Coffee contains caffeine which helps to tighten the skin, reduces puffiness and dark under eye circles, wrinkles, protects against UV radiations and also fights free radicals. Coffee helps you to get rid of blemishes and makes your skin look healthy and youthful. With the help of coffee, you can prepare a serum at home which will aid in removing the dark circles and the puffy eyes. Simply take 1/4th cup of organic coffee, 3 capsules of vitamin E and 1/3rd cup of almond oil. The process is very simple. Just mix almond oil and coffee in a jar made of glass. Cover its lid and let it infuse for a week. Remember, to keep the jar at room temperature. After a week, add vitamin E tablet to the mixture and stir rigorously till it combines properly. Take a funnel and pour it in a bottle.
Now your serum is ready to be used. Apply the serum under your eyes whenever you want to. But it is suggested to apply it at night and wash it next morning for better and faster results. Continue its use till the time you are free from the puffiness and dark circles.
Coffee Eye Bags:
Addiction to consumption of coffee is one of the prime reasons for the formation of dark circles. Not for all, but for many. Instead keep yourself hydrated by drinking a lot of water. Alternatively, you can use coffee as an eye bag. Take ½ teaspoon of ground coffee beans and coconut oil each, a pinch of black pepper and a few drops of water. Combine them together to make a mask. Apply this mask around your eyes and leave it for 10 minutes to dry. Take a cotton ball and moist it with water and then wipe off the mask. All these natural ingredients would help you to look fresh and young and will remove dark circles and puffiness from your eyes.
Coffee with Honey:
Grounded coffee is rich in anti-inflammatory properties, which help to make your skin tight and reduce the puffiness. Honey has certain antiseptic properties which help to flush out excess water from around the eyes, and make the skin look lighter and even toned. Take 1 teaspoon of honey and ½ teaspoon of coffee and mix well to make a paste. Apply this paste under both your eyes and leave it to dry. Then, rinse it off with cold water and tap dry the portion. It will promote proper blood circulation making your eye area look fresh and free from dark circles.
Ice Cubes out of Coffee:
Mix some coffee in water and dilute it. Out of this diluted water, make some ice cubes. Use these ice cubes daily to massage under your eyes as well as the entire face, for at least 5 minutes. The strong anti-oxidant properties in it will start showing results by reducing your fine lines of wrinkles, puffiness, and blemishes and under eye circles. Your face skin will become even toned, fresh and rejuvenated.
Leftover Coffee Grounds:
Whenever you use coffee ground to make a hot cup of coffee for yourself, store the left over grounds and keep it to cool down. Scoop out the cooled grounds with your fingers and apply it around your eyes and relax for 20-30 minutes. Later, wash it off with cold water and you’ll immediately feel that your tired and puffed eyes are relaxed. The impure toxin flushes out which helps to keep the dark circles area hydrated.
Coffee with Yogurt:
Yogurt is rich in anti oxidants, which help to brighten and lighten up your skin. When it is mixed with coffee, it gives magical results. Take 2 tablespoons of dry coffee grounds and mix it with 3 tablespoons of yogurt. Make a smooth paste out of it. With the help of your fingers, scoop out the paste and massage it around your eyes for 2 minutes, and then leave it to dry for about 20 minutes. Then, rinse off the paste with cool water and pat dry with a clean cloth. This formula will help to remove excess water content and shrink the blood vessels, which in turn reduce puffiness and darkness under your eyes.
Coffee with Cream:
Cream helps in skin rejuvenation and keeps it soft and fresh. When it is mixed with coffee, it gets easily absorbed in the skin which helps to make your skin tight and firm. Take 2 tablespoons of dry coffee grounds and mix it with 3-4 tablespoons of cream. Make a smooth paste out of it. Massage this paste around both your eyes for 2 minutes and then leave it to dry for about 15-20 minutes. Then, rinse off the paste with damp cotton and pat dry with a clean cloth. Apply this paste at least thrice weekly for at least a month, to see visible results.
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Green Tea or Black Tea:
Green tea or black tea contains certain amount of caffeine which helps to stimulate the blood circulation under your eyes. They contract the blood vessels around the eyes, which reduces puffiness and dark circles. Just take 2 tea bags and place it in a cup of hot water. After 5 minutes, take out the tea bags and let it cool down. Place these cool tea bags on your closed eyes and relax for about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove it and rinse your eyes with water. You would soon feel a soothing effect on your tired eyes. Repeat the process twice a week and soon you would notice the skin around your eyes tighten, making all the wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness vanish.
By following any of the above remedies, your wrinkles, puffiness and dark eye circles would be eradicated from deep within. Remember, to keep the coffee away from direct sunlight and it should always be stored at a room temperature. If it’s exposed to sun, coffee gives adverse effects too. Apart from coffee, there are many other ingredients such as cucumber slices, potato slices, aloe vera gel, milk, rose water, egg whites, chilled spoon therapy or witch hazel that can be used to get rid of puffiness and the under eye dark circles. Always drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and free from any spots. So, All the Best!