Waking up to dark circles is never a great way to start the day. Instead of running to your make-up kit and sweeping the problem under the rug, take a look at the things you have in your kitchen – you’ll be surprised by how fast home remedies can conquer those dark circles.

Tea bags
When cooled down, tea bags can work like magic on your eyes. Place a teabag on each eye while they’re still moist and then relax and let them do their thing. After 15 mins, give your face a splash of water and pat it dry to see the difference.

Metal spoons
This one always seems to shock people, but cold spoons can actually help with dark circles. Put two metal spoons in the freezer for a couple of hours and then when they’re cold enough, place the curved side of each spoon on your eyes. You will start to see a change as you do this.

If in doubt, take the traditional route – it never fails. Put a slice of cucumber on each of your eyes for 10-15 minutes and relax. Your eyes will thank you for it!