QI am 16 years old and I have dark circles under my eyes. My eye turns red when infected and this colour takes a long time to go away. Please help.


For your eye infection and redness, you should first consult an eye doctor and take treatment. Avoid applying eye make-up or eye creams before consulting the doctor.
Some of the reasons for the formation of dark circles around the eyes are hereditary factors, nutritional deficiencies, stress, inadequate sleep, sun-sensitivity, etc.

So, along with external care, you should check these aspects. As a home remedy, you can try this: Take a little pure almond oil, apply it around the eyes and massage lightly on the skin, using only the ring finger. Do this for one minute under each eye.

Massage in one direction only. Leave on for 15 minutes and wipe off gently with moist cotton wool. You can also mix cucumber juice and potato juice in equal quantities. Apply under eyes daily for 20 minutes. Wash off with water.

Before going out in the sun, apply a sunscreen lotion sparingly under the eyes. Add a drop of water to it before applying, to give a lighter coverage.
Shahnaz Husain