I’ve struggled with dark circles under my eyes my whole life. My eyes are a bit deep set, so combine that with a little allergies and probably too much sun when I was young, and I have a constant struggle on my hands. Cover up was a daily necessity until I started researching some ways I could help reverse and lessen my dark circle issue, naturally.
Let me preface the rest of this post by admitting that there are LOTS of ways people will suggest to reduce dark eye circles. The three I list below are just the ones that have worked best for me.
#1: Cold Tea Bags- Using cold green tea bags (soaked in water and chilled in the refrigerator) on underneath your eyes helps considerably with dark eye circles. Make sure to leave the tea bags on for 15-20 minutes for best results. So how does this work?
- The anti – oxidants in tea bags helps reduce eye puffiness.
- The caffeine shrinks blood vessels and reduces the fluid retention in the tissues around the eyes, lightening the color.
- Tea contains tannins that improve blood circulation.
- Tea bags have anti – inflammatory and soothing properties.
- Tea contains theophylline which permeates the skin to decrease the subcutaneous fat by dehydrating the skin cells and reducing the inflammation.
- Tea contains alkaloids that promote the healthy skin growth around the eyes.
- Green tea bags in particular, contain EGCG, an anti-inflammatory that removes under eye fluid buildup.
*Researched on homeremediesforlife.com
#2: Cool Cucumber
Cucumbers contain various antioxidants that help reduce dark coloration under eyes. These antioxidants help reduce the inflammation that creates puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. By placing chilled cucumber slices on your closed eyes for 10-15 minutes daily, you are allowing the natural antioxidants to attack the coloration, the cool temperature of the cucumbers and thus fight eye puffiness by diminishing liquid pooling under the eyes.
#3: Eye Care Products with Organic, Natural Ingredients
Obviously things like cucumbers or tea bags sitting in your pantry or refrigerator are the cheapest way to handle eye care the natural way. But sometimes purchasing an all-natural product is either more convenient or reaps more powerful or faster results. So….. just for you, I’ve created a list of some excellent products to help reduce dark circles and rejuvenate your eyes, naturally! For each, I’ve included a little recap word-for-word from their website to describe the product. Click the link if you want to find out more or order!
- Simply Eye Serum: $25.95, made from a blend of pure natural essential oils and cold pressed or expeller pressed precious oils, ingredients such as almond oil, rosemary, Baobab, and cypress essential oil help to tighten and tone the delicate skin around the eyes.
- Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel: $30, light and cooling gel to treat, revive and brighten the delicate eye area, under or over makeup; Vitamin P from Damask Rose Water is anti-inflammatory and protects capillary network; Flavonoids from Arnica reduces puffiness by stimulating the drainage process; Mucilages from Fig sooths and instantly refreshes the eye area
- CoQ10 Eye Protection Cream: $18, hydrates and intensely nourishes the fragile skin around the eyes; softens fine line and wrinkles and brightens the eye area; protects and repairs skin from stress, UV damage and environmental pollutants; readily absorbs to hydrate without shine
- Eye Repair Night Serum: $22, use in conjunction with CoQ10 above; provides intensive antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients to repair and regenerate skin; contains fatty acids that are essential for cell structure and restoring skin’s lipid layer; made from completely natural, certified organic botanical seed oils; Vitamins A, C and E hydrate and promote collagen and elastin production; protects and repairs from UV and environmental damage; tightens connective tissue to soften and reduce fine lines and wrinkles; creates a luminous, smooth appearance
- Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream: $25, Anti-inflammatory, caffeine rich green tea and coffee improves the appearance of puffy under-eyes, and brightens dark circles. Concentrated with potent anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, and nourishing rosehip oil to make eye area appear more awake and more youthful. (Deal: If you spent $100 through this company, you can get this eye cream for free! Check them out for lots of great deals on all-natural products)
- Jasmine Green Tea Caffeine Eye Cream: $45, same company as the coffee bean eye cream; this product is a bit more expensive because it’s a bit more powerful. This antioxidant packed, caffeinated eye cream brightens dark circles, de-puffs, firms, makes skin more elastic and lessens lines and wrinkles. Instantly hydrating and super nourishing.
- Anti-Aging Eye Serum: $39.99, The area around your eyes is delicate, important and precious. It is also the area most prone to fine lines and crow’s feet.Many eye care products are made with chemicals that cannot improve your skin. Chemicals may
tighten, firm and smooth but how do they do this to your skin. This serum is made with the best nutritive ingredients in their purest and most potent form available to provide real nutrients which nourish and protect your skin. Camellia Seed and Argan oils are loaded in nutritive Vitamins E and A along with anti-oxidants to fight the aging process and free radicals.
I hope this is helpful! Natural foods and exercise are usually the go-to topics when we think about living a healthy lifestyle. But the products we use in our homes and on our bodies have a huge impact too! Hopefully these tips and products will either help you transition to a more natural eye care approach 🙂
Affiliate Disclaimer: Please note that I do not currently use each of the products listed in this article, but they are products I’ve either had experience with in the past, know people who use them and love them, or have heard wonderful things about via the all-natural beauty grapevine. Also, if you purchase using any of my links in this post, I will get a small commission. This helps me keep my website running! Thank you 🙂