START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Natural Remedies for Under-Eye Bags and Circles

Natural Remedies for Under-Eye Bags and Circles

“You look tired…” Ah. Those dreaded three words. Thanks to the lovely dark circles and bags that appear for a laundry list of reasons; heredity, water retention, allergies, toxins, hormones, etc., at times we don’t seem as alert and vibrant as we’d like. Try the natural solutions below and you’ll be struttin’ around, wide-awake before you know it.


A healthy well balanced diet is key but there’s new info that says eating two kiwis a day in yogurt can help to eliminate bags.

Plenty of H20. Drinking water helps flush the toxins from your body as well as reduce water retention. Try restricting caffeine as this can also bloat you.

No more salt. This is such a simple little tip with big results. Try limiting salt for a week and notice the difference.

Nautral Remedies

Place cotton balls soaked in milk under your eyes for a few minutes. The lactic acid in the milk helps reduce puffiness and darkness.

Take protective eye wear or swim goggles; fill with water and freeze. Place on eyes for five minutes.

Freeze a couple of spoons over night. In the morning rest them on your eyes until they are not cold any longer. If you make an effort to do this every morning you will see a big difference in about two weeks.

Slice one small piece off of a potato, and cut the slice in half. Put each slice under your eyes and leave them under your eyes for 20 minutes.

Place two thin lemon slices directly onto your bags or circles. Don’t squeeze your eyes tightly but be careful not to open. After 20 minutes carefully rinse off with cold water.

Soak two cucumbers in lemon juice for 3-5 minutes. To help get rid of dark circles and puffiness place cucumbers on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.

Read more: Beauty, Natural Remedies, Skin Care, , , ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Veronica Peterson

Veronica Peterson has a background in green design and creative writing. She loves discovering and sharing sustainable ways to enrich life. Veronica is a happy urbanite, who lives above a produce market in San Francisco with her dog Winnie.


+ add your own
10:08AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

Thanks so much for the tips.

5:26PM PDT on Jun 2, 2014

Try SwellNoMore, a powerful dietary supplement formulated to cure puffy eyes, swollen face and bloating. It quickly reduces retained fluids AND inflammation of tissue around the eyes and face. It is doctor recommended. You can read more at

8:15PM PDT on Mar 28, 2014

Thank you :)

1:47PM PST on Nov 14, 2013

Pandas don't seem to worry

3:31AM PST on Nov 5, 2013

Thank you, I think my problem is getting the correct amount of sleep a night.

12:54PM PST on Nov 3, 2013

Must try this my eyes are always tired.

12:30PM PST on Nov 3, 2013

Much better than expensive cream

8:34AM PDT on Aug 4, 2013


6:07AM PDT on Jul 29, 2013


3:20PM PDT on Jul 27, 2013


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

Good advice, thanks.

I wonder how wrinkly their cheeks are under their fur.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!