I have had dark circles under my eyes nearly all my life. I even have elementary school pictures that show my dark circles under my eyes! HOWEVER, I absolutely SWEAR by oil pulling with pure unrefined sesame seed oil every morning and evening to get rid of undereye circles (1 tsp swished for about 10 minutes, rinse with diluted H202). It really works! I don't really know why; I assume it eliminates impurities that accumulate under your eyes resulting in the appearance of dark circles. I also find that a dab of castor oil applied around the eyes before bedtime reduces the appearance of dark circles. Good luck! I hope it works just as great for you and others!
Dark circles under eyes & in inner corners:
Thought someone could help me with this problem. This site seems to be a wonderful help for many ailments. I am 55 and started with the undereye darkness in my 40's I'm sure some is hereditery, but I always felt it was some kind of allergy also. Now the darkness is also in the corners of my eyes, up towards the eyebrow. Does anyone know of something that could help, or am I doomed to look way older than I feel? (I recently had a bad sinus infection which is way better but still have fullness in ears) Thank you for any help and suggestions.
My son is doing well..i have started giving him lemon and baking soda regularly every night . I also give him Chinese parsely. I have been using it liberally in our food ...being Indians we love the flavor. However I didn't know its use. He also takes b50 complex twice a week. Just wanted to update you and say thanks for your remedies. I have spent hundreds of dollars in tonics and supplements without knowing the remedy is so simple. Also, I have been oil pulling last 1 month now -- I don't have any dark circles any more.
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Though i come from the country where Ayurveda was invented and popular, thanx to Earth Cinic in giving me insight on Oil pulling therapy. I started with sesame oil the first week did for 10mts, now 20mts starting from mid jan2007. It helped me with totally arresting from bleeding gums and black circles under my eyes dissapeared. I used to get sleep only at 5am and now i sleep by maximum 10.30. So far I have benefited gums cure/dark circles and good night sleep. Therefore I recommend to all. It is win win situation any which way. No side effects, cheaper remedy and simple too
A grated potato chilled, then place on the top of eyes closed for 10-20 minutes, bleaches them lighter and nourishes them, rinse them off and add nightly coconut oil.
Makeup tip: Darker foundation on nose and cheek will make eye area appear lighter.
I had this problem of under eye bags and dark circles for ages - very ugly combination really. But, then I tried a homemade pack made up of sandalwood, cucumber, and rose petals it did wonders!!
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Hi, I have suffered from dark circles under the eyes for ages, and then a while ago I started injecting myself with Vit B12 and noticed that the dark circles left! The same doesn't work with B Complex tho - only B12.
Now when I get them, I give myself 1-2mls and away they go!