Health & Beauty
DIY Beauty Products For a Non-Believer
We asked one skeptical editor to try and find DIY beauty recipes she actually liked. Will she be replacing her stash of products anytime soon? Find out now
I try the potato slices first. The starch in potatoes acts as an anti-inflammatory, Shamban tells me, while the citric acid and phosphoric acid decreases under-eye puffiness. So, after cooling a raw potato in the fridge overnight, I slice two pieces and place them on my eyes for about 10 minutes. When I open my eyes, I can't believe what I see -- my bags are gone.
My only complaint: I smell like potatoes all day.
So I move onto chamomile tea bags, which are just as soothing, minus the odor, says Shamban. I boil water and let two bags steep for 10 minutes. After the bags have cooled, I place each one on my eyes for about 10 minutes. The process takes a lot longer than swiping my eye cream, but my eyes definitely look less puffy once the teabags come off.
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