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Eye puffiness is most often caused by under eye water retention, either excess water or a build up of lymphatic fluid irritation and redness could be caused due to rubbing, allergic reactions to make up, loss of sleep and stress. However under eye blackness can be treated by some natural ways. Let us see some of these –
Cucumbers have been used for years and years as a home remedy for puffy eyes. You’ve seen it, but maybe you have wondered why it works. Cucumbers contain antioxidants and flavonoids that help with redness, swelling and irritation. Use cool cucumber for extra puffy eye relief. Place a cool slice and take rest for 30 minutes. Afterwards you will feel nice and refreshed.
Try using sliced potatoes in place of cucumbers. They stay cooler and contain an astringent that helps you remove water from under eyes. You can also make a finely ground poultice by grating raw potato and placing it in a few layers of cheesecloth. Lay over the eyes and reap the benefits.
Whole milk is most commonly used, but soy milk works too. Dip a cotton ball into cold milk and squeeze off the excess. Place on eyes to help shrink the under eye layer tissue.
Tea bags are another popular home remedy. Green tea and black teas contain caffeine which constrict the tiny blood vessels in the skin around eyes. Caffeineted tea also contains tannins which stimulate blood circulation. To make it work, place two tea bags in a mug of hot water. Remove and let the tea bags cool to room temperature and place on the eyes for 15-30 minutes. Doing this once or twice a week can help tighten the skin under the eye as well as provide soothing benefits.
Chamomile tea does not have caffeine but it does not have significant anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Chamomile is used to treat maladies all over the body so no surprise that it also revives tired, puffy eyes and reduces redness. It can also provide relief for conjunctivitis and pink eye.
Beat up an egg white and apply it with a brush or your fingers under the eyes. As it dries it will tighten and tone the skin. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes and then gently rinse. It can also stimulate circulation and reduce inflammation.
Rosewater contains vitamin C and A, as well as flavonoids. It is a natural astringent and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also incredibly rejuvenating and refreshing. Simmer rose petals in just enough distilled water to cover them. When the petals have lost their colour, strain the liquid and let it cool. Pour into a jar or bottle. Saturate cotton ball with the rose water and dab under eyes to reduce dark circles and refresh the skin.
How to make?
Put the coconut oil into a bowl and microwave for 15 seconds or heat in a small saucepan over to heat for a few minutes until into liquid form. Pour the liquid oil into your container. Poke holes into Vitamin E capsules and squeeze vitamin liquid into oil while stirring. Place the filled container in refrigerator for less than ½ hour until the liquid turns to solid form. When it turns solid there is no need to refrigerate. The oil will not become rancid.
Melt the almond oil, shea butter, vitamin E oil and beeswax in a double boiler. Once the oils are melted , open the green tea bag and pour it in the melted oils. Let the tea seep for 20 minutes on low heat on the double boiler.After 20 minutes pour the oil mix through a strainer to remove the green tea bits. Mix in the peppermint essential oil. Pour into a tight lidded container and let it return to room temperature over several hours. Apply using your ring finger tapping lightly under and around the eyes.
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