Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Natural Hidden Solutions for Dark Circles Under Eye

Why do I look this tired? What are these dark circles around my eyes? These are probably some questions you have had to ask every time you look yourself in the mirror. Dark circles around the eyes are quite a very minor problem on the skin which may be brought about by working for long hours with a computer, insomnia, long stressful periods, improper diet, crying, dehydration and aging. However, ultimate natural solutions are here to help you get rid of these dark circles around the eyes. Some ideal home remedies include:

1. Cucumber Pieces
Cucumber has a chemical composition known as astringent which makes it efficient in eliminating dark circles around the eye. Astringent gives cucumber the ability to lighten and fix dark circles. In addition, cucumber gives a relaxed and confident effect. Cut the cucumber into thick pieces about 3 or 4 centimeters wide. Place the cucumber under low temperatures in a refrigerator or with ice for about thirty minutes. Put the pieces around the dark circles for about ten minutes and rinse off with water. Repeat the procedure twice in a day probably in the morning and evening. For a period of about one week, you will have great results with a lightened area around your eyes.

Additionally, make a mixture of lemon juice and cucumber in the ratio of 1:1. Use cotton buds to apply the mixture around the dark circles under the eyes. After 15 minutes, rinse it off with cold water. Follow this procedure for about one week to achieve maximum results.

2. Raw Potato
The juice of potatoes contains a bleaching agent due to the structure of their amino acids. The ability of the potato juice to bleach brightens the skin which helps in removing the dark circles under your eyes. Extract the juice from the potato through grating. Dip cotton wool in the juice and apply to the dark circles with your eyes closed. Ensure that all dark circles are covered by the juice including the eyelids. After ten minutes, rinse the juice off with cold water. Run the procedure for a period of two weeks and enjoy the results. Alternatively, you can cut thick potato slices and rub the juice around the eyes for two weeks. This should be done twice in a day.

3. Rose Water
Rose water contains astringent which has lightening effect giving the skin a brighter look. The water from a rose is the best ingredient to tone the skin and hence an ultimate solution to the dark circles around your eyes.  This water is made by heating fresh roses in water to about ten degrees Celsius. This enables astringent to dissolve in the warm water.  Put cotton wool into the water and allow it to soak. Remove the soaked cotton wool and apply it slowly on the dark circles surrounding your eyes with the eyelids closed. Rinse off the rose water after ten minutes. Do this for a few weeks at a routine of twice daily. Be sure of great results.

4. Tomato Juice
Tomato juice lightens the skin in a great way than you may expect. The bleaching agent in tomatoes helps in lightening the dark circles. Create a mixture of tomato and lemon juice. Ensure that when creating the mixture, you use half the amount of lemon to that of tomato.  Massage the mixture gently on the dark circles for about ten minutes.  Rinse off the mixture with warm water. Repeat the routine continuously for a period of about two weeks.

5. Almond Oil
Almond is one of the best ingredients to fade the dark circles that form around the eyes.  Apply the oil before sleeping and rinse it off in the morning. Any oil containing Vitamin E can act as a substitute for almond oil. Results are expected after about two weeks.

6. Mint Herbs
Mint leaves contain an Astringent and properties to kill germs. Mint gives a cool sensation. Grind mint herbs and apply the paste on the dark circles below the eyes. This should be left to dry for about 15 to 20 minutes before rising with cold water. Lemon juice can be added for effectiveness.

7. Castor Oil
Castor oil contains fatty acids, ricinoleic acid and anti-inflammatory agents. Apply the oil before sleeping and wash it off in the morning. This should be done for a period of about two weeks on a daily routine.

Dark circles shouldn’t lower your esteem. In fact, they should motivate you to have a new good look.  The problem is minor and can be solved using home remedies which will save you artificial creams which are expensive and totally confusing. Through these homemade remedies you will be able to evade carcinogens from creams and live a brilliant and healthy life.


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How to Choose the Best Eye Cream for Every Age?

The skin around the eye is the hardest skin to take care of. First it is very sensitive and close to a very delicate organ. You do not just pick on any cream and use it on the skin close to the eye without taking a closer look at the ingredients. With a single simple mistake, you could go blind if a dangerous chemical got into your eye. Also, the skin is very thin than the skin in the other parts of the face. It is even worse considering that it has the fewest oil glands. This leaves this part of the skin looking dry and thus tends to age and show signs of aging very early. Many times, the lines under the eyes are said to be a way of showing what kind of a person you are, your character and if you are a humorous and warm person. All the same, nobody wants to have these aging signs and worse is when they start to show very early in life. However, you do not have to worry as there is a way to take care of these wrinkles at whatever age. The secret is making the right choice on the cream to use.

Look for cream that hydrates 
Because of the few oil glands on the skin beneath the eyes, the skin there tends to be very dry all the time. These makes the skin cells beneath the loose skin water and shrink in size. This leaves the skin very loose and sagging. The sagging skin will lead to wrinkles. Applying eye creams with moisturizing effect keeps your skin moisturized. The cells do not loose water and they remain of size and turgid, and they fit perfectly with the skin leaving no sagging skin. A dry skin is also vulnerable to breaking. And now that the skin under the eyes is very thin, it will break easily. A moisturizer cream will keep the skin hydrated and protect it from breaking. This will help reduce discoloration under the eyes, itching and irritation. Creams with moisturizers are necessary at all ages.

Choose a cream made specifically for sensitive skin
Under the eyes is amazingly sensitive skin and thin than in the other parts of the eye.  Therefore, not all creams will be good around this region. You need to read the labels of all creams carefully before purchase to check out for any chemicals that cause skin irritation. Irritation leads to a lot of rubbing which may result in a bag under eyes. It is important to be on the lookout for creams that are said to be sensitive. In case you are not sure ask around from family members and colleagues for product reviews. This way, am sure you will get a perfect cream for your eyes.

Go for eye creams that address you particular needs
 When going to a store to purchase cream, have your specific need in mind. This will save you the risk of spending your money on a product that will not help you in any way. There are many brands of creams available on the market today, and they all address different needs. Creams that will address wrinkles and sagging may not be effective to treat under-eye circles. Therefore, make sure that you purchase cream for your specific need. Because of demand, many companies now are making products that solve a combination of problems. However, you need to be careful with such products as most of them are scammers. They just want to exploit your money because they know that advertisements may lead to selling even when the products are useless.

Be careful to read and understand the ingredients list
Read the list of ingredients carefully. Check for any chemicals that you could be allergic to. Remember that we have said that under the eyes is very sensitive skin and therefore even a slight trace of a chemical that you are allergic to will cause havoc to your skin. Reading the list will also make sure that you choose the right cream that has all the ingredients to serve your particular needs. Just to help, water should be the major ingredient in most of the creams. Water is essential to hydrate the skin. It is also important to go for creams that are made of natural ingredients. They work great and are gentle on sensitive areas like the skin around the eyes. Most natural ingredients also contain large quantities of antioxidants that are helpful with many problems around the eye. So, irrespective of the age, be keen to know your skin needs and get the right cream.

The bottom line here is that you have to be keen with the cream that you use on the skin under the eyes. This will save you from problems with itching and irritation. Better still you will get results and value for your money.