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Body & Soul: Your Herbal Eye-Care Rescue Kit

Soothe, pamper and protect your eyes with DIY natural moisturizers.
By Janice Cox
February/March 2009
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You can use two cool tea bags or cucumber slices to sothe puffy eyes when traveling. Find tea bags in the coffee bar in most hotel rooms, and chek the hotel restaurant for cucumber slices.
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Eye-Care Recipes:

Walnut Oil Eye Cream
British Eyebright
Eye Makeup Remover
Cocoa Butter Eye Cream
Cooling Eye Gel
Eyebrow Balm 

DIY: Simple Eye-Care Tips 

Our eyes animate our faces with emotion and personality. Beyond the simple glance, stare or wink, eye contact is a measure of self-confidence. Alas, the skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your body, and one of the first places to show signs of aging. Because the eye area is so delicate and sensitive, it can be difficult to know which products and under-eye moisturizers are safe to use.

It is especially important to take care of your eyes and the delicate skin around them. Revamp your skin-care routine to lavish care on this sensitive area with our Eye-Care Rescue Kit (see the recipe links above). The tissue around your eyes has very few oil glands (especially the under-eye area), and benefits from added moisture and nourishment. Feel confident in your beauty routine with these effective, natural eye treatment recipes that you can create at home.

Try These

Don’t have to time to whip up our recipes? Ensure your under-eye area gets the TLC it needs with these Herb Companion picks.

• Jurlique Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, $45
• Be Fine Eye Blossom, $29.99
• Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion, $18
• Derma E Pycnogenol Moisturizing Crème, $29.95

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002). For more recipes and ideas, visit her website at  www.JaniceCox.com .








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