Natural solution to dark under eye circles

08/11/2015

A quick and natural way to deal with dark under eye circles / Johanna Sziksai in Natur Talente / Madame Germany September 2015 (photography: Florian Sommet) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
I am brewing a little magical beauty potion while typing these lines because I reached the point when a joke about bags under my eyes being Chanel is no longer funny, or sounds like a joke at all. So I need a little help. 

Yes, I've heard of potato mask, cold spoons, tea bags and cucumber slices - and I am pretty sure you did, too. So today we are not talking about them, but another natural solution to a problem that, apparently, affects about 78% of women and is a big deal otherwise Sephora would not be selling 277 products dedicated to it.  

A quick and natural way to deal with dark under eye circles / Johanna Sziksai in Natur Talente / Madame Germany September 2015 (photography: Florian Sommet) via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
My secret ingredient? Sage. Because it's straight forward, simple and believe it or not, works. I've been using it for the last four days with some positive changes as a result. After the very first application the darkness seemed less dark and the puffiness - less puffy.

All you do is put 1tsp of dry organic sage in a cup, add 125ml boiling water, cover and leave to cool down to room temperature (you can even refrigerate it for 20-30 minutes before using)

Then pour some in a shallow dish. Soak two organic cotton wool pads in the liquid, squeeze the excess, place under your eyes and relax for 10-20 minutes or even longer if you like. 

Freeze the leftover infusion in an ice-cube tray and use ice cubes as a refreshing and quick facial after washing your face in the morning. It moisturises and tightens the skin, reduces pores and also works as a gentle antiseptic and anti-inflammatory treatment thanks to several powerful antioxidants, vitamins A, B6, E, C and K and skin-beautifying mineral zinc. If you have very sensitive skin or rosacea, it's a good idea to wrap the ice cubes in a piece of muslin cloth or cotton wool. 

Simple. Non-toxic. Effective. Though watching what you eat, staying away from alcohol, processed food, too much caffeine and getting enough sleep will also help for obvious reasons.

Photo source: Johanna Sziksai in Natur Talente / Madame Germany September 2015 (photography: Florian Sommet)

12 comments:

  1. Very lovely! Hope you have agreat Monday!

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  2. A very useful tip! I didn't know that sage could be used in this way.

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  3. fine pics ; -))


    i invite to me too


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  4. Oh cool.. great tip. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. great post
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  6. Yes....
    You'r right,Natashen'ka! Enough sleep,not too much caffeine en so...:)
    Absolutely right!
    But I want definitely to try your new recipe, that's what I need! THANKYOU:)))

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  7. Natalia, this sounds lovely! I just started getting dark circles. Stress from renovating my house and lack of sleep. LOL I'm going to try this. Thanks!
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  8. What a great post! I've never heard about this before, but I will definitely try sage if I get dark under eye circles.
    I really appreciate you stopped by my blog today! I really love yours; there is so much useful information. I have a lot of reading to do:)

    Yuliannova

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  9. Super cool photo and great advice . sage tea ice cubes it will be !,
    Xx, Elle
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  10. i will definitely be trying this! thanks, love.

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  11. Wow, really? I've just bookmarked this page as I'm really fair and do suffer!

    T xxx

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