Home Remedies For Dark Circles That Actually Work

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There are some great, easy ways to take care of dark circles right at home.

To me, these home remedies are even better than expensive eye creams you can try.

I tested out dozens of things over the last few years, and here are the things that helped the most with my dark circles.

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Hyaluronic Acid

This acid is great for so many things, but it is so beneficial for dark circles. We have a scientific breakdown of hyaluronic acid on our website. Basically, it works to moisturize the thin layer of skin under your eyes which “plumps” the area minimizing dark, dehydrated blood vessels. Daily use of HA will drastically improve your under eye area. 

Almond Oil

There are many myths out there about topical treatments for dark circles, and I have tried them all! Almond oil is a topical treatment that works! Almond oil contains a high concentration of vitamin E. Vitamin E is the key to nourishing the under eye area. We have more literature on our website about almond oil too.

Grapeseed Oil

Another oil that can be beneficial for dark circles is grapeseed oil. It also has a high vitamin E content which is important for dark circles! It is the key ingredient in our DIY eye mask for this reason.

Caffeine is one of the best home remedies for dark circles!

Caffeine is a great TOPICAL treatment for dark circles. Remember, this is topical! Applying it to skin has numerous benefits!

If you pop over to this DIY caffeinated oil, you will learn how many neat things you can use it for. When you put caffeine on your face, it tightens and plumps skin. Most store-bought dark circle treatments contain caffeine for this reason! I love using it because it really tightens under the eye area which helps my under eye hollows! I use this under makeup too.

Drink A LOT of Water

Hydration is SO important for dark circles. Dehydration will intensify the darkness under eyes because it causes poor circulation.

Dehydrated skin looks dull and can even shrivel. When I drink at least 10 glasses of water a day, I notice a significant difference in my dark circles. 

You might even have darkness under your eyes just from not drinking enough water! Mine are genetic, but many people don’t have a genetic issue, just not enough water. Try it out for a few weeks and see!

We have other home remedies in our blog post, but these are some of the best and easiest things to try! Dark circles can be caused from many things, but nourishing the skin around your eyes is a great way to minimize appearance.

Suggested materials:
  • Grapeseed oil   (amazon)
  • Almond oil   (amazon)
  • Hyaluronic acid   (amazon)

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  • Gale Gale on Feb 13, 2022

    I tried all of these oils and more, but I think they must work for younger people. I’m 62 in March, I have great skin, no sagging or bags, a few small wrinkles, nothing major but I have some darkness under my eyes. I think it’s due to my age because the skin under eyes does thin as women get older.

    • Hi Gale! There are many factors that come into play with dark circles. Dark circles can be from genetics, hydration, nutrition, and age. We share many tips about this in our blog post and also we recommend taking supplements like collagen which many of our older readers use in combination with key ingredients like vitamin E and caffeine. Caffeine is one of the best quick remedies for caffeine because it works to lighten and tighten area fairly quick. Here is the blog post for more research: https://chemistrycachet.com/home-remedies-for-dark-circles-that-actually-work/

  • Gale Gale on Feb 14, 2022

    Thank You Alexis!