Dark, under eye circles and/or swelling and irritation around the eye area can be catastrophic to a woman’s appearance. Under eye circles and swelling under the eyes can make a woman look old, tired and sad. There are many beauty care products available on the market that combat under eye circles and swelling; however if these under eye area problems are commonplace for a woman the cost of using these under eye circle products on a daily basis can add up quickly.
Luckily, there are many inexpensive, natural ingredients that can be used to easily prepare remedies for swelling under the eyes and dark under eye circles. If swelling and dark under eye circles are something you’ve had to learn to live with try this refreshing cucumber under eye cream cube recipe to reduce swelling and lighten the skin around your eyes.
You will need the following ingredients to prepare the under eye circle cream cube recipe: 1 small cucumber, 3 tbsp. very strong brewed green tea, and 1 cup plain yogurt.
You will also need these implements to prepare the under eye circle cream cube recipe: 1 empty ice cube tray, small knife, teaspoon, measuring cup and mixing bowl.
Optional tools: For ease of preparation use a blender, food processor or coffee grinder to process the ingredients for the under eye circle cream cube recipe.
Begin by peeling the skin from the cucumber. Process the cucumber by cutting it into small pieces and then pureeing it in a mixer or blender. Cucumbers are an excellent source of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin C. Cucumbers are anti-endemic, meaning they greatly reduce swelling. Cucumbers are also naturally lightening. Their high content of B and C vitamins will help kill bacteria in your skin, sooth inflammation and swelling as well as lighten the skin around your eyes.
After processing the cucumber add 4 tablespoons of very strongly brewed green tea. Brew a cup of tea using two green tea bags for best results. I recommend that you use green tea because it has a very high caffeine content. Caffeine will help constrict the blood vessels under your eyes which will reduce swelling. It will also help to lighten dark circles by constricting the flow of blood which is what causes dark under eye circles in addition to swelling. If you do not have any green tea on hand feel free to substitute with orange peko or black tea, just brew them even stronger to help concentrate the level of caffeine. Tea is also a potent source of antioxidants and tannins which will help encourage skin cell renewal and bind to toxins in your skin helping to reduce swelling.
Next, add 1 cup of plain yogurt to the cucumber and green tea mixture. Yogurt is naturally germicidal and soothing, its presence in this recipe will help reduce redness and swelling around your eye area. Yogurt contains high quantities of lactic acid and helpful bacteria that will help tone and tighten your skin and regulate the ph of your skin. Yogurt is also quite moisturizing which will help plump up dry areas under your eyes making under eye circles and swelling look less obvious by comparison.
After adding all ingredients, stir the cucumber under eye circle cream carefully and then spoon the under eye circle cream into the ice cube tray and put it in the freezer.
Soon you will have soothing cucumber under eye circle cream cubes. Place a couple in a baggie and hold it under your eyes as needed to combat swelling and dark under eye circles. After the cubes melt, apply the under eye circle cream to the skin around and under your eyes to send swelling and dark under eye circles packing.