Now for some natural remedies:
- Use pumpkin slices on your eyes and relax for ten minutes.
- Place grated potato on the eyes. Thin slices of potato will also suffice. Potatoes contain an enzyme, catecholase, which is a natural human skin lightener.
- Mash some ripe papaya and mix it with milk cream. Apply the paste under the eyes and unwind for 10-minutes. Peddar Road based dermatologist Dr Radha Chowgule endorses the use of milk. “Milk has exfoliating properties. Just dipping cotton in milk and placing it on the eyes helps as well.”
- Whist drinking de-caffeinated, herbal tea is good; the opposite is true as far as application goes! After using caffeinated tea bags, chill them in the fridge and then place them under the eyes. The caffeine acts as a remedy for dark circles by treating the puffiness.
- Prepare a paste with milk cream and honey. Apply it under the eyes and wash off after 10 minutes.
- Mix tomato juice and a few drops of lime. Massage the under eye region lightly for few minutes.
- Place cucumber slices on your eyelids and lie down for thirty-minutes. The slices tend to get warm soon, so have someone replace them after every few minutes.
- Alternate hot and cold compresses under your eyes for 10-minutes are also a good remedy for dark cycles.
- Apply some Vaseline on a metal spoon and chill it in the freezer for 10-minutes. Place it on the eyelids.
- Mix a pinch of turmeric in some rose water and soak cotton balls in this solution. Squeeze them out and place them on the eyelids.
Thumb rule: None of these remedies work overnight. Be regular and patient!
Best of luck, Mr. Steak.