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Remedies for Dark Spots and Under-eye Bags

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I don’t think I have come across anyone without under-eye bags or circles under their eyes. It’s almost normal-stressful to get rid of but normal. If you have these-I need you to understand that it is not extraordinary and it can be reduced or even gotten rid of after a few treatments. Under-eye bags are a natural effect of aging, but they can also be caused by lack of sleep, allergies, working too long at the computer and habits that promote water retention. But the biggest source of fluid build-up and periorbital dark circles may be genetic.

Shadowy, bluish-black half-circles under your eyes are the result of very thin skin that reveals the blood vessels underneath. Some people are more prone to them, no matter how much rest they get.

People with darker skin might have a brown/green appearance to their under-eye area. Those with very light skin might have a dark purple or reddish tint. If your skin is medium, under-eye circles simply appear blue or black.

If you’re battling with these beauty woes; many natural methods minimize or disguise these eye problems. Here are a few favorites:

Use concealer.

Concealing under-eye bags and circles with a little makeup is the quickest and most effective solution. The application of your makeup can greatly reduce the appearance of bags and keep you looking fresh all day.

Drink plenty of water.

Flush excess salt from your system by drinking water. Avoid salty foods for the rest of the day.

Honey

Simply apply a small amount lightly with a fingertip to the eye areas before bedtime and let soak in while sleeping. In the morning, shadows and swelling should be lessened.

Cucumber

Cucumber not only helps to lighten the skin, but also soothes and cools the eyes.

Cut thick slices of cold cucumbers and lay them over closed eyes for 10 to 15 minutes up to three times per day.

Lemon juice

Soak cotton balls in cold lemon juice and rest several along the periorbital ridge, being careful not to get the juice in your eyes. Rest for 10 minutes and splash with fresh, cool water.

NOTE: Lemon juice can help lighten skin. Just be careful not to get it in your eyes.

Almond oil

Apply a generous amount under the eye at bedtime, lightly tapping it in with the pad of a finger until skin absorbs most of it. Leave on overnight and wash your face with your usual morning cleanser or splash with water.

Raw potato

Grate one large chilled potato and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Soak cotton balls in cold potato juice and apply to the under-eye area for 15 minutes. Or cut thick, cold potato slices and apply one slice over each eye like with a cucumber, leaving on 15 minutes.

Cold metal spoons

Place two tablespoons in the refrigerator. When it is cold enough, place the back of the spoon on the eye area and let rest until the spoon reaches room temperature.

Tea bags

The caffeine in tea bags acts as a remedy for dark circles by diminishing puffiness. Caffeine in tea helps to diminish water in the tissues around the eyes.

Cool used black tea bags in the fridge. Apply one bag to each eye for 15 minutes to reduce shadows and swelling.

I do hope you find these tips helpful.

Teni Beauty

Resident Chief Editor, Signature Reporter.

Teniolami is an accomplished makeup artist and beauty therapist with almost 10years experience in the beauty industry. She is a full-time Beauty Business Coach, Brand & Product Developer, Educator and a soon to-be published Beauty Author

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