How to get rid of dark circles

Are dark circles the bane of your life? Been there, done that! Those pesky dark patches under the eyes can end up being the cause of serious paranoia. As the area under the eye is thinner here, it’s difficult to get the blood flowing here which sometimes means that blood doesn't circulate so well here. 

Dark circles can also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle or genetics so to help you banish those dark under eye patches, here are my top natural tips:

Green tea

You may not want caffeine in your diet, but it can significantly help to shrink the blood vessels under your eyes. 
Green tea is packed with caffeine so all you need to do is place green tea bags (brewed and then chilled in the fridge) under your eyes.


Grate half a potato and strain the juice and mix it with with a teaspoon of honey. Apply it under your eyes for 30 minutes and then you can gently wipe it off. Try and do this at least once a day for the next few weeks for best results.

Almond oil

Rich in Vitamin E and K, the oil will brighten the under the eye, while it will also help improve circulation. Simply apply some almond oil on your dark circles and massage gently. Leave overnight and wash it the next morning.

Rose Water

Smells gorgeous and helps rejuvenate the skin. Soak cotton balls in rose water and place them on the dark circles. Leave for 15 minutes and wash with cold water later. Do it every night before bedtime.

Here are our star buys to help get rid of dark circles:

Oskia - Citylife I-Zone Eye and Lip balm 

Protects from harmful effects of indoor and outdoor pollution. Vitamin E provides extreme anti-oxidant protection against pollution and free-radical damage. Retinol (Vitamin A) will helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage. 

Evolve Beauty – Hyaluronic Eye Complex 

Great for all skin types and the HA will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, making the skin look younger with an improved skin tone, whilst cucumber extract cools and soothes.  

Elemental Herbology Eye Elixer 

This award-winning product will help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness with its triple action formula and can also be used during pregnancy. Did we mentions it's triple action? 

Wild Nutrition – Skin, Hair and Nails 

A combo of healthy vitamins and minerals including zinc for healthy skin and nails, selenium and iodine for hair, copper for normal skin pigmentation and the antioxidants manganese and vitamin E will help clear and reduce those dark patches under the eyes.

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