GREEN TEA EYE­LID LIFT

Friday - - Beauty -

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.

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