Natural Remedies for Dryness Under the Eyes

Get your smize back with healing natural ingredients.

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Nothing screams senior discount quite like dry skin. Under-eye wrinkles, redness and irritation can instantly turn a baby-faced Bieber into a seriously jacked-up Jagger. But don’t reach for the Botox just yet; turn back the clock with a daily homemade eye cream. Use natural ingredients to fortify your fab face with moisturizing vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Apply nightly for sensationally sexy skin that’ll have him crooning “Baby, baby, baby, oh!”

California-Cool Eye Cream

Dare to bare your most come-hither stare with this lusciously creamy avocado eye treatment. The prickly alligator pear soothes and smooths thirsty skin with hydrating fatty acids, pore-tightening proteins and B-vitamins. Mix one tsp. fresh avocado with one-fourth tsp. plain Greek-style yogurt and two tbsp. fresh lemon juice. Use your ring finger to gently dab cream around your eye area for irresistibly touchable skin!

No More Crocodile Tears!

Reptilian wrinkles are SO last season. Shed that tired old snake skin with an herbalicious eye cream. Combine one-half cup fresh violet flowers, one-half cup fresh violet leaves and one-half cup fresh horsetail in a small saucepan. Lightly crush the herbs to release their healing essential oils, then pour in 1 1/4 cups silky sweet almond oil. Steep flower-oil mixture over low heat for five hours. Mix in two tbsp. grated beeswax, stirring gently until wax melts. Remove from heat, add two tbsp. vitamin E oil and 10 drops blue chamomile essential oil. Massage around eyes nightly for sensational sweet petal-soft skin! Refrigerate leftovers for up to two weeks in a closed container.

You Can Never Be Too Rich Lotion

Want a spa-worthy experience from the comfort of your living room? Try this light and lovely whipped eye cream. A dreamy blend of naturally decadent oils repairs and rejuvenates dehydrated skin. Steep three tbsp. crushed fennel seeds and 20 drops fennel seed essential oil in nine ounces distilled water for four hours. In a small saucepan, combine three ounces almond oil, two ounces avocado oil, two ounces coconut oil, one ounce shea butter, one ounce beeswax and one ounce jojoba oil. Gently warm oils over low heat until wax melts, then remove from heat. Carefully whisk fennel water into cooled oils until a frothy whipped cream forms. Spread liberally across your skin every day for a fabulously fresh face. Store leftovers in a closed container in a cool dry area for one week.

Simple Smize Solution

When it comes to skin, sometimes it's best to Keep It Simple, Sexy! K.I.S.S. dry skin goodbye with these one-ingredient wonders. To plump and firm a dehydrated under-eye area, beat one egg white into a stiff peak. Smooth meringue around eyes; after 10 minutes, spritz area with cool water and wipe clean with a cotton ball. Want to calm red inflamed skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles? Consider this cooling spa classic: place a thin slice of potato or cucumber on each eye, relax for 10 minutes, then remove. Skin-sational!

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"Ecobeauty"; Lauren Cox; 2009 "Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair"; Dina Falconi, Alan McKnight and David Goldbeck; 1997

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