How to Erase Dark Under-Eye Circles (with Something in Your Fridge)

Hello, skin-care genius


You go to bed at a reasonable time. You use an embarrassingly expensive amount of fancy creams. You feel fine. So why the eff do you still have dark circles under your eyes? We’re here to help. You can either cover them up with red lipstick (no, really) or you can fix them for good with this game-changing remedy.

What you need: A handful of parsley, a small mixing bowl, a wooden spoon, a tablespoon of hot water (or yogurt) and two cotton makeup pads

What you do: Chop the parsley, place in the bowl and then grind the leaves with the spoon to release its juices. Next, pour the hot water over the parsley as you stir the mixture together (you can sub in yogurt for the water if you want a thicker mask). Let the mixture cool, and then dip the makeup pads into the juice. Place them beneath each eye, lie back and let them sit for ten minutes.

How often you do it: Twice a week is usually the ticket. (It’s, like, $2 a bunch.) Or whenever you have a superfluous amount of the garnish leftover from meatball night.

And that works? Yep. Parsley is super rich in vitamins C and K--both ingredients that help brighten and de-puff skin. As a result, you should start to see a major difference in a couple of weeks. Just be sure you’re still getting plenty of ZZZs.

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Jenny Jin

Beauty Director

Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...
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