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From tea bags through to addressing lack of sleep, it seems the world is brimming with suggestions for ways to remove dark circles under eyes permanently.

While there are plenty of natural therapies available, it’s worth considering adapting your lifestyle and turning to medical techniques too.

At Rutland Aesthetics, we treat those who want to remove dark circles under eyes permanently. As such, we’re familiar with the causes and ways you can address the issue yourself, and effective treatments and suggestions we can offer.

Because of this, we want to help you understand why you have dark circles under your eyes, how to address them, and how we can help you safely.

If you want to learn about why my eyes look tired all the time you can read about that condition in detail.

Sounds useful, Right?

Understanding why you have dark circles Under your eyes

As with many areas of your appearance, having a basic knowledge of why you have dark eye circles is the first step towards treating them. One of the most frequent reasons is not getting enough sleep. Poor sleep leads to dark circles as the blood vessels beneath your skin dilate, causing them to become more apparent.

However, for those who sleep well and still have a dark skin tone beneath their eyes, there are other causes worth addressing:

  • Ageing. As you age, your skin naturally becomes thinner, making dark circles more apparent and frequent.
  • Periorbital hyperpigmentation. This condition causes you to produce more melanin, which makes dark circles under your eyes more apparent.
  • Illness, allergies, and blood vessel damage. While diseases and allergies make the area beneath your eyes puffier, blood vessel damage causes them to darken. Both will make your eye dark circles more noticeable.
  • Sleeping on your stomach
  • Stress. When you feel stressed, you produce more cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol increases flow to your blood vessels, resulting in darker circles.

You may find that you’re suffering from one or more of the above factors. As such, it’s worth looking at different ways to remove dark circles under eyes permanently.

Natural remedies to remove dark circles under eyes permanently

From mint leaves through to tea bags, there are lots of natural remedies you can try to remove dark circles under your eyes. To see long-lasting results, you need to engage in them continuously.

Mint leaves

Applying mint leaves to your eye bags won’t remove them altogether. However, if you use a product that contains mint leaves, you’ll produce a cooling sensation that vasoconstricts the blood vessels beneath. As a result, the circles look less apparent.

Tea bags

Regular tea bags may not have much of an effect. However, there is some evidence supporting the idea that green tea bags may reduce puffiness. Make sure you cool the tea bags before applying them, then leave them on for five minutes.

Lemon juice and rose water

Lemon juice acts as a natural skin lightener, plus it contains plenty of Vitamin C. Together, these factors mean it may reduce the appearance of dark circles. Similarly, rose water may lighten your skin.

Almond oil

When applied to the circles beneath your eyes for at least 15 minutes, almond oil is an adequate natural remedy. It achieves this by reducing the appearance of blood vessels beneath. Try applying almond oil for 15 minutes after cleansing each day. Consider Holland & Barrett’s Miaroma Sweet Almond Oil, which is currently £4.23 per 100ml or Boots Care Almond Oil, which is £3.18 per 100ml. 

As with all-natural remedies, exercise caution before using them. Apply a skin patch test to your wrist and leave it for a day. If there’s no reaction, use small amounts. The skin beneath your eyes is exceptionally thin, which means it doesn’t have as robust a barrier as other areas of your body.

Some of the other classic tips for removing dark circles under your eyes are  cucumber slices or dipping cotton wool pads into  cucumber juice, as it cools the skin. People use, and recommend  raw sliced potatoes on their eyes, or raw coconut oil has been mentioned on various forums.

How to get rid of dark circles under your eyes with lifestyle changes

In a world where many people lead hectic lives, it’s easy to overlook the habits that cause dark eye circles. Knowing how to get rid of dark circles under your eyes using lifestyle changes can have a significant impact.

Start sleeping more

While this may seem obvious, it’s often tempting to skimp on sleep in favour of your social or working life. If you’re struggling with sleep, start looking at sleep hygiene techniques. 7-8 hours of sleep is recommended for most people, but this can be slightly less or more.  According to the National Institutes of Health, the average adult sleeps less than 7 hours per night. In today’s fast-paced world, 6 or 7 hours of sleep may sound rather good. In fact, it can lead to chronic sleep deprivation.  What to Do If You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep.

Exercise more

Exercising more will help with your sleep. It also addresses some of the conditions affecting your blood vessels by improving the flow. Finally, it tackles cortisol by giving you stress an outlet for burning away.

Tackle lack of sleep by addressing your stress

If you’re aware of what’s causing you to feel stressed, find ways to solve it. Alternatively, incorporate stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your life. When you reduce stress, you’re less likely to suffer from lack of sleep.

Tackle your allergies

Whether it’s hay fever or a reaction to your pets, there are ways you can tackle allergies yourself. The first line of treatment is to remove the allergen. Alternatively, you can try an over-the-counter antihistamine to reduce puffiness.

Be kind to your skin

Remember that everything you put into your body is reflected by your image. Drinking more water, eating a healthy diet, and quitting smoking will  allow your body to produce more collagen. As a result, the skin around the eyes stays healthier for longer. The earlier you pay attention to your overall lifestyle, the easier it becomes to reduce dark circles in the skin around the eyes.

How to get rid of dark circles under eyes fast?

Natural remedies and lifestyle changes such as addressing lack of sleep will produce a positive effect, eventually. If you’ve been suffering from dark circles in the skin around the eyes for a long time, it’s normal to want to seek a quicker resolution.

Alongside lifestyle changes and natural remedies, medical treatments and creams can help you remove dark circles under eyes permanently. However, it is worth bearing in mind that factors such as genetics and ageing may mean that the results fade eventually. Once again, using a combination of natural treatments, lifestyle changes, and medical approaches can lead to rapid and longer-lasting effects.

Skin care consultations

Like lifestyle changes, using a skin care consultation to treat dark circles requires ongoing efforts. Unlike lifestyle changes, you may find that the results are faster.

A professional skin care consultation produces rapid results as the doctor performing it will look at several factors:

  • Underlying medical conditions and drugs that may affect your appearance
  • The intricacies of your skin type
  • Your age

Using all of the available information, the professional performing your skin care consultation will determine which products will treat dark circles in your specific case. At Rutland Aesthetics, our lead clinician, Dr Dhesi works with leading skincare brands that employ the use of ingredients that are ideal for topical cream application. Additionally, they act rapidly. Using the information, you provide him with; he will introduce a regimen that’s holistic and suited to your requirements.

Who is Doctor Dhesi?

Dermal Fillers

While some professionals may use dermal fillers to treat dark circles, it isn’t a therapy that’s suitable for everyone. Additionally, they won’t produce the desired results if you suffer from lack of sleep and other precipitating lifestyle factors.

To use dermal fillers as a dark circle treatment, you will need a professional who has the right expertise. In the cosmetic world, this dark circle treatment is called “tear trough treatment.” The approach involves plumping the area around your eyes to diminish the appearance of dark eye circles. However, as already mentioned, this isn’t an appropriate way to remove dark circles under eyes permanently for all patients. As such, you will require a pre-treatment assessment.

What are dermal filler treatments?

How to get rid of dark circles under your eyes, using makeup

Finally, it’s worth acknowledging that while failing to remove your makeup at the end of the day exacerbates the problem; it may also make it better. Providing you’re willing to put in the effort; you can use tools such as colour correcting wheels and concealers to reduce dark circles under your eyes. posted a blog about 12 Absolute Best Under-Eye Concealers Ever which might be of interest.

The use of a colour correcting wheel will vary according to the shades around your eyes. For example, while a little purple neutralises yellow outlines, red and green are ideal for bringing balance to your skin tone. Topped with a concealer that’s appropriate for your skin colour and followed by a setting spray, makeup can make an immediate difference. For more information, read Superdrug guide to colour correcting concealers.

If you are new to colour correcting, you may want to experiment with a cost-friendly palette before investing in one that’s a little pricier. With some trial and error, you can remove dark circles under your eyes until your long-lasting measures are put into place.


Ultimately, managing to remove dark circles under eyes permanently will depend on continued efforts with natural remedies like mint leaves and Almond Oil, and lifestyle changes such as more sleep.

The approach you take may require a little trial and error, as each person who suffers from dark circles and puffiness is unique.

But if you want to make improvements fast, then there are medical treatment solutions to try. This option should always start with a Skin Care Consultation with a qualified clinical aesthetics, like Dr Dhesi at Rutland Aesthetics.

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If you have any other natural remedies or makeup tricks that you have tried that works, let us know below, Or maybe you have tied some pretty wacky remedies; again, let us know what you tried and why?

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