HOW TO DE-PUFF YOUR EYES WITH THESE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

Sure, you can buy a cream or two, but sometimes puffy dark circles around your eyes needs some extra attention… 

 

Got enough bags under your eyes that it looks like you’re packing for a six-week holiday? Join the club! The problem is, they’re hard to get rid of and an eye cream alone won’t stop the dark circles and puffiness. But there are a few secrets on how to rid yourself of puffiness and dark circles using items around the house. Here’s three easy ways to get you going…

1. THE METAL SPOON
When you wake up in the morning get a metal teaspoon from the drawer and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes before removing. Press the back of the spoon up against your under eye bags. The spoon works in two ways – firstly the pressure of the back of the spoon against your under eye helps to move the excess fluid that’s built up. And secondly the cool temperature works to constrict blood vessels which will decrease puffiness. If you need another reason, it just feels really sooooo good.

2. THE TEABAG
Any cold compress is good for puffed up eyes, but one with natural anti-inflammatory agents like antioxidants and tannins is your best bet. Simply steep the tea (try black or green tea) for a couple of minutes and then squeeze out water and put in the fridge to cool before applying to your tired eyes. What I like about this one is it also gives you a good excuse to lie down and take five…

3. THE HAEMORRHOID CREAM
Look, it’s certainly not the most glamorous approach but apparently this is a bit of a thing. Don’t ask me how they found out that your over the counter haemorrhoid cream can de-bag eyes, but models and actresses have been using it for years. The theory is that the cream (meant for a painful condition where the veins swell around your bottom often associated with pregnancy) causes the blood vessels to constrict and also reduces swelling which minimises puffiness. If  you’re game enough to try it, I’d consult with your doctor first, as they will know any side-effects and risks associated with using the product for an area it’s not prescribed!

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Sarah Murray

SARAH MURRAY IS A JOURNALIST AND A MUM WHO FOUNDED DAY DOT ON MATERNITY LEAVE WITH HER SON RAFFERTY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME SHE REALISED THAT ALTHOUGH SHE WAS A MUM AND WAS SUDDENLY INTERESTED IN SLEEP SCHEDULES AND MUSLIN WRAPS, SHE ALSO STILL WANTED TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST TRENDS. THUS, DAY DOT WAS BORN IN A BID TO INSPIRE AND CONNECT WITH OTHER MODERN MUMS AROUND THE WORLD THROUGH FASHION, BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE AND, OF COURSE, BABIES.

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