April 14, 2024

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My DIY mix fixes dark under-eye circles – it’s a Korean beauty secret, the 2 ingredients are already in your kitchen

A BEAUTY guru has revealed how she got rid of her dark circles without using an expensive eye cream.

She shared the process of making a skincare product for her under-eyes using two ingredients that most people already have in their kitchens.

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Eraj Zaidi revealed the DIY skincare treatment she uses to get rid of dark circlesCredit: TikTok/erajzaidi1
Eraj recommended using the treatment twice a week to brighten her under-eyes

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Eraj recommended using the treatment twice a week to brighten her under-eyesCredit: TikTok/erajzaidi1

Eraj Zaidi (@erajzaidi1) has garnered over 11,000 followers on TikTok, where she shares natural beauty tips.

She went viral on the social media platform after sharing a DIY eye mask that improves the appearance of skin under the eyes.

“Korean beauty secret, dark circles,” the text over the screen read.

She mixed a tablespoon of coffee granules and a tablespoon of plain yogurt in a bowl.

When the ingredients became a smooth brown mixture, she used a makeup brush to apply the mask under her eyes.

The beauty guru fanned her face with her hands as she let the mask sit on her skin for 15 minutes. 

She revealed that her under-eyes were brighter after washing off the coffee mask and recommended using it twice a week.

The video racked up over 4.2 million views and 220,000 likes from people who were amazed by the hack.

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Many viewers took to the comment section saying they were eager to try the mask on their own dark circles.

“Wahh, I must try this,” one person wrote.

“My eyes are really bad for some reason. I am definitely going to try this and I really hope that it works,” a second said.

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“Does it burn the skin if it’s sensitive?” another asked.

“No it doesn’t,” Eraj replied.

There are several possible causes for dark circles under the eyes including age, fatigue, allergies, genetics, and lifestyle factors.

According to Healthline, there is typically no cause for concern but if the dark circles become darker or swell it may be worth speaking with a doctor or dermatologist. 

Participants in a 2015 study had reduced dark circles and wrinkle depth after placing a pad that contained a mixture of caffeine and vitamin K under their eyes.

Eraj mixed instant coffee granules and plain yogurt in a bowl to make a mask

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Eraj mixed instant coffee granules and plain yogurt in a bowl to make a maskCredit: TikTok/erajzaidi1

Many over-the-counter skincare products contain caffeine which may help to brighten.

Melis Cifcili (@melisdoesmakeup) recommended Colleen Rothschild’s Illuminating Tinted eye cream to her 75,000 followers.

“The most miraculous eye cream I’ve ever seen in my life,” she said.

“When I put this on yesterday, I could not believe.”

Colleen Rothschild Illuminating Tinted eye cream costs $48 on the brand’s website, where it has a whopping 4.5-star rating.

“There’s also caffeine in here, which gets rid of morning puffiness,” Melis said.

“It’s very illuminating and dewy. There are hydrating ingredients.”

Eraj showed how bright her under-eyes looked after leaving the mask on for 15 minutes

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Eraj showed how bright her under-eyes looked after leaving the mask on for 15 minutesCredit: TikTok/erajzaidi1