Reduce dark circles by applying two small cucumber slices under the eyes for about 10 minutes and then washing your face with water, according to Top10HomeRemedies. Repeat this process twice daily until progress is noticeable and the dark circles start to fade.
Cucumbers have properties that lighten and clear up your skin, according to Top10HomeRemedies. Cucumbers can also be mixed with lemon juice to treat dark circles further. After mixing the ingredients together, use a cotton ball or napkin to apply the mixed juice under the eyes. A recommended time frame is to leave the mixture on for 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure to wash your face well to avoid stickiness and dryness throughout the day.
Not only do cucumbers help get rid of dark circles, but they also help sooth and cool your eyes, according to an article on Darkcircles.net. Placing them on your eyes after staring at a computer for a long time can alleviate eye strain, but remember to avoid getting cucumber juice in your eyes. If you are doing this early in the morning before going to work or school, setting an early alarm clock is a good way to ensure that you get up with adequate time to complete the process.