10 Tips to Remove Dark Circles Under Eyes Permanently and Easily

Causes and Remedies: Dark Circles Under Eyes

Dark circles under the eyes (periorbital dark circles or periorbital puffiness) can be a big worry for the beauty-conscious as well as for normal people. These circles or bags take away the freshness of the face and leave the person looking pale, ill, even old.

Dark-colored semicircles under the eyes, or shadowed grooves called “tear tracks,” may give the impression of age or ill health. But this impression may be incorrect; appearance is not necessarily reality.

Usually, dark circles are more a cosmetic issue than a real health concern. A person with dark circles under his or her eyes may not be old or unwell, but just have unusually thin skin, unusually highly colored blood vessels, puffy skin, sagging skin, or hyperpigmented skin under the eyes, either for genetic reasons, or because of some temporary condition.

In many cases, there are things you can do to reduce or prevent dark circles. In all cases, makeup can do wonders to change the way they look (see the video below).

Causes of Dark Circles

Let’s discuss the ultimate causes of dark circles. There are many causes, so there are many actions you can take to address them.

  1. Thin skin under the eyes. Skin under the eyes is thinner than skin elsewhere (half a millimeter or less, as opposed to about two millimeters), and so is more transparent; it shows the blood vessels underneath more clearly than other skin does. Skin under the eyes may be even more transparent if it is pale due to anemia or pregnancy. The blood beneath it appears bluish rather than reddish because skin transmits blue light better than other colors. Thus skin around the eyes may appear bluish, brownish, or even greenish, depending on a person's basic skin color.
  2. Extra melanin (dark pigment) in the skin around the eyes. This hyperpigmentation is common among people of South Asian or Mediterranean descent. It is genetic and has nothing to do with age or illness. A dermatologist may treat this pigmentation pattern with a cream including hydroquinone (bleach).
  3. Shadows from sagging skin under the eyes. Skin may sag into a pouchy, hammock-like shape because age and sun have destroyed much of the collagen and elastin, the stretchy proteins that make young skin look smooth and taut. The sagging skin is thinner in places, and so looks darker, and the “tear trough” area under the hammock looks dark because it is in shadow.
  4. Shadows from puffiness or edema. Fluid retention can cause the skin to dome up around the eyes, leaving a shadow below. Allergies, crying, temporary illness, excessive salt consumption, or stress (which releases cortisol and increases blood volume) can cause puffiness.

A faint purplish arc beneath the eye
A faint purplish arc beneath the eye | Source

Home Remedies for Dark Circles

There are many things you can do to eliminate dark circles under your eyes and keep them from coming back.

  • To reduce puffiness, a temporary cause of dark circles, change your sleeping habits. Sleep on your back, elevating your head with one or more pillows. Gravity lets fluid buildup drain away.
  • Sleep well (doctors advise at least eight hours sleep daily) to have a fresh and circle-free face. Lots of sleep means less stress and thus less puffiness.
  • Control allergies and the puffiness they cause. Take proper medication for allergies to airborne materials like flour or smoke. If you have dust allergies, make your bedroom as dust-free as possible: use bare floors, put dust covers on mattress and pillows, and remove or cover upholstered furniture, clothes, books, and papers.
  • Remove all eye make-up, like eyeliner and mascara, before going to sleep. Anything that irritates eyes can leave them watery and puffy.
  • Use a Neti-Pot to rinse the nasal passages, to relieve sinus infections and hay fever that cause puffiness under the eyes.
  • Daily exercise circulates blood throughout the body and the face, reducing puffiness. Concentrate on yoga too, which stimulates your breathing, leaving fresh skin.
  • To eradicate morning puffiness and bluish color, apply something that cools the skin and the capillaries beneath it, reducing swelling and making the blood vessels less visible. Apply cucumber or potato slices, chilled spoons, or bags of ice water to the area around the eye for up to an hour and a half.
  • Include plenty of green vegetables, fruits, and vitamins in your diet. Eat seasonal fruit like bananas, mangoes, and oranges, along with vegetables like spinach, greens, carrots, and brinjals (eggplant).
  • Include plenty of iron in your diet, from whole grains, legumes, eggs, or iron supplements.
  • Reduce salt in your diet to reduce puffiness.
  • Arrange your life to reduce stress. Stress releases cortisol, which causes increased blood volume and puffiness, and has other undesired effects.
  • Stay hydrated; dehydration causes thin and sagging skin. Use moisturizer. Limit cigarettes and alcohol.
  • To keep looking young years longer, protect your face and eyes from the sun. Ultraviolet light from the sun destroys protein in the skin. Use sunscreen and a hat when you go out.

Using Makeup to Hide Dark Circles

Makeup is very effective at concealing dark circles, whether they are caused by hyperpigmentation or something else. Use cream makeup in shades a little lighter than your skin tone to bring sunken areas "up." Use shades a little yellower, even orange or peach in tone, to neutralize the blue tone of thin under-eye skin.

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

gonna bookmark this page and share it with my daughter. She has some serious eyebags. She did try out cucumber , potato and tomatoes and even cold spoon. Didn't work out well. maybe she need to do it everyday. She just skips one or two days. Voted up

mehar ali 3 years ago

used tea bags i thnk its works only up to 3 percents..................

pareeshay 3 years ago

old and typical ways.

anjana 3 years ago

which cream is better to remove block circles under eyes

________________ 3 years ago

isn't sth that can cure dark circles faster

shivangi 3 years ago

it isn't true

it doesn't work within 1 week

priyanka gururaj 3 years ago

It doesn't give the results quickly... give some more effective tips plz....

Khajin 3 years ago

Not wrking

Himanshu 2 years ago

how cn i remove my dark circle so fast

sonia 2 years ago

how can i remove my dark circles

pooja 2 years ago

my eyes luks so dark due to dark circles how can i remove it fastly

ttomba 2 years ago

I will do

shikha 2 years ago

plz give some more effective tips so that it can recover in a short span of time

Alka 2 years ago

Use almond oil before slpng apply under eyes and wash it in morming at least 1 month for best results...

Arsh 2 years ago

How can remove my dark circles ....always i will be work on system is that the reason that im getting dark circles near my eyes plz help me out to remove this dark circles

noor 2 years ago

plz give some more affective tips

shubi 2 years ago

Need some home remedies

Sam 2 years ago

I hade dark circles but these tips helped me

Namita Aluvathingal 2 years ago

I am gonna try this out but if not working i will have to do this the hard way

sneha 2 years ago

how can i remove my dark circles plz give complete solution

rob 2 years ago

just use eraser...rub it under ur eyes 3 hours a day ..u ll get good result

Zoya 2 years ago

Use cucumber....Its really wrks:-)

shruti 2 years ago

earlier i have big dark circle under my eyes .but now with the help of above mentioned tip i have get rid of them. I did all above mentioned things for about 2 months. Friends keep doing it regularly. You will definitely get better results.

priya 2 years ago

i sleep 7 hours per day.i m not think more.

vanshika 2 years ago

It can remove using by tamato juice within 15 days

gayathri 2 years ago

have to get rid from dark cicles.... gonna try these tips!!!

simu 2 years ago

I think these r gud tips Im gonna try it

mellisa 2 years ago

Am going to start using this tip...

meshi 2 years ago

I wil follow it

aaliya 2 years ago

used potato juice for 10 min it will really work.....

raji 2 years ago

for me dark circles are in starting stage. let me try and see

shaily pamnani 2 years ago

Take beet and carrot in salad for at least 1 mon..u will definitely see d change

simran 2 years ago


koushik 2 years ago

It's really works

mallika 2 years ago

Tell me the easy remedies to remove dark circles pls...... I really fedup with this dark circles, pls give me solutions

sania 2 years ago

Plz tel me to get free frm ths dark circles plzzzzzzzzzzzz

Yo 2 years ago

Doent work if u do it 2-3 times a week

Shud be done daily for 1-1.5 months

Debjit 2 years ago

How to remove the darkness under eyes

Sweety 2 years ago

How can remove my dark circles ....always i will be work on system is that the reason that im getting dark circles near my eyes plz help me out to remove this dark circles

Dimpi 2 years ago

how to I reduce my dark circle fast plz tell faster

lokesh 2 years ago

use green vegetables and also use pomegranate at least two weeks....its really effective

Anjum 2 years ago

Not all dark circle come from sleeping habits. ther might be so many reason. i also thought it was about sleep until i visited dermatologist

he recommended me product

rakesh 2 years ago

anjum you are right i sleep well but i too suffer with dark circles i even visited dermatologist with no good results. which product does ur dermtologst recommended

Anjum 2 years ago

yes rakesh i think its darkaway dark circles correcting cream. was very effective.

angel 2 years ago

How can I remove my dark circles plz give some suggestions.

chithu 2 years ago

how can I remove my dark circles pls give complete solution 2 years ago

I been having dark circles for 7 years, now I really want to get rid of them. every time people look at me they say that I in drugs need more sleep. Please help it also mess up my dating skills. When I try asking out this girl she said I good but the dark circles mess it up PLEASE HELP

yatika shekhawat 2 years ago

from 4 weeks i hv dark circles,.,i used potato,,tomato ,,,but no result came,,plz help

Shayiqa 2 years ago

Use zaitun oil for at least 1 mnth

ika 2 years ago

How to remove dark circles

santosh 2 years ago

i used every type under eye dark circles cream but it is not work plz tell me effective tips......

arsha 2 years ago

Ammmmm other then this what is the best form of medicine to get clear off circles?

Libi 2 years ago

I tried every think for dark circle at last a product worked for me is darkaway dark circles correcting cream, you can see noticable results within week.

kartik 2 years ago

Forever bright r3 factor should be effective in this

lara 2 years ago

Please tell us about easy ways and early to remove it

sanjana 2 years ago

Pls give me right way you cure my dark circles plz plz

asha 2 years ago

which cream u suggest pl tell me

neha 2 years ago

plz tell me how to remove dark circal plz

Niyanta 2 years ago

Hope it works!

neha 2 years ago

ill try this...

Arkansas 2 years ago

Apply honey over dark circle it works but it will take time

archana 2 years ago

Tell me dark circle treatment

pinky 2 years ago

i have tried many cream to reduce a dark circle but it don't work plzzz give me some tips to reduce a dark circle it luk unugly

sonam.s 2 years ago

how to remove my dark circle as fast as i can

khushi 2 years ago

Nice tips I will also try it

sufi 2 years ago

am fedup of the dark circles... Bt nw il use the tomato nd potato juice.. Insha Allah i hope it ki it will wrk...

christa fl 2 years ago

I have a very sensitive skin & pro breakout & have a lot of dark spots due to acne scars. One of my concerns, aging skin around my eyes. after 2-3 days of using the Somaluxe Moisturizer - the results are unbelievable! around my eyes, the line that's been bothering me for quite a while is lessening & the dark spots on my cheeks wow! start to lighten!

simran 2 years ago

thanks for tips its really work

sandesh Cheulwar 2 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion .

vini chawla 2 years ago

Thank you so much 4 these tips.....:)

Kumari Geeta 2 years ago

i have dark circel in my under eyes plz tell me how can i remove it

monika 2 years ago

I have dark circle in my under eyes plzzz tell me how can I remove it..plzz

shivani sharma 2 years ago

my eyes it dark circle on aroud on my eyes so plz can me solution me

chandra 2 years ago

How cn i remove my dark circle so fast

pavi 2 years ago

Give me the tips for remove dark circle so fast. I am working. So I have no more time.

deviprasad 2 years ago

Is there any creams to remove dark circle plz tell me

aqsa 2 years ago

I love your advice

lata kadyan 2 years ago

Please give me more tips. But I love your advice

imran 2 years ago

I like your advice

maria 2 years ago

Plz give me advice for under eyes dark circle and medicine which help to get rid circle permently.

shammi 2 years ago

how could I remove my dark circles

kay 2 years ago

which is da most effective

bindhu 2 years ago

nic post

laxmi 2 years ago

Cucumber really gives the best result

arjay 2 years ago

using tea bags that already used?

Pranav 2 years ago

Put a spoon in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Take it out and cover the circles with it. Hold it there until the spoon is warm again.

sanjana 2 years ago

pls tel advice to remove dark circles under eyes

rashi menon 2 years ago

dark circes can be removed with 'DARKAWAY' cream an AMIRI HEALTH prorduct which was suggested by my dermatologist.. it is really effective from day 1.. i suggest u to try once

soujanya rao 2 years ago

dark circles are common these days bcoz we sit in front of internet max of time.. so the best way to remove these is to use darkaway... it really reduces the darkcircles from the starting day.. i don't have any dark circles after using it....

mirza tabrez baig 2 years ago

@rashi menon

maam as u said the product 'DarkAway' is really effective... it looks promising...

will it work on male skin ???

deepa 2 years ago

I have dark circles around my eyes for 3 years... Tried many home remedies.. Also consulted doctors.. But.. No use.. Really I'm fed up with this... Please help me

jennifer 2 years ago

I have dark circles, but they are not so bad. As a couple years ago, i learned that you have to start with the inside,it can be that you have to take some vitamine (i take spirulina,


I also give massage every day around my eyes for circulation. I started to use kiehls line reducing eye brightening concentrate one month ago,i have 2 say i really see improvement its lightly fading away at the end of the 'circles' but i really use it twice a day.drink lots of water,less sugary things .i think you have to be really strict,i am and i am really relieved that my input is working, you can do it also!!!

ritz 2 years ago

Aww I will try ma bst

hardika 2 years ago

i applied all the things but there's no effect will u plz tell me another way. my dark circle is increase day by day. plz...... tell me another solution.

irfan 2 years ago

Fed up........

Nish 2 years ago

I applied all creams n use all home remedies there is no effect so will u tell me plzz some affective remedies about dark circles

Rashi Menon 2 years ago

@mirza tabrez baig

It worked well for me and hope it to work well for men too.

moni 2 years ago

any solution to remove dark circles plssssssssssssss

sony 2 years ago

Any solution for dark circle

chander 2 years ago

how to remove dark circle in my cheek both side,

alina 2 years ago

Plzzzzzz hlp me 4 remove my dark circles.....

reva 24 months ago

plzzzz hlp me to rwmve dark cricles

sara 24 months ago

i don't understand.............????????

sreedevi 24 months ago

Iam suffering my dark circles in my face

please help me

Ashwini 23 months ago

Pls give me best tips for remove dark cercils under eye urgently

emaan 23 months ago

Plz tell some solid solutions!

kiera 23 months ago

Thank you so much,

to giving this article.

It is helpful for me.

pratik 23 months ago

I will try.

prachi 23 months ago

Plz give me only one solution remove my eyes dark circle I m already try any cosmetics cream medicine but no fair result

Maani 23 months ago

How i can remove dark circle i am from pakistant tell me any trick or cream which is effective

padu 23 months ago

Go to beauty parlor and ask them for dark circles treatment, eye massaging with Vitamin E and Vitamin K under eye cream will really help in reducing the dark circles quickly. Do this monthly and also drink lots of water, stress free and additionally adequate sleep will work out well.

bhanu 23 months ago

How to remove darkcircle plzzzzzz

sufiya 23 months ago

Cucumber really works...n d potato slice also do results may come out

sanju 23 months ago

thank u

ruchi 22 months ago

How to remove dark circles plzzz

kavi 22 months ago

avoid stress ad completely rest ....

j.p 22 months ago

Very funny

Fareen 22 months ago

Try DarkAway..It is one of the best dark circles correcting cream....I got a fine cleared my dark circles and made me look better....

kaveri 22 months ago

hw cn i remove my dark circle?

Sushmitha 22 months ago

I have the habit of sleeping late in the night, because of lack of sleep I got dark circles under the eyes. I used a lot of products to remove it but of no use. After using all these, I have chosen one product randomly that is DarkAway and within few days my dark circles gone. It is one of the best cream for dark circles.

sneha 22 months ago

How can i remove my dark circle fast

purvi 22 months ago

How can i remove my dark circle quickly

anjali 22 months ago

How can remove. The dark circle plzz give me a solution guys as wellas best clinic address for dark circle

fathima 21 months ago

How can i remove my dark circle quickly

Michelle Gore 21 months ago

Well I use eyerid serum on my face and neck before moisturizing. I have sensitive skin and it does not irritate me at all. I like that it's lightweight and absorbs quickly into the skin. My skin is looking healthier and brighter since I started using eyerid serum and my age spots are starting to fade. Will reorder this serum!

jigu 21 months ago

Plz tell me the treatment of remove dark circle...its hereditary so i m very worry about it....plzzz give me suggestion....

Michelle Gore 21 months ago

Okay jigu you can use eyerid serum which is really help you to remove your dark circle.

arsh 21 months ago

can u please give the list of products in written form which are using in the video's a humble request please mention the product name with detail .

sutapa 21 months ago

Pls.. pls.. pls.. tell me how to remove my under eye dark cercle???

akhil katal 21 months ago

Plz tell me the easy tips its does not work

pooja 21 months ago

Old remedies!Give something new plzz!

swetharaj 21 months ago

Need a perfect tip to reduce dark circles

Michelle Gore 21 months ago

DermalMD Under Eye Treatment serum worked great on my dark circles. I have been using this daily and i see a good improvement in the appearance of my under eye area. All natural and organic ingredients are good for the skin under the eyes. My dark circles improved and i am glad that i received this product as a part of testing and reviewing for an honest opinion

sayed abdou 21 months ago

please tell me how to get ride of these dark circles,i have them for about 12years now and im really looking older dan my age

mily 20 months ago

Pls tell me about cream for dark circle.....

kanna 20 months ago

please tel me how to remove my dark cirle

Ruqiafun 20 months ago

There may be lot of reasons in getting dark circles but the appearance makes our face look unfair. I have tried various types of under eye creams but I did not find any change on my face. I am using Dark away from two weeks and I have seen a great change in the under eye area of my eyes and am looking fair now. Try it, its a perfect one in clearing dark circles.

usha 20 months ago

no working man

Fahim 20 months ago

which cream is better to remove block circles under eyes...

usha 20 months ago

Pls I used various cream bt no result pls give some idea

is radio therapy really works on darkcircles 20 months ago

Is radio therapy really works on dark circles

Kritika 20 months ago

Melaglow is the best cream to reduce dark circles but it works after 1month. Use twice daily.

pinky 20 months ago

Plz help me to reduce my dark cercle.

Due to darkcercle l can't makeup my eyes.

simran 20 months ago

using milk for the rid of dark circle is the best way or not

Nusrat 19 months ago

Useless. It doesn't work.

Janver Ignacio 19 months ago

DermalMD Serum is Great for under eye, and daytime wear. If you are looking for a heavier concealer this one doesn't quite do the trick.

shalini 19 months ago

How to remove dark circles

shubham 19 months ago

tell me something that eally works

REZA 19 months ago

pleas don't worry aboute it . you coould remedy every thing if you are calm in your life .and with attention to your values. you are the best human in this world . take every thing easy . i hope every one have a nice and enjoyable life. thank you for reading

aromamagic 19 months ago

I used to feel shy for going out because of wrinkles under my eyes. I tried cucumber, almond oil, rose water etc but it did not work. Finally I came to your page. I followed up your tips and it worked out. Thank you for sharing it.

19 months ago

Try potato

ashlesha Kushwaha 19 months ago

Potatoes doesn't work fast suggest something dat works fast

Masibanda 18 months ago

Add Your Comment what do i do to get rid of dark marks

suresh 18 months ago

Pls help me how to remove the black circle

umer shazu 18 months ago

plse give us suggestion about dark circlus.any medicans

Chandra 17 months ago

I’ve been using Darkaway for about three weeks and I can already see a reduction in the dark circles under my eyes. I also feel like the skin is more supple around my eyes.

Dr dipak 17 months ago

solution dark circle 1tea spoon tomato juce 1/2spoon lemon juice one pinch haldi and besan 10 minute any advise mo no 9726095013

Anushka Gautam 17 months ago

plz... plz give me some natural tips to reduce dark circles......

Cecilia Gensel 17 months ago

I love DermalMD Under Eye treatment serum, tightens up the lines makes me feel a decade younger and all without surgery.I recomend this amazing cream to any one over age 40.the circles are magically gone without using makeup!

madhu 17 months ago

Hii guys my name is madhu.i have black please tel me a fast to cure it

skd 16 months ago

Hw can reduce my eye black spot.

Narendra 16 months ago

Give me home solution

sana 16 months ago

Its difficult to remove d dark circle ...but ,my mom told one tips..take a slice of cut pieces of potato &keep u r eye in 30 mints...daily following people's only try a best results frds..:)

saba 16 months ago

U can use lemon juice and tomato juice and keep using that until they finish

barsha 16 months ago

Plz help me to remove dark circles around my eyes

JASMINE 16 months ago

Plzzzzzz tel me how to remove dark circles around eyes some give me tips

bella the younger one 16 months ago

i use pipino or potato ,i think this can be effective..


korean girl the enlighten beauty 16 months ago

I think it is easy to use removable medicines came from beauty

anju bairagi 15 months ago

How can remove dark circuls

FuckerJoker 15 months ago

Try charcoal its effective

AntonioAdzaga 15 months ago

I have been using DermalMD Under Eye Treatment Serum for several years now. I was very pleased to find it on google site at a lower price. It not only helps to lighten my dark circles, but is a good moisturizer under the eye.

selvi 15 months ago

Plz tell how can i remove my dark circle

honey 15 months ago

use eyemax cream suggested by doctor

fathima 14 months ago

nice tips

saba 14 months ago

Saba i have dark circle16 years what can i do


Isabela Stumpf 14 months ago

After used DermalMD Serum Really feels great going on, smooth and silky. See the puffiness decrease in just days, and the dark circles improve. Does not make my eye makeup smudge like other eye creams I have used.

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Shanaya Agarwal 14 months ago

You can treat your dark circles very easily now.. just follow the link

Nathya 13 months ago

I hv dark circle frm my childhood,how cn i get rid of it.pls tl me

Akshay verma 13 months ago

I have dark circle in 2 year, how can i get reduce of it tell me plzzz

sana khan 13 months ago

Let see.... it's works or not.......

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MizBejabbers 13 months ago

I gave up wheat and the bags went away, but the genetic circles remain. They aren't dark anymore, but I have high cheekbones and the eye circles remain above them.

aryaarooz 13 months ago

nice tipzzz.... i will try it

black 13 months ago

I sleep almost 10 hours a day... my age is 14 and I have dark circles which look like someone has painted semi-circles under my eyes with black paint... plz help me.. these methods do not really work.. give me a better advice...

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DREAM ON 13 months ago

I also have dark bags do from lack of sleep. I will try your remedies. Thanks for sharing.

Mindy Bowes 12 months ago

I bought DermalMD Under Eye Treatment Serum for my husband, who has trouble with purple circles and puffiness, and have noticed a pretty big difference in his under eye area since he started using. After a late night recently, I woke up with extremely puffy eyes so I decided to try it myself. Within minutes of applying, my eyes looked completely normal! I was really surprised by how quickly it worked, and how gentle and soothing it feels.

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Diana Abrahamson 10 months ago from t Francis Bay

I know a few people who could be interested in this article..thanks!

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Lady_E 9 months ago from London, UK

Thanks for sharing the tips.

Hindustani 8 months ago

Fair and Lovely cream can quickly hide dark circles.

Tyana 8 months ago

Yeah, I've lived with under eye circles my entire life. But nothing works with them, It isn't from allergies, lack of sleep or from any congestion. It is simply from genetics...what should I do?

FrancyzaLima 6 months ago

I bought DermalMD Under Eye Treatment Serum for my husband and he is now on his second bottle of this because it has improved his problem so much. He genetically has very dark circle under his eyes. It gets so bad that sometimes he can almost look like he has a black eye. Admittedly, he wasn't as disciplined about using this at first and the product did help somewhat. BUT in the last three weeks he has used it religiously every morning and evening and holy cow what a difference! He noticed it and so did I! We are very pleased with this product and if you suffer from dark circles I would definitely give this a try.

MR X 3 months ago

It doesnt work.alk rubbish

Arohi 2 months ago

I have dark circles from 4 years Nd home remedies does not works even homiyopathic medical does not work pls give me some tips what should i do

ifyokoye 2 months ago

have any body tried bio balance eye dark circle treatment? want to know pls

ANU 7 weeks ago

I used Almond Oil ,But it dint work.can u plz suggest me someother home remedies.??? PLEASE..

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