Top 28 Home Remedies For Dark Circles Around The Eyes, Puffiness, And Wrinkles

Both women and men can have dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. There are many reasons for these eyes problems such as gene, allergies, stress, tiredness, fatigue, sun exposure, changes in hormones, or an unhealthy diet. They have bad effects on the beauty and make people look tired, ill, and older. That is the reason why dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles can make people lose their self-confidence. Although nowadays, there are a lot of beauty products to hide the dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles, home remedies to get rid of them are not only natural and safe for all the skin, but also cheap and easy to use. Continue reading this article on TrueRemedies to discover these natural home remedies for dark circles around the eyes and puffiness and wrinkles. 

28 Best Solutions For Dark Circles Around The Eyes And Puffiness & Wrinkles

I. Home Remedies For Dark Circles 

1. Almond Oil

Almond oil contains bioactive compounds that exert sclerosant and emollient properties[1]. This means that it can improve your skin tone, which in turn diminish the appearance of blood vessels underneath the skin. Vitamin E in almond oil can help fade the dark circles and lighten the skin around the eyes. You can also have a supple and soft skin by using almond oil regularly. 

Remedy

  • Massage your dark circles with almond oil
  • Leave it all night and wash it in the morning
  • Use this oil daily until the dark circles disappear

Note

There are two types of almond oil, including bitter and sweet. You must be careful because the bitter almond oil cannot be applied to the skin, so just use sweet almond oil.

2. Cucumber 

Cucumber is rich in bioactive compounds and vitamins, which can prevent tyrosinase activity. This may help lighten dark circles[2]. Moreover, cucumber has a lot of antioxidants, which help to remove dark circles and puffiness. It also helps you improve blood flow and decrease puffiness. 

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Remedy 1

  • Put the thick cucumber slices in the refrigerator for half an hour
  • Apply the cucumber slices to the dark circles for 10 minutes
  • Wash with cold water
  • Use cucumber twice a day for at least one week

Note: This remedy is also effective for removing puffiness.

Remedy 2

  • Grate a cucumber to have cucumber juice
  • Let this juice refrigerate for a few minutes
  • Apply the cucumber juice under the eyes for 15 minutes by using a cotton ball which is dipped in the juice 
  • Wash with warm water
  • Do it twice a day for one week

Note: You can use this remedy to treat wrinkles by applying the cucumber juice all over your face, letting it dry and washing with water. Remember to do it once every day.

Remedy 3

  • Mix an equal amount of cucumber juice with lemon juice
  • Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture to the skin near the eyes 
  • Wait for 15 minutes before washing with water
  • Do it one daily from 8-10 days
3. Raw Potato 

Potato has bleaching agents, which can treat dark circles and puffiness around eyes. Furthermore, enzymes, starch, and vitamin C in it are very useful to nourish the skin around eyes. It may help prevent the activity of tyrosinase, which is responsible for excessive pigmentation[3]

Remedy

  • Grate potatoes and squeeze the juice
  • Apply a cotton ball to the dark circles after steeping it in the juice
  • Leave for about 10 or 15 minutes
  • Wash with cold water
  • Use this ingredient twice daily for a few weeks

Note: This remedy can be applied to reduce puffiness.

4. Rose Water

Thanks to mild astringent properties, rose water is commonly used for skin toner. Antioxidant properties[4] present in rose water make this ingredient rejuvenate and soothe the skin, especially reduce the dark circles. Moreover, rose water makes your skin stronger and younger.

Remedy

  • Apply a cotton ball to the dark circles after soaking it in the rose water
  • After 15 minutes, wash with cold water
  • Use every day for a month
5. Lemon Juice 

Vitamin C in lemon juice also contains anti-pigmentation agents and can increase the dermal thickness beneath the eyes[5]. It further makes the skin younger and lighter. 

Remedy 1

  • Apply lemon juice to the dark circles with a cotton ball
  • Leave for 10 minutes before washing it
  • Use this ingredient twice every day

Remedy 2

  • Combine cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts
  • Apply this mixture to the dark circles with a cotton ball 
  • Wash it after 15 minutes
  • Use this mixture daily for a week

Remedy 3

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of of lemon juice with milk or cream
  • Dip a cotton ball in this mixture
  • Apply the cotton ball under the eyes and leave it dry
  • Wash it with cool water
  • Do it twice daily

Note

  • The third remedy can also help you get rid of puffiness
  • If you feel hot when using lemon juice, you must stop
  • Your skin needs moisturizing after that because lemon juice may make the skin dry
6. Tomato

Because of having bleaching properties, tomato can lighten the skin. This vegetable can also supple and soften the skin. Moreover, lycopene in tomato can prevent skin from damage[6]

Remedy

  • Mix a mixture of one teaspoon each of tomato juice and lemon juice
  • Apply this mixture to the dark circles
  • After 10 minutes, wash with cold water
  • Use this remedy twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks

Note

For sensitive skin, you can mix a teaspoon of rose water with this remedy before using

7. Turmeric

Turmeric can treat dark circles thanks to its brightening and lightening properties. Plus, turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant so that it can smooth and soften the skin[7].

Remedy 1

  • Mix ¼ teaspoon turmeric with 1 teaspoon almond oil
  • Massage on dark circles with this mixture
  • Leave for 20 minutes before washing with water
  • Use this remedy 3 times a week 

Remedy 2

  • Combine two teaspoons of turmeric with pineapple juice to have a paste
  • Apply this paste around the eye area
  • Leave for 10 minutes
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe this mixture
  • Reapply this paste daily for 5 days until you see the good result

Note: You can use another remedy of turmeric to treat wrinkles: 

  • Mix 1 tablespoon turmeric powder with 1-2 tablespoons sugarcane juice
  • Apply it to the wrinkles and wait for 10 – 12 minutes
  • Wash with warm water
  • Do it twice weekly
8. Honey

Honey is enriched with antioxidants and essential nutrients. This ingredient is effective for collagen production. Besides, it comes with bioactive compounds such as alpha-hydroxy acids that may prevent tyrosinase inhibition activity while reducing excessive pigmentation[8]. As a result, this can lighten dark circles.

Remedy 1

  • Apply a little honey to the dark circles around the eyes
  • Wash it off after 15-20 minutes
  • Use honey once and twice daily

Note: This remedy can be used to treat wrinkles. 

Remedy 2

  • Mix almond oil (five or six drops) with raw honey (one tablespoon)
  • Apply this mixture to the dark circles carefully
  • Leave it overnight and the next morning,wash it
  • Do it daily until you notice the improvement
9. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is useful not only for hair but also for the skin. This oil can help you smooth, soften and lighten the skin around eyes. In coconut, there are many properties, which nourish and moisturize the skin[9]. Therefore, coconut oil can reduce dark circles. 

Remedy

  • Apply coconut oil to your dark circles and massage this area by using clockwise and anti-clockwise motions
  • Leave overnight and wash it in the next morning
  • Use this oil daily before going to sleep

Note: You can also apply coconut oil to treat the puffiness and wrinkles.

10. Milk

It is a good remedy for reducing dark circles because of lactic acid; a property can promote softness and smoothness of the skin around eyes. Furthermore, protein, enzymes, amino acids, and antioxidants in milk can help improve the damaged skin. Milk also lightens the area around the eyes, thus reducing dark circles and wrinkles.

Remedy

  • Soak a cotton ball into the milk
  • Apply this cotton ball to the dark circles
  • Wash with water
  • Use it daily for two weeks
11. Tea Bags 

You can use both black tea and green tea. Tea is effective because of its antioxidants, tannins, and caffeine, which can restrict the blood vessels, thereby reducing dark circles. Green tea can inhibit melanogenesis thanks to its phenolic compounds[10]. It can help inhibit excessive pigmentation of your skin and eliminate dark circles.

Remedy 1

  • Soak two tea bags in water and let it cool
  • Apply tea bags to the affected areas
  • Leave for 15 minutes before washing this area
  • Use this remedy daily until you see the good result

Note: You can apply this remedy to treat puffiness.

There is also another remedy with tea bags to banish puffiness

Remedy 2

  • Put two used tea bags in the refrigerator for ½ hour
  • Apply it to your eyes for 10 – 15 minutes
  • Do it a few times daily

You can also drink 2 to 3 green tea bags every day to get rid of wrinkles. Add a little honey if you want. 

Read more: Green tea is also effective at dealing with fatigue. This article was medically reviewed/fact checked by Perpetua Neo (DClinPsy, UCL; MPhil, Cambridge). 

12. Aloe Vera 

Aloe vera can work for all types of skin because it has soothing properties. Moreover, it can help improve the skin discoloration and nourish and hydrate the skin. Consequently, aloe vera works effectively to treat dark circles. Aloe vera gel possesses compounds that can help inhibit tyrosinase activity, thus preventing excessive pigmentation[11].

Remedy

  • Apply aloe vera gel to the dark circles
  • Gently massage and wait for 10-20 minutes
  • Wash with a moist cotton ball
  • Do it twice a day (once before going to bed)

Note: Aloe vera is also used to reduce puffy eyes and wrinkles. 

13. Baking Soda 

The anti-inflammatory property[12] housed in baking soda is useful for improving blood circulation around the eyes. Furthermore, baking soda makes your skin smooth and promotes the growth of new skin. 

Remedy

  • Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda and a cup of warm water
  • Put cotton ball in this mixture and apply to the eyes
  • Leave for 10-15 minutes
  • Do it daily

Note: You can also use this remedy to treat puffy eyes and wrinkles. Baking soda can make your skin dry, so make sure that you will moisturize your skin after using it.

14. Grapeseed Oil

Besides treating acne, grapeseed oil can help you get rid of dark circles thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Research indicates that grapeseed oil consists of bioactive compounds that may help inhibit melanogenesis[13]. Consequently, this can effectively fade dark circles.

Remedy

  • Apply 2-3 drops grapeseed oil to the dark circles
  • Leave it on this area, then wash it
  • Do it twice a day

Note: You can use grapeseed oil for treating wrinkles.

15. Castor Oil

Castor oil improves the synthesis of collagen, thereby reducing wrinkles. This oil also has a lot of fatty acids, which make your skin hydrated[14]. Your skin will look softer and younger.

Remedy 1

  • Apply several drops of castor oil to the dark circles around eyes
  • Leave overnight
  • Use it daily before going to bed

Remedy 2

  • Mix a teaspoon each of castor oil and full-fat milk
  • Apply this mixture to the dark circles around eyes
  • Leave for at least one hour
  • Wash with warm water
  • Do it once daily

Remedy 3

  • Mix 3-4 drops each of castor oil and almond oil
  • Apply this mixture to the affected areas
  • Leave it overnight
  • Use it daily before going to bed
16. Fenugreek 

Due to their vitamin C, potassium, and protein, fenugreek seeds becomes an effective way to treat dark circles around the eyes. Moreover, it can keep the skin tone when maintaining the pH level.

Remedy 1

  • Soak fenugreek seeds (two teaspoons) in water for 3-4 hours
  • Grind the seeds
  • Mix with ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder and one teaspoon of raw milk
  • Apply this mixture to the dark circles under eyes for 15 minutes
  • Use cold water to wash this paste
  • Do it once daily for a week

Note: To reduce wrinkles, you can use fenugreek leaves as follows:

Remedy 2

  • Grind the fenugreek leaves with water to have a paste
  • Apply this paste on your face and wait for 12 – 15 minutes
  • Wash with warm water
  • Do it once or twice weekly

II. Home Remedies For Puffiness

1. Cold Spoons

Cold spoons help tighten up the skin around your eyes, then make the blood vessels relaxed. Therefore, they can reduce puffiness under eyes.

Remedy

  • Put 4-5 spoons in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes
  • Apply the curved side to your eyes for 15-20 minutes
  • Do it twice every day to have the best result
2. Egg White Mask

Vitamin B in egg white can promote blood circulation. Moreover, egg white helps reduce the inflammation and tighten the skin. Egg whites can help to banish wrinkles and under-eye bags because it contains skin-tightening properties[15]. It additionally nourishes the skin and makes the skin around eyes become healthier. 

Remedy 1

  • Whip the egg white 
  • Add a few drops of witch hazel to it
  • Apply the egg white on the eyes by using a soft brush or cloth
  • Let it dry 
  • Wait for 15 minutes before washing with warm water
  • Use this remedy daily

Remedy 2

  • Add 1 egg white with 2 teaspoons of coffee grounds
  • Beat this solution for a minute
  • Apply this solution under the eyes by using a brush
  • Wait for 10 minutes before washing with a wet wipe 
  • Use any moisturizer you want
  • Do it daily

Remedy 3

  • Mix egg white, milk and honey (1 tablespoon each ingredient)
  • Whisk the ingredients
  • Apply this solution under the eyes
  • Wait for 15 – 20 minutes
  • Wash with water

Remedy 4

  • Whip 2 egg whites and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Stir the mixture
  • Apply this mixture around the eyes by using a cotton ball
  • Wait for 15 – 20 minutes and wash with water
  • Do it daily

Note: Using egg white can prevent the wrinkles

3. Strawberry

Strawberries contain alpha hydroxy acids, which not only makes the skin look younger but also helps you get rid of puffiness and dark circles. Moreover, polysaccharides in strawberry work as anti-inflammatory properties, so it makes strawberry become effective for treating puffiness[16].

Remedy 1

  • Put some strawberries in the refrigerator for half an hour
  • Remove the tops, then cut them into thick pieces
  • Apply these strawberry pieces to your eyes

Remedy 2

  • Place the jam carefully under your eyes 
  • Leave it on for 10 – 12 minutes.
  • Wash with cool water
  • Follow it once a day

Note: You can use strawberry for treating dark circles. 

4. Coffee 

Thanks to its caffeine, coffee may decrease the inflammation and make the skin under eyes soothe[17]. Moreover, an antioxidant property presents in coffee can reduce the effects of UV rays. It also tightens the blood vessels and promotes blood circulation and oxygen supply to treat the puffy eyes and dark circles.

Remedy 1: Coffee grounds + black pepper + coconut oil

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon ground coffee beans, a pinch of black pepper powder with 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Apply this mixture under your eyes. 
  • Wait for 10 to 12 minutes
  • Use wet tissue (or washcloth) to wash it
  • Do it regularly to have a good result

Remedy 2: Coffee grounds + honey + water

  • Mix  fresh coffee grounds with honey (1 teaspoon of each ingredient) 
  • Add water to make a paste
  • Apply this mixture under your eyes
  • Wait for 7 to 10 minutes
  • Use wet tissue to wash it

Remedy 3: Coffee grounds + aloe vera + vitamin E oil

  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of coffee grounds with aloe vera 
  • Add vitamin E oil to it
  • Apply this mixture under your eyes
  • Let it work for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Use a wet tissue to wash it
  • Use it regularly to have the improvement

Remedy 4: Coffee grounds + yogurt/heavy cream

  • Mix coffee grounds (2 tablespoons) with yogurt (or heavy cream) (3 tablespoons) to gain a paste
  • Apply this mixture under your eyes and gently massage
  • Wash it after 15 to 20 minutes with warm water
  • Use it regularly to have the improvement

Note: You can use all of these remedies to get rid of dark circles.

5. Petroleum Jelly

This ingredient acts as a skin moisturizer[18]. It can also reduce the swelling, irritation, and soreness. Therefore, petroleum jelly is beneficial for treating puffiness.

Remedy

  • Massage the under and around your eyes areas with petroleum jelly for a few minutes
  • Do it daily before going to bed until you see the good result

Note: Using petroleum jelly can also help you get rid of wrinkles. You can use Vaseline instead of petroleum.

III. Home Remedies For Wrinkles

1. Ginger

Ginger is a familiar ingredient being used not only for cooking but also for treating many diseases. It has a large amount of antioxidant. Moreover, it can prevent the breakdown of elastin, which leads to wrinkles.

Remedy

  • Grate ginger and mix it with a tablespoon of honey
  • Eat this mixture
  • Do it daily in the morning

You can also drink ginger tea twice per day to treat wrinkles.

2. Banana

This common fruit can bring you many health benefits, such as stimulating collagen production, diminishing inflammation and irritation, preventing the skin from premature aging, treating acne thanks to its vitamin A, hydrating your skin, etc.

Remedy 1

  • Grate the banana
  • Mix the grated banana with 1 tablespoon of thick yogurt and 1/2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Apply this mixture to your face and after 25-30 minutes, wash it
  • Do it 3-4 times weekly

Remedy 2

  • Grate a small piece of papaya and 1/2 banana
  • Apply this mixture to the wrinkles
  • Wait for 25-30 minutes before washing it with warm water
  • Do it once or twice weekly

Remedy 3

  • Grate two bananas to make a paste
  • Apply this paste to the wrinkles
  • Wait for at least half an hour before washing it with warm water
  • Use skin moisturizer
3. Avocado

Avocado has a lot of vitamins, especially vitamin A and E. Vitamin A helps moisturize the skin and vitamin E makes the skin smooth. Moreover, it prevents premature aging. Therefore, you will have healthy skin and get rid of wrinkles. 

Remedy 1

  • Make a paste from the pulp of avocado
  • Apply this paste to the skin and take a shower
  • Do it once or twice weekly

Remedy 2

  • Mix a grated banana with avocado
  • Add a little honey to it
  • Apply this mixture to the skin
  • Wait for 20 minutes before washing it
4. Pineapple

This fruit has amazing benefits for your skin, such as stimulating the skin’s elasticity, hydrating the skin, and removing dead skin cells. Moreover, antioxidants, fibers, and vitamins present in pineapple make it become effective for improving the health skin[19].

Remedy 1

  • Apply pineapple flesh to your affected area
  • Wash with water after 20 minutes

Remedy 2

  • Grate the green pineapple to extract its juice
  • Apply this juice to the skin
  • Wait for 5 minutes before washing it
  • Do it daily

Note: You can treat dark circles by using these remedies.

5. Yogurt

Yogurt has acetic acid and alpha hydroxy acid, which make your skin smooth, the pores clean and small[20] [21]. Therefore, your skin will be tightened, and your wrinkles will be reduced. 

Remedy

  • Mix 3-4 tablespoons of yogurt with a tablespoon of olive oil
  • Apply this mixture to the face
  • Wash it off after 20 minutes with warm water
  • Do it twice daily
6. Shea Butter

Shea butter can nourish and moisturize the skin because of its natural vitamins and fatty acids, so it is helpful for dry skin. According to a study in 2010, shea butter can decrease skin inflammation thanks to one compound called lupeol cinnamate in it[22]. Moreover, shea butter promotes collagen production of the skin. It also has oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids, which prevent skin from drying. With long-term use, many people say that shea butter helps them have soft skin and get rid of wrinkles. 

Remedy

  • Apply organic shea butter to the affected skin
  • Massage with circular motions
  • Do it daily after taking a shower
7. Kiwi Fruit

Kiwis have a lot of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and lycopene. They stimulate collagen and elastin production. Therefore, your skin will look younger[23].

Remedy

  • Peel and cut a medium-sized kiwi into small pieces
  • Grind it to make a paste
  • Apply this paste to the face
  • Wait for 15 minutes before washing with water
  • Follow it twice weekly

We hope these tips with common and simple ingredients are useful for you to treat your dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. Although these ingredients are natural and safe for almost everyone, you should test at first to avoid being allergic. However, all content provided are for educational and informational purposes, so we recommend you consult a dermatologist to determine which method is suitable for your condition. Please share with us your thoughts if you have other home remedies for dark circles around the eyes, puffiness, and wrinkles.

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