Oct 28, 2011

DIY Beauty Fridays: Simple Eye Treatments

Do you wake up looking absolutely amazing every morning?  Do you wake up with absolutely no dark circles OR little eye creases?  If you answered "yes" to any of the following questions I should begin by saying that I dislike you immensely (ha).  If you answered "no" to either, or both, questions than welcome to my world!  (And the world of many other ladies I'm sure.)  All seriousness though, the eye area is a major problem spot for most people.  And what better way to say bye-bye to dark circles or wrinkles than with a few homemade products...

Dark Circle Treatments


TIP 1 - Apply pure Vitamin E oil around the eye area.  Best to use after cleansing and before eye cream.  Quick tip -  apply on a cotton pad around the eye area.  A little goes a long way, trust me.

TIP 2 - Apply cold teabags to your eye lids.  This is one of the oldest tricks in the book but it actually works.  The teabag type does matter, by the way, and I get the best results when using green tea teabags. 

TIP 3 - Apply a mixture of tomato and lemon juice (in equal parts) around your eye area.  Leave on for about 30 minutes and rinse off wth cold water then warm water.  You'll find that your eye area will glow after this treatment AND your dark circles will pratically have vanished.  Quick note, this one will sting a whole lot if you get it in your eye so do be careful.

Treating Puffiness


TIP 4 - Grate a small potato into two thin cloths (thin baby wash cloths work the best but a paper towel will do as well) and place each cloth over one eye for about 15 minutes.  This trick is absolutely fabulous!  I have been swearing by this for quite a number of years.  Quick tip, sometimes your skin feels slightly sticky after this treatment so a quick swipe with a gentle rosewater will remove that icky feeling.

I remember long ago my mom explaining the importance of an eye/skin care regimen.  I also remember her starting me on an eye cream at the age of 15.  Thanks to her I'm happy to say my skin doesn't look my age at all.  (Plus, it's always a nice feeling when others compliment you on your efforts as well.)  If you haven't done so already, I highly recommend incorporating an eye cream into your daily routine.  There are brands out there for every budget: Clinique (my tried and true), Avon, Garnier, L'Oreal and Estee Lauder are just a few big names.  Take the time to research the best product for you because eye care is no joke.  Thanks mom for making me aware of this so early on!

Have you tried any of these remedies before?  What eye care products do you use?

XO Christina 

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic post! I knew about the teabags, but not about the other things! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for sharing:) xo

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  2. Congratulations, you won my Udderly Smooth® giveaway!:D

    Please send me your full name and address - allthingsmarie@gmail.com.

    Thanks for the tips, I like cold teabags for my eyes too.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  3. ooh I need to get some vitamin e oil! :)

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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