Pamper Your Peepers: Three Simple DIY Solutions to Soothe & De-Puff Eyes
Posted Tuesday July 24, 2012 9:00 AM GMT
What’s the one thing you hate being told the most? For us - besides when someone says, “No, this isn’t on sale” - we hate when a friend or colleague says, “You look tired.” – Oh, say it isn’t so!!
What may seem like a normal observatory statement to one, is truly the mother of all confidence-crushing statements to the recipient. No one likes to hear that their puffy eyes have followed them from the bedroom to the boardroom, or wherever their day may take them.
Don’t be too hard on yourself though – this beauty blunder is actually quite common. The skin under our eyes is the most thin and sensitive of all. So, when you’re stressed, eating an improper diet or fatigued, it shows (on some more than others) no matter how hard you're combating it.
Have no worries; we spy with our pamper-ready eyes, three at-home eye-soothing remedies! These particular concoctions are easy to make and use, with each one taking no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
So, if you’re peepers are calling out for a little TLC, try these DIY solutions on for size. If anything else, they're all great excuses for a little R&R time!
Solution 1 - Tea: Green and black teas that contain both caffeine and also an ingredient called tannis are very beneficial for eyes. Tannis helps to shrink swollen tissue, as caffeine constricts and relieves blood vessels aiding in the reduction of swelling.
To do: Steep to (green or black) tea bags for three to five minutes. Remove from water and place in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Place on each eye for an additional 15 minutes.
Solution 2 – Cucumbers: Certainly seen as the most classic of eye-aiding remedies, this particular veggie truly is one of the most beneficial greens you can use in the de-puffing process. They contain Vitamin C and caffeic acid, which both help to majorly reduce welling.
To do: Place a thick slice of chilled cucumber on each of your eyes. Lay your head down and relax for 15 minutes. Remove slices and rinse face with cool water.
Solution 3 – Egg Whites: Don’t let its slippery consistency scare you away! When placed on skin, egg whites double as an astringent, causing your complexion to tighten up and smooth out! They’re also rich in vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), which helps to improve circulation.
To do: Beat two egg whites together until they become stiff. Apply to your under-eye area with a smooth brush. Let mixture dry for 15 minutes, then rinse off well with water.
By: Jessica Bruno