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Updated January 6th, 2024 at 14:08 IST

Are dark circles bothering you? Revitalise your eyes with these DIY coffee masks

Are you tired of those dark circles under your eyes? Looking for a natural remedy that’s easy on the pocket and effective? Then you are at the right place.

Reported by: Republic Lifestyle Desk
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Are you tired of those persistent dark circles under your eyes? Looking for a natural remedy that’s easy on the pocket and effective? Look no further than your morning cup of coffee! Coffee isn’t just a pick-me-up for your energy levels; it can also work wonders for your skin, especially under your eyes.

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Understanding dark circles

Before delving into the solution, let’s understand what causes those pesky dark circles. Lack of sleep, stress, genetics, and even lifestyle choices contribute to these shadows under the eyes. The skin around our eyes is delicate and thin, making it more prone to showing signs of fatigue and stress.

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The magic of coffee

Coffee, with its high caffeine content and antioxidants, has the power to reduce puffiness and constrict blood vessels, thereby minimising the appearance of dark circles. Caffeine helps in improving blood circulation, reducing fluid retention, and brightening the skin.

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DIY coffee under-eye mask recipes

Recipe 1 - Coffee and Coconut Oil Mask

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Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

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Mix the coffee grounds and coconut oil until they form a paste. Gently apply the mixture under your eyes, avoiding direct contact with the eyes. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Recipe 2 - Coffee and Honey Mask:

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Ingredients
- 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey

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Combine the coffee grounds and honey to create a consistent paste. Apply the mixture under your eyes, ensuring a gentle application. Leave it on for approximately 10 minutes. Wash off with tepid water and gently pat dry.

Tips for application and usage

Always ensure the area around your eyes is clean before applying the mask. Apply the mask gently using your ring finger in a tapping motion to avoid unnecessary pressure on the delicate skin. Use these masks 2-3 times a week for best results. If you have sensitive skin, perform a patch test before applying the mask to ensure it doesn’t cause any adverse reactions.

While these DIY coffee under-eye masks can work wonders, it’s also essential to incorporate good habits into your lifestyle. Ensure you're getting adequate sleep, staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet, and managing stress levels to effectively combat dark circles.

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Published January 6th, 2024 at 14:08 IST

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