The first thing one notices about you is your eyes. Bright and clear eyes are the windows to your soul and add a youthful look to your face. Stress, fatigue, poor nutrition, lack of water, late nights, too much computer usage and reading in poor light are some of the reasons why we end up with bags under our eyes and dark circles. Get back the spark in your eyes naturally with these tips.
Cucumbers are an age-old remedy for tired eyes. The high water content in the vegetable helps hydrate your eyes. Take a couple of icy cold cucumber slices and place gently on your eyelids for around 10 minutes or till the slices become warm.
You’ve heard that placing cold teabags on your eyes helps reduce puffiness. However, brushing your lids with a little olive oil before placing the ice-cold teabags on them has even more benefits when it comes to reducing inflammation.
Strawberries are yummy to eat and great for your skin. The antioxidants and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) in them reduce puffiness and make the skin around your eyes look younger and line-free. Remove the tops of a couple of frozen strawberries. Cut into slices and place under eyes for 5 minutes for best results.
The high water content in potatoes reduces puffiness, the potassium helps maintain fluid balance, while the vitamin C helps reduce dark circles. Place two cold slices on your eyes for 10 minutes. Simple.
Rose water soothes your tired eyes by hydrating it. It also tones the skin around your eyes and prevents wrinkles. All you need to do is place two cotton pads soaked in cold rose water on your eyelids for 10 minutes.
Dip a couple of cotton pads in cold buttermilk and place then on your tired and puffy eyelids. This remedy works well to reduce dark circles as well. Remove and wash off after 10 minutes.
Mint leaves and mint oil has been used by ayurveda for centuries to cure eye problems. Crush a handfull of mint leaves and place the paste under your eyes for 10-15 minutes and wash off. It’s a great remedy for dark circles.