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Spa-At-Home: Recipes for Puffy Eyes and Dark Circle Remedies

Updated on November 14, 2016

With stress, age, and insomnia, it's no wonder your eyes look like they do. Every third commercial on television seems to advertise a new miracle eye cream or expensive remedy. The fact is you can get the same (or better!) results at home with common household ingredients, without the bother of sorting through the subtleties of the mass of products on store shelves, or shelling out a wad from your wallet.

Try these simple, at-home recipes for spa-quality eye treatments. You'll be amazed at — and rejuvenated by — the results.

Green Tea Cucumber Slices

A variation on the traditional cucumber remedy, with twice the results.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 green tea bag

Instructions:

Brew green tea, steep, chill. Slice cucumber and add to green tea. Refrigerate until cool. Place soaked cucumber slices over eyes for 10 minutes.

Potato Puffiness Cure Cream

Moisturize and soothe your eyes with this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 raw potato
  • 1 tsp urea-free moisturizer

Instructions:

Peel potato, grate finely. Measure 2 teaspoonfuls into moisturizer, mix well. Apply liberally around eyes, cover with damp cotton pads or gauze. Let rest 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Sour Cream & Parsley Pillows

Reduces puffiness and increases circulation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley
  • 2 squares cheesecloth

Instructions:

Chop parsley finely, mix into sour cream. Place half of mixture into the middle of each square of cheesecloth, fold into "pillows," put one on each eye for 10-15 minutes.

Easy Herbal Compress

A nightly treatment for ongoing eye care.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

Boil water, steep sage leaves for 10 minutes. Strain, separate water into two bowls. Soak two gauze pads or cotton balls in each bowl, and put one bowl in the refrigerator, then alternate application to eyes: 10 minutes warm, 10 minutes cool.

Alternatively, try substituting chamomile or dill weeds for sage.

Avocado-Almond Rinse

A rich masque for your eyes.

Ingredients:

  • 5 drops almond oil
  • 3 slices ripe avocado

Instructions:

Blend almond oil into avocado, smear around eyes. Rest 5 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Other Tips

For immediate relief of irritated eyes, mix a teaspoon of salt with 3/4 cup filtered water and flush the entire area.

If you know that you tend to have problems with puffy or dark-circled eyes, take extra care to avoid the things that irritate them. Drink plenty of water. If you work a desk job, take breaks of at least 60 seconds from staring at the computer screen every 15 minutes during the day.

The best cure for puffy eyes is the simplest, yet somehow the hardest to achieve: Get more sleep.

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      Facepecation 4 years ago

      Great Tips!! check out below link for few more easy tips.

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      Jewel 5 years ago

      I love this

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      http://www.moormask.com 5 years ago

      Thanks for these great natural receipes. Natural is the ONLY way to go:)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Thanks for these recipes and I will surely try them all. Bookmark for later use. Have a lovely weekend.

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      kim 5 years ago

      Hey, I gat really dry skin under my eyebrows, do you know of any homemade eye moisturiser recipes that might help with this?

      thanks

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      NON OF YOU BUISNESS 5 years ago

      i havvve none of the ingrediants better go shopping!!!

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      Cuidado 5 years ago

      Thank you for the tips, I tried yesterday the Potato Cure Cream and... it works !!

      cheers

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      amber 6 years ago

      .. "A BIG SHOUT OUT" for the staff at .. hubpages.com ..

      ... YOU ROCK!!!!!!! ... thanks again ... :) amber

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      andreaa 6 years ago

      if you are using a cucumber recipe.. make sure you cut the slices super thin so they will fit into the contours of your eye!

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      fantastic hub of love I am searching for chritmas gifts last minute on a budget. May God Bless you I found what I needed. I am so excited. easy to follow directions. My kind of craft. lol. I have joined your club. Hugs to you. Have a beautiful Christmas

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      skyye 7 years ago

      Loove it

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      toni 7 years ago

      yeah i don't know wat a cheesecloth is too and thanks for these recipes i think im going to give my mom a spa day for a christmas present.

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      Emma 7 years ago

      Hi

      Thank you for the great tips, it might soung silly but what is a cheesecloth. Can someone help please. Thank you once more

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      Satya 7 years ago

      thanks for this beautiful tips.I use this tips and i get great result for it.Thank u thank u sooooooooooooooo much.

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      netbiz info 8 years ago

      Great tips thanks Can't wait to give a few of them a try.

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      splum 8 years ago from USA

      Good tips !Thank you !

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      Mia 8 years ago

      Gave this presentation to my class covering Stress management; Trust me these remedies really work. Thanks

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      queen cleopatra 8 years ago

      nothing beats the cucumber slices for me. they're cool and refreshing.

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      Chris Brown 8 years ago

      It's ya boy Chris Breezy trust me it works

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      Lynne 8 years ago

      Your recipes sound great. Can't wait to try them!!

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      Candice Collins 8 years ago from WestCoast Florida

      thanks for the great tips!

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      pipps 8 years ago

      thanks so much! i had really puffy eyes but the green tea cucumber slices worked

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      natalia 8 years ago

      good and useful tips ----------thanks!

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      These sound interesting! Thanks for another good hub.

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      baybeegurlieegurll 8 years ago

      ilove these! ima use em all for my upcoming bday party/sleepover!

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      azcarey 8 years ago

      Natural is best! I think I'll try the potatoes with the sour cream and parsley, then I'll eat them. Thank you for the info.

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      divyne lee 8 years ago

      O! thank u so much fOr posting these thinGs!

      i hOpe tO use this with me and get great results!

      God bless u and mOre Power!

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      Adrienne F Manson 9 years ago from Atlanta

      awesome hub!

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      xxxxx 9 years ago

      Wiked resipiys

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      healthyskincare 9 years ago

      Awesome remedy recipes - thanks!

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      erinlis 9 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Going to try the sour cream and parsley pillow tonight! Thank you for the tips!

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      massagetherapy 9 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      Wow Maddie, yet another great hub from you.

      I'll have to try out some of these home spa recipes and see for myself.

      Need a little rejuvenation today!

      Cheers

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      catalina 9 years ago

      thanks for the tips and recipes! ive been needeing some fatigued eye remedies! THANKYOU

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      Rachel 9 years ago

      These are awesome recepies can,t wait to start using them. Thank you!

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      twinkle 9 years ago

      I like the tips.tanks and i will work for it

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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

      Thanks for the tips! My aunt and I are giving my grandma a spa at home for her birthday, so these will come in handy.

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      These are all great recipes - Thanks!

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      mysecretrecipes 10 years ago

      Yay! Thanks for the tips and recipes ;)

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      lenkir 10 years ago

      Very interesting and well written- organized, straight forward and clear.

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