real-fouzWe all try to survive through our crazy schedules; sometimes 24 hours a day are just not enough to get everything you want done. Exhausting days and nights will gradually start showing on your face. You’ll start to realize how your skin feels and looks tired, and most of us start having darker circles under our eyes.

Darker circles can be a result of many things, not only exhaustion, but it can also be hereditary, from having dry skin as well as lack of sleep.

Men and women can both experience darker circles, and we can always drive to any store and get products that’ll vanish these darker circles or cover them with make up.

It takes a while for you to start noticing the darker circles fading away, as it took just as long for you to notice them. They take a while to react to better sleep and a more relaxed body and mind. However, there are a few extra things you can do at home to help vanishing these circles faster.

One thing I can swear by and I literally do this every morning is “depuffing”- which basically is icing your face and the area around your eyes. Don’t apply ice directly to your face, but put it in a plastic bag and onto a small towel then depuff! The cold from the ice will allow any swelling to do down, and temporarily tighten your skin leaving you looking all tight and fresh.

Almond oil
Almond oil has many benefits that you can literally add it to anything and it’ll be good for it! You can add a few drops of almond oil under your eyes every night to help moisturize that area which will gradually lighten the darker circles until they disappear.

Raw potatoes
Raw potatoes is another suggestion for your raccoon eyes, you can cut thick slices of potato and apply them on your eyes. This helps because potatoes have natural bleaching agents which will make your darker circles disappear. You can also grate potatoes and use the potato juice on a cotton ball to apply it on your eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Rose water
You can also use rose water as it has a soothing effect on tired eyes, and it can also be used as a skin toner which will also help the darker circles. Soak a cotton ball into pure rose water and place it on your eyes, you can do this twice a day for a few weeks.

Lemon juice
A tricky method to try is with lemon juice. Apply lemon juice around your eyes with a cotton ball and leave it for 15 minutes. This will allow the vitamin C in the lemon juice to lighten up any darker circles or spots on your face.

We’ve all heard and probably tried out cucumber. Many spas and treatments include cucumber as a relaxing element. Place cucumber slices on your eyes for 15 minutes. For a stronger skin-lightening effect you can add lemon juice and make a paste out of it to apply on your eyes

These simple and organic options can definitely help a lot with refreshening your skin and toning your skin tone. You also need to make sure you drinks loads of water and have enough sleep to have glowing and healthy skin, not only for dark circles. Stressing over work or issues you have in your personal life will eventually start showing on you, and at the end of the day you need to take care of yourself in order to do the best you can in whatever you do, whether it was being a mother, running your business, or even finishing your studies. We should always avoid stress and the harmful illnesses stress can cause. Trying out these homemade recipes will be fun and you can get to see the difference it makes in a few weeks, not days. As I mentioned earlier it will take just as long to remove the dark circles. If this issues was hereditary then maybe make up will help you with covering them up before going out, as well as these recipes!