Eyes and lips

The skin around the eyes is very sensitive, the first part of your face to show the strain of stress and tiredness. Lips are also very susceptible to drying out because they are simply a thin layer of skin that is constantly exposed to the elements.

Chamomile-milk soother

Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory azulene, which reduces redness, while milk fats calm irritated skin. Using very cold milk constricts the blood vessels, reducing puffiness.

2 chamomile teabags V4 cup (60 ml) ice-cold milk

1 Soak teabags in milk for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess liquid.

2 Place teabags over eyes. Rest for 10 minutes.

Eyebright compress This recipe refreshes eyes that are tired and aggravated by dust, allergies or computer use. The tannins in the herbs tighten tissue and stimulate lymphatic drainage around the eyes.

1 tablespoon dried eyebright

1 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds

1 teaspoon dried elderflower

1 cup (250 ml) boiling water

1 Place herbs in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Cover and refrigerate until cold.

2 Strain through muslin or a coffee filter.

3 Dip a clean cloth into the liquid and place over eyes. Rest for 10 minutes.

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