Beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a phrase often used about how we look at the world around us. In this case we are using it to introduce today’s blog topic: your eyes. We would love to offer some DIY “do-it-yourself” tips on how to take care of the delicate skin around your eyes. The skin around our eyes is much thinner and more susceptible to puffiness and signs of stress and irritation. The following is an easy routine to use to take care of the skin around your eyes.
A Chamomile Cooling Compress: Part One is creating a cooling compress.
You will need distilled or spring water, chamomile tea and a cotton wash cloth. Bring your water to a boil and pour over the chamomile tea bag. Let it cool and place in the refrigerator. The chamomile tea can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator for future cold compresses. The best time to do the compress would be either in the early morning or at night before bed. When you are ready to relax for ten minutes, take the tea from the refrigerator and pour enough into a small bowl to soak your cotton washcloth. Dip the cloth in the tea and wring out the excess. Find a comfy place to relax for ten minutes and drape the cool cotton cloth over your eyes. The coolness helps to bring down puffiness, and Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory herb for the skin. When you are relaxed and your eyes are feeling cool, you are ready for the second step.
Applying Hydrating Natural Oil: Part Two is using natural oils to hydrate the skin around your eyes.
Just before going to bed gently rub one of the following oils into the skin underneath your eyes. Several other wellness sites recommend using your ring finger to apply the oil so that you don’t use too much pressure around the skin. The best natural oils to use are: jojoba, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil or avocado oil. Deciding which oil to use will be based on your preference of smell and texture. If you have food allergies, it is better to use either the jojoba or olive oil. To continue the benefits of the cooling techniques, you can keep the oil that you want to use for your bed time routine in the refrigerator along with the tea.
The frequency and duration of this eye care plan for your skin will be up to you. Doing the chamomile cool compress can be done once-a-week while the application of the hydrating oil can be done nightly. These are two inexpensive and relaxing tips to use that your eyes will thank you for in the future. Now you will be the beholder of your own beauty.