You may find it hard to believe--and it may even sound a little distasteful given its ostensible purpose--but hemorrhoid cream is a very good way to treat dark circles under the eyes, It often contains components that are very good for the skin, such as yeast or liver oil, and can help reduce puffiness while restoring natural color to your face. If you want to treat dark circles, there are plenty of worse ways to do it than hemorrhoid cream.
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Things you need
- Hemorrhoid cream
- Beauty mask
Wash and dry your face thoroughly, getting rid of any dirt or excess moisture in the process. The easiest time to do this is right after you have emerged from the shower but before getting dressed or applying any makeup to your face.
Dab a little hemorrhoid cream onto the pad of your middle or ring finger. You don't need a whole lot--just a pea-sized amount for each eye should be enough to cover every part of the dark circles. Use the middle or ring finger, because these fingers make it easier to treat the area without applying too much pressure the way you might with your index finger.
Rub the cream very gently around in the dark circles until it has been totally absorbed into the skin. Use soft but thorough strokes, and make sure you don't scratch or irritate any part of the dark circles with your nails. If you do this right before bedtime, you may wish to wear a beauty mask to ensure that none of it rubs off during the night.
Repeat the process twice each day, in the morning and before bed. Check the instructions on the hemorrhoid cream to make sure you don't over-apply it, but otherwise, you should treat the dark circles every day to achieve the best results.
Examine the results in the mirror each day to see if they are diminishing. As with other uses for hemorrhoid cream, it often takes a few days for the effects on the dark circles to be seen, but you should see significant signs of improvement within a week or so.
Tips and warnings
- A general massaging of the dark circles can help treat it, along with the hemorrhoid cream. Gentle pressure increases the blood flow and helps the skin breathe, which will aid the cream in restoring your skin's natural tone.