How to Get Rid of Dark Under Eye Circles Naturally

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Do you have embarrassing dark circles under your eyes? If you’re looking for a natural, drug-free way to get rid of dark under eye circles, read on.

Common Causes Of Dark Under Eye Circles

There are a number of causes of dark under eye circles. The most common being:

Food Intolerances/Allergies

The most common food intolerance/allergy to cause chronic dark under eye circles is gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barely, rye & oats. If you suspect you may have a gluten allergy, remove it from your diet for a week or two to see if symptoms improve. If they do, you’ve found your cause.

Environmental Allergies

Those with hay fever, seasonal, pet and mold allergies are susceptible to dark under eye circles. The best treatment is avoidance of the allergen. If you are unable to avoid the allergen, there are a few natural remedies for allergies.

Local Honey : Purchase a jar of honey that has come from a farm within 45 miles of where you live. Take 2 teaspoons each day a few weeks before your allergies usually start.

Stinging Nettles : Stinging nettles is a natural remedy for allergies and can be taken as a supplement or in tea.

Homeopathic Remedies : Make an appointment with your local naturopath to find out what homeopathic remedies are best to treat your specific allergies.

Depression & Stress

Depression can cause chronic dark under eye circles due to poor sleep and fatigue. If you suffer from chronic depression, you could have an underlying medical problem. Natural medicine can work for you in finding the cause of your depression and help treat it.


Some people are just born with a tendency toward dark eye circles. If you’re one of them, there are still a few remedies you can try to reduce or eliminate them:

  • Smoking makes your skin appear bluer under the eyes. If you smoke, take steps to quit.

  • Using vitamin E as a supplement and topically under your eyes can reduce dark under eye circles.

  • Using almond oil topically under your eyes can also reduce dark under eye circles.

  • A deficiency in vitamin B12 can also contribute to dark circles. Supplementing your diet with B12 may help reduce or eliminate them.

  • The herb, butcher’s broom helps increase blood circulation and has been known to help with dark under eye circles.

  • Placing two warm caffeinated tea bags over your eyes for ten minutes can reduce puffiness and dark under eye circles.

  • A generations-old home remedy for dark circles is rose water. Add a few drops to a cotton ball and massage under the eyes for 5-6 minutes. You should notice results in a few weeks.

If you have dark under eye circles, try one or all of these natural remedies to see what works best for you.


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