Working for longer hours, not getting enough sleep, sitting long over computer can lead to dark circles and eye puffiness. It has been proven in recent studies that those bags under the eyes can be because you are genetically proven too. Shadowy, bluish black, circles, puffiness can be the result of skin that is very thin near the eyes, that surrounds the blood vessels of that part. Well if you are prone to these, then the best way to combat them in natural way to minimize these eye problems.
Here Are Some Easy Tips That Can Be Prepared In Any Kitchen Are:
Honey has antimicrobial and anti inflammatory benefits. It is recommended as a face mask, but it also makes a superb under eye dark circle minimiser and an excellent de-puffer. The trick is simple, take small amount, and apply it lightly with fingertip to the eye area before bed time. Let it soak overnight while you are sleeping. In the morning wash with, luke warm water the shadows and the swelling will be lessened to a great extent.
Cucumber slices are very common in spa. They are kept on ice as they have skin lightening properties. Cucumber is a natural astringent; it also doubles for its anti-inflammatory effects. Since ancient time they have been used to reduce eye puffiness and to even down the skin discoloration. Take thick slices of cold cucumbers and place them on eyes for good 15-20 minutes. This process can be done thrice per day, depending on the severity of puffiness and dark circles.
We are all aware about the benefits of almond and its oil. Almond oil works brilliantly in lightening under eye shadows. They are super-rich in antioxidant, simply by applying generous amount under the eye during bed time will make the eyes gleam and with its natural sparkle. Lightly tap almond oil, underneath the eye, leave it overnight and wash the face with cleanser.
Lemon juice is also a natural astringent. It is good source of vitamin C which makes it a first-class skin lighter. Take clean cotton balls and soak them in cold lemon juice. Place these cotton balls in the periorbital ridge. Ensure that the juice does not get inside the eye. Let it rest for 10 minutes, splash with cool fresh water.
Potato is blessed with natural bleaching properties this helps in lighten the skin near the eye area along with puffiness. Take a large chilled potato, grate it. Squeeze the juice in a bowl. Soak clean cotton pads in the juice and place it under the eye area for 15-20 minutes. The pads can be changed after every 5-6 minutes for better result. One can ever cut thick slices of cold potato and can place it over eye like cucumber slices.
Black Tea Bags
Take two tea bags. Place it in a water bowl; leave it in fridge for 10 minutes. This tea bag eye packs works remarkably in eye related stress or puffiness. The dark circles also get vanished away. It makes one of the easiest quick fix for under eye problems.
Butter Milk And Turmeric Mix
In a small cup mix buttermilk with little sprinkling of turmeric. The buttermilk helps in constricting blood vessels. The turmeric is blessed with anti-inflammatory qualities, together these act in reducing the shadows and puffiness of eyes. Place the mixture dipped in cotton balls in affected area for 15 minutes and wash. This can be repeated 5 times a week.
Cold Metal Spoons
Place two steel table spoons in refrigerator to chill. Place the back of spoon on the eye. Let it rest till the spoon reaches the room temperature. This little trick will help in alleviating puffiness instantly.
Egg whites have skin tightening properties. They also help in banishing eye-bags. For this separate egg whites from yolk, whip it till it forms peaks. To this add few drops of rose water pat it gently under eye area and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Repeated use will reduce blemishes and dark circles.
Most of our kitchen garden has little Aloe Vera planted in some corner. Aloe Vera is a natural antioxidant and rich source of vitamin E. It also keeps wrinkles and fine line formation at bay. Apply aloe vera gel under eye, this will improve blood circulation and flush out the dirt and grime out from the eye. Ensure that it doesn’t get into the eyes.
Next time, if you have dark circles or puffy eye, make any of these easy home remedies and bring the luminous you out, as you have a big day ahead.