We all have those times where no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep. Whether we stay up too long procrastinating on work, binge watch a show a little too late at night, or simply can’t fall asleep, we still have to suck it up, wake up at the crack of dawn, and get on with our lives. After going through the motions for a while, you’ll probably notice that your eyes are getting puffy, dark, and wrinkly. It’s a known fact that everybody looks better when they look more awake, and sometimes you simply can’t get the rest you need, so today I will be giving you 5 natural remedies to make yourself look more refreshed—without wasting too much of your valuable time.
1. Hey, Tea Lovers—don’t throw away your tea bags just yet.
Your used teabags have many herbs that aren’t just good for your body, they’re great for your skin, too. After you finish your cup of tea, let the tea bag cool off and put it on your eyes. Leave them on for at least 5 minutes. The most effective teas are green, black and chamomile.
2. Got Potatoes?
Potatoes are rich in starch, and can be used to significantly reduce inflammation. Grab a potato, peel it, wash it and let it dry. Cut it into slices put them on your eyes for 15 minutes. You can repeat this treatment up to three times a week for the best results.
3. The cucumber treatment is well-known because it works well.
Cut two slices of cucumber and put them on your eyes for at least 15 minutes. If you have cucumber water handy, you can put it on a cotton ball and it will yield the same results.
4. Mind sparing an Egg?
Get 1 egg and crack it in a bowl, then remove the egg yolk. Beat the egg white until you create a thick, foamy texture. Use a cotton pad to apply the egg whites on the skin under your eyes, making sure it does not touch your eyelashes. When the egg whites dry up (it will feel like a face mask), wash your face.
5. All you need is Cold Water or Milk
Cold Water is great for washing your face, but it can also be used to help decrease eye irritation. Milk is also very effective. Soak two cotton pads in milk or water and keep them on your eyes for 15 minutes. Do this 2 – 3 times a day for the best results.
If you don’t have the time to use a natural remedy, for a quick fix you can use a bright nude eyeshadow or a highlight powder to lighten dark circles under your eyes. It looks very subtle, takes 30 seconds to do, and it will brighten your eyes for at least a few hours (depending on your eyeshadow/powder).