Tired, swelled up eyes are a tell-tale sign of your long working hours, stressful lifestyle and no time for sleep. You might have tried it all, from drinking gallons of water to getting beauty sleep, in order to keep the dark haze around your eyes at bay, but there’s no match to grandma approved homemade eye coolers, when it comes to getting rid of the puffiness, eye bags and dark circles in a jiffy.
Here are 5 such hydrating eye masks you can make in your own little kitchen to pamper your stress-struck eyes...
- Rose and Cucumber
- Coffee and honey
- Pineapple juice and turmeric
- Tomato juice and yogurt
- Aloe vera and rose hip oil
Rose and Cucumber
Rose water and cucumber both help in soothing and relaxing eyes. Result: refreshed eyes! Grate a cucumber and squeeze the juice. Mix a few drops of rose water and dip half-cut cotton pads in the mixture. Keep cotton pads under eyes for 20 minutes and wash. You can also store it in ice tray and use ice cubes.
Coffee and honey
Coffee de-puffs eyes, and helps reduce wrinkle, fine lines and dark circles. Honey on the other hand moisturises the eye area. Mix 1 tablespoon of ground coffee and honey and put some Vitamin E oil in it. Apply the paste under your eyes and wash after 15 minutes.
Pineapple juice and turmeric
Pineapple juice mixed with turmeric helps lighten tightens and smoothen the skin under eyes. Put 1 teaspoon of turmeric in half a cup of pineapple juice and mix. Apply it under eyes for half an hour and rinse. Follow up with an eye cream.
Tomato juice and yogurt
Lactic acid in yogurt and antioxidants in tomato juice fight ageing signs, making the skin firmer and radiant. Yogurt moisturises under eye area and makes it soft and supple. Mix the two ingredients in equal proportions and keep it around eyes for 15 minutes.
Aloe vera and rose hip oil
While aloe vera gel is great for brightening and refreshing the skin, rose hip oil takes care of the dark circles, dryness and eye bags. This eye mask is the solution to all your under eye problems. Extract some fresh aloe vera gel and add rosehip oil to it. Put the paste under eyes and massage. Keep it overnight for best result.