Some of the natural cures for dark circles that you will read about on the internet should be tried with caution, if at all. Remember that some of these are home remedies that people have created on their own. Remember also that just because a compound is naturally derived does not mean that it is safe. Menthol is a good example.
Menthol is a natural substance found in peppermint and other peppermint oils. In small amounts, it is relatively safe. But, in any amount, it will irritate the eyes.
One of the home remedies mentioned in an Internet article suggests using Icy Hot to lighten dark circles. One of the active ingredients in all forms of Icy Hot is menthol. The concentration varies, as does the amount of irritation that could occur. But, plain and simple, the product was not designed for this use. It was designed for occasional use only in accordance with the instructions and the warning labels on the product include avoiding contact with the eyes and mucous membranes.
Most of the natural cures for dark circles that you will read about are completely safe. But the effectiveness varies. Anyone who suffers from chronic dark under the eyes should take the time to evaluate their diet. A young person in relatively good health should not experience them. But they can occur as a result of poor eating habits, especially in women.
Iron deficiencies cause them, as do any nutritional deficiencies that affect the strength of the blood vessels. The darkness is actually due to blood vessels spilling waste products into the thin layers of tissue under the eyes. Naturally, nutrients that support blood vessel strength could be natural cures for dark circles. One of the nutrients that provides this benefit is chrysin.
Chrysin is an antioxidant found in blue passion flower and other bluish-colored plants. It can be taken orally and is also present in some of the best under-eye gels.
You should be careful with eye gels that contain fragrance ingredients, whether they are natural essential oils like peppermint or artificial fragrances. They can still cause eye irritation. The irritation will eventually make the circle even darker.
Tea bags, citrus slices, and cold compresses are some of the other natural cures for dark circles that you may see. While it’s true that the cooling effect of those things can reduce puffiness and puffiness, it’s not likely to take away the darkness.
There are some antioxidants in citrus that have been shown to be beneficial in reducing dark areas by more than 60%. But, antioxidants must be extracted from the peels of the fruit and concentrated to provide that effect. In other words, you can’t do it in your kitchen.
While there are some products that you can easily make at home and hope for greater safety, you may want to leave the natural cures for dark circles to the experts. They know what they are doing.