9 Fruits and Vegetables You Can Put On Your Eyes
Nine fruits and vegetables you can put on your eyelids to get rid of puffy eyes
Blame it on a lack of sleep. Or allergies. Or just plain old genetics. Whatever the reason for your darker-than-desired peepers, puffy eyes isn't something we want. There is literally a world of amazing fruit and veggie options that will work to relieve puffy eyes and help give you your glow back. Here are Nine at-home remedies that can help brighten and tighten your eyelids.
Cucumbers are high in water content (which hydrates your delicate under-eye skin) and vitamin K to help reduce any inflammation or discoloration. Slice them up thinly and chill them in the fridge before use.
2. Potato Slices
Try potato slices instead. They actually have a leg up on cucumbers because they stay cooler longer, which helps with puffiness.
3. Avocado Slices or Mask
Dark circles are sometimes caused by (and are certainly exacerbated by) dry skin. To keep the delicate area hydrated, place a slice of avocado under each eye. Or for a more heavy-duty mask, mash it up with a tablespoon of almond oil and slather on liberally. Then let it sit for ten minutes before rinsing off.
4. Turmeric Mask
It’s a trendy spice for a reason. Turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that reduces puffiness and lightens up sallow shadows. Mix up a thick paste with some pineapple juice (for more skin-brightening vitamin C) and apply it directly to your dark circles, being careful not to get too close to your peepers. After ten minutes, wipe away residue with a warm washcloth.
5. Tea Bags
God bless caffeine. Not only does the stuff give you a much-needed morning boost, but it also shrinks blood vessels and lightens shadows when applied to your skin. After steeping yourself a cup (or five) of tea, remove the bags and let them cool in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, then put them on your eyelids.
6. Milk Soak
Milk contains lactic acid and a host of other skin-brightening, tightening and softening ingredients like protein, amino acids and antioxidants. Make a cold compress by soaking cotton balls in a cup of chilled milk. Place them under your eyes for ten minutes and rinse away any excess.
Containing enzymes that act as a gentle and natural exfoliant, papaya slices left over your eyes for about fifteen minutes will leave your face nice and glowy.
For the ultimate glowy skin, it's hard to beat bananas. The potassium boosts brightness in a way cucumbers never could! Just mash half a banana, close your eyes (tight), and slather the mashed banana over your lids. Leave for as long as you can stand the stickiness (ideally fifteen minutes) and rinse.
The A and C vitamins in watermelon wedges help to fight puffiness, redness, and dryness when placed over eyes for several minutes. I won't judge you if you devour the slices afterwards.
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