Dark circles or puffiness under the eyes are a common and aggravating problem for most people. They not only make one look older but also tired. I commonly had them in high school because I did not sleep much and I had allergies.

Some causes for dark circles and inflammation include nasal congestion, stress, anemia, oversleeping, eczema, crying, too much salt, and excessive drinking, smoking, or sun exposure. Because dark circles are such a common problem, many cosmetic companies provide dark circle “treatment.” Some of these products contain chemicals that can harm the skin under the eyes because the skin is so fragile. Plus, a cover up isn’t needed. A healthy option is required.

The woman in the video below uses a mixture of coffee grounds, coconut oil, and black pepper to help with her dark circles. Coffee acts like an anti-inflammatory, black pepper stimulates circulation and the coconut oil promotes the release of the coffee and pepper oils and makes it easier for the skin to absorb them.

She does state that this is not a permanent fix and that the process should be repeated twice a week. However, it is a natural way of removing puffy and dark circles from under the eyes. Also, coffee and black pepper are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help to reduce aging and UV damage.

The change is amazing! Take a look and give it a try!