Modern life with its daily tensions and stress does take a toll on our health and skin. Particularly, the first signs of stress and sleeplessness appear under eyes as dark circles and puffy eye bags. Also, eyes tend to show the first signs of ageing with fine lines and crow’s feet as the skin under eyes is very delicate and sensitive. Follow this simple under eye treatment at home once a week to relax and rejuvenate your eyes. Doing this regularly will clear up dark circles and puffy eyes and also diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Even if you don’t have these conditions, this treatment acts as a prevention and maintenance mechanism giving you young, bright eyes in the long run.
Step 1: Cleansing:
Take some raw milk and add few drops of rose water. Soak a cotton ball in the mix and dab lightly around the eyes. Repeat till you remove all dirt and impurities. Now take a dry cotton and wipe off the remaining milk from the eyes.
Step 2: Massaging:
Take a spoon of aloevera gel and massage around the eyes in circular motions from inward to outward direction. Lightly press on pressure points like the temples, just under eyebrow bone and the inner corner of eyes. Doing this for 15 minutes will completely relax your eyes.
Step 3: Under eye mask:
Prepare a natural under eye mask using cucumbers and gram flour. Blend a cucumber finely. Take 4 spoons of cucumber paste and mix with 1 spoon of gram flour. Apply the paste gently around the eyes. Take two cotton pads dipped in chilled rose water and place over eyes and relax. Remove the pads and wash off the mask after 20 minutes.
Step 4: Ice pack compress:
Take two ice cubes and wrap in a cotton cloth. Dab lightly around eyes for sometime and leave on for 10 minutes. This will give a fresh, bright look to your eyes instantly.
Step 5: Moisturize:
Finally, finish off by applying an under eye cream or you can just use some almond oil for moisturizing. Leave on overnight. When you wake up in the morning, remove the cream/oil with a damp cotton.
- Remove any eye makeup before starting with the above treatment.
- Use only your ring finger and apply just light pressure as the area around eyes is very delicate.
- While washing off the eye mask, don’t scrub, else you might get breakouts.