Cucumber is not only popular as a fruit, but it is also known one of the most effective remedies for treating dark circles around the eyes. Having dark circles around the eyes is a very common condition that have happen to a lot of people and most others will develop it at some point of their age. The cause of dark circles around the eyes can be linked to a lot of factors, such as inadequate sleep, prolonged crying, excessive drinking, excessive smoking, improper diet, pollution and allergies. Dark circles can also be heredity and in some other cases, Hormonal imbalances during pregnancy, menstruation or menopause can also cause the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.
Dark Circles around eyes is the term used to describe a dark discoloration of the skin under the eye. Dark eye can develop at any age but it is more common among older people. The discoloration of the skin gets worse with age as the skin become dry and thin making the dark circles more noticeable.
Treating dark circles around the eyes with cucumber
Cucumber is one of the most effective and the most commonly used natural remedy to get rid of under eyes discoloration. Cucumber works on dark circles because of its cooling effect, vitamin k, and the antioxidant property. Apart from getting rid of dark circles around the eyes, cucumbers are also used to reduce swelling of the eye and under eyes bag.
How to get rid of Dark circles around the eyes with cucumber
For effective result, there are steps you need to follow to use cucumber to reduce dark circle.
- Step one:
Chill a fresh cucumber in the refrigerator; the colder they are the better.
Cut the chilled cucumber into thick slices, 1/4 inch thick is enough. Try to cut more than two, because the slices tend to get warm and you may need to change them.
Put the cucumber slices back in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 15 minutes.
- Step two:
Place a chilled cucumber slice over each eye for 10 to 20 minutes. Depending on your skin, the dark circles will be a lot lighter, if not gone.
Then wash your face with lukewarm water, try to be gentle with the wash; try not to scrub and don’t use cleanser. For best and lasting result, repeat the process twice daily for a week.
Another way to treat eyes dark circles
Cucumber oils are very great for your skin; you can also extract the cucumber juice and refrigerate it for at least 15 minutes.
Dip a cotton ball in the cucumber juice and apply it on the skin around the eyes. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes to allow the skin to absorb the juice. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.
You can repeat the process twice a day for a week to get better result.
Cucumber juice can also be mix with lemon juice to improve its effectiveness.
Although Dark circles around the eyes are harmless, but they tend to make people look exhausted, unhealthy and older. There are lots of natural remedies to get rid of this eye skin discoloration such as Lemon Juice, Almond Oil, Tomato, Rose Water and Raw Potato.