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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Fast

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9. Cold Compress

cold compress

Cold compress can constrict the blood vessels under the eyes and help a lot in reducing eye puffiness and dark circles.

  • Soak a washcloth in cold water or cold milk. Put it over your closed eyelids for several minutes.
  • Alternatively, you can wrap a few ice cubes in a soft napkin and place it under your eyes for a few minutes. You can also use a bag of frozen peas, a chilled teabag or a cold spoon.

Follow these remedies a few times daily.

10. Turmeric


Turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help minimize dark circles.Β It will also make the skin around your eyes smoother and softer.

  1. Mix two teaspoons each of turmeric powder with pineapple juice to make a thick paste.
  2. Apply this paste to the affected area.
  3. Leave it on for about 10 minutes before wiping it away with a soft, damp cloth.
  4. Do this daily until you get positive results.

Additional Tips

  • Get adequate sleep and rest.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes too much or too often as it causes the blood vessels to dilate, thus making the under eye circles appear darker.
  • Remove your make-up before going to sleep or else it may irritate your eyes.
  • Limit sun exposure.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day to get rid of water retention that could be causing the problem.
  • To avoid eye bags caused by pooling of fluids in your lower eyelids, elevate your head by adding two or more pillows under your head before going to sleep.
  • Pay attention to your diet and eat foods rich in vitamins A, C and E.
  • Stop smoking and restrict alcohol and caffeine consumption; smoking damages skin cells, and alcohol and caffeine contribute to dehydration which in turn weakens the delicate skin around the eyes.

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323 thoughts on “How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Fast”

  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

        1. U can take any rose water as it is all same..
          And as its natural it doesn’t have any side effect…. U can apply it in ur face too fr refreshed skin.. πŸ˜‰

      1. Yes any rose water.you can use even for full face.rose water is very very good for skin.
        Almond oil is very good also.i used almond oil I think it’s best..

    1. its better buy rose flower, grind the petals in mixer grinder with water gentely – this is best way to have it 100% natural

    2. Hi I work in hospitality and am a mother of two so having a good night sleep is out for me but my black circles are mainly on the side of my nose near the eyes and I hate it cause it makes me look tired and old and I drink plenty of water but I also smoke and drink coffee to stay awake and lots of tea as well so if anyone has any suggestion I would love to hear from you
      Desperate for a solution!!!!!

      1. Stop smoking, stop drinking tea! Tea and coffee weakness your immune system and also makes your liver dry out as they contain high level of caffeine which isn’t good for the system at all. smoking? Come on?! Quit!!!!
        You need to sleep when the baby sleeps for 6months until the baby can sleep for 7hours during the night. Drink plenty, eat healthy and don’t stress!

    3. I always use rose water, and its always different and they all do the same job. πŸ™‚ some better then the other. But they all work either way and no, they do not mess up your eyes πŸ™‚ .

    4. Hi, I am Architectural Draftsman and i do work eight hour daily on PC, i am smoking fag also and taking tea also in a day two or three time and my sleeping hour is five to six hour my skin is oily also so i have black circle around my eyes and vein also coming out who make me aged my age is only 25 but i am looking above 30 i am too much worried because of this i need help pleas tel me what is the better way for me to remove it

      i will be really thankful

      1. i think you should try cucumbers.cut them in thick slices and put them in the fridge for 30 min.put them on your eyes 2 times daily.it is really effective.

      2. I found that long hours looking down or on a screen would stress my skin. I began a routine to watch my face and exfoliating I use baking soda 1x a week and toner 7x I use witch hazel and rose water for my eyes I rub on vitamin E it’s greasy so I do it all at night then next morning was my face and use the witch hazel and rose water 50/50 and use Olay moisturizer . I use rosehip oil during the day then Olay for the spf. It has reduced my eyes drastically also a cool compress on my eyes and laying back helps reduces blood from pooling causing darkness. Aloe vera gel at night helps as a mask then wash off in the morning clean and clear acne soap is what I use I’m switching to black soap from Ghana 4 natural ingredients good for the skin.

          1. Green chillies also works well or you can apply black pepper paste thrice a day for fastly improvement

          1. Red chillie peppers have a high concentration of vitamin C – even more than oranges – therefore it increases collagen production. Thus, reducing the look of dark circles.

        1. Its useful
          nd please don’t try red chilli, peepers nd wht ever
          nd who suggest yu to rub red chilli your eyes yu say please rub yur eyes with pepper nd send photos on twitter Facebook , what’s app, instagram,
          it’s really hotttttttt πŸ™‚

        2. That is not really nice to say, may be you don’t have this problem that’s why your comments does not make sense. One day you might need it too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Just do head bath with cold water.. ( Must be very cold ) water should flow from head to ur eyes very thats it you can observe a huge change. For the firs time and then continue for 1 week # trust me :

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

    1. i tried it once and it seemed like it made it worse. it just changed the color. but seeing your comment maybe thats part of the process. how long before you saw results?

    2. Turmeric is very highly staining (yellow). That might be a good thing, however, if your undereye circles are purplish because it might help cancel out the purple color. Blue and orange are complementary colors (being on opposite sides of the color wheel). Some concealers are orange; the idea is that the orange will cancel out the blue appearance. Since yellow is right next to orange, and in fact complementary to purple, the yellow of the tumeric might work similarly.

    1. I combined 2 remedies. I put rose water around ma eye and cucumbers on top and its ma only 1st day, yet i already see a big diffrence

  3. 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.

    1. hi khushbu, drink more water and sleep well, apply cucumber slices on your eyes, it will work. While you working on the computer, its better to wear some special(cool)glasses to your eyes

    2. Grind potatoes put in a container and apply around the affected eye morning nd night or only at night, do it every day, also always have ur night bath everyday concentrating mostly around ur eyes. Choose the days you can atleast have an adequate sleep atleast 2 days. Give it a try

  4. 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

  5. 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.!

  6. 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.

    1. 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. .

      1. Mix lemon Juice with Avacado. really works. mix them and make a paste. really works. leave for 20mins and wash off. do it 3 aweek for amonth. very good results. enjoy the tip.

  7. 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

  8. 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

    1. Lmao they thought you were kn drugs?!! ?? Im not trying to be rude sorry. Im in secondary schooland I havdark circles its really bad so I want to get rid of them I hide them under my glasses but I want to stop wearing my glasses but everyone looks at my eyes when I take them off! Which one is better the tomatos or the cucumber or the rose water I need to get rid of them A.S.A.P!! ??

  9. 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

  10. 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 :/

    1. 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.

      1. He used paste of red black and green chilly under his eyes.. oh i forget to mention white chilly.. Do it and you will see the result within a couple of seconds

        1. this is the funniest repsonse here it’s so funny and refreshing. I have literally died from laughing, so i should probably not be typing this. You are le master troll xD

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    1. 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!

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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

    1. 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

  16. 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. πŸ™‚

  17. 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)

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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..:)

  21. 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
    6th and so on… will this give me good result, coz i am having these for past 10 years or so…

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

  23. 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

    1. 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

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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 πŸ™‚

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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 !

    1. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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.

    1. Yu try cucumber
      nd honey nd lemon mixture
      After yu apply nd rinse yu skin shine, soft nd glow try it
      i hope yu love this πŸ˜‰

    2. you guys can also try using the nasya kirya. it helps calm your brain well as with dark circles πŸ™‚ enjoy guys. turmeric,tomato juice, and besan(chickpea flour) works well for dark circles god bless you all

  34. 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 πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hahaha.. lmao finally dont try red chilli :v Lol Lol

  35. 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???

  36. 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….

    1. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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. …

  39. I hope you guys will love it. …β™₯β™₯β™₯β™‘β™‘β™‘thanx…and thanx 4 tips. ..I really love it. ..good luck my friends. ..

  40. 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

  41. 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..

  42. 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…

  43. Guys! I used almond oil! N I’m totally out of dark circles πŸ™‚ 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 :-*

  44. 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. πŸ™‚

  45. 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

  46. 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 .

  47. 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!

  48. 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

  49. 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/

  50. 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.

  51. 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 πŸ™‚

  52. 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!!!!!@@

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

  54. I believe drinking about 8-9 glass water daily and just using a cold rose water is enough for saying by by to dark circles. Beside this washing your eyes with cold water thrice a day helps a lot.

  55. The potatoes work but it does take a little time. To speed up the process, I used a cheese shredder to shred the potato into a paste like consistency and put it directly over the dark circles.

  56. Try wet tea bags (Used) on the effected area for 10 minutes daily for 7 days & see the change. It really works ***********

  57. I have found that using vitamin E oil has worked very well I used it for a period of a month and mine were gone completely it was amazing I saw huge results and I loved

    1. That’s because watermelon contains of about 90% water so you’re actually drinking a lot of water simply just by eating it.

  58. Water is one thing I don’t do a lot of and should. I am 70 and retired and get up too early but get 8 hours of sleep every night.

  59. Try boiling a potato and sticking it up you anal hole and then rub some rose water on your testies while choking on a cucumber, let me know how it goes.

  60. I know this might sound gross but it’s a known remedy in India, you mix milk with honey and little bit ketchup and black pepper it works in 2 days

  61. I would like to try Almond Oil / Rose Water , But I dont where to buy the following . Maybe you can help πŸ™‚ By the way Im from Philippines

    1. Go to any grocery store.. get some almonds, crush them hard so that u may get the oil.. get some rose petals, burn them. While burning u may see water evaporating in the form of smoke.. put ur face over the smoke..

  62. here is another tip guys…. keeping 2 spoons in freezer and chill it..take it out and keep it both of ur eyes till da spoon bcome hot…repeat it wen u wish to…it cools ur eyes and remove dark circles

  63. rose water will prevent and cure dark circles and puffiness.It also helps fight acne, dermatitis and eczema.it hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin, and makes it smooth. Just soak 2 cotton pads in rose water and put them on ur closed eyelids .follw this tip twice daily for a few weeks

  64. i use lemon and milk
    2 tablespoon milk
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    mix it well and apply 2 times a day its really work and also drink lots of water eat fruits take proper diet and sleep

  65. Comment:listen carefully if ur hair is falling and u also having dark circles under ur eyes
    It is sign of vitamine E deficiency
    U also can take suppliments of vit. E and u should sleep 6-8 hours daily in night
    & take adequate amount of water atleast 3 litters daily in winter & approximate 5 litter daily in summer

    A longer duration of vitamine E deficiency can also cause sterility

  66. For dark circles under the eyes try this remedy. Soak 10/12 red or pink raisins (not black) over night in little water
    Next day first thing in the morning drink that water and eat the raisins.Do this for 4 weeks and see the results.

  67. I been using rose water for awhile now because I read and it has lots of benefits .I used it was a days I used to have dark circles and puffiness under eye but now thanks to rose water it really works .you to worry if it gets to your eye because it’s gentle enough to your eye I’m in love with it and can’t leave without it .its so refreshing and it moisturizer to your skin leave it so smooth and clean it’s just kinda a Lil bit pricey.


  69. Thank you so much! I’ve been trying to achieve a natural look but the one thing that was in my way was my dark circles. No more raccoon eyes!

  70. hi friends😊 for getting rid of darck crycle
    1.watter watter watter it really work cuase of filtering the blood … red fruits for filtering blood are good too…
    2.eat more fruits if u have darck skin tone fruits can change ur skin tone (lighter)by giving ur body lots of vitamins (c,B….)
    3.green tea
    4.Use cucumber and tomato and lemon juice (with cotton apply) under the eyes either during sleep or at rest or even at other times
    5.Freeze and use rosewatter under the eyes
    6.massage inder the eyes but not fast!
    7.mix the Hydrating cream with ur foundation
    and use it …
    8.sleep anough and good(high quality sleeping )its really good for liver
    9.Sports help to flush out toxins
    10.Stress is a factor that can impact badly on the skin such as darkening around the eyes …
    11.talk to ur doctor
    12 .Synthetic methods such as injection gel and …
    have nice day …

    1. The tips to remove dark circles are
      1. Aviod sunlight or use sunglasses
      2. Drink a lot of water
      3. Use potatos lemon tomatos or honey to aaply on the affected area
      4. Eat sea foods
      5. Increase your vitamin c intake

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