of the eye.

When the potato slices it will be heated in contact with the body temperature, replace it with another slice and continue with this procedure, until you have used all.

Another option is to make a paste with a grated potato and peeled.  Wrap the puree in gauze and apply it on the eye for 20 minutes. Repeat the operation 3 or 4 times a week.


Chamomile is an excellent remedy to eliminate inflammation. 


  • 1 tablespoon of chamomile flowers (10 g)
  • 1 glass of water (250 ml)


  • Boil both ingredients for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the chamomile and Moisten cheesecloth.
  • Apply it, with eyes closed, on dark circles. 

You can also soak some disks cotton and leave them on the eyes all night.


Surely when you think of a spa imagine a girl with a white towel that wraps hair… and two slices of cucumber on the eyes. Well, this imagination is due to the fact that cucumber is rich in beneficial properties for our skin!

Gives our eyes an air cooler and also reduces dark circles. You must not do is to slice a cucumber cool and apply it on the eyes, following the same procedure used for the potato.

Afterwards, wash your face with cold water and apply a moisturizer.


It is an anti-inflammatory remedy, which could almost be described as miraculous to reduce black spots that form under the eye.

You have to crush a handful of strawberries and add of water, until you have a puree. 


Another good ally to eliminate those horrible stains calls circles. This is due to the fact that the kiwi brings considerable doses of antioxidants, nutrients and vitamins. 

It reduces inflammation and relaxes the skin. To apply it, you can perform the procedure used for the potato and cucumber. Next, apply it on the affected area.

Let sit for 20 minutes and subsequently rinsed with lukewarm water.


Put an apple in the refrigerator, and when cold, cut into slices (without removing the peel). Apply the slices on dark circles until they become warm and repeat with the other slices. Another option is to prepare a puree of apples (red or green).


  • 1 Apple
  • ½ liter of water


Boil an apple for 15 minutes, cut into cubes.  Filter it and let it rest for a while. Mash with a fork until creamy.

When it is at room temperature, put it in the refrigerator and let it cool for at least an hour. Next, apply it, with closed eyes, the dark circles.

Let sit for 40 minutes…

Exercises to reduce dark circles

If you do not want tired face with these natural remedies, or if you prefer to prevent rather than cure, there are great exercises you can perform at any time of the day and that activate the circulation of the area, avoiding the formation of dark circles. 

  • Tap: With your fingertips gently pat the eye area.  The movement must be rapid and sensitive. 
  • Exercises for the neck: Lie on your stomach on the bed. Slightly raised the face and approached his chin to his chest. Hold for 10 seconds.
  • Eyelashes: Close your eyes. Open them. Move it in all directions, as if you are happy, sad, surprised, etc.

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