Check out this blogger's quirky hack for getting rid of dark circles...

Julie Delahaye

Beauty blogger Darshika Patel has caused a stir in the world of beauty with her unusual trick for getting rid of dark circles and bags under the eyes. The New Zealand-based star shared a short video on her YouTube channel Darsh's Bites in which she revealed she mixes baking soda and water for a quick skincare treatment – and the clip has since gone viral.

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Beauty blogger Darshika Patel shared her trick for getting rid of dark circles under eyes

Darshika explained that she mixes a teaspoon of baking soda with a few drops of water in a bowl, mixing until she has created a "runny paste". She described the mixture's texture as "almost like sugary syrup" adding that it should "drop off" the spoon.

The vlogger then uses a teaspoon to apply the mixture to the bags under her eyes, but cautions her followers not to "put it directly right near your eyes" as this could cause irritation and make the "dark circles get worse".

She also revealed that leaving a space under your eyes and the mixture means "it's not too harsh on your eyes and will do its magic".

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Leave the mixture on for five to ten minutes before wiping off with a face cloth

Darshika also explained why she chooses to use a teaspoon to apply the paste to her skin. "Alternatively you can cake it on your fingers and also put it on," she said. "The back of the spoon I find that it's colder and it's probably better for your skin around the eyes."

The beauty star then suggests leaving the mixture on your face for about five to ten minutes, until it has dried, before removing it either with face wipes or a face cloth.

Getting rid of dark circles and bags under the eyes isn't the only reason Darshika favours baking soda as a beauty hero. She admitted that she also uses it in her daily skincare routine to "exfoliate" her complexion.

"Baking soda is a great exfoliator for your face and I always use this as my exfoliator for the week," she said. "It just leaves your skin feeling nice and smooth as if you've just had a microderm."

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