How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Fast

Dark discoloration of the skin under the eye is mainly referred to as dark circles. It is also known as dark rings or shadows.

Some of the main causes behind the formation of dark circles are heredity, aging, dry skin, prolonged crying, working for long hours in front of a computer, mental or physical stress, lack of sleep and an unhealthy diet. Both men and women of different age groups can have dark circles.

Dark circles are not a serious skin problem, but they make people look tired, exhausted, unhealthy and older. You can easily get rid of unsightly shadows under your eyes using some easy home remedies.

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Here are the top 10 ways to get rid of dark circles fast.

1. Almond Oil

Almond oil is a great natural ingredient that is very beneficial for the delicate skin around your eyes. Regular usage of almond oil will help fade your under eye circles. In addition to almond oil, you can use vitamin E oil to eliminate dark circles under the eyes.

  1. Before going to bed, apply a little almond oil over the dark circles and gently massage it into the skin.
  2. Leave it on overnight.
  3. The next morning, wash it off with cold water.
  4. Follow this remedy daily until the dark circles disappear.

2. Cucumber

Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties that help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. Plus, they have a soothing and refreshing effect.

  • Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more.
  • Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week.

3. Raw Potato

There are natural bleaching agents present in potato that can help lighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness around the eyes.

  • Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks.
  • Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles.

4. Rose Water

Rose water has incredible ingredient for skin care. It rejuvenates the skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works as a good skin toner.

  1. Soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes.
  2. Put the soaked pads on your closed eyelids.
  3. Leave them on for about 15 minutes.
  4. Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks.

5. Tomato

Tomatoes have bleaching properties that can lighten skin to a great extent.

  • Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply this mixture on the dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Simply using tomato juice will also work.
  • You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week.

6. Lemon Juice

The vitamin C present in lemon juice can also help remove dark circles under the eyes, thanks to its skin-lightening properties.

  • Use a cotton ball to apply fresh lemon juice around your eyes. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and rinse it off. Do this once daily for a few weeks.
  • Another option is to make a thick paste by mixing one tablespoon of lemon juice, two tablespoons of tomato puree, a pinch of gram flour (besan) and turmeric powder. Apply this thick paste gently around your eyes. Rinse it off with clean water after 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat two or three times every week.

Note: If the lemon juice causes a burning sensation then discontinue its use.

 

 

 

  1. For the Rose Water remedy, can it be any kind of rose water or is there a specific type? I googled rose water just now and I found out it has many uses, I just don’t want to get the wrong one and it mess up my eyes

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  2. I’ve realized getting healthy and getting plenty of water and sleep lightens the circles.

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  3. Thank you very much for your tips.Those are really working.

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  4. thank you. the turmeric remedy works. initially i felt as if it had adverse effect. but it works. seriously.

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  5. Tanks! The cold cucumbers really help!

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  6. Cucumber and rose water therapy really works..thanks..

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  7. thanks i will try them at once

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  8. I have the problem of dark circles around my eyes and they are really very dark round rings which makes me look sad always.Its been years that I am facing this problem so I just want to know how can I get rid of it. I have applied a lot many things but it doesn’t works. Moreovr, I being a software engineer have to work on System always.So, kindly suggest me the ways or some idea so that I can get rid off it.

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  9. the best remdy i sugest u khushbhu and all is use oxyglow under eye cream,and drink lots of water,sleep well,do yoga properly u can also use flute ointment but sleep ,diet is the mandatory thing after that follow other remedies

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  10. Well, i am suffering from these dark circles pass few years and feel very embarrassed bcuz of them……i am going to try the rose water remedy hope it works best…….and thnx for these tips.!

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  11. Thank you for the tips….

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  12. Almond oil really worked. . My dark circle is completely cured. But don’t use rose water in colorless more. It may results in tanning.you can use that in pink color.

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    • Ma’am can u plz suggest me wch rose water should i prefer. .i juz goggled it n it gave me thousands of results wch eventualy made me in a delimma. . .so plz can u help me out abt the name, brand ,features of rose water. .

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    • Hi swetha u used only almonds oil for dark circles .which almonds oil u use pls tell me name &how to use. Thanks

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  13. mint leaves one really works

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  14. When you try “Lemon Juice” be warned it might burn a bit. It did to me.

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  15. i m suffering from dark circles from last several yrs but i use cucumber, lemon juice,apple juice rose water its really effect nd i really thanx to home remedies

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  16. i am in highschool and ive had plenty of teachers ask me if i was high or on drugs so the cucumber and rose water worked really well thank you

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  17. the rose water really worked thanks…

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  18. dear em very thanks to ur advise,

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  19. thanks for giving such wonderful tips !
    i will definately try this .

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  20. Tanx for ur advice. I wil try and i will post my comment nxt week

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  21. I’m goin to try rose water I hope it wrks well cause its embarrising coz I’m so young aswell thanks guys 4 da great tips.

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  22. i m goin 222 try ds……. lets see it works or nay….. ;;;; i thnk itll wrk..;.;.;

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  23. also try using aloe vera and crushed lettece, make it into a paste with water mixed, and rub it on the dark skin and it really helps

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  24. Many thanks for ur tips I think they will help me a lot now.

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  25. What type of rosé water do you recommend works best and where is the best place to buy it? Thanks

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  26. sir lixxxalot ;D December 9, 2013, 10:37 am

    my dark/baggy eyes are a genetic thing i think… anything that could help with that?? ): i have really pale skin to begin with and it looks horrible it gets especially worse in the winter :/

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    • I don’t necessarily suffer from extremely dark circles, my problem seems to be lines and sagging/dropping. I know these lines are hereditary, I can see them in childhood pictures, they are worse now at age 26… Does anyone know any home remedies for tightening the under eye area? Egg whites work phenomenally while the mix is on your eyes, but the lifting goes away completely after washing it off, and it is much too obvious to wear outside the house. Today I went ahead and got Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, and a rose water based astringent. I will let everyone know what works in a few weeks.

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  27. Yups ..finaly i removed my yaks dark circles

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  28. 2 month ago i had a eye infection it left a ugly black ring around my eye i been using coco butter but nothing happen please help me and tell me what’s best to remove this distraction in my face.

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  29. i like these steps

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  30. finally i have removed my dark circles

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  31. Thanks I’m going to try the lemon one and see if it works. I’ve been looking for like an hour and this is the most helpful site.

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  32. Which almond oil should i use and please suggest which rose water to buy(are we talking of normal rose water here that we get in market) ?? becoz there is so much stuff in the market1

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    • Anytime you use an oil on your skin make sure it’s either “virgin” or “extra virgin”. This just means it hasn’t been processed and it has all its natural benefits still. I personally use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil and love what its done for my skin and dark under eye circles. I keep it in the fridge and massage it in once in the morning and once at night for about 10 minutes per eye. Best of luck!

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    • Soak rose petals in warm water for an hour or so… Boom there’s your completely natural rose water. And it’s FREE!

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  33. Hi, if some1 can suggest which almond oil and rose water i should buy to try these remedies at home ?

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  34. Tried on of your tips. really worked. And also a slight massage around your eyes with almond oil does wonders.. May be somebody can try out this one.

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  35. I m 29 year old suffering from dark circle under eyes . it is so embarassing for me

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  36. Tomato really very good for both face n dark circle jst rub a tomato on face n aplly ths on ur eyes n leave it for 15 mnts its effective very effective

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  37. I really want to know which rose water and almond oil to get

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    • get mymoune rose water or cortas rose water.

      almond oil you can find on amazon – it must be pure , unrefined and cold pressed. Almond oil is not that expensive but if you want a good quality one it will cost like 7 or 8 pounds

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  38. I find this article really helpful. I will definitely recommend this to my family and friends. What caught my attention was the almond oil. I’ve known that it’s great for hair health but I was surprised to know that it’s also good for dark circles. Wow! Something really new to learn about. :)

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  39. Soaked in rose water*

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  40. the remedy of cucumber and rose water really works…….

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  41. For d rose water remedy…is colourless rose water alright???

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  42. Just drink lots and lots of water (by lots i mean more than 4.5 liters a day in winter and 8 Liters a day on summer) and sleep 8 hours a day(not more not less and make it a habit to continue doing so)

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  43. Its very helpful thank u

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  44. staab your eyes with knife so you cant ssee your dark circles or rub red chillies and pepper powder eyedrops they workk wonder eat a lot of chillies ,put garlic in your eye and nose to get rid of it completely

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  45. so i put chillies in my eyes now they are burning like shit do i put more chillies in my eyes and also pepper powder

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  46. tmmto really good 4 glwing skin & 2 remove drk crcles

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  47. really its working

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  48. potato works wonder for me..but it takes time..i apply it every day..it simple.
    i just have to cut the tomato slice according to the shape of my under eyes..and leaves it for 15 min or so..thanks for the tips above..:)

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  49. can i try all the above given 6 tips one after the other to remove my dark circles…
    1st tip for 1-3 months
    2nd tip for 1-3 months
    3rd
    4th
    5th
    6th and so on… will this give me good result, coz i am having these for past 10 years or so…

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  50. using turmeric,flour,lemon juice nd little amt of tomato juice helps a lot to get rid of it in a week

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  51. I have found that the lemon juice and cucumber really works. I had no burning at all.

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  52. I had to go to a doctor after the lemon juice treatment. Please don’t try it if u have sensitive skin

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  53. lavanya suresh nayak May 21, 2014, 6:56 am

    honey can remove dark circles under eyes

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  54. Kindly take one freshly cropped rose & crush it with purified water & make a paste add lemon juice & glycerine in to this paste mix it well & apply around the eye twice a day
    for better result apply it before sleeping. after 4 – 5 day you feel like a glowing face

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    • Can that work what is the best way to get rid of black under eye circles I had them for a couple of months can I get some help on that

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  55. I will try then i will write the fact.

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  56. Really a great tip, It worked

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  57. Pls don’t do anything above, drink vodka daily before to 1 glass will remove dark cells

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  58. I tried the potato slices on eyes and it worked well, thanks for the tip!!

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  59. A sound sleep at night is veeery necessary to remove dark cirles around eyes.

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  60. I tried every thing but with no accurate results instantly, I recommend going to dermatologist. there might be many causes. i used darkaway under cream after going to doctor and was very helpful, you can try these tips at home, it might work for you better go to dermatologist after a month or two trying these tips.

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  61. I tried lemon juice it works but ta

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  62. I tried lemon juice it works but take longer than expected, u can lemon with dark away dark circles cream for fast results

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  63. I tried cucumber its work fast

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  64. Fazal Khan and Ram should try their remedies and take a picture and show us their results – am sure they can put on other parts too :-)

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  65. the sweet almond oil works like magic! I was using almond oil on my face for my rosacea and acne but i noticed my dark circles practically disappeared, that’s how I came upon this page through Google. Seriously, it works so well, I’ve only been using it for less than a week!

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  66. Getting dark circles is usually common and main reasons for it are stress,lot’s of work regarding to computer,lack of vitamins,not getting enough sleep(minimum 7 hours),irregular diet,lack of exercise and may more…
    However, in market there are many cosmetic products available but trust me it’s money making business.your own efforts will bring you better results.
    Here are some tips,
    1.Do not eat late.
    2.Drink lots of water.
    3.sleep up to 7 hours.
    4.wash your face 2-3 times in a day with cold water.
    5.aloe vera is really nice for eyes use it,simply apply on your eyes.
    6.Do not work excessive on computer screen.
    7.Put cold things on your eyes like cucumber,tomato,ice cube.
    8.Mint leaves works best.
    9.Exercise daily, trust me it really helps to reduce stress.

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  67. my method for dark circles is right before you go to sleep put cucumbers slices in the freezer then grab two slices put a rubber bannd on them and strap them on your eyes then sleep

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  68. Is it a rose flower soaked in water or it can buy in the market?
    Pls. explain it to me i can’t understand what is rose water you’ve talking about !

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    • Both. You can soak rose petals in warm water until it turns a pink color or you can buy it. I had a hard time finding it, but found a Rose Water based facial astringent and I love it… For all over the face.

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  69. that almond oil is perfect

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  70. EaT WeLL and SlEeP WeLL

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  71. Mix tomato juice cucumber juice n potato juice use dis combo n for red cheeks glowing skin fair complxn a perfct formula wud i suggest whoevr tried dis dy got benefit frm it n dat is have a glass of carrot juice mixd wd a slice of papaya n one cucember mash all in carrot juicer n drink d super beauty drink daily just in 2months ud gt d best reslts one mug daily better at morning or anytime

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  72. for red cheeks glowing skin fair complxn a perfct formula wud i suggest whoevr tried dis dy got benefit frm it n dat is have a glass of carrot juice mixd wd a slice of papaya n one cucember mash all in carrot juicer n drink d super beauty drink daily just in 2months ud gt d best reslts one mug daily better at morning or anytime

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  73. Best way to use rose water, fill up a small spray bottle and put it in the refrigerator. Spray it all over your face and specially around your eyes and leave it until it gets dry. That will work great to get rid of dark circles and will bring a natural glow to your face.

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  74. Hallie, Could you please let me know which almond oil did you use?
    This question is open to others as well… :)

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  75. Use almound oil before going to sleep . drink 8-9 glasses of water daily and sleep well + little much exercise + wash ur face with cetaphil cleanser :) :) Hahaha.. lmao finally dont try red chilli :v Lol Lol

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  76. I”all try the wlmond oil method 2 weeks continuously but there is effect on my eyes

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  77. thank u all for ur tips it realli works……….
    thanks a lot …..

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  78. red chili for eyes?? sounds strange and funny better dont do it lol…I start to try it raw potato juice twice a day and rose water before bed time…. lets see how it work???

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  79. well lemon is a good measure a bit it itches bt after few minutes there occur no prblm :)

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  80. Hi as a beautician my advice to you would be :
    DRINKS lots of water during the day but before 4pm……
    EATS lots of Vegetables Salades ; lettuces, carrots, watercress, etc ….
    SLEEP u should Sleep atleast 8 hours….
    TRY THIS N GIVE ME UR FEEDBACK….

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    • Not so easy when you work 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. I look for remedies because I have no time to sleep and simply nothing can change that. I wish we all had time for lots of sleep, it’d be a better world.

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  81. thz tipz a vry usefl..i tryd rse wtr.it wrkz :-)

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  82. I think home remedies are best. Drinking lots of water and having good sleep can avoid dark circles. but these remedies work in long term. and in this fast life we don’t have that much time.

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  83. U know. .lemon juice is really very good to get rid of pimples. .finally now I don’t have any problem. ..Thank god. ..try it…After u rub it in to fase leave itfor 15 mminutes. ..and wash your face with warm water or cold water..but in first time it really burn. ..but u do it daily. .u will feel better. .I hope you like it. .Thank you. …

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  84. I hope you guys will love it. …♥♥♥♡♡♡thanx…and thanx 4 tips. ..I really love it. ..good luck my friends. ..

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  85. thank you……. they are really working

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  86. To remove dark circles one can also make face pack of sandal ,milk (not package milk) and turmeric for one month .avoid use of soap for 5 to 6 hours and don’t use sandal powder it really works

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  87. To remove dark circles one can make face pack of turmeric, milk( not package milk),sandalwood apply it and wash with warm or cold water.plz avoid use of soap after this till 5-6 hours.use sandalwood stick not powder becoz it contains harmful chemical..

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  88. Eat fruit then dark circles all gone… I tried very helpful one

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  89. Just do what this website tells you lah

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  90. grind a potato to make it as a juice and mix the potato juice with lemon juice..and dip the cotton pad and apply it over the eyes before u go to bed and mrng wash it of with lukewarm water…use this daily fr better results…

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  91. It very useful tip

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  92. Cucumbers really works.:)

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  93. rose water is very effective

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  94. Just use some good sleep and spend less time in front of the computer or phone.

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  95. Sweet almond oil or normal almond oil☆

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  96. Thanks!
    Great tips.

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  97. Thnx :) I got rid,of dark circles in just one week I used twice daily.

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  98. Sweetet almond oil works like a charm

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  99. Guys! I used almond oil! N I’m totally out of dark circles :) apply almond oil b4 goin to bed daily… I did dis for 1 month n I cud easily see d results… love u almond oil :-*

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  100. Thnxxx they r really working

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  101. Thanx for these tips/info!

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  102. Rose water n cucumber realy works….

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  103. thanks for your suggestions..i think all ideas are best..like using cucmber nd lemon juice..

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  104. Good to know all about dark circles

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  105. nice tips i will go to use

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  106. I found mixing a freshly peeled onion mashed together with Peppadew and the green chilli makes a wonderful remedy…

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  107. i am a tech. support member in IBM india and i have to work on computer for a long time.I have also dark circle can any one suggest me what shuld i do. As i have seen many guys are saying about almond oil and rose water…please advise which almond oil and rose water shuld i use… thanks in advance. :)

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  108. Well i am using eyerid serum and its working amazing I’m using it for my bags under my eyes and around my mouth I have smile lines and it has brighten the lines which is really good and making the lines less deep.great product takes a while for results to show so be patient put it on twice a day.I put it on after I wash my face in the morning and at night when I wash my face again

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  109. M using almond oil at the moment both n massage in my eyes n brows before I go to bed n wash off the very next morning with cold water. M also using lemon n cucumber juice in the daytime n wash off. Other time of the day I use boots essential cucumber eye gel n massage in n drink lots of water n it’s helping me a lot .

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  110. Try going to an indian store or bazaar they have really good products that include (natural home remedies ) . they actually do work ! I’m indian and i suffer with dark circles .they really lightened a lot!

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  111. Yah its awesome tips! N they r really effective one …

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  112. ITS AMAZING, NICE

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  113. the best way to reduce under eye cercles
    the ingrediants can find in your kitchen
    get 2slice of raw fish or red meat when you goin to sleep keep those on your eyes over night .you can see a mirracle in the morning
    good luck

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  114. i think few remedies r good . but i should try it then i wll say my results . thank u friends . gud night . bye . take care . and good luck/

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  115. These tips are awesome

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  116. The red chili peppers burn, but i think its working! Its just part of the process.

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  117. My cause of circles is extra thin skin. Drinking FRESH lemon juice in my water did wonders! Lemon helps to build collagen. Try it! In 2 weeks till see improvement.

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  118. im gonna try tomato n cucumber .lets see how it work n i will tell d result

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  119. thanxxxx you all for Tips
    It’s really work

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  120. nice tips thy r reallly working…………..

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  121. almond oil is really good it gives immediate benefit try it

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  122. Tnx friends I’ll try it

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  123. guys.. I hv a gd solution.

    *simply try the paste of ” chandan ” .
    keep the paste on your eye ( overnight ) .

    it will work. the dark spot will gone permanently :-)

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  124. cucumber is very very good, its really worked super.

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  125. Thankyou for the great info. Will defo give it a go ! Good nite sleep tight to all of you with dark circles. And good luck. Now sleep!!!!!@@

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  126. Sayyed Azeem Jafri May 26, 2015, 12:40 pm

    Rose water …. Guud Suggestions :-)

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  127. Rose water is superb.

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  128. i love this site

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  129. Great idea….. Will it work….

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  130. going to try these remdies. let me c d result…..

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  131. Those chilled cucumbers worked damn awesome:) my dark circles are all gone……
    i just love this site… thanks for the awesome tips:)

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  132. Hmm interesting

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  133. Yes i hope it will work let me check first … anyway thanks for giving remedies…

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