Home remedies for bags under the eyes and dark circles

After a binge watch session or a bad breakup, we all wake up to ugly looking dark circles and bags under the eyes staring right at us in the mirror. Such is life, we are all imperfect beings. But that doesn’t mean we have to live with these imperfections. With the right tips and means, you can remove bags and dark circles at home. You don’t have to spend a ton or waste a lot of time.

After trying and testing several home remedies suggested by social media influencers and celebrities, we shortlisted ten remedies that actually work. Check it out below.

Home remedies for bags under the eyes and dark circles

  1. Cucumber slices
  2. Cold compress
  3. Rose pillows soaked in water
  4. Cold tea bags
  5. Potato slices
  6. Pads soaked with orange juice
  7. Coffee and honey peeling
  8. Castor oil and jojoba oil massage
  9. Ice cubes
  10. Tomato slices

Cucumber slices

Take a cucumber out of your fridge and cut the thin slices. Put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After that, find a comfortable chair and place the discs over your eyes. Relax for about 10-15 minutes and remove the washers once you are ready to wash your face. Do this twice a day for a week to see results.

This home remedy will help treat puffy bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Cold compress

Take a towel or an eye mask and soak it in water. Now put it in the refrigerator for an hour. Now apply the cold compress to your eyes for about 10 minutes. If you have a mask, wear it right after taking it out of the refrigerator. Do it twice a day to see results.

This method of reducing the dark circle is very effective.

Rose pillows soaked in water

Take some cotton pads and soak them in rose water. Now put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Apply them to your eyes when you need a quick fix for your dark circles and bags under the eyes.

You can also apply rose water all over your face for a rosy glow.

Cold tea bags

Use green tea bags as eye masks. All you have to do is put a tea bag in clean water and then put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Then put the tea bags on your eyes and let them stand for 20 minutes. Rinse the area with warm water.

Green tea has the added benefit of antioxidants. And its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe tight capillaries around your eyes.

Potato slices

Just like with cucumber slices, you can use potato slices to remove bags under your eyes and dark circles. You can also use pads soaked in potato juice as eye masks before going to bed.

Pads soaked with orange juice

Orange contains both vitamins A and C and, according to experts, reduces the appearance of dark circles. Mix some glycerin with orange juice and apply it to the area around your eyes with cotton pads.

Coffee and honey peeling

If you want to scrub quickly, yet gently, take some ground coffee in a bowl and mix it with honey. Using your fingers, massage your skin with the mixture. Wash off after 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t scrub hard.

Castor oil and jojoba oil massage

In a bowl, mix castor oil with jojoba oil. Apply it to your eyes before going to bed. Let stand overnight.

Ice cubes

Take some ice cubes and hold them on the affected area. This will help reduce stress in the blood vessels under the eyes by increasing proper blood flow.

Tomato slices

Tomatoes contain lycopene, which works wonders on your skin. Not only do they reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, but also puffiness.

In a bowl, mix equal parts tomato juice with lemon juice. Use cotton pads to apply it to the eye area. Leave on for 10 minutes. Then wash it off with a little lukewarm water.