Dark upper and lower eyelids can be caused by poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies, lack of hydration or simply hyperpigmentation, a condition in which an area of skin or nails darkens due to an increase in the production of melanin. There are various natural remedies to combat dark eyelids, depending on what their cause may be.
Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins C and B, as well as zinc and iron, or take a multivitamin. Some skin discolourations result from poor nutrition.
Stay hydrated and drink at least eight glasses of water a day. If you can't handle drinking that much water, you may substitute some of it for organic fruit juice.
Lay slices of cucumber on your eyelids for 15 minutes. Do so at least once a day. This can fight both hyperpigmentation and swelling.
Mix equal parts of almond oil and water, stir, then soak a cottonball in the solution. Lay the cottonball on your eyelids for 10 minutes.
Mix equal parts lemon juice and rose water in a bowl. Let the mixture sit for two to three minutes, then dip a cottonball into it. Lay on your eyelids for four to five minutes, being very careful not to let lemon juice drip into your eye as it can cause burning and stinging.
If lemon juice does somehow get into your eye, immediately flush with cool water.
Tips and warnings
- If lemon juice does somehow get into your eye, immediately flush with cool water.