5 DIY Homemade Eye Masks To Get Rid Of Dark Circles

Dark circles make you look sad, tired and darken your eyes. There are many recipes for homemade masks and natural concealer treatments you can whip up to reduce these marks under your eyes.

The skin around the eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of the body and face. In response to deficiencies, fatigue, stress, and many other factors, the vessels and blood under the eyes stand out more. It is this phenomenon that creates very dark circles in some people.

The causes of dark circles can be varied: genetics, increased consumption of tobacco and alcohol, fatigue, stress, poor diet, products not suitable for your skin. In itself, a healthy lifestyle remains the best natural concealer. But to reduce your dark circles quickly, here are several natural and effective remedies.

1. Honey

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Honey is an ingredient with a thousand virtues, ideal for making a homemade mask. Moisturizing and antioxidant, honey will deeply nourish the skin to plump it up, restore its balance and elastic features. Honey even helps prevent wrinkles! 

To concoct yourself a natural honey-based mask, it’s straightforward: pour a spoonful of liquid honey into ten centiliters of water and mix well. You can apply this mixture directly under your eyes using cotton pads or soak two cotton pads of the mix and put them in the fridge for fifteen minutes. The cold aspect will help decongest the eye area, especially if you have bags quickly. Lie down and let it sit for ten to fifteen minutes.

2. Cucumber

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It is a vegetable that contains a lot of water and vitamins, which helps relieve dark circles quickly. Cucumber is also found in most concealer products sold in cosmetics stores. 

To make your homemade treatment, cut two thin slices of cucumber and place them in the fridge for fifteen minutes. Once they’re cool, lie down and position them over your eyes. Leave on for fifteen minutes to quickly reduce your dark circles.

3. Green Tea

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Rather than throwing away your tea bags, save them and put them in the fridge for fifteen minutes. The same principle: lie down, then leave for a quarter of an hour. 

The hydration contained in the teabag and the antioxidants will help to hydrate and reduce dark circles. Green tea is a natural concealer perfectly suited to mature skin since it also helps reduce wrinkles.

4. Ground Coffee And Yoghurt

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This mixture, both hydrating and reactivating blood circulation, will decongest and lift the contour of your eye. Mix a teaspoon of coffee grounds with a teaspoon of yogurt or cottage cheese and a few lemon juice drops.

Leave to cool for a few hours in the refrigerator. Apply this mixture under your eyes for fifteen minutes. Then rinse with a cotton ball soaked in floral water. Repeat the operation every week.

5. Turmeric And Lemon Juice

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Turmeric powder and lemon juice are two ingredients that will help brighten your under eyes after just a few applications. Turmeric is known for its healing as well as its brightening properties. Plus, lemon juice is used to lighten your dark circles as well as calm the skin. 

Simply mix the two ingredients, two teaspoons of turmeric powder and two tablespoons of lemon juice, and apply the mask to your eyes for around thirty minutes. Wash the product off, and discover the immediate healing properties of the natural ingredients.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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