Though dark circles have genetic disposition lack of sleep and excessive use of computer can give rise to dark circles.
FRUITS FOR DARK CIRCLE
Apples: Not only does the tannic acid in apples can lighten dark circles but soluble vitamins B,C, and potassium provide nourishment to the delicate skin. A ripe apple is cut into thick pieces and is placed under eyes for about half an hour. Wash with warm water
Lemon: Place fresh lemon juice using cotton balls under your eyes and rinse it after ten minutes. The bleaching properties of the Vitamin C present in the lemon juice are quite beneficial to abolish dark circles.
VEGETABLES FOR DARK CIRCLE
Tomatoes: Mix two cut tomatoes with little gram powder and turmeric.Prepare a paste of this and apply to the affected area for twenty minutes. This has to be done twice a week.
Potato: Grate a potato, make a juice from it and dip a cotton swab into it. Put it on closed eyes for ten minutes. Then wash with luke warm water.Alternatively a slice of potato can be kept on both the eyes for some time. Remove the slice and wash the eyes.
Cocumber: Crush cucumber, make a juice of it and put few drops of rose water in it . Dip two balls of cotton in this mixture and place these balls over the dark circles below eyes and some surface of skin surrounding it. Remove these balls after 15minutes and gently massage the under eye area. Repeat the gentle massage at regular intervals. This procedure helps in lightening the dark circles. Alternatively a slice of cocumber can be kept on both the eyes for some time. Remove the slice and wash the eyes.
Basil (Called as Tulsi in Hindi), Spinach and Spearmint (called as pudina in Hindi) are available throughout the year. Mix them in equal proportion. Make a juice from this mixture and apply it to the under eye area as well as face at night just before going to bed. Wash the face with cold water next morning.
NUTS FOR DARK CIRCLES
A mixture of almond and milk applied to the under eye and face also lightens the skin.
HONEY FOR DARK CIRCLE
Apply a small amount of honey with a fingertip to the eye areas before bedtime and let it soak in while sleeping. Wash it early morning.
TEA FOR DARK CIRCLE
Water boiled with five to six spoons of tea powder is also said to be useful. This water has to be cooled and cotton balls dipped in this water are kept under the eye area. Keep them daily for half an hour for few days.