by Asima Butt
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Today this article will explore the problem about dark circles under your eyes. 40% population have them genetically. This is a real struggle to deal with them. Girls get very expensive concealers in market to hide them under makeup. But this is not a permanent solution Some people have really very dark circles that are not even possible to cover under makeup. It is not always necessary to apply something topical to get rid of them. Sometime its some type of deficiency in our body that can only fulfilled by taking certain nutrients that are deficient and causing dark circles around our eyes.

Causes of dark circles:

Dark circles are caused by anything that cause tension or itching around the eyes. It can also cause by stressing your shoulder or eye muscles for long period of time. When you don’t get enough sleep at night or study long hours

without giving your eyes rest.

If you have particular health condition like anemia, eczema, asthma or allergies. Certain type of medicines can also cause dark circle around eyes of some people. Some people get dark circles around eyes with advancing age.

Sometime it is for no reason, it is just periorbital hyperpigmentation mostly cause by genes. Fatigue and stress can also induce its existence.


This article will educate with you benefits of cucumber and how it is very effective to remove dark circles under your eyes. It is being used for quite long and you must have heard to apply cucumber slices on both eyes to get it benefits. But here we will intensify its effect by getting it in a gel form which is much easier to get absorb into the skin. This is how it even work better.


Benefits of cucumber:

According to dermatologist cucumber is the most beneficial vegetable for skin because it is rich with vitamin C and caffeic acid. Even its has a huge amount of silica which gives firmness to the skin. It has a huge amount of water content in it. Being a hydrophilic it bind with water contents and lock the moisture into the skin cells. In return keeping it hydrating for quite a long time.

when it comes to skin care, it is impossible to ignore the importance of Vitamin C. It should be part of your skin regime. Vitamin C is strong antioxidant and it cause reduction the effects of free radicals and help your skin from photo aging or premature aging of skin.

It is best for skin affected with acne and It helps the removal of blemishes, dark spot and hyperpigmentation. In short it gives the skin natural and whitening glow.

It increases the cell turn over and even reduce the acne scar. It strongly help the skin to improve its texture. When it is used under the eyes it not only help us to reduce the puffiness and darkness but it also helps use to reduce the wrinkles or fine line that you start to get under and around the eyes with time.


Here are some easy steps to make this cucumber gel at home:


  • Cucumber

  • Almond oil

  • Vaseline


First of all to make this eye gel we need cucumber powder and you will learn to make it first as it a key ingredient. Take 3-4 big size cucumber and cut them into long and thin slices and leave it in sun for some days. Whatever the season is you need to make sure that you get them so dry that it gets a crusty form.

After that out them in a grinding machine and grind them until it gets a smooth and very fine powder form as shown in the picture. Your cucumber powder is now ready to be used.

Take two teaspoon of cucumber powder in 2 teaspoon of almond oil and heat it up in microwave oven just for 20 seconds so all the powder get mixed in almond oil. Then take 2 teaspoon of vaseline and add in this mixture. Give it heat again for 20 seconds on until all the vaseline gets dissolved and it makes a homogeneous mixture. Your cucumber eye gel is ready as shown in the picture.


You can use it everyday or at night before going to bed. Apply its generous amount under and around the eye. Massage it for some time and leave it for whole night. Keep using it every night for at least a month or two to see the prominent results.

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