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Is this simple kitchen cupboard staple the key to getting rid of your dark circles?

Beauty blogger Darsh's Bites thinks so!

By Shannon Wilson, 16 March 2016
Is this simple kitchen cupboard staple the key to getting rid of your dark circles?

Do you suffer from dark undereye circles? If it feels like you've tried every remedy going to beat this telltale tiredness sign, then don't despair. Beauty blogger Darshika Patel thinks she has the answer to rid you of your undereye circles for good - and her simple solution is a regular kitchen staple: Baking soda!

Baking soda is touted as something of a miracle product in the blogosphere. Traditionally used to help your favourite baking treats rise in the oven, it's also been used to blitz everything from getting rid of nasty household smells to fighting skin breakouts. And now the kitchen cupboard ingredient has been declared as the answer to beating dark circles, but is there any truth to the idea? Baking powder is otherwise known as sodium bicarbonate, which is a natural antifungal and antiseptic, so it's clear that its powers extend beyond everyday baking.

Darshika's simple and cost-effective beauty hack takes just five minutes at home and uses just two ingredients, baking soda and water. Watch the blogger show how her concoction reduces her dark circles in the video below:

We've laid it out in four easy steps if you want to try the hack for yourself:

1. Mix a teaspoon of baking powder with a small amount of water in a bowl to create a runny paste.

2. Using the back of a clean teaspoon, carefully and smoothly apply the paste to your under eye area, making sure not to irritate your eyes. 

3. Leave on for about 5-10 minutes, until the paste is dry and crispy.

4. Finally, being careful not to drag your skin, wash off the dried paste with a cloth or face wipe. Your under eye area should be left feeling a little tight and looking brighter.

Do you have a better beauty hack using baking goods? Let us know by using the hastag #goodliving on social media, and head to Asda online to pick up all your baking ingredients.