5 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Black Eye Fast

How to Get Rid of Black Eye Fast

Oops! Something bumped on your head and now you have developed black eye.
A black eye may be defined as Bruising of the tissues that surround the skin under the eye. It may be painful and the surrounding area may be swollen causing difficulty for you to open your eye. Also, there may be temporarily blurring of the vision.

How to Get Gid of Black Eye Fast

How to Get Rid of Black Eye Fast

What are the Causes of Black Eye

The black eye commonly develops following a blow or punch to the face, accident, fall or cosmetic surgery. It happens due to the burst of small blood vessels resulting into the blood to ooze and accumulate around the skin under the eyes. This turns the area surrounding the eye purple or bluish.
A black eye is not serious if there is no sever injury. It takes one or couple of week for the black way to heal. Simple care and home remedies are enough to get rid of a black eye fast.

What are the Home Remedies to Get Rid of Black Eye

1.Cold Compress

Cold compress must be the first line of treatment to get rid of a black eye. Application of cold compresses the blood vessels. This stops the internal bleeding. Also, this reduces pain, inflammation, and swelling.

Cold Compress

Cold Compress

A cold compress should be the instant home remedy to treat a black eye. But do remember ice should not be applied directly on the skin or it will cause a chilblain. Wrap the pieces of ice in a cheesecloth and apply it on the area surrounding eyes for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this several times in a day.

2. Potato

If you want to get rid of a black eye fast then try potato. Potato contains enzymes that are known to suppress the blood and reduce pain and swelling.



Grate a potato and extract its juice. Apply potato juice over the black eye with the help of a cotton ball. Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it off with water. Repeat this every day and just in a few days, you will get the desired result.


Calendula is used to minimize inflammation. It promotes healing and reduces swelling. Steep a handful of calendula flower petals in a cup of water and leave it for 15 minutes.



Strain the solution and place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes apply this solution on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.

4. Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Massage

Both the natural oils are known to relieve inflammation and swelling and also acts as skin lightening agents. Gently massage the area surrounding the affected eye for 5 minutes.

Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Massage

Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Massage

5.Warm Compress to Get Rid of a Black Eye

If you received black eye a few days back then try warm compress to improve the blood circulation and disperse the accumulated blood. Dip a clean cloth or a cotton ball in the warm water. Wring the cloth to remove extra water and place it over the affected area until the cloth cools. Repeat this a few times in a day.

Warm Compress to Get Rid of a Black Eye

Warm Compress to Get Rid of a Black Eye

The home remedies to get rid of the black eye are only for the cases that are not serious. You need to go to the nearest trauma centre if you experience two black eyes, loss of consciousness, double vision, loss of vision, bleeding from eyes, unable to move eye or feel as if something is stuck in the eye or is pricing your eyes. Also, meet
your doctor immediately after you develop black eye if you are on blood thinning medicines or have heamophilia.

Along with the home remedies, you also need to keep a few points in mind to get rid of a black eye fast. Sleep with your head elevated with the help of pillows for the first 24 hours after getting the black eye. Avoid rubbing the affected area. Get sound sleep for 7-8 hours, drink lots of water and wear shades before going out in the sun.
Remeber one thing safety should be always a priority. So while riding a bike always wear a helmet. Do fasten your seat belts while rising in a car. check gear and brakes before rides.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.