Ways to Counter Those Panda Eyes


You are looking at your reflection in the mirror and then You realize that you have dark circles under your eyes. Panda eyes! Of course it is bugging you as it makes you look older, tired and stressed. Panda eyes can be caused by several reasons such as lack of sleep (and wrong sleeping position), pigmentation, excessive exposure to the sun, salty diet, allergies and aging. Hence, understanding what causes your eye rings is crucial so that you can address this problem properly. Here are some simple yet useful ways that can be considered to help with your panda eyes uninviting appearance.

1. Get enough sleep and rest


Lack of sleep is the most common cause related to panda eyes. So first and foremost, you have to overcome your sleeping problems. Make sure you get sufficient hours of beauty sleep and do not deprive your body from resting. Apart from that, you need to adjust your sleeping position. Certain positions like sleeping on your sides and stomach can cause fluid to accumulate under the eyes. Always make it a habit to sleep on your back.

2. Cut your salt intake


Too much sodium in your diet can cause water retention. Unfortunately, there are several parts of the body that retains water including the area under the eyes. Be extra cautious with the amount of salt you consume to ensure that you will not wake up with puffy eyes the next morning.

3. Eye cream, serum and gel


Get yourself a suitable eye cream (eye serum or eye gel) with Vitamin E and ingredients that can protect the sensitive skin under your eyes such as shea butter and rose hip oil. Look also for cream with retinol and skin-lightening formulas. These will aid to lighten the skin tone around the eyes, while reducing the darkness of the circles.

Too much sun exposure will get you fine wrinkles around the eyes which can give the impression of a skin-darkening effect. So, if you’re spending your day under the sun, always remember - SPF protection!

4. DIY eye mask


Your tired eyes need some rest so that the dark area and the puffiness will subside. Try these do-it-yourself eye masks that will fade the dark circles away, re-energize your eyes and give you a fresher look. Plus, the ingredients needed are easy to find and you might already have in your kitchen.

  • Cucumber slices

Cucumber is one of the simplest ways to treat dark circles under the eyes due to its soothing and relaxing effect. A couple of chilled cucumber slices on closed eyelids for about 15 to 20 minutes will do the job. You can also grate the cucumber, chill the paste and apply at the affected area. Let it dry, then wash off after half an hour.

  • Cold Tea Bags

Do not throw your used tea bags. Keep them in the refrigerator. Caffeine contained in the tea will help to shrink blood vessels under the skin, reduce the swelling and puffiness as well. Put the tea bags on each eye for about 15 minutes to eliminate the dark circles.

  • Coconut oil

Simply massage a few drops of it under the eyes to get rid of dark circles. Frequent application will help you achieve faster results.

  • Rose water

Dip cotton balls in pure rose water and place (or dab gently) under your eyes for 15 minutes. This will refresh your under-eye areas.

  • Almond oil and honey

Apply the combination of these two under your eyes before sleep. It will hydrate your skin and prevent your eye bags and puffy eyes from getting worse.


Undeniably, dark circles around the eyes look great on pandas but not on us. In fact, it could affect your appearance and lower your confidence. Make sure that you try the above-mentioned tips regularly to get the best result. Mesmerize others with your bright younger-looking eyes. Do you have any other tips to be added to the list? Kindly share it in the comment box below.