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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Problems of the eyes and how to deal with it

Dark circles, Puffy eyes and Crow's-feet are the three main eye problems that can cloud an otherwise beautiful face.

If your eyes are puffy with dark shadows, it shows you are not getting enough sleep. One can get dark circles and puffy eyes if you had a late night out or didn't have a night's sleep or cried your heart out. But, you can make them fade fast.

Preventive methods

For dark circles :

  • Gently wash the face, then apply a skin tightening moisturizer around the eyes.

  • Grind a raw potato and add almond paste to it. Use the mixture regularly under the eyes to get rid of dark circles and puffiness.

  • Increase your daily intake of water to minimum 8 to10 glasses.

  • Apply fresh fig on the eyes.

  • Place two cucumber slices over the eyes and rest for 15 minutes or apply cucumber juice under the eyes.

  • Getting enough sleep at least 8-10 hours a day, can fade out dark circles

For puffy eyes :

  • The puffiness of the eyes can be reduced with a glass of ice water and four stainless steel spoons. Chill the spoons in the water and then place one over each eye. When the spoons become warm, switch them with the others chilling in the glass of water. Keep switching until you see improvement.

  • Settle down for two to five minutes with a chilled, steeped chamomile or green tea bag over each eye. The natural properties of these herbal teas helps to bring puffy eyes back down to size.

  • Cucumber contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and puffiness of eyes. Slice a large cucumber, reserve two slices to place over eyes. Peel and puree the remaining cucumber. This can be applied as a pack onto your face. Remove after fifteen minutes. Apply moisturiser thickly to seal in water.


Crow's-feet are those wrinkles or tiny lines at the corner of the eyes. Once it appears, it is difficult to make it fade. It can only be faded with the aid of injections or cosmetic surgery. It is better to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

  • Wear a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more to avoid the ultra violet rays of the sun which cause wrinkles on the skin.

  • Always wear sunglasses when you go out in the sun.

  • Sleeping on your back helps smooth out the wrinkles because gravity works to pull the skin backward. If

  • you cannot sleep on your back, at least try to switch sides frequently.

  • The skin below your eyes is thin and has few oil producing glands. So don't pull, tag or drag it as you apply and remove make up. Any time you apply cream or lotion, dab, don't rub.

  • Regular use of Retin-A cream, an acne product that exfoliates the skin, also improves the appearance of fine crow's-feet

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