How to Diminish Dark Under Eye Circles in Only 15 Minutes

Don't waste your money on creams that don't work. Here are three simple steps to get rid of them in a flash!


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    Grab a cucumber out of the fridge. Cucumber oils are fantastic for your skin, and if it's cold, it works a treat to refresh your eyes and get rid of those ugly circles.
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    Cut off a few pieces. You don't need them to be more than 1/4" thick. Cut off more than two because the slices tend to get warm.
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    Put them on your eyes, and wait. Just leave them there for 10-20 minutes, depending on your skin, and after a little while, they will be a lot lighter, if not gone.

Other Methods

Increase blood flow in your face. There are many ways for boosting your skin tone and tightness but the key to having a nice, plump skin is to have it well irrigated, as this diminishes the amount of toxins in it, and brings oxygen to have a generally better skin quality. To achieve a better blood flow in your face (hence drastically diminishing the dark, sloppy skin under your eyes), you can:

  • Engage in cardiovascular activities. Running, jogging, cycling... Choose the one you desire! Remember, team sports are best to keep cardio fun! This will also reduce the excess fat you may have on your face, eliminating the "uneven" parts of it.
  • Bathe your skin daily in warm water. Fill your sink and plunge your face in the water for at least 20 seconds. You will start to feel your nose and lips; this is when it starts to be effective. Repeat 5 times. "Warm" should be just a tad warmer than the hottest you would comfortably take a shower in. This will force your skin to develop, or re-develop, your facial capillaries, evenly throughout your face.


  • Don't eat as much sugar. Sugar (including bread and fats) causes darker circles. It's okay to eat fruits, though.
  • Mash the cucumbers and use it as a mask over your eyes.
  • This technique may not work for everyone. If you try it, and it doesn't work, don't be afraid to try other things, like cold spoons, or tea bags.
  • Don't forget to wash your face, or, if you're doing a masque that day, after the cucumbers. This will take the sticky away, and helps the darkness fade.
  • It's good to take a little bite out of the slices first, so that the cucumber slices don't actually go over your eyes, because the juices always get into them and it hurts.


  • Don't open your eyes with cucumbers on top. Juice will get in your eyes; it isn't very nice.

Things You'll Need

  • Cucumbers
  • Tea Bags

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Categories: Eye Skin Care | Eye Makeup