Natural Beauty Care Guide
 

Under-Eye Shadows

Exposure to the sun and the vagaries of nature lead to different reactions on the skin. Some people get scars and blemishes while others suffer from sunburn and tan. A few precautionary measures and regular application of useful remedies would certainly help you combat these problems.

These are usually caused by tension and tiredness of the eyes. Overwork, long hours of exposure of work at a computer screen, lack of sleep and of course ageing process - all contribute to this problem. One tends to rush and buy the latest 'under-eye' cream. A word of caution here, some of them may be too rich and extra moisturising and could result in causing puffiness in the under-eye area. Always use a light moisture-based cream. To cure these problems at home use the following:

CUCUMBER :

Clean your face of all makeup. Cut out thin slices of cucumber. Chill them. Now lie down and shut your eyes. Apply chilled cucumber slices over your eyes and under-eye area and relax. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Gently rub the slices over the eyes and under-eye areas, and then wash off. You will feel relaxed and refreshed. The natural moisture from the cucumber acts as a healing tonic, while the cucumber juice helps to lighten the skin too. A great relief for tired and puffy eyes.

ICE CUBES :

When you get in from the hot sun your eyes get tired and bloodshot. You also develop dark circles and shadows due to the heat and pollution. Try this: wash your face. Take some ice cubes and wrap them in two pieces of muslin. Lie down and shut your eyes. Place one ice cube pack over each eye, rubbing gently. This will immediaely ease the 'burnt up skin' feeling. Regular use helps to lighten the shadows under the eyes.

GREEN GOURD :

You could similarly use slices of green gourd instead of cucumber. The juice of the green gourd also helps in lightly moisturizing as well as lightening the skin tones.

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