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8). Eye-Opening Treatments
If puffy eyes are a problem, Czech recommends putting a cold (damp) tea bag on closed eyes for 10 minutes. Tea is a diruetic, so it draws the water out and reduces puff. You can also put cucumber slices on your eyes — they have de-puffing properties and will create a temporary lightening effect. According to Czech, there's unfortunately no real cure for dark circles. "Your eye area is the thinnest part of your facial skin, and the darkness is caused by veins. It's something you are born with and can't really alter. You can make sure it doesn't get any worse by getting enough sleep and finding time each day, to relax."
9). Reduce Redness
If dry, irritated skin has given you a flaky, flared-up look, Czech says she swears by Bag Balm to help get rid of redness. "It's perfect for your nose, feet, eyelids — any dry spots or even eczema. It has lanolin in it, so it protects your skin from oxygenation and helps it heal."
10). Show Your Lips Some Love
Czech says it's important not to forget about your lips. As they flake and get drier, it creates a kind of callus on your lip and nothing will be able to penetrate the skin to heal it. Keep your pout in tip-top shape with a DIY lip exfoliator — combine coconut oil or Vaseline with a scoop of sugar and rub it on your lips. Sugar is a natural humectant and will help keep moisture within the skin long after you wipe it off. If your lips have already started cracking, Czech says to add a drop of honey to the cracks to help heal and soothe.
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