Let’s face it—you have dark circles around your eyes because you either like staying out late, you’re a sucker for watching a few TV series before hitting the sack, or you like relaxing by catching up on some reading with your night light. Stress, lack of sleep, vitamins, and even some good old H2O can all contribute those annoying panda eyes. And while a concealer can do temporary wonders or expensive treatments that can create miracles, sometimes it’s nice to learn a few quick-fixes you can totes do at home.
On this week’s #TipTuesday scroll down and start learning these beauty tips you can pass on to your children by heart.
COMBINE THE POWERS OF A CUCUMBER AND A POTATO
We all already know that cucumbers hydrate and flatten the puffiness of under eyes. But when mixed with the starchy potato, you end up not only de-puffing those pandas, but also brightening the area. Here’s the recipe.
CAN A TEA BAG REDUCE EYE BAG?
Yes, yes, and yes! If you enjoy sipping on a cup of tea in the morning or before sleeping, you’ll be glad to know that the tea bag has another use. Once your done with the drink, simply pop them in the freezer for at least three minutes and use as a tea compress once cooled. Leave on for 10 minutes and the tea can reduce swelling and discoloration under your eyes.
ICE, ICE, BABY
For instant relief, there is always the good ol’ ice! Proven to act fast in reducing puffy peepers, this is a trick we use even after watching a tear jerker.
SPOONING IS GOOD FOR YOUR EYES
If you don’t like the cold and wet feeling an ice will give you, an alternative is to cool a silver spoon in the fridge for five minutes. No pressing needed, simply place the icy spoon on top of your eyes and let the cooling sensation relax the swollen area.
Mint has a cooling sensation known to instantly soothe a puffy under eye. Regularly applying crushed mint leaves around your eye for five minutes then rinsing it with cold water after, has been known to reduce dark circles. Not that hard, right?
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