DIY Beauty: Eyes
Originally I was planning to do a post today about things that you can make for babies and expectant mothers. But, well, my computer decided to hate me. So I'm trying something different in the hopes that it will work!
*crosses fingers in desperation*
So today, instead, is all about eyes. Blue, green, brown, grey, whichever, whatever, they're called the windows to your soul and you need them to look their best!
Tips and Tricks
Apply the leftover eggwhites in the bottom of the shell to the lines under your eyes
Apply odorless castor oil to the crepe-like skin under the eyes or on the throat.
Prick 3 capsules of vitamin E and drain into small bowl. Add 2 tsps plain yogurt, 1/2 tsp honey and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. Apply to face with cotton ball. Leave on skin for about 10 minutes. Rinse.
To remove dark circles, slice one small piece off of a potato, and cut the slice in half. Put each slice under your eyes and leave them under your eyes for 20 minutes.
To soothe your tired eyes place cucumber slices on eye lids while relaxing in a hot bath for ten minutes.
For dark circles or bags under your eyes you can place slightly warm tea bags over your eyes, leave on for 10-15 minutes.
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream.
Cucumber Milk Eye Mask
2 tsp Grated cucumber
1 tbs Powdered milk
1 tsp Honey
Combine the ingredients to form a paste. Apply to closed eyes and leave for 10 mins. Rinse with cold water.
You can soak cloth makeup swaps or cotton wall balls into the mix and place them onto the eye.
This recipe yields enough for 1 facial. It will last 2-3 days in the fridge.
Regenerative Eye Oil
2 tbs Jojoba oil
2 tsp Rose-hip oil
5 drops Immortelle essential oil
Rose-hip oil is very effective it regenerating the skin due to its high content of fatty acids.
Mix all the ingredients together and lightly dab a small amount of oil under the eye and leave for 20 mins before wiping away any excess.
Panda Eyes Cleaner
This recipe gets its name from the smudged look of mascara ringed around your eyes. This light and delicate cleanser will lift the left over mascara right off.
4 tbs Sweet almond oil
1 tbs Apricot kernel oil
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
3 drops of Chamomile essential oil
Place all the ingredients into a bottle and shake vigorously. Apply with a cotton ball.
How to Reduce Puffy Eyes
Stay away from food that is sensitive to your skin. Things like junk food and chocolate should be limited as far as possible. Remember to avoid food that can make your puffy eyes worse. Some examples are dairy products like milk, cheese and ice cream. Heavy, unhealthy food like pasta, pizza, cakes and crumpets should be limited during your meals as well.
Excessive salt intakes are harmful to your skin. If you have the habit of adding extra salt and eating processed foods that are high in salt content, you need to make adjustments to your daily food selection habits.
Raise the head of your bed at night. This helps prevent fluids from accumulating around your eyes as you sleep.
Apply vitamin E or olive oil.
Increasing your intake of potassium can help against puffy eyes. Consume fruits and vegetables containing lots of potassium in them. Kiwi, bananas and avocado has high content of potassium in them. Bran wheat contains one of the richest sources of potassium as well.