Rid yourself of puffy and tired under-eye circles with 10 super quick cheap DIYs

Introduction

The importance of eyes cannot be understated. Not only are they the windows to the soul, but they are also “the nipples of the face”- as Gypsies would say. They are where people truly communicate and is one of the first things people notice about your face. 

And furthermore, if you have them from working hard, you should not be ashamed of them. Too long have a been on top of you game but still plagued with puffy, tired, gray and purple under eye bags. No more!

This post is a conglomeration of remedies I have discovered and used over the years to help me drop my under-eye bags. None of these remedies require a lot of time or extra prep, and all except one works almost instantaneously.

Following the 10 remedies, I have included three tips for everyday life that will brighten skin, renew cells, and encourage collagen production, elasticity, and moisture retention. As the cherry on top. 🙂 

Remedies:

  • Baking Soda

Ingredients:

  1. 1 Tablespoon of warm water (Optional chamomile tea)
  2. 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

Directions: Mix ingredients together in a bowl, making a paste. Apply this paste directly to the face through spreading underneath the eyes with a spoon. Once spread under both eyes, leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wipe off the paste gently with a mildly wet cloth.

  • Coconut Oil Massage

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ palm amount of solid Coconut Oil

Directions: Rub the oil gently into your hands to warm it up and turn it more liquid. Rub the oil under your eyes and along the cheekbones gently. Try to make sure as much of the oil is in that area as possible. Following that, make your hands into fists and take your front knuckles and line them up along the sides of your nose. From there rotate both hands outward and slide them with an average pressure up the cheekbones all the way to the hairline. Repeat 5-6 times.

This technique is a part of facial yoga. This practice not only ensures the coconut oil penetrates skin to improve the elasticity and brightness, but also helps facial drainage and bloating by reducing the probability of continued under eye puffiness.

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  • Cold Spoons

Ingredients:

  1. 2 regular dinner spoons

Directions: Put two metal spoons into the refrigerator until they get very cold, but not so they are ridiculously uncomfortable. When ready, pull out the spoons and put the back of the spoon over both of your eyes gently. Leave the cold spoons on your eyes for 7-10 minutes.

  • Cucumbers

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ – ½ of a cucumber

Directions: This one can be prepared on the spot or in advance, it just depends on weather you put your cucumbers into the refrigerator or not, because I do. Place chilled cucumber slices over the closed eye and leave on for 10 minutes. After that time, wipe under-eye area gently and rinse eyes if necessary.

  • Teabags

Ingredients:

  1. 2 Chamomile Teabags (optional Green Teabags)
  2. Shallow bowl of water

Directions: Soak the Teabags in water for 4-6 minutes; just enough time to activate the herbs within the teabag. Squeeze most of the wetness out of the Teabag and place over the eyes for 10 minutes. Gently lift them off after the time period and gently pat dry the under eye area.

  • Milk Pads

Ingredients:

  1. Shallow bowl of ice cold milk
  2. 2 Cotton Balls (optional cotton pads)

Directions: Dip the cotton balls in milk until they are completely soaked. Squeeze most of the wetness out of the pad and place over the eyes for 10 minutes. Gently lift them off after the time period and gently pat dry the under eye area.

  • Potato Juice

Ingredients:

  1. ¼ Cold Potato
  2. 1 Handheld Vegetable Grater
  3. Cotton Pads

Directions: Grate 2 Tablespoons worth of cold potatoes. Because the potatoes are cold, they will easily make juice, and that’s what we need. With the grated pieces, smash them a little more to get more juice from them. After that soak the cotton pads with the juice from the grated potatoes. Apply to eyes for 10 minutes. Afterwards gently lift them off and rinse eyes gently.

  • Almond Oil

Ingredients:

  1. Bottle of Almond oil

Directions: Pour from the bottle enough to fill the pad of finger, and rub it gently to your under-eye area. Repeat on both sides; 1 finger-pad per eye. It is best to apply this one at night so that is can fully absorb into skin undisturbed, but you can do it at any time, as long as its on for at least an hour. After time is done, gently rinse off area with cold water.

  • Tomato Lemon Combo

Ingredients:

  1. 1Tablespoon Tomato Juice
  2. ½ teaspoon Lemon Juice
  3. Cotton Pads

Directions: Mix the above ingredients together in a bowl. Dip the cotton pads into the solution to soak, and then apply to eyes for 10 minutes. Gently lift them off after the time period and gently pat dry the under eye area.

  • Rose Water

Ingredients:

  1. Shallow dish of Rose Water
  2. Cotton Pads

Directions: Dip the cotton balls in the bowl of Rose Water until they are completely soaked. Squeeze most of the wetness out of the pad and place over the eyes for 10 minutes. Gently lift them off after the time period and gently pat dry the under eye area.

3 Tips on stopping under-eye bags

  • You are not cleaning a floor!

When you are removing your makeup, do not scrub your skin like you are trying to scrub a dish or a floor. Treating your skin that way not only stretches it out, but it also prevents your skin from retaining moisture and buoyancy. Be careful with yourself; remove makeup and dirt gently and with care.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil is a powerhouse of skin health. It’s most notable pillars are natural moisturizer, sunscreen, eye cream, makeup remover, and antibacterial protection. The best way to continually reap the benefits from this oil is to put it onto your skin every morning or every night. Although it is a runny oil of average thickness, it can definitely be used for all skin types. For those who find it a bit uncomfortable, gauge the amount of oil you need so it does not run, make you hot, or otherwise bother you.

  • Lymphatic Face Massage

These provide amazing effects for your both externally and internally. Doing Lymphatic facial massages improves your skin through pressing out toxins out and free radicals, making skin smoother, making skin less prone to wrinkles, and increasing collagen production. Also it inspires skin to rejuvenate itself faster, giving your skin a natural fresh glow immediately after doing it as well as long term.

Conclusion

There is no need to go on a wing and prayer buying expensive eye creams and facial solutions and hoping they work but not put toxic chemicals into your body. With the techniques above, you can rest assured you can brighten and banish you under-eye bags in minutes a day, with natural and cheap products you already have.

Much love, peace, and happiness. 😊

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Mareka Belcher

Founded by Mareka Belcher an independent freelance entrepreneur and student out to help others find their own wellness and balance.

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