Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 3. THE REMEDIES

FACE AND HAIR CARE

PUFFY EYES

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Sure, drinking binges, crying jags, late nights, and seasonal allergies can all cause pretty major bags under your eyes, but redness and puffiness don’t need to be the first things other people see. Use these herbal remedies to bring down the swelling and improve your outlook on life.

Lavender–Lemon Bedtime Serum

YIELD: ABOUT 1 OUNCE
STORAGE: DARK-COLORED SMALL GLASS BOTTLE
TIME: 5 MINUTES

Let this magical de-puffer work while you sleep. Lavender and lemon essential oils help alleviate swollen under-eye tissue. Almond oil adds moisture, smoothing the appearance of delicate skin.

1 ounce almond oil

10 drops lavender essential oil

10 drops lemon essential oil

1.In a dark-colored glass bottle, add the almond oil, and the lavender and lemon essential oils and shake well.

2.Using your fingertips, gently dab 1 or 2 drops of serum to the area under each eye.

3.Use nightly before bed. Store in a cool, dark place.

Images Elevate your head with an extra pillow. Sleep on your back to help prevent fluid from accumulating in the tissue beneath your eyes.

Cool Chamomile Toner

YIELD: ABOUT 2 OUNCES
STORAGE: DARK-COLORED SMALL GLASS BOTTLE
TIME: 5 MINUTES

This chamomile–witch hazel combo creates an amazing astringent that tightens tissue, reduces swelling, and eases inflammation. It isn’t necessary to refrigerate this toner, but using it cold shrinks swelling more than applying the toner at room temperature.

2 ounces alcohol-free witch hazel extract

4 drops chamomile essential oil

1.In a dark-colored glass bottle, combine the witch hazel extract with the chamomile essential oil.

2.Shake well before each use.

3.Using a cotton ball, apply 2 to 3 drops of toner to the area under each eye.

Images If you have a little time, lie back and rest for 5 to 10 minutes after application, placing a cloth under your eyes and topping the cloth with an ice cube beneath each eye.

Rosemary Under–Eye Balm

YIELD: ABOUT 1 OUNCE
STORAGE: DARK-COLORED SMALL GLASS BOTTLE
TIME: 5 MINUTES

Rosemary essential oil acts as a mild diuretic, which reduces under-eye swelling. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that help lighten discoloration and nutrients that bolster compromised capillaries.

2 tablespoons argan oil

7 drops rosemary essential oil

1.In a dark-colored glass bottle, combine the argan oil and rosemary essential oil.

2.Shake well to combine.

3.Using your fingertips, apply 1 to 2 drops to the under-eye area.

4.This treatment is suitable for daily use and can be applied morning and night. Store in a cool, dark place.

Images Allow a few minutes for absorption before using other treatments or cosmetics.