Okay, contrary to popular belief, cucumbers, teabags and cold spoons do not get rid of under eye circles. They help get rid of puffy eyes. They don't actually do anything to your the discoloration under your eyes, they do, just a little bit, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't help at all. Actually it doesn't help period. The cucumber will only work when it is COLD. You're better off butting a cold cloth over your eyes..
Your circles are usually caused by bad blood flow under the eyes. Press your thumb under your eye where the bags are, if it goes white for a small moment, it means that there is bad blood flow. If it doesn't do anything, chances are, the circles are hereditary, meaning that they were passed on to you from your parents, or grandparents, etc. I had the misfortune of being born with dark circles. I've had them my whole life, and you can't really get rid of them. If you don't believe your under eye circles were passed onto you, here are some steps you can take from preventing further damage to the circles, and possibly getting rid of them.
1.) Drink LOTS of water, water washes out toxic bodily fluids in your body. It is very important to be hydrated. Carry a bottle with you, and drink a few sips even when you're not thirsty.
2.) Sleep. Adults generally need 6-8 hours of sleep, while teenagers and kids need at least 7-8 hours of sleep.
3.)Sunscreen. Sunscreen ought to be first on the list. Wearing sunscreen is EXTREMELY important. Put sunscreen on your face and under the eyes, along with your hands if you want. Harmful UV rays are always out there to get you, even when its snowing. UV rays can cause very harmful damage to your skin, and cause pre mature aging and age spots. Next time you're out, look at the old people, some of them have age spots, they're discolored marks on their faces and hands.
4.) NEVER, EVER, EVER rub under your eyes. Under your eyes is the most delicate and thinnest skin you have on your body. Rubbing the skin under there can tear and just mess up, causing more darkness.
5.) Wear sunglasses if you have to. Sunglasses will block out the UV rays and sun from the skin, especially under your eye.
6.) Stop eating salty foods. Salty foods can cause discoloration of the skin
7.) Stop smoking if you are.
8.) At night, apple a eye cream that has retinol or vitamin K in it,this will help.
9.) Some say drinking lots of cranberry juice helps.
10.) If you believe your under eye circles are hereditary, cover them up with concealer. When you apple it, especially if you do it with your fingers, PAT, DO NOT RUB. Use your weakest finger, which is the finger next to the middle finger, next to the pinky.
People usually don't care if you're a guy and you put concealer on. At least here they don't care. Buy some concealer at Walgreen or something, I recommend Cover Girl.
Some concealers are designed especially for under eye circles, so they wont clog up your wrinkles or anything.
Also, I forgot to mention, try eye exercises. These exercises may rejuvenate broken capillaries under your eyes.
Here are some...
Do them now if you want!