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Face Baggage: Easy Eye Rescue Tips

We see you with your late nights, early mornings, and six Grindr dates per weekend (not to mention too many cocktails inside the Interior Illusion lounge). You may be as tired as Dolly Parton’s bra, but you sure as hell don’t have to look it. Under-eye bags are a sign of stress and fatigue and can be a huge insecurity for people dealing with them. Here’s the T on quick and household ways to eliminate your two facial carry-on’s.

Potatoes

Relax queen, you don’t actually have to eat the carb. This recipe calls for two potato slices that have soaked in a bowl of water in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Potatoes have a ton of nutrients that are beneficial for the skin. Not only do potatoes help moisturize, they also contain a natural bleaching agent and a special nutrient to help de-puff. Leave the chilled slices under your eyes as long as you would like, even overnight.

Tea bags

I mean literal bags full of tea leaves. Wet some green or black tea bags and place them in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Remove the bags and squeeze out excess water. Lay down with the tea bags under eyes and relax for about 20 minutes. The caffeine, tannins, and antioxidants get the blood flowing while simultaneously tightening and brightening.

Spoons

Take two spoons and place them on your ice trays in your freezer. Wait about five minutes, and then place under your eyes. The cold metal helps reduce the swelling in 30 to 40 seconds.

Coffee grounds with coconut oil

The caffeine in the coffee grounds help to shrink the small veins and reduce inflammation. This DIY eye mask is my personal fave: Take two spoonfuls of coffee grounds and a small dab of coconut oil. Apply at the base of your ocular bone in the shape of a triangle, stretching to the base of the nose. It is important to not apply directly up to the lashes because the coconut oil can travel into the eyes. Leave on for 20 minutes and rinse off.

Cucumbers

I prefer to experience this in a silk robe with my hair in a towel, but to each their own. The antioxidants help to brighten while the actual cucumber holds a chill that helps to circulate the lymphatic fluids that cause puffiness.