While most of us think raccoons are cute from a far we don’t want to see them first thing in the morning up close and personal. Everyone has had those mornings where you wake up and feel energized and motivated to conquer the world. Only to walk in front of a mirror and have that energy crushed by the raccoon staring back at you with dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It’s a problem that a lot of people have so don’t be embarrassed be proactive about it. Here are some tips on making your eyes feel and look as relaxed and motivated as you are.
First off no matter what product or regime you use, keep it in the refrigerator. When a cold object touches our skin it stimulates microcirculation to theapplied surface. This allows for your blood vessels, which appear blue from poor circulation to pump the blood more prominently in the area. Now probably the most knownregime for getting rid of dark circles is covering your eyes with cucumbers or aloe Vera.Both of these ingredients give your skin an instantaneous “drink of water” which hydrates your parched cells.
You can make a hydrating gel using Cucumber juice and aloe Vera. Use 1 tbsp. cucumber juice, 1 tbsp. aloe Vera, ¼ tbsp. cornstarch, and 1 tbsp. of witch hazel. Mix all the ingredientsexcept the witch hazel into a pot but do not let it heat to a boil. Remove from the stove then mix in the witch hazel. The gel can last up to a week when stored properly in a cold place.
A few other ingredients which can use to calm down the puffiness are caffeine, green tea, and chamomile which has antiinflammatory properties. You can use green brewed green tea bags on the eyes for a short period of time which allow the tannins within the tea to reduce the dilation of the blood vessels. This will allow the skin to tighten around the eyes bringing a refreshed and rejuvenated look to them. Caffeine reduces the puffiness and dark circles by shrinking the blood vessels in the area.
Most of all make sure you are staying well rested. While we know life gets in the way of this and the nightlife in some shape or form has a calling for all of us now days, rest and staying hydrated is the best thing you can do to have well rested ring free eyes. Drink lots of water throughout the day. Also if it is last min and you are in a hurry put a couple of spoons in the freezer and apply them to your eyes for a min or so. If nothing else, it will definitely allow you to admire the cute raccoon from afar.