So last night i saw my friend Emilia who is getting married in about eight weeks and she asked me how is she supposed to get ger skin wedding perfect and how to get of those under eye circles that shes had for the longest time... I told her that she should use cucumber slices and tea bags and on my way home, i thought i should probably research this incase what i had said was just made up in my own little head lol..
1. Cucumber slices :)
Cucumber slices have been around for almost forever and are used as a solution to puffy eyes and they refresh the appearance of the area around your eye and is the best instant pick me up remedy. All you have to do is place a thicker slice of cucmber over each eye and lie down and relac for 10-15 minutes and let the cucumber do its job. I would suggest that you should take advantage of this time and put on a face mask and light up an aroma therapy candle- ahhh heaven :)
2. Tea Bags
Tea bags which have been used and cooled can be placed on to your eyes daily. The tannin which is found in tea is released onto your eye and calms any swelling and discolouration and the caffine in the tea, is a natural pick me up for tired eyes. It is suggested that you do this in the morning and lie down with the cool tea bags on your eyes for about 15 minutes and let them do their work. The only tea bags which should be used are black tea, white tea, green tea and chamomile tea.
Place a spoon in the freezer for about 10 minutes and hold them under your eye on your dark circles until the spoon goes warm. Something similar can be done with wet Q-tips that have been placed in the freezer for a few minutes and you can gently rub them along your dark circles. Both of these methods will reduce swelling, puffiness and help calm the dark circles under your eyes.
The more sleep, the better. You should be aiming for atleast 8 hours of sleep a night. Those of us who are sleep deprived have less circulation and therefore causes our faces to become paler and under eye circles to become darker ( it makes us look a little like the Cullen family from Twilight lol). Alot of people dont sleep enough due to stress, so solve your stresses and get your sleep on !
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet with lots of water. Black circles can be traced to a lack of vitamin B12 and vitamin K. Plenty of veggies like cabbage and spinach and leafy greens contain lots of water which help provide necessary water in your body to get your circulation back on track and get rid of the dark circles under your eyes. Too much salt causes the blood vessels under your eyes to appear blue, so dont add salt when its not necessary !
Under eye creams and concealers were invented for a reason !
Love Suzie xxxxx
I <3 sleep and homerr !!