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June 29, 2011 at 1:13 PMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Dark Circles Under Eyes

By Bri Luginbill More Blogs by This Author

Though I tend to get dark circles under my eyes, I’ve never tried any home remedies. I was curious, at first, as to what caused dark circles, and then I explored home remedies.

I began the search for causes after remembering when I got dark circles. Normally they would pop up when I felt fatigued or didn't sleep enough. However, I started getting them when I wasn’t even tired or worn out, so I checked out the blog and found more causes.


  • Age
  • Fatigue/Lack of Sleep
  • Stress or Depression
  • Nutrient deficiency
  • Hyper pigmentation (caused by increase in the skin pigment melanin, which gives things a darker color)
  • Sun exposure
  • Excess use of drugs or medicines

I figured it out for myself; I get dark circles because of nutrient deficiency. I know I do not eat enough of all the food groups that I need per day. Well…I eat enough of the fats/oils, and I love dairy, so I know I get enough of that. Where my nutrition suffers is with vegetables and fruits.

Then, I scanned down the site just to peak at the home remedies for quick, short relief. This one was the most intriguing to me:
Almond oil is considered best in removing dark circles. Massage the area with oil at night before going to bed.

Although half of the remedies provided on the site were temporary, the site had some permanent ones too:

  • Eight hours of sleep are necessary for all.
  • Use sunglasses when going out in the sun to protect the eyes from the harmful rays.
  • Drinking a good amount of water also helps in lightening the dark circles under the eyes.

The advice helped remind me that the real treatment is  to take care of myself. To avoid dark circles, I should make sure to get enough sleep, nutrients, and maintain good mental/emotional health.

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