Give these four home remedies a try next time dark circles appear:
1. Cool tea bag compress
Brew two black tea bags and leave in a bowl in the fridge to cool Once cooled, lay your head back and place the tea bags on your closed eyes for about 10 minutes The tannins in black tea help reduce swelling and supply your skin with anti-oxidants.
2. Almond oil massage
Gently massage a few drops of almond oil into the skin around your eyes to promote circulation. Always work from the inside out.
3. Cucumber mask
Lay your head back and place cooled slices of cucumber on your closed eyes for a few minutes. Cucumbers are full of vitamins and supply lots of moisture which helps to reduce dark circles under your eyes.
4. Cold gel eye mask
For a slightly more expensive version, store a special gel eye mask in your fridge. When dark circles appear, simply pull your mask out and leave over your eyes until the mask is no longer cool. Gel eye masks help to constrict the lymph and blood vessels around your eyes to improve dark circles.