Three DIY Anti-Aging Facial Masks

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When it comes to keeping wrinkles to a minimum, liberal use of sunscreen and healthy lifestyle habits are your first defense. Your second line of defense is a daily moisturizer that works with your skin type and keeps skin hydrated and protected. Third in line is the occasional facial mask to give skin a healthy […]

Morning After Cooling Eye Gel

Cucumber Eye Treatment

A soothing, all-natural treatment for tired eyes. Did you overdo it (again)? Not to worry! We have a simple and inexpensive way to perk up the signs of overworked, tired or partied-too-hard peepers. This cooling DIY eye treatment soothes and decreases inflammation with the dynamic duo power of aloe vera and fresh cucumber. The aloe […]

Potato Eye Mask Bombs for Dark Circles

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Give dark circles the boot with this simple potato eye mask recipe. Don’t ask me why, but this simple cure for dark under-eye circles really works. It could be the tons of minerals that the tater accumulates in its early life underground. Or it could be the huge amounts of Vitamin C packed in the […]

Sight for Sore Eyes Home Spa Remedy

Home remedy for puffy eyes

This home spa remedy offers relief for tired, puffy eyes. No one needs to know that you stayed up to the wee hours of the night engrossed in a Nicholas Sparks movie marathon. That’s your business. But telltale signs like swollen, puffy eyes might blow your cover. Late nights, allergies and even that good tearjerker […]

Give Peas A Chance Eye Mask

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Green relief for swollen, puffy eyes. I could never eat peas as a kid. Ugh, just the thought of those mushy little legumes made my throat close up in fear. Now as a bona fide grownup, peas don’t scare me so much, especially because of their handy use as an ice pack. Frozen peas can […]

Stay Cool as a Cuke with Summer’s Favorite Fruit

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Spa-inspired beauty uses of the cucumber. Besides its regular appearance in salads and sushi rolls, the cucumber has taken on another role as the universal symbol for spa. Think woman in a white robe with two cucumber slices over her eyes. See? And it’s no wonder. Protected by a green rind, the Cucumis sativus hides […]

Tried-and-True Cucumber Soak

Cucumber Eye Mask

Okay, it’s not just a wives’ tale … cucumbers really do help relieve puffiness, sore eyes and eye fatigue. Cukes have a high water content, which helps soothe and cool eyes. The trace amounts of salt helps draw excess water from the tissue surrounding the eyes, reducing puffiness. They also help to tone and firm […]

Soothing Eye Gel

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The protein in the gelatin nourishes the skin beneath the eye and helps to tighten and smooth it. The elderflowers have a mildly astringent, tightening effect. Store the gel in a refrigerator and use within six days. Here’s what you need: 1 small sprig fresh elderflowers 1/2 teaspoon dried eyebright leaves 5 fl oz water […]