Tired of those dark circles and under-eye bags that spoil your look? Honestly, we have all woken up to ugly looking dark circles and under-eye bags staring right at us in the mirror. The delicate, sensitive skin around the eyes is thinner than anywhere else and is one of the first places the body shows signs of stress, in fact. While there are creams and even medical procedures that aim to reduce undereye bags, there are also home remedies that are effective and a lot less expensive. With the right tips and remedies, you can reduce your under-eye bags and dark circles at home. These six natural solutions will not only temporarily improve the appearance of the skin under your eyes but offer a few moments of relaxation in your busy life.
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6 Easy Home Remedies And Beauty Hacks To Reduce Your Eye Bags
Cold Tea Bags
Applying tea bags can help reduce bags under the eyes. Green tea, in particular, contains antioxidants that rejuvenate the skin around your eyes. Steep the tea bags and leave them in the refrigerator for 20-25 minutes. Apply on your eyes after squeezing out the extra liquid.
Potatoes are a great option to promote healthier, younger-looking skin. Grate the potatoes and soak cotton balls with extracted juice from the potatoes. Place this on your eyes while going to bed or while resting and take them off after 15-20 minutes.
Both lavender and lemon have a calming and soothing effect on the skin. Mix the essential oils and blend them well in the water. Gently massage this oil under your eyes before going to bed. Leave it on overnight.
Cucumber, Potato Slices
Chilled cucumbers are one of the best home remedies to get rid of eye bags. Place the slices on top of your eyes. Relax for about 10-15 minutes. Just like cucumber slices, you can use potato slices to get rid of eye bags and dark circles. You can also use potato juice-soaked pads as eye masks before going to bed.
Take some cotton pads and soak them with rose water. Now, place them inside the fridge for 30 minutes. Apply them to your eyes when you need a quick fix for your dark circles and eye bags. You can also apply rose water to your entire face for a rosy glow.
Coffee & Honey
The caffeine in the coffee has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce swelling and puffiness. If you wish to do a quick yet gently scrub, take some grounded coffee in a bowl and mix it with honey. Use your fingers to massage your skin with the mix. Wash it off after 10 minutes. Make sure that you do not scrub harshly.
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