The older I get, the less I can beat the clock, stay up all night and expect to look fresh the next day. My Cinderella coach turns into a pumpkin wayyyyy before midnight. My eye area gives me away instantly! Puffiness, dark circles and an all over “death” look gives away my night before antics. Over the years, I have tried ice cubes, freezer spoons, tea bags, cold cucumber and creams. But the BEST, MOST effective home remedy for me is COFFEE!!!! Yes, I drink it daily, but what I started doing while living in Spain (and living LA VIDA LOCA), was using the ground coffee that had just been brewed to apply to my under eye area. In just 20 minutes……I see drastic (temporary) changes that allow me to get out in the early morning without with no suspicion of my night before!
Brew your coffee and pour:)
Take the ground coffee (after cooling a few minutes) and add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil- make into a paste with the back of your spoon.
Smear the “COFFEE CREAM” under your eyes and get on with your mooring routine while sipping on your Java.
Remove the coffee after 20 minutes and apply more pure coconut oil.
I also use this same cream (I keep it in an airtight container by the shower) for a gentle exfoliant pre shower as it also TEMPORARILY reduces the look of cellulite (yes, I own it too), as caffeine is a vasoconstrictor and helps remove excess water and toxins from the skin. I have know some people in Spain to apply the COFFEE COCONUT CREAM, wrap their legs and derriere in plastic wrap, wait 15 minutes and rinse. Why not??? As for me? I will continue de-puffing my eyes and sipping on me espresso while blogging for you:)