There will always be great products to buy with fantastic ingredients and a a whole lot of love thrown into the mix. We know, we offer that in the form of all our skin care products, made with love, by hand. But sometimes, simple, natural tricks really do the job!
Lemons can fight acne and the scars it leaves behind. On clean skin, dab a bit of lemon juice directly to the infected areas of your face to kill bacteria and help get rid of pimples. You can mix lemon juice into your favorite natural mask treatment to help in cellular turnover. You can even add a couple of drops into your moisturizer at night to brighten your complexion. Just be careful to avoid getting lemon juice in your eyes and try it on a small area, first.
Eye Puffiness and Dark Circles Solutions!
One potato, two potato: Yes, I did say potatoes! After refrigerating for an hour or so, you can either grate the potato, put it in a cheese cloth type bag, squeeze out the juice and lay that on your eyes, or slice into two and put on your closed eyes. In either case, place it so that it also covers the puffy areas under your eyes and leave on for about 15-20 minutes. Do this same technique to fight under-eye circles, too. The reason is that potatoes contain catechoclase, which is natural chemical lightener. Pretty cool, huh?
Milk isn’t just for drinking: If your eyelids are feeling puffy, another great remedy is chilled milk! Dip soft pads in chilled milk and place on your eyelids. Put on some great music and just relax for 20 minutes. Ah… puffiness goes down and the chilled milk cools the surrounding skin.
Oil and Water Sometimes Mix! Add a few drops of vitamin E oil to a small chilled bowl of water, mixing well. Dip cotton pads in and place on your eyes for about 15 minutes. This helps reduce swelling and adds moisturizing hydration to the delicate area.
Cucumbers are Chill: Cucumbers are a fantastic natural remedy to get rid of under eye puffiness. Take 2 slices of chilled cucumber and place it on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. The natural anti-inflammatory properties of the cucumber, plus the chilled effect work wonders.
Chilled Black or Green Tea for You: Teabags are a fabulous puffy eye saver. Keep a few previously steeped bags of tea in the freezer. Take them out when your eye area needs calming. Place them over your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Wash gently after use.
Simple Spoons and Chilled Water: Just dip four stainless steel spoons in chilled water and then 2 at a time on your eyes. Keep switching the spoons while letting the other one chill in the glass of water. Do this for about 15 minutes.
Eggs for Eyes? Yes!: A couple of stiffly beaten egg whites can be applied to the skin under the eyes. Leave on for 20 minutes or so and then rinse with cool water. It will tighten the area and soothe the skin.
Sometimes Mother Nature Just Does it Right!
Establishing a good daily skin care routine is crucial and not just for treating and preventing acne. Skin that is too dry will compensate by producing more oil, creating a nasty cycle and the start of problematic pimples.
Skin needs balance, so be sure to invest in a lighter oil based moisturizer, like our Oilz+ for day and a heavier, creamier, oil based one like our Bye Bye Bagz, for night to keep skin balanced and hydrated.
And don’t forget sunscreen to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. It should be worn daily under your foundation, even on cloudy days. The damage from the sun can prematurely age your skin. And you do not want to look older than you are, right?
Drink lots of water, basically half your weight, in ounces of water daily. It helps prevent one of the reasons for puffiness…dehydration!
So besides our ScrubzBody products, which are made with love and super great ingredients, we really encourage you to try these simple, at home remedies for gorgeous, glowing skin!