Deadlines, night outs, having some friend over for Netflix and chill are great ways to unwind since these take your mind off things that cause you stress. The downside to these late night chill out sessions, however, is that you end up looking like a panda the next day. Yup, we’re talking about the dark circles under your eyes.
Of course there’s the trusty concealer that was brilliantly invented to help you hide those dark under-eye circles but since it contains chemicals, you might end up having more serious skin problems in the future. Going to work or school becomes such a huge hassle because people stop you every now and then to ask you if you’re okay or if you want to rest because you look so tired. Add to that the appearance of acne and other skin blemishes that show how guilty you are for giving up sleep because you wanted to have fun or because you wanted to submit your papers on time. With all of these skin issues, it seems that you’ll have to catch up on sleep, let your skin rest, and ditch those night outs for a while.
Dark under-eye circles or panda eyes are among the most unpleasant and stubborn problems that most people have to deal with. Since using cosmetic and skin care products are risky, here’s an organic recipe that you can use to treat the skin condition. For this article, we’ll be putting the spotlight on parsley. It’s an herb that’s commonly used in various dishes, it’s almost a staple in the kitchen, and it’s highly effective in treating panda eyes.
For this recipe, you will need:
- Green tea or ginseng
- Clean cotton pads
- Put the water and ginseng tea in a pot.
- Brew the ginseng tea for a few minutes.
- Let it cool down.
- Use a mortar and pestle to crush and extract juice from the parsley.
- Add a tablespoon or two of ginseng tea in the parsley juice. Make sure that the leaves are soaked.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Get a clean cotton pad and dip it in the parsley-ginseng tea mixture.
- Cut the cotton pad.
- Put the cotton pad under your eyes and leave it there for ten to fifteen minutes.
- Lie down, listen to good music, and relax.
- Let your skin absorb the parsley-ginseng tea mixture.
- Rinse your face with cold water.
- Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
- Enjoy the mixture’s hydrating and cooling effect.
For best results, put the mixture in the freezer before using. You can also soak the cotton pads in the parsley-ginseng mixture and keep it in the freezer before putting it under your eyes.
How does the parsley-ginseng mixture get rid of dark under-eye circles?
Parsley, a natural powerhouse, is packed with almost all of the nutrients that your body needs. It contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, and chlorophyll. Vitamin C helps lighten your skin and gives it a healthy and radiant glow. As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C contains properties that your skin needs in order to appear rested and healthy. It lessens the appearance of skin blemishes, gets rid of dark spots, and fights off the different signs of skin aging (fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet).
Furthermore, parsley does an excellent job at flushing out toxins from your system. It’s also an excellent blood purifier and it boosts the circulation of blood in your body. It improves the elasticity of your blood vessels, which decreases skin puffiness as a result. Parsley is also an excellent source of eugenol and other volatile oils. These contain soothing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties which are essential our skin becomes irritated after a long night of partying.
Now let’s talk about ginseng tea, the other ingredient for this recipe. Ginseng increases the effectivity of parsley in removing the dark circles under your eyes. It lightens the skin, removes blemishes, and restores its youthful glow. It contains properties that can help give you clear and healthy skin.
We don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on cosmetic and skin care products because nature has been so kind in giving us organic treatments for various skin problems. While it’s always tempting to look for quick solutions, a small amount of research plus a dab of patience can help us find the perfect combination of organic ingredients that get the job done. Sometimes the answers to most of our skin problems are just in our garden or kitchen cabinet.
It’s important to maintain a healthy skin care routine. Just be religious in following the regimen, eat healthy, get enough sleep, and exercise regularly. The results are not quick but they are definitely long lasting so you need to be patient. While it’s tempting to say yes to night outs with your friends, think of what it can do to your health and more importantly, to your skin. If it’s difficult to say no, then limit those night outs to just one every thirty days.
Live life to the fullest, be kind to your body, and take good care of your skin.