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Friday, April 24, 2009

Beating Eye Bags

Puffy under-eyes may be inherited from your parents, but you can make those bags bigger by staying awake at night worrying or by calming your nerves with a little or too many drinks, both of which make you retain water.

It may help to cut down on salt and alcohol to keep water retention at bay. For a fast fix, freeze two bags of green tea and keep them on your eyelids for 10 minutes. The tea has tannin, an anti-inflammatory that reduces puffiness. And for those of you who are suffering from insomnia, try taking valerian at night, it's a natural sedative.

13 comments :

Furkidsmom said...

Good tip! Thanks :)

Imelda said...

hi there

Imelda said...

hi there

Karen @ Blazing Minds said...

Thanks for the advice, I always up late, blogging and tweeting, this will certainly help me out ;)

iceah said...

thanx for sharing but I can'ttake the sedative cause I want to be aware of my son and hubby c:

cherscrap23 said...

Wow, I'm definitely going to have to try the teabags to get rid of 'the' bags! LOL tfs! Hope all is good with you Liza!! : )

Martha A. Cheves said...

This I'll try. I woke up this morning with one eye puffy both below and on the eyelid. Allergies I assume. I don't drink alcohol but I do drink a lot of tea so that may be my problem. This also gives me something to do with those green tea bags I bought thinking I could learn to love the stuff.
Martha

Cascia said...

I've used Valerian before but have never heard of putting tea bags on your eyes at night. Thanks for the tip!

Raft3r said...

having eyebags make one look dignified
kung baga para may pinagkatandaan
hwag yan yun eyebags na mala pepe pimentel
pangit na talaga yon
hehe

happy sunday, liz!

Running mommy said...

Great tips! I find that going out for a run is a also a great way to insure a good night's rest!

30ats said...

when i'm desperate to get sleep, i take sleepasil which has valerian root in it -- very effective!

Max said...

Hey Liza,

How are you, darling? I am fine and I did have a great weekend, thank you :D!

The green tea in the freezer: do we put it in the freezer after we use as tea, or do we put it there immediately after taking it off the box?

I will try this one out as well...

Have an excellent week, darling! :D

Hugs and cheers

Webielady said...

Is it without side effects Liz? I that I don't intend to drin so maybe can help me look freesher... at least under the eyes.. ^^

 
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