DIY – Get Rid of Dark Circles with Food
Posted On May 18, 2016
Dark circles aren’t cute on anyone, (except, maybe, Pandas) and even the most stunning women have to resort to packing on concealers to hide the under-eye puffiness. So, whether it’s the lack of sleep, prolonged crying, stress, or plain ol’ genetics that’s causing your raccoon eyes, there are many natural and inexpensive ways to brighten up your peepers.
- Cucumber Slices
All this time, I’ve thought cucumbers were used at spas as a part of their fancy protocol. Fooled me. Cucumbers are actually high in water content and vitamin K. These elements work to hydrate the skin and reduce any inflammation or discoloration. Thinly slice them up and chill them in the fridge before application.
- Potato Slices
Cold, raw potato slices have proven to have lightening effects on the skin. They also stay cooler longer than cucumbers slices, which helps alleviate the puffiness. Talk about a game-changer!
- Tea Bags
Tea provides many health benefits stemming from its minerals and nutrients. After steeping your daily cuppa, toss your tea bags in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, plop those bad-boys on your eyelids, and voila! Dramatically lighter eyes!
- Turmeric Mask
Curcumin, an anti-inflammatory agent, is the active ingredient in turmeric making the spice a powerful agent to reduce puffiness and lighten shadows. Mix the turmeric with a splash of pineapple juice, for added vitamin C, to a thick consistency. Apply the mask directly under your eyes being careful not to slip any product into your eyes. After ten minutes, wipe the paste away.
Guacamole, smoothies, face masks… you name it! Avocados promote hydration, so place a slice under each eye or mash-up a heavy duty mask mixed with your favorite essential oil and slather it on your face. Let it sit for 10 minutes and remove. Keep in mind that depending on your dark circle diagnosis, you may or may not need avocado.
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