Q: How can I lighten up dark spots around my eyes? – Towanda D.
A: Here are six things you can do — without surgery — to help keep your eyes looking youthful:
- Almond Oil – a little dab of almond oil can help facilitate some clearing up of dark circles. Just a little dab twice a day can begin the process.
- Potatoes have natural bleaching properties that can help lighten dark circles. They can also help get rid of the puffiness around the eyes. Chill two potatoes in the refrigerator for one hour. Peel and grate the potatoes to extract the juice. Dip a cotton ball in the juice and apply it around your eyes before going bed. Leave it on overnight. In the morning, wash it off with warm water. Follow this remedy daily for a week or more to remove dark circles.
- Rose Water. Rose water is a gentle ingredient with fabulous skin-enhancing benefits that can lighten dark circles under the eyes. Being a rich source of antioxidants, rose water can help strengthen skin cells, regenerate skin tissue and rejuvenate the skin around the eyes. Dip clean cotton balls in rose water and place them over your eyes. Leave them on for about 15 minutes and then wash the area with lukewarm water. Do this once in the morning and once in the evening, every day for two weeks.