Thursday, May 10, 2012
So many women I know and work with have issue with their under eye area. Whether it be dark circles, puffiness or fine lines and wrinkles, this area is a touchy one. Because the skin is so thin around your eyes it is more sensitive to irregularities in our diet and our lifestyle. Just the mere fact of going to bed at the same time every night can change the amount of puffiness you have. And the amount of discoloration too. Obviously that is not the most realistic notion-going to bed at the same time nightly, but it sure is something to strive for! When that possibility just isn't a possibility and you just had to have that last piece of sushi dipped in soy sauce, you need some additional support. I love the idea of taking 20 minutes or even 10 minutes out of the day and placing cool cucumber slices on my eyes. It is meditative and relaxing and it truly does diminish the puffiness. Another choice is black tea bags steeped then cooled. The caffeine will constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. If 20 minutes truly is a luxury you just can't afford try splashing cold water over your face several times. It will help swelling and wake you up! For dark circles liver detoxification needs to happen. Take the juice of one lemon and mix it with 8 oz glass of water and drink daily to detox. In two weeks you'll see dramatic changes in the under eye area. For everyday maintenance I love Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Eye Cream. It has arnica, eyebright and cucumber to help reduce puffiness and brighten dark circles. Safflower Oleosomes technology delivers long-term hydration to soften fine lines and wrinkles. Chamomile helps soothe and reduce redness around the delicate eye area. All that in one little tube! Between that and the home remedies your undereye will never look so good!