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Wondering what to do about purple discoloration on your skin? This happens predominantly under your eyes – think dark circles. A little lemon corrector is what you need to fix that problem.

Dark circles, as the name implies, are darkening of the skin right under your eyes. This usually happens when the blood vessels in this area becomes swollen resulting in the discoloration. Another reason could be puffy eyes, which casts a shadow on the skin making it look darker.

Dark circles could be due to many reasons including but not limited to stress, nasal congestion, certain allergies, lifestyle choices, etc. It is also believed that persisting dark circles could be a result of underlying health conditions or lack of sleep. It is important to deal with the root cause of the problem to eliminate it, though we all need a quick fix from time to time.

When dark purple patches show up under your eyes when you can’t let them be, it is time to grab that corrector and get it fixed, so you can look gorgeous all over again. This is a very simple recipe and you will only need a few minutes for preparing this.

Let’s take a look at the recipe, shall we?


Yellow Iron Oxide – 1/3 Tsp.
Titanium Dioxide – a pinch
Sericite – 1 Tsp.
Zinc Oxide – 1/3 Tsp.


In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together.

Mix using a spatula till the ingredients blend completely.

Make sure the mixture is even and without any streaks.

It takes a minute or two to combine the ingredients fully.


Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.

Tips to Tweak the Recicpe

The Titanium Dioxide is an optional ingredient and can be substituted with Zinc Oxide in most cases. However, there are minute differences between both and some prefer one, to the other. Some say the texture varies, while some opine that the color of both these ingredients vary and some say that Titanium Dioxide trumps Zinc Oxide any day. So, pick what you like best ☺ There are no hard and fast rules with DIY, and all that matters is that they work for you!

You can add a dash of gold mica to this recipe. This adds a glow to the recipe and gives you a bright look.

How to Use the Corrector?

You can use this wet or dry. This is a lemon corrector and should be used for spot correction, and not applied all over your face.

You can also use this if you are looking for yellow eye shadow, though adding some mica for shimmer is ideal.

Shelf Life

Since this is a dry preparation using mineral ingredients, it lasts a good six months or more. You can check the expiry date of the ingredients and go with the one that has the lowest for an idea of the shelf life.

You can prepare larger or smaller batches according to your requirement. If you don’t have time to prepare your own beauty products or mineral makeup, try Gaya Cosmetics. Their high quality mineral cosmetics are the best out there and organic.