GREEN TEA EYELID LIFT
Place one green teabag in a cup of hot water, then allow to cool in the refrigerator during the day. Cut a raw white potato into thin slices, drop the slices into the tea and return to the fridge to allow the tea to soak into the potato. In the evening, place one potato slice on each eyelid and relax for ten minutes. The starch in the potatoes acts as an antiinflammatory agent, soothing the irritation from a long day of pollutants, toxins and stress. It is also a mild skin lightener, so it can help to reduce dark circles under the eyes caused by excess pigmentation. Green tea contains caffeine, which reduces swelling and tightens the skin under the eyes to reduce puffiness or ‘bags’. It is also full of antioxidants. The remaining potato slices can sit soaking in the tea in the fridge for up to three days, enabling you reach in and use them morning and night in less time than it would take to apply a classic skincare regime.