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    Get Rid Of Under Eye Bags & Blotchy Skin Ft. Tips By Beauty Guru Shahnaz Husain

    Suffering from under eye bags and blotchy skin? Don’t worry. Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain has got you covered. Read on to get your hands on all the tips and tricks to get rid of this condition.  
    • Shahnaz Husain
    • Editorial
    Updated at - 2023-02-20,13:06 IST
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    Are you suffering from skin woes such as under eye bags, puffy eyes, or blotchy skin? Are you still wondering why you of all people are plagued with such issues? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! What really happens is that many health problems lead to retention of fluids and problems like under eye bags or puffy eyes and even dull, discoloured blotchy skin

    Why Do We Get Puffy Eyes?puffy eyes

    The skin around the eyes is very delicate and much thinner than most other areas of the face. It has no oil glands and has a fine texture. That is why it is one of the first areas to manifest the signs of ageing, like under eye bags. Chronic puffiness is usually referred to as “under eye bags. For chronic under eye bags, you should consult your doctor to ensure that your kidneys and sinuses are functioning well. Sometimes, doctors advise reducing salt intake and lifestyle changes. But, this is for your doctor to decide.  On the other hand, puffiness can also reflect nutritional deficiencies. Neglecting to remove eye make-up at night and leaving cream on around the eyes when you sleep, can also result in puffy eyes.

    Easy-Peasy Remedies For Puffy Eyes:

    For puffiness, you can try some simple home remedies. Apply a compress of iced water or cold milk directly over closed lids and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Sometimes, an eye wash of tepid water also helps. Soak cotton wool in chilled rose water and let it rest on your under eye area for 10 to 15 minutes. It’s a good idea to lie down and rest while you do this. Grated potatoes or potato juice, applied around the eyes can also help. So do tea bags. Steep them in hot water, allow cooling and use them as eye pads.

    Skincare Tips For Area Around Eyes:

    The area around the eyes should be included in daily skin care. Extremely gentle movements and a light touch are essential to remove make-up or apply creams. A cleansing gel or cream should be used to remove make-up, using moist cotton wool. 

    A cream that has been specially formulated for the area around the eyes should be applied. Heavy creams are not suitable. It should be a cream with a light texture and consistency. The cream should be removed with moist cotton wool after 10 minutes. Cream should never be left on the area around the eyes during the night. Normal facial masks should not be applied around the eyes.  We recommend specialised  seaweed masks, specially designed for the skin around the eyes.

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    Reasons And Treatment For Blotchy Skin:blotchy skin

    Blotchy skin can be due to various reasons. There may be dark patches on the skin, due to sun-sensitivity or hormonal imbalances. The result is that the skin colour becomes uneven and may even lose its smooth texture. Among the treatments for blotchy skin are dermabrasion, chemical peeling, etc. Considering the risks involved in chemical peels, I devised Veg Peel treatments to minimise blotchy skin. These are clinical treatments, based on dermabrasion, i.e. gently rubbing the skin with some grainy substances formulated with plant extracts. We also recommend products for daily home care.

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    Try These DIY Home Remedies For Discoloured Skin:

    • One should ensure that there are no pimples, acne or rash, so that a facial scrub may be used 
    • Mix rice powder with curd and a pinch of turmeric, and apply on your face 
    • Rub gently on the skin with small circular movements, especially on the areas with uneven or discoloured skin
    • Wash off with plenty of plain water

    Fruit Masks On To Battle Blotchy Skin:

    • Mix ripe papaya pulp with grated cucumber, tomato pulp and oranges
    • Apply the pack daily on the face and wash it off after half an hour. The pack not only lightens skin colour, but also revitalises the skin and removes dead epithelial cells. 
    • Also, apply sunscreen before going out in the sun 
    • Bring about lifestyle changes and build yoga and a balanced diet into your life 
    • Limit habits like smoking and alcohol, so that you feel better and also look better. Indeed, protective, preventive and corrective care is all important








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