The delicate skin under your eyes is one of the things that influences your beauty the most. If you have dark circles or puffy eyes you immediately look tired and sickly. On the contrary, if your skin there looks bright and healthy, your whole face appears fresh and glowing.
There are many commercial products which address the problems related to the eye area. But if you prefer to try natural, free of chemicals and cheaper remedies, here are a few out-of-fridge masks which will soothe and nourish the skin around your eyes.
Homemade masks against dark circles
The under-eye discoloration is a very common problem. The thinner skin under the eyes shows trough tiny blood vessels which makes it appear darker. This can be either inherited or something that comes along with age. So what can we do about it?
Coconut oil mask
Get some organic coconut oil and apply it gently using tapping motions on the skin under your eyes. Let it over night to moisturize your skin. This will rejuvenate the skin.
Cut two slices of organic cucumber and add to your eyelids. Relax for 20 minutes. The cucumber will brighten the skin around your eyes and even reduce puffiness.
Homemade masks against eye puffiness
Because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on your body, the flow of fluids in your organism is most visible there. Too much salt or allergies can be the cause of water retention in your body. If puffy eyes are common occurrences, do check what causes it in your case. If you just need a quick fix, here are a few masks that will help:
Cut two round slices of a potato and apply to the eyelids. Relax for 20 minutes then wash off. The potato juice will help reduce water retention around the eye while its coolness soothes your eyelids.
Chamomile tea mask
Make some chamomile tea, then put the used tea bags in the fridge for a few minutes. Apply to your eyelids and let the chamomile and the coldness of the tea bags soothe your eyes.
As with most natural remedies, it is important to make the masks regularly. But as they are so easy to make and cheap, diligence should not be a problem.