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Tips to get rid of dark circles

india Updated: Nov 11, 2009 21:03 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Chetna Joshi Bambroo
Hindustan Times
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Dark circlesAre dark circles under your eyes making you look older than you are? You can get red of dark circles by following simple home remedies.

Shahnaz Hussain, chairperson and MD, Shahnaz Hussain Herbals, says, “Dark circles can be caused by hereditary factors, nutritional deficiencies, stress and sun-sensitivity.” Kiran Bawa, cosmetologist and MD, Iosis Medispa, explains, “The condition is also called under-eye melanosis. It happens when there is
hyperpigmentation around the eye, often extending like a ‘spill-over pattern’.”

Apart from taking a balanced diet, one should do meditation and yoga, suggests Kiran. Here are a few other expert tips to get rid of dark circles:
For dry skin: Apply a paste of almond and milk regularly.
For normal skin: Apply a honey, lemon and almond paste.
Everyday, apply pure almond oil sparingly around the eyes. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off gently with moist cotton wool.
Dark circles due to genetic factors are generally difficult to get rid of, but under-eye support creams can help slow down the darkening.
Anti-wrinkle creams also help as they strengthen collagen hide the under-eye blood vessels.