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 starchy little tuber. But who really cares when you’ve got two black eyes from partying (studying, working, worrying, etc.) the night away? This works best if the potatoes have been chilled.
Here’s what you need:
- One peeled and grated potato
- Cotton cheesecloth
- String or ribbon
Here’s what you do:
Place two heaping tablespoonfuls of the grated potato on a square of cloth. Tie the potato bomb securely. Repeat. Lay back and place each potato eye mask bomb over closed eyes for 10 minutes while you repeat your favorite mantra (try “I will never drink that much again.”). If you can’t find cheesecloth or want a super quick remedy, peel a potato, slice it in half and make two thin half-moon slices. Slap the slices under your eyes for 10 minutes.