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Remedies for Dark Circles With This Bridal Eye Care Routine

Don't just perfect your outfit for the wedding, but your inner glow too! Start with taking proper care of those unwanted dark circles using these quick to follow remedies now.

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A wedding means you have to look your best. But under-eye circles have a special ability, just like pimples, to creep up when you have to look your best! With makeup, under-eye circles can be hidden, but that is only until you’re wearing your makeup.

Likewise, if you have an allergy, a family history of under-eye bags, sleep issues, then your case may be different. Hiding those huge dark circles can be a problem for even the best makeup artists.

And in any case, you have to have naturally flawless skin because you’re the bride! The best to way to remove those hideous dark circles is to go for home remedies for dark circles along with an effective under-eye cream. The combination of these two is a good way to go and is bound to be more effective. Two is better than one!

Not all remedies for dark circles can give you instant results. This is due to the fact that the skin around your eyes is delicate and cannot bear harsh creams. Hence, mild creams or home remedies for dark circles can take some time to do their job.

So if you’re a bride who is worried about dark circles, then stop worrying now because one of the reasons for dark circles is worrying (stress) as well.

Try these trusted and tested home remedies for dark circles and get rid of them for good.


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The antioxidants in cucumbers are known to reduce puffiness around the eyes. Cucumbers help the skin tissues to contract because they are a natural coolant as well as astringent.

Keeping cold cucumber slices on your eyes can make your dark circles lighten and ultimately fade away. You can either keep your eyes as it is or you can wash them with normal water.

Mint Leaves

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Mint leaves alleviate and reinvigorate skin as it comprises of menthol that augments blood circulation. It is known to contract the blood vessels around the eyes and is a natural astringent which further helps in lightening the skin around your eyes.

It also contains vitamin C which replenishes the skin around the eyes. A few blended mint leaves for 10 minutes should do the trick. Rinse afterwards with water.


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Milk aids in building new skin cells. Milk contains vitamin B12 which is known to whiten dark skin. Milk also protects the under-eye skin from destructive free radicals and damage caused by sun exposure. Soak cold milk in cotton pads and press it to remove the excess milk and place these pads on your eyes for 20 minutes. Rinse with water. Do this thrice a week to get best results.

Aloe Vera

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Aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for under-eye skin. Most OTC dark circle creams also contain aloe vera. With several minerals, vitamins and enzymes, aloe vera has proved to be effective in reducing dark spots. Take out some fresh aloe vera pulp and apply it on cleansed skin under your eyes. Keep it for 10-15 minutes and rinse or let it be.


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Potato is known as a natural bleaching agent. It can dramatically whiten dark skin. It contains potassium and lots of vitamins and enzymes that help to prevent puffiness around the eyes. Grate cold potatoes to extract the juice and soak cotton pads in it for about a minute. Gently squeeze the extra juice and place the pads on your eyes for 20 minutes. Rinse with water.

Coconut oil

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There is a reason coconut oil is known as the healthiest oil on earth. It contains vitamin E and antioxidants. It is highly moisturizing and aids in damage repair. Abundant in lactic acid, it is known to tighten skin. Apply virgin coconut oil under eyes before sleeping. Lightly massage the oil in a deliberate circular motion for a few minutes. Leave overnight.


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Tomatoes are known to have effectual bleaching properties. Raw tomato juice effectively whitens the skin and even aids in repairing damage caused by the sun as it contains a phytochemical - lycopene.

Squeeze out some raw tomato juice and apply it under the eyes. After 10 minutes, rinse it with cold water. For better results do this thrice a week.


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Eye-creams are not very effective in removing dark circles and may, in some cases, have an opposite effect. Especially, heavy creams or creams containing harmful products may cause allergy and ultimately, cause more harm than good.

The best way to get rid of those vicious dark circles is to try the above-mentioned home remedies for dark circles along with an eye-cream. There are plenty of remedies for dark circles, but the only thing is that you need to remember is being consistent. Homemade packs are also a saviour!

Have enough sleep, keep your stress levels under control, and keep doing these remedies for dark circles consistently. We’re sure that if you’re going to follow this regimen of home remedies, then you’ll be a beautiful bride with oh-so-pretty eyes!

Did you find any of these remedies for dark circles helpful? Let us know in the comments below.