Effective home treatments for the delicate, sensitive skin around the eyes


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The skin around the eyes is very delicate. Unlike the skin on the rest of the face, it is very thin and does not have as many muscle fibers, which is why it is the place where the first wrinkles appear. This part of the face requires a good deal of care.

Green tea and cucumber mask for tired eyes


½ of cucumber

1 bag of green tea

Boil the tea and cool it. Peel the cucumber and slice it in circles. Add the circles to the green tea brew. Refrigerate until chilled. Place the cool, tea-soaked slices of cucumber onto your eyes for 10 minutes. No rinsing required.

Calming and hydrating potato mask for puffy eyes


½ of raw potato

1 tablespoon of moisturizer for sensitive skin

Finely shred the potato and mix with the moisturizer. Spread mixture on cotton makeup removal pads and place over eyes for 10 minutes. Rinse with cold water.

Whipped cream and parsley poultice for better circulation and less puffiness


2 teaspoons of whipped cream

1 teaspoon of fresh parsley

2 small pieces of gauze

Finely chop parsley and mix with whipped cream. Wrap mixture in two pieces of gauze to form poultice. Place over the eyes for 10-15 minutes.

Salvia compress for night-time care


1 teaspoon of salvia

½ cup of water

Bring water to boil and add salvia. Let boil for 10 more minutes. Divide the brew into two bowls and put one of them in the refrigerator. Dip cotton balls or makeup removal pads in hot solution and place on eyes for 10 minutes. Repeat with cotton balls dipped in cold solution for another 10 minutes.

Instead of salvia you can use chamomile or dill seeds.

Nourishing mask with avocado and almond oil


5 drops of almond oil

3 slices of avocado

Blend avocado with olive oil and spread directly around the eyes. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Egg yolk and honey mask against wrinkles


1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons of honey

Blend ingredients and apply as a mask taking care to avoid contact with the eye. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

Lavender seed poultice for tired, puffy eyes


2 pieces of cloth (silk or synthetic)

2 teaspoons of dry lavender

20 drops of lavender oil

Rice or flax seed

Make little bags of the cloth. Blend the rest of the ingredients to form a smooth paste. Fill bags with it and sew or tie the opening. Keep them refrigerated in a plastic container and bring them out only when you need to use them. The bags can be reused multiple times, but lavender oil needs to be replenished when necessary.

Soy flour and lanolin mask against dark circles


1 teaspoon of lanolin

1 ½ teaspoon of almond oil

1 teaspoon of soy flour

1 teaspoon of cold water

Heat lanolin to soften and add almond oil. Remove from heat when it thickens into a paste. Add soy flour and cold water. Mix thoroughly. Apply as a mask for a few minutes and rinse.


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