Eye Soothers Straight from the Kitchen

Having big, puffy eyes is a major beauty setback. Eye bags show up when you are stressed and sleep-deprived because the area underneath the eye is mostly made up of water and the skin covering this area is quite thin and sensitive; that’s why it easily flares up if your eyes are tired and swelling (but also easily sinks down when you are dehydrated).

If your eyebags are so visible that you look like a zombie, it’s about time to apply quick beauty fixes. And believe me, natural remedies can cut down the redness and puffiness of your peepers in an instant. The following are ingredients you can grab from the pantry to soothen those engorged eyebags.

Black, Chamomile or Green Tea

More than just a healthy drink, chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the puffiness and redness of the eye. On the other hand, black and green teas have compounds that can perk up your peepers: 1) Tannin which shrinks swollen tissues; and 2) Caffeine which causes vasoconstriction (narrows down blood vessels) thereby reduces swelling.

How to Prepare:

Soak two bags of chamomile, black or green tea in a hot water. After three minutes, remove the bags and place them inside the fridge to cool down. Then place one bag on top of each eye and let it stay for 15 minutes.

Milk

Just like caffeine, cold milk also causes vasoconstriction. In addition, the fat contained by whole milk can soothe dry and irritated skin.

How to Prepare:

Pour the whole milk or cream (ice-cold) into a bowl. Get two cotton balls and soak them in the liquid. Squeeze out the cotton balls and place one over each eye. When the cotton ball warms up, get another set of cotton balls and repeat the procedure for at least 15 minutes.

Metal Spoon

Nope, you’re not gonna scoop out your eyeballs. Metal spoons can cause vasoconstriction when these have been chilled and directly applied unto the surface of the skin.

How to Prepare:

In a glass of ice water, dip four metal spoons. When the spoons have already chilled, get one and place it over one eye. Simply follow the contour of the eye socket when placing the spoon. When the spoon warms up, switch it with the one that has been chilled. Repeat the process until the eye-puffiness is reduced.

Cucumber

Who can ever miss this lovely fruit out? Yes, cucumbers are fruits, not veggies. When it comes to eye bags, cucumber is perhaps the most widely-known remedy. Cucumbers contain Vitamic C (ascorbic acid) and caffeic acid – substances that reduce swelling.

How to Prepare:

Perhaps everybody already knows this drill: Place a slice of cucumber (1/2 inch thick) over each eye. Lean back and just relax for about 10 to 15 minutes. Wash your face with cool water afterwards.

Egg Whites

If you want to make your skin look tighter and smoother, apply some egg whites. It might be a bit gross and sticky, but egg whites do act as astringents. In addition, they are also rich in Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), a substance that helps improve your blood circulation.

How to Prepare:

Beat two egg whites until the mixture is stiff. Using a brush, apply it in the area under your eyes. Let it dry for fifteen minutes. Then, rinse your face well with water. If you want, you can add witch hazel to the mixture before application (one to two drops). This can amplify the anti-swelling effect of the egg whites and it also prevents the mixture from drying too quickly.

Isn’t it great to wake up with peepers having just the right amount of perkiness? If you’re being haunted by those creepy eye bags lately, you better scout your kitchen asap!

Note: I do not own the pictures posted here, all snaps are linked to the source site.

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