Erase dark circles with parsley eye mask

Parsley Eye Mask

There’s one thing I never leave the house without wearing – under eye concealer. Pants are optional; eye concealer is not. I’ve tried just about every method and cream to hide my dark circles to no avail. Despite covering them with a boat load of concealer and distracting from them with bright red lipstick, my eyes always make me look old and tired.

After reading recently that parsley can work to help erase dark eye circles, I had to try it. A cure from a bunch of parsley that costs 99 cents? Really? Yep, the vitamin C, chlorophyll and vitamin K in parsley help lighten skin and reduce puffiness.

Parsley eye mask for dark circles

How To Make Parsley Eye Mask | Hello Natural

To make your mask, roughly chop a handful of parsley (preferably organic). In a small bowl, grind the leaves with a wooden spoon. Like muddling a drink, you want to grind the parsley until it releases the juice in the leaves.

Pour a tablespoon of hot water over the parsley and stir the mixture together. You can also combine the parsley with yogurt. When the water has cooled, use 2 cotton balls to soak up the juice. Lie down and keep the cotton ball under your eyes for 10 minutes. DIY Parsley Eye Mask

Do this twice a week to reduce dark circles. The effects aren’t immediate though; it may take a couple of weeks to see the changes. I’ve done 4 treatments, and the parsley (or the naps I take while wearing the mask) is working! Let me know if you’ve ever used parsley before or if you give it a try!


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  1. Christina Roufanis says

    I have been doing this for one week now, I do it every day (just for right now) I will start doing the parsley treatment 2 x next week – and I have Seen incredible results. My eyes do not look so tired and the dark circles are slowly fading away. I highly recommend this….

    PS I just do the parsley and water for now

  2. says

    This is a great idea! I use to hear that cucumber helps to with dark circles too, but I want to grow up my own parsley at home and to try this. Thanks for the tip :)

  3. Michelle says

    So, has anyone who tried this seen actual, visible results? I’ve tried just about everything imaginable, except this, to get rid of mine and nothing has helped.

  4. jac1010 says

    my vegie patch is overrun with parsley, every google tip I searched to find how to ‘not waste it”, hadn’t turned up much. your parsley use is something I will definitely try. thank you.

  5. says

    I have THE worst dark circles. No matter how many naps or what concealer I use, the circles are always there. I’m definitely going to try this out as a way to erase those suckers once and for all and for minimal output.

  6. Ro says

    I could not have found this post at a better time! I picked up parsley instead of cilantro at the market the other day and I didn’t know what to do with it. Thank you for the tip.

  7. says

    Hi Stephanie, I just found your blog via Oh My Veggies and this is SOOO what I need! The bags under my eyes could hold my weekly groceries so I’m definitely going to give this parsley trick a go.

    • gerbermom says

      I’ve been meaning to do a how-to on covering up dark circles forever! But my favorite concealer is Benefit’s Erase Paste.

    • gerbermom says

      And I bet you grow your own parsley! Sadly I’ve managed to kill the mint and cilantro I planted earlier this year. At least the basil is hanging on!

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