Monday, January 11, 2010

Fresh From Your Kitchen: out-a here eye bags

Late nights, long days, people pulling you every which way?
Leave your luggage at the door. Say goodbye to puffy, discolored eye bags in the morning with this quick and easy make at home skin care recipe. You can easily find ingredients to make it organic, too!

out-a here eye bags!

1 bag green tea
1/2 a cucumber, peeled and seeded
1 c almost boiling water

Make this on the weekend for quick weekday use. Keep it in the fridge for up to 1 week and use daily.

~brew tea in almost boiling water for 60-90 seconds. This is the optimal way to benefit from the antioxidants in green tea
~pulsate cucumber in a blender or food processor
~whip together ingredients and place in glass airtight container, place in fridge

dip 2 large cotton balls or discs into cool mixture
remove saturated cotton. lie down, relax and place on close lids and eye area for 2-4 min.
use daily or as needed. Gently apply Rose & Grape Serum to the eye area.

what it does
Cucumber is a mild astringent that helps to relieve puffiness. It's rich in vitamins and minerals that soften, calm & tone sallow or tired looking skin. The caffeine in green tea helps to constrict vessels and bring down swelling while delivering antioxidants. The cold temperature helps to reduce swelling. The Rose & Grape Serum delivers powerful polyphenols and antioxidants in a vitamin rich 100% natural, 80% organic blend to replenish and revive tired skin.

Green Skin Care Blog brings simple spa delights to your home with Fresh From Your Kitchen: DIY recipes & treatments you can create with a trip to the grocer or health food store. Direct from the creator of The Grapeseed Company's personal stash of fresh beauty creations and concoctions.

related posts
Check out past Fresh From Your Kitchen features:
natural cold & flu remedies
pumpkin cream pie facial
facial in a flower bouquet
I'm not 18 anymore muscle soak
the buzz sun repair mask
acai berry-oxidant mask
B.C.C. hair mask
vanilla dream salt glow
strawberry kiwi exfoliating mask
super silky bedtime bath salts
cold care
cool cucumber under eye mask
lemon ginger revitalizing bath
breakout busters
parsley facial steam


  1. This is a great homemade treatment. People usually fail to appreciate the resutls that can be offered by natural products..

  2. thanks Jane. I agree, sometimes fresh, simple homemade treatments are the way to go for results and bang for the $!