Another natural remedy for removing dark circles is the cucumber. Few foods are as healthy as cucumbers because they contain many nutritional properties. There are three main varieties of cucumbers. Some are specifically for slicing, while others are only for pickling and then there are the new seedless types. Cucumbers are mostly made of water and have many important electrolytes.
Allergies can cause blood capillaries to bulge, casting dark shadows under the eyes. Cucumbers have a cooling, soothing effect that decreases swelling and irritation. It can also treat morning puffiness where your eyes swell due to inadequate sleep.
You most likely have seen beauty therapists placing slices over the eyes of their clients and you may have wondered about their purpose. A simple answer is that this vegetable is effective because cucumbers have skin lightening and mild astringent properties to help rid you of the dark rings.
Another advantage is that after its use, you will experience a soothing and refreshing feeling. The moisture in the slices helps relieve irritation and makes it possible for you to relax. The eye cells are able to stop swelling and any circles under the eyes do not develop, but rather fade with time.
Cucumbers are easily affordable and readily available. They have certain properties which make it possible to store them for up to one week in the refrigerator. This ensures that they remain fresh and retain all the properties which are useful in eradicating your black eye shadows. Cucumbers are also easy to grow in your garden.
Here’s how to use cucumbers to refresh your eye area:
- Just cut the cucumber into thick slices then chill them in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
- Place the slices on the affected area and let them sit for 10 minutes before removing them. Wash the area with clean water.
- Repeat this procedure until you notice the desired results.
- You can also mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts and use a cotton ball to apply it on the affected area for even faster results.