For the last month I have been trying out this new product that I found at our local Supermarket. To be honest I bought on a whim but it turns out that it is a good product.
This product is eye discs which are already saturated with eye make up remover. All one needs to do is to place an eye disc on one eye for a few seconds, until the formula melts away the make up. Then you wipe it away a few times. I use the other side for the other eye. The benefits that this product has are that the formula is natural made up of Green tea which cleanses excess oil and Biotin (Vitamin H) which helps keep lashes strong and nourished.
Another benefit is that it does not sting, does not contain alcohol, and has a very nice smell. Another thing that I noticed is that after I opened the product the discs have not dried out, have remained moist.
In terms of price, it is an inexpensive product and it contains a lot of discs which will last quite some time.
Overall I am going to stick to this product with regards to eye make up remover.
Have you tried this product or anything similar?
That is all for this post,
Until next time,
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Monday, 13 August 2012
Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves originated in China. It is very beneficial for the human body.
Benefits of drinking green tea:
Studies have shown that green tea formulations reduce sun damage which will enhance sun protection when used in addition to a sunscreen.
Green tea is likely to slow down the development of some signs of aging since it has collagenase and elastase.
Green tea is also known as an antioxidant which accelerates weight loss by stimulating the body’s nervous system. This leads to fat being sent through the blood stream to the body cells to use as fuel.
The body is benefited with extra energy. It also releases the excess water and burns fat.
In these hot days of summer I recommend reaching for an iced green tea since it is the most refreshing way to cool off in summer. It is recommended to drink at least 3 cups or more per day to enjoy the health giving properties of green tea.
- Ice cube tray,
- Green tea,
- Hot water.
- Lemon juice (optional)
Add 1 to 2 green tea bags (it depends on how much you'd like your tea to be concentrated) to the hot water along with a teaspoon of lemon juice (optional) and stir, until the water cools down to room temperature. Pour the mixture in the ice cube tray and let them freeze for about 24hrs.
First wash your face with a cleanser using warm water in order to open up the pores, then grab an icecube, using it as a toner and rubbing it all over your face until it all melts. Afterwards, wash your face with cold water to close your pores and add your favourite moisturizer. The green tea ice cubes will calm the irritation from a pimple or reduce the appearance of large pores, de-puff any under-eye bags and face altogether.
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
As requested by one of our followers, here is how to control or reduce persistent under eye circles.
We all suffer from under eye circles from time to time and they are not a pretty sight. These may be caused by several factors.
One of the main causes is lack of sleep. Lack of adequate sleep can cause one’s skin to appear paler, therefore increasing the appearance of darkness under the eyes, and also it reduces circulation. If you suffer from insomnia, I would recommend applying an eye crème in the evening before bed and in the morning when you wake up. Make sure that the eye crème that you choose contains Vitamin K and Retinol since these significantly reduce puffiness and discoloration. The eye crème that I use is Nutriganics smoothing eye crème by The Body Shop. I like this product because it is an organic type of product since 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. Also, I like how it reduced the puffiness around my eyes and it also reduces the appearance of the first lines and wrinkles.
Another cause is an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, which is the cause of many ailments in our body. By eating a healthy balanced diet and take the necessary vitamins and the right amount of water, under eye circles should be reduced. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially spinach and cabbage since these have a lot of necessary vitamins. Also, take a vitamin supplement if necessary.
Smoking does not do your eyes and skin any favors. Smoking causes vascular problems that not only threaten your life but also make your blood vessels appear more prominent and bluer.
Under eye circles may be the result of an allergic reaction. The most frequently occurred allergies are to, for example pasteurized milk from hormone- treated cows, processed grains, fruits and veggies with residual pesticides and other products that people had never eaten until just several generations ago. Allergies can also be caused by mascaras. Personally, my eyes experience an allergic reaction to water proof mascaras and become blood shot and puffy.
1 1) Use Cucumbers:- Cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Place a slice over each eye, extending over the darkened area. Do this three times a week coupled with lying down for 10-15 minutes.
2 2) Apply cool tea bags or an ice cube wrapped in a soft cloth:- The ingredient of Tannin in tea bags reduces swelling and discoloration. Lie down, preferable in the morning, and leave the cool and damp tea bags over your eyes for about 10-15 minutes.
3 3) Drink green tea:- Green tea is a natural anti oxidant. It is very beneficial for one’s general healthy lifestyle and also to reduce and control under eye circles.
4 4) Use a frozen spoon:- Put a spoon in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Take it out and cover your eyes with it. Hold it there until the spoon is warm again.
- Be gentle to your under- eye skin, as this is the most delicate skin on your body
- Avoid rubbing your eyes. The rubbing irritates the skin and can break capillaries underneath, causing both puffiness and discoloration.
- Wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes.
- Drink water
- Do not drink too many fluids before bedtime. This can contribute or add to bags under your eyes.
I hope this post was helpful
Until next time