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DIY eye cream: Potato slices or chamomile tea bagsI often wake up with puffy bags under my eyes, and I've tried the cucumber slices and cold spoon trick to no avail. That's why I've stuck with Clinique All About Eyes, $50, for years. But Shamban recommends two DIY eye solutions I've never heard before: Potato slices and chamomile tea bags.
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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