Dark upper and lower eyelids can be caused by poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies, lack of hydration, heredity, age or hyperpigmentation, a condition in which an area of skin or nails darkens due to an increase in the production of melanin. Try several natural remedies for combating dark eyelids to find out which one works best for you.
Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins C and B as well as zinc and iron or take a multivitamin. Some skin discolorations result from poor nutrition.
Stay hydrated and drink at least eight glasses of water a day. If you can’t handle drinking that much water, substitute organic fruit juice for some of it.
Lay slices of cucumber, which has skin lightening properties, on your eyelids for 15 minutes. Do this at least once a day to fight both hyperpigmentation and swelling.
Mix equal parts of almond oil and water. Soak two cotton balls in the solution and place the cotton balls on your eyelids for 10 minutes.
Mix a few drops of lemon juice and an equal amount of rose water in a bowl. Wait for two or three minutes and then dip two cotton balls into the solution. Place the cotton balls on your eyelids for four to five minutes, being careful not to let lemon juice drip into your eye, as it can cause burning and stinging.
Tobias Starr has been writing professionally since 2010. Her specialties include fashion/beauty articles, literary analysis pieces and the occasional commentary on cultural issues. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in speech communication and a Master of Arts in secondary education, both from Morehead State University.