In our daily lives it is our wish to look our best as we go about everyday as humans. There is a quote that says “the face is the mirror of our eyes and mind”. This means the face is a reflector of our minds and eyes and as a reflector, it should be always good looking to be a good reflector.

The human face is one  of the most important parts of the body. Though we may choose to put on the best outfits and accessories but without the face in a good shape, that self confidence is lost. Since the face is the first part anybody we come  in contact with will look, being it a male or female, we are so much careful about it.

Dark circles under the eyes is one of the skin problems that brings worry in an individual and it occurs when the blood vessels under the thin layer of the skin becomes more visible than any other part of the body.


Dark circles around the eyes makes one look sick, tired or unhappy and can also lower a persons self confidence. It may be heredity, allergies, scratching or rubbing the eyes more frequently, aging, sun exposure, straining the eyes, dehydration, etc, that cause dark circles.

But do not scare yourself to death if you have dark circles as this post is here to help you do away with it.

Ways to get rid of dark circles

Use makeup

  • Find the right concealer which is moistened and some shades lighter than your skin. Use the right concealer that can hinder the dark tone the dark circles under the eyes. Find the color which best suits you. Apply the concealer using soft makeup brush and blend it with the tip of the finger.  Afterwards apply concealer translucent powder to blend it in.
  • Dark eye liners can also help as this will make your eyes more brighter. Apply waterproof both it on both on the upper and lower eyelids.
  • Apply waterproof mascara to protect it and to prevent the the mascara from scaling off as it will make the circles even darker.
  • Lastly use a highlighter to add glow to the skin around the eyes to minimize the dark circles. Blend the make up with the tip of the finger and feathery strokes.

Natural remedies

  • Cold compresses can be applied to help minimize the blood vessels under the eyes which may be contributing to puffiness. A frozen spoon, cold water or cloth soaked in ice can be used. Apply it about 3-4 times per day as you lie down.
  • Cucumber slices can be used as it is known to have healing properties on the skin. Put the cucumber in the fridge to become cold and apply it about 10-15 minutes as you lie on your head on your back.
  • Apply green tea bag which has antioxidant properties and it can be applied to help lighten dark circles.
  • Mint leaves are also helpful. Apply it on the face for about 15 minutes, afterwards rinse it off with cold water.
  • A gentle massage on the skin atound the eyes is also helpful.
 ways to get rid of dark circles around the eyes

Use skin creams

Apply retinol acids which strengthens the skin. Seek a dermatologist advise for cream with vitamin A prescription. Use skin lightening creams as these will help to make the dark circles to fade away but be sure to stay away from hyaluronic if you have a sensitive skin.

Lifestyle changes

Get about 7-8 hours of sleep each day to help get rid of dark rings as fatigue is one of the causes of it.

Study your allergies very well and avoid them. Eat foods rich in vitamins and healthy foods as well. Avoid alcohol as this is a contributor to skin dryness.

Seek medical attention

  • See a dermatologist for therapies such as laser therapy which smoothens fats under the eyes helping in it fading away.
  • Light chemical peel by a dermatologist to treat skin conditions.
  • Intense pulse pulse treatment also do away with fats underneath the eyes smoothing our the skin.
  • Surgery is the last resort which is performed by a plastic surgeon where fat deposits under the eyes are removed to eventually fade the dark circles.

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    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much.

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:50 pm

      Thank you my dearest!

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Nina

  1. February 11, 2019 / 1:16 pm

    Definitely great tips as I get dark circles easily. Will try these. Have a wonderful day x

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you hun

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:53 pm

      Trust me you will love it Samantha.

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:54 pm

      Thank you Jennifer

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:55 pm

      You will love it trust me. Thanks for your comments.

  2. jodie filogomo
    February 11, 2019 / 3:01 pm

    This is one reason I love my fun colored glasses…they are like camouflage for those dark circles. LOL!

    • Wendee
      February 11, 2019 / 3:57 pm

      Ha ha LOL! you try this too Jodie and I believe you will love it.

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:12 am

      Thank you dear.

  3. February 11, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    great tips, I like the idea of getting more sleep!

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:14 am

      Thanks for your comments and time

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:17 am

      That’s also a great idea, you are most welcome.

  4. February 11, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    Great tips:) One thing I definitely have to do is a lifestyle change as I don’t get enough sleep:(

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thanks for heeding to this advice and your comments as well.

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:20 am

      You are most welcome e dear.

  5. February 11, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    I’m all into natural products. I love a good massage and those cucumber slices do magic!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Wow! then you are the magic that made it work, thanks for your comments.

  6. February 11, 2019 / 8:13 pm

    I get these from time to time and hate them! Thank you for all of these tips, I need to pin this!


    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:35 am

      Thanks for your time and comments.

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:35 am

      You are most welcome dear

    • Wendee
      February 12, 2019 / 10:37 am


  7. February 12, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    Great post and a lot of awesome tips- I have dark circles around my eyes and I am trying to do something with them since long time. It’s not so easy to remove them completely but some of the things that I done it was helpful 🙂

    • Wendee
      February 14, 2019 / 9:58 am

      Very true but working out hard is rewarding, good luck and have a very happy valentine’s day.

  8. February 12, 2019 / 7:43 pm

    Nice tips, I don’t have dark circles, but I will remember your suggestions in case I will have them in future.

    • Wendee
      February 14, 2019 / 10:00 am

      You are most welcome and have a happy valentine’s day

    • Wendee
      February 14, 2019 / 10:01 am

      Thanks, have a happy valentine’s day.

  9. February 13, 2019 / 12:37 am

    Great tips! I get dark circles when I’m really tired. I need to try the cucumber or mint remedy!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Wendee
      February 14, 2019 / 10:02 am

      Good luck on your try out and have a very happy valentine’s day.

    • Wendee
      February 14, 2019 / 10:03 am


  10. February 14, 2019 / 3:34 am

    I have genetic dark circles and have tried to get rid of them for years! Thank goodness for concealers!

  11. Wendee
    February 14, 2019 / 10:04 am

    welcome and have a happy valentine’s day.

  12. February 15, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing. I’ve been working on my skin and one of my stubborn areas is the dark circles. I’m going to try the cucumber and mint tea bags.


    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:28 pm

      welcome and good luck on your try out

  13. February 18, 2019 / 4:27 am

    Cucumber really comes with a lot of benefits, especially when it comes to skincare. Thanks for sharing dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Wendee
      February 18, 2019 / 2:30 pm

      welcome Jessie

  14. February 28, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    Love these tips- undereye circles are seriously so annoying!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. July 21, 2022 / 6:56 am

    Thanks for sharing these tips! I will try them out!

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