What is in this article?:
- 27 ways to get perfect skin, naturally
- Why am I developing acne?
- Should I go without sunscreen so my body can make vitamin D?
- Do I need to moisturize daily?
- Can natural ingredients fight wrinkles?
- Can I eliminate under-eye circles and puffiness?
- Do I really need my beauty sleep?
- Worst skin care ingredients, how to tell if a product is working
Natural beauty experts weigh in on adult acne, wrinkle prevention, and other key skin care concerns. Plus, learn how to choose safe, effective products.
Can I eliminate under-eye circles and puffiness?
Genetics, stress, sinus congestion, and eye rubbing can make the fragile eyelid and surrounding areas susceptible to discoloration and fine lines. "In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver is associated with eye health," says Tourles. "When it's not functioning properly or you've had an overdose of toxins, that will be reflected with yellowing of the eye and dark circles underneath."
Beauty fix: Cleanse the liver every morning with a large glass of warm water mixed with juice from half a lemon. Sip ginger or green tea throughout the day, and two to three times per week drink dandelion root tea, which helps rid the body of toxins and doubles as a facial cleanser (keep refrigerated; prepare a new batch every three to four days). Also consider a neti pot to rinse out nasal passages.
And be very gentle: This fragile area doesn't produce much of its own moisturizing sebum, lipids, or fats. Moisturize and soothe with ingredients close to your eye's natural sebum consistency, such as organic macadamia nut, jojoba, or sunflower oils. Look for anti-inflammatory ingredients, including seaweed, pomegranate, and aloe.
Try: SinuCleanse Neti Pot; Weleda Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream; Yogi Tea DeTox