During summer all we can think about is mangoes, vacations, beaches, and relaxing all day long. But the summer heat and glare play spoilsport and are a cause of many eye issues like allergies and infections. Stepping out without UV-protected sunglasses can cause dry eyes and burning sensations (around the area of the eyes) due to direct contact with the sun’s harmful rays. It also causes itching and severe pain because of the intense glare. All of this can be quite exasperating and could increase the risk of developing tired eyes and dark circles. Oh no! So, what’s the solution?
Just like you care for your skin, it is crucial to take care of your precious peepers too. Healthy, relaxed eyes can instantly make you look and feel fresh, complementing your gorgeous glowing skin. So take your eye health seriously, because it reflects your lifestyle choices and habits like eating clean, exercising daily, drinking an adequate amount of water, taking care of your skin, sleeping for eight hours at night, and maintaining proper hygiene. While there are tons of beauty products like night creams, hydrating gels, and miracle serums that claim to work wonders on your under-eyes, they are mostly a temporary fix. But don’t worry, you don’t have to dip into your pockets to buy expensive beauty products when you’ve got a whole range of ingredients in your very own kitchen! Use these superfoods to create cooling eye packs for improved eye health. We’ll show you how!
Worried about dull and tired-looking eyes? Here is a natural solution to this problem. Watermelon is loaded with powerful antioxidants such as lycopene, which protects delicate blood vessels around the eyes and improves circulation. It is a healthy fruit to consume but it has external benefits too. It helps in eliminating dark circles! Applying watermelon eye packs around the delicate eye areas can help hydrate the skin instantly and brighten up your under-eye area.
Follow this quick DIY watermelon eye pack for refreshed eyes and glowing skin. This will instantly rejuvenate the skin around the eyes and give you a fresh and dewy look all day long.
DIV Hydrating Watermelon Eye Pack
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon watermelon juice
- 1 tablespoon raw milk, chilled
- Cotton swabs
In a bowl, mix the chilled raw milk and watermelon juice.
Dip cotton swabs into it and apply it to your eyes.
Leave it on your eyes for 10 to 15 minutes and repeat twice.
Wash it off with cold water.
Life is stressful but that doesn’t mean your skin should suffer. Waking up every morning with puffy under-eye bags and dark circles can make you look dull. It’s high time you switch to a healthy eye care routine. Include oranges in your skincare regime. They contain vitamin C which helps improve blood circulation in your eyes. They also fight the development of pigmentations and in combination with other vitamins and nutrients, age-related skin lesions too. They are the most natural way to eliminate dark circles and puffy eyes.
Follow the steps to make an eye pack for glowing under-eye skin using orange peels. The antibacterial, anti-aging, and skin-brightening properties of turmeric and orange peel will bring instant radiance to your face, tightening the skin around your eyes reducing the dark circles.
DIY Skin Brightening Orange Peel Eye Pack
What You Need:
- 1 tablespoon dried orange peel powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon raw milk
Dry the orange peel for three to four days and crush it into a fine powder for quick face and eye packs.
In a bowl, add all ingredients and mix well until it forms a thick smooth paste.
Apply the paste around your eyes.
Berries are the all-time favorite fruits used mainly in smoothies and cereal bowls. Berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and gooseberries are full of nutrients and vitamins that are good for eye health. Blueberries and strawberries in particular are loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals and make the skin look younger. Strawberries are known to have astringent properties that aid in refreshing your precious peepers. And the alpha hydroxy acid in strawberries helps smooth out the skin, while also reducing dark circles and puffiness. Treat the eyes with chilled slices of strawberries for smoother and brighter under-eyes.
Follow the steps to make a cooling and soothing eye pack using berries. Berry and mint cubes work wonders for treating issues like puffy eyes, dark circles, and tired eyes.
DIV Cooling Berry Eye Pack
What You Need:
- A few strawberries
- A sprig of mint leaves
Crush the strawberries and mint leaves to form a coarse paste.
Fill in ice trays and freeze.
Rub a cube of this over your eyes.
4. Tomatoes And Turmeric
Tomatoes are a rich source of antioxidants like lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene. They help protect the delicate skin under the eyes by boosting blood circulation and keeping the skin healthy. Known for its brightening properties, turmeric helps lighten the area under the eye and also reduces puffiness. Tomato and turmeric masks can even out skin tone, and also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Follow the steps to make an anti-pigment mask using tomatoes and turmeric. It works wonders and gives immediate relief from patchy, dull, and tired under eyes.
DIV Skin Brightening Tomato And Turmeric Eye Pack
What You Need:
- 2 tablespoons tomato pulp
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- A pinch of turmeric
In a bowl, add the tomato pulp, lemon juice and turmeric. Mix well.
Apply the paste under and around the eye area.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and then gently rinse it off with cold water.
While cucumber won’t stop digital eye strain in its tracks, it will certainly help your eyes cool off the natural way! Like other organs in the body, our eyes also need blood circulation and oxygen supply. Cucumbers are loaded with antioxidants and silica which can help you get rid of dark circles. They are also packed with ascorbic acid, which helps bring down the water retention rate, diminishing the puffiness around the eyes. Cucumbers are known to have a high percentage of water which can help hydrate the skin around our eyes. This in turn helps in reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Follow the steps to make an eye pack for dark circles using cucumbers. It helps reduce eye strain, fatigue, as well as dark circles to some extent.
Soothing Cucumber Eye Pack
What You Need:
- 2 cucumber slices, chilled
Place the cucumber slices on each of your eyelids.
Leave it on until they are no longer cool.
Sounds easy enough to pull off? If you’ve got weekend plans, we suggest you ditch them for some self-care date with yourself.