Dark circles can be very unaesthetic, making you look tired or sick. The causes vary from stress, lack of sleep, age, pollution or allergens to an improper diet.
Women usually use eye creams, concealer, eye correctors or other cosmetic products to hide dark circles, but unfortunately, the harsh chemicals in these products do more harm than good, damaging the skin.
For some, getting proper sleep solves the issue of dark circles under the eyes. For others, it takes more effort. There are numerous home remedies that are very efficient, based on milk, mint or witch hazel. Here are some tricks on how you can use mint to avoid discoloration around the eyes.
How can mint help?
The mint leaves contain menthol which improves circulation, rejuvenates the skin and evens out the skin tone around the eyes. It is also a natural astringent, which constricts the blood vessels around the eyes reducing the blue tint that is reflected through the skin. Mint has soothing properties that relax the eyes while the flavonoids eradicate the free radicals.
- Mint Leaves
Take some mint leaves, put them in a blender and turn them into a paste. Apply the paste on the under-eye skin and leave it for 10 minutes. Use a damp cloth to wipe it off. Repeat each day.
- Mint, Lemon and Tomato
Blend some mint leaves with half of a tomato and add one tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Stir well and drink it. Do this several times a day, but always use fresh juice to avail its maximum benefits. You can also apply the juice on the dark circles and rinse with cool water after 10 minutes.
- Mint and Olive Oil
Mix mint leaves with two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Apply the mixture under the eyes and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. Repeat on a daily basis.
- Mint and Potato
Take one small potato, peel it and chop into pieces. Blend it with three tablespoons of water and seven mint leaves. Cut a cotton pad in half, dip the pieces into the mixture and place them in the refrigerator for one hour. Apply them under the eyes and leave for 15-20 minutes.
- Mint and Rose Water
Mix mint leaves with two tablespoons of rose water and refrigerate the mixture overnight. In the morning, strain the juice, soak two cotton pads in it and apply over the eyes. Leave for 15 minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry.
- Mint and Cucumber
Peel and chop a cucumber and mix it with a handful of mint leaves. Apply the mixture under the eyes and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
- Mint and Ice Cubes
Blend a handful of mint leaves with ¼ cup of water. Pour the mixture into an ice tray and put in the freezer. Use the mint ice cubes to massage the area under the eyes for 30-60 seconds. Pat dry and repeat each day.
Try these simple home remedies and you will see the amazing effects of mint in removing the dark circles.