Say­ing good­bye to under eye woes, the smart way

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Savi Khanna

You don’t need a con­cealer to ban­ish your dark cir­cles. From lack of cir­cu­la­tion to ex­panded blood ves­sels, there are plenty of rea­sons why your under eyes might not be look­ing their best. Now, fight off your eye woes with these in­ter­est­ing hacks. Ex­perts tell us how to con­ceal, with­out a con­cealer and also the or­ganic in­gre­di­ents that can be used to ban­ish them once and for all.


Yes, you read that right! Lip­sticks can help cover up dark cir­cles and dis­coloured under-eyes. Shades of red, de­pend­ing on your skin tone, help cover up and neu­tralise your com­plex­ion. For fair-toned skin, try a peach hue. If you’re on the tanned side, or­ange-y red will work best. “Us­ing a colour cor­rec­tor is ex­pen­sive and dif­fi­cult to ap­ply and lip­stick is a cheaper al­ter­na­tive and has the sim­i­lar con­sis­tency. The lip­stick you use, should be creamy, not glossy since a thicker base won’t work. Shades such as or­ange, red and brick red are the most ap­pro­pri­ate shades to neu­tralise the grey hues,” says beauty ex­pert Ishika Taneja.


The kitchen in­gre­di­ent can act as your saviour. Use one to two tea­spoons of bak­ing soda with wa­ter in a bowl to cre­ate a runny paste. Ap­ply the paste us­ing the back of a spoon and smear­ing it on the under-eye area. Wait for 5-10 min­utes for the for­mula to dry and wipe it off us­ing a wet wash­cloth or baby wipes. It acts as an ex­fo­liant.


The caf­feine in the tea helps de­creases puffi­ness and dis­coloura­tion. The tea also con­tains tan­nins, which work to stim­u­late cir­cu­la­tion as well as tighten the skin. “Us­ing mashed pota­toes will have si­m­il­iar ef­fects as tea bags. Pota­toes con­tain nat­u­ral bleach­ing agents that lighten skin when used reg­u­larly over time and will re­duce puffi­ness under eyes,” says makeup artist Shivani Gaur.


No mat­ter what your skin tone is, ap­ply a peach cream blush in matte fin­ish as a re­place­ment of con­cealer. Pat it onto the dark cir­cles with your ring fin­ger, or wisp it on with a con­cealer brush or sponge.


Le­mon, mint, honey, rose wa­ter. Add two drops of le­mon juice and four crushed mint leaves to two tsp of honey and two tsp of rose wa­ter in a bowl and ap­ply with a cot­ton pad. Leave it overnight. It’s cool­ing ef­fect re­laxes the eye mus­cles and light­ens the dark hues.


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