Are you sick and tired of looking tired because of your dark circles? Here are 5 Awesome remedies that can help you get rid of those stubborn panda eyes.
If you are sleeping and eating well, not stressed out and still have dark circles then please get these tests done to rule them out.
Iron deficiency anemia and thyroid imbalance both cause stubborn dark circles and they need to be treated internally using proper diet and supplements. For stress and lack of sleep related dark circles try one of these remedies (you can try more than one remedy at once if you want).
1. Diet: You are what you eat, it goes without saying. Include whole foods especially dark green leafy veggies that are rich in iron and Vitamin K(Iron and Vitamin K both are good for dark circles).Other foods that are good for banishing dark circles are raisins, apricots, dates, beets, plums, pomegranate, papaya, blackstrap molasses, red meat etc.
2. Homeopathy: Ferrum Phos(you can buy it here), Arnica and Cyclamen are the 3 best remedies for dark circles.
Ferrum Phos boosts your iron level.
Dosage is: Ferrum Phos 6x 3 times a day for 30 days or as long as you want because it’s nothing but natural iron supplement.
Arnica:(buy it here) Arnica is amazing for dark circles that is why you always see dark circle creams with arnica extract. I am more comfortable using it in a homeopathic form.
Dosage: I use Arnica 30c 3 times a day for 3 days during my periods. It also helps with heavy blood loss.
If your dark circles are stubborn and do not respond to anything then Cyclamen 200c (you can buy it here)can help you. Use the liquid (5 drops in the Gemstone water as suggested below along with Arnica and Ferrum Phos).
3. Gemstone Therapy and Dark Circle Mask: Being a Crystal Healer Gemstones are my obsession! One of my favorite crystals is Rose Quartz, its the crystal of love and beauty. Rose Quartz elixir is often used in anti-aging serums but you can make your own dark circle elixir using just 3 powerful ingredients, Rose Quartz, Arnica and Ferrum Phos. This is a very powerful elixir that you can make at home without spending a fortune.
Take 1 Tumbled Rose Quartz and place it in 1 oz (30ml) water to cover it. Keep it like that overnight.
In the morning mix 5 Arnica 30c Globules and 5 Ferrum Phos 6x Tablets and stir well. Now apply this to your under eye area after washing your face. No need to rinse it.
Dark Circle Mask: If you are one of those lucky Mamas who can afford to spare 10-15 minutes for yourself then this is an amazing recipe for you
You will need:
1 Tbsp. Raw Honey (Manuka Honey is better but any raw honey will do)
1 Tsp. Fresh Cucumber Juice
1 tsp freshly grated potato
Mix everything together and apply it. Rinse off after 15 minutes. Do this daily for 30 days. You can refrigerate the remaining mixture for up to 3-4 days.
Green tea bag is another remedy that works. You can either use this mask or place brewed green tea bags on your eyes for 15 minutes.
4. Dark Circle Serum: My skin loves oils and there are so many oils for dark circles. Here is my favorite recipe-
You will need:
1 Tbsp. Rosehip Seed Oil (You can use Sweet Almond Oil if you don’t have Rosehip)
2 Drops Geranium Essential Oil
Pour Rosehip/Almond oil into a glass bottle and add Geranium essential oil. Shake well. Apply it every night before going to bed.
5. Oil Pulling:
Oil Pulling or Oil Swishing is an age old Indian Ayurvedic Method of detoxing and before going into the recipe I would like to warn you that it might sound gross. Yes, but once you decide to do it you will get over it anyway and the results that you get are just amazing. Do not use Oil Pulling Method if you have Amalgam Fillings (Silver/Mercury Fillings as it tends to pull it out and its very risky as you can swallow it).
You will need 1 Tbsp. Organic Cold Pressed Sesame Oil or Coconut Oil and now don’t collapse, you gotta put a tbsp. of oil as soon as you get up in the morning (yes, before brushing) in your mouth and swish it for about 15-20 minutes.
I know it sounds like the weirdest remedy ever but I can assure you that you will love the results and you wouldn’t mind ‘looking like a clown swishing the oil every morning. Yes, you can’t talk, is it even possible to talk when you have overpowering sesame oil inside your mouth? I would suggest you don’t concentrate on what you are doing and instead check your emails and do other stuff while swishing.
After 20 minutes you gotta spit the oil out and you want the oil to be a thin, white foam when you spit out. Gross, I know.
Oil pulling removes toxins from your body through your mouth. First few things you will notice would be surprisingly invisible dark circles and puffy eyes in a matter of a few days, so no more puffy and panda eyes. Only Glowing skin, high energy and less mood swings. Your digestive system and immunity will improve, teeth will look much whiter and gums become stronger and you will feel better overall.