Those of you who followed my story know that I actually started out as an advice page. I grew up experimenting on myself with different potions and methods to help with hair and skin and would share them on my group. When I'm not making creams and chasing after my little ones I'm going to share my top tips with all of you who subscribe. I hope they help and if they do, please keep me updated. I LOVE to hear updates on your journey to #skinconfidence and it motivates me to share more top tips with you.
As a busy working mum, I don’t get nearly as much sleep as I should. This often leads to tired, dull and puffy eyes. I have created this mask for you to make yourself. It’s fantastic for giving dull skin a boost and waking up dark under eyes.
Caffeine acts as a stimulant which gets the blood flowing, reduces fluid build up and refreshes skin. And since coffee is a diuretic, it can help reduce swelling and puffiness (bye-bye bags!).
So what causes puffy eyes?
It can be a number of reasons, from allergies, tiredness, drinking too much alcohol and not enough water. Whatever the reason, puffy eyes are caused by a build-up of excess fluid in that area. Dilated blood vessels that are visible underneath the thin, delicate eyelid skin may also be responsible for the puffy, darkened appearance.
Prevention is key!
Try sleeping popped up on a couple of pillows. This will help with fluid build up. Don’t forget to use a satin pillow too!
Another great tip is to try an air humidifier in your room at night. This helps eliminate dust mites and other allergens.
If your eyes are ready and itchy in the morning you could be allergic to your make up/ cleanser or nail polish. Detox from your usual ingredients and see if you can find the culprit.
Try whipping up this coffee mask and you should notice a decrease in puffiness.
1. Brew one cup of green tea and allow to cool
2. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds. Let it sit for ten minutes or until the consistency thickens.
3. Stir in 2 teaspoons coffee grounds (Unused grounds are best because they contain the most caffeine, but used grounds are fine if the coffee has just been made.)
4. Apply to your face using clean hands. Remove after ten minutes, massaging gently with warm water.
5. Throw away any unused mask
Be sure to apply a lovely buttery and nourishing moisturiser after. My favourite choice would be the Zoe Bee Coffee and Walnut Cream
for an extra caffeine boost.
Let me know if you give this recipe a try and be sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #coffeewithzoebee
Our favourite picture will win a FREE Zoë Bee coffee and walnut cream with a Coffee and Clay scrub!