There are days when you wake up and notice you look and feel more beautiful than usual. Your skin is radiant getting ready is a quick and fun process. But there are other days when you stand in front of the mirror, lean in close, and discover that you woke up with huge bags under your eyes. Aside from making you appear tired and sleepy, this puffiness under the eyes can ruin your mood and confidence. One quick fix is to cover undereye bags with makeup. However, too much concealer and you risk accentuating under the eyes and making the bags stand out more. Another alternative would be to apply a mask before makeup to help alleviate the inflammation. A mask also gives your face that freshness you love and need to feel confident again. This homemade treatment is exactly what you need to eliminate those unpleasant, dark circles under your eyes. And we know that once you start using it, you won’t want to stop! Make it part of your beauty routine and marvel at the wonderful results.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 3 turmeric capsules

  • 3 collagen tablets

Directions:

In a small bowl, add the yogurt, the contents of the turmeric capsules, ground collagen tablets, and the honey. Mix the ingredients thoroughly with a spoon and your mask will be ready to apply.

How to use:

Use round cotton pads, the same you would normally use to remove makeup. Cut them in half and moisten them well with the mask mixture. Place each half under one of your eyes and let them sit for 15 minutes, or longer if you can. For best results, lie down and relax while the mask works its magic. If you don't have time to rest, apply the mask while preparing a protein shake or cup of tea. Use once to twice a week for best results. Keeps in the refrigerator for a few days.

Benefits:

  • Yogurt is known for being a natural source of probiotics to promote gut health, and studies have additionally found that it can help alleviate certain skin conditions. In other words, topical application can provide natural facial beauty benefits. (1)

  • Curcumin, an active component of turmeric, is used to treat a variety of dermatological conditions. It is ideal for alleviating UV damage, acne, and inflammation, among other benefits. Some research has even found that both oral and topical supplements of turmeric can provide therapeutic benefits to the skin. (2)

  • Studies reveal that, with age, collagen – normally the most abundant protein in our body with healing and anti-inflammatory properties – decreases. Collagen is especially lower in women of all ages. Supplements of collagen are a great alternative for maintaining youthful, firm, and healthy skin. (3)

  • The healing and anti-inflammatory properties of honey have been gaining more popularity in the world of medicine. Studies confirm it can help heal skin wounds, and it is considered a powerful ingredient with safe, natural properties. (4)

Oftentimes, we have the solution to beauty emergencies right at home. It's just a matter of taking the time to care for, pamper, and love yourself. Never forget that the most important person in your life is you.

Let's be healthier together.

Your Santo Remedio Team

References

1. Alexandra R Vaughn, Raja K Sivamani. “Effects of Fermented Dairy Products on Skin: A Systematic Review”. 2015 Jul;21(7):380-5. doi: 10.1089/acm.2014.0261.

URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26061422/

2. Vaughn AR, Branum A, Sivamani RK. “Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence.” Phytother Res. Vol.30(8):1243-64. May 2016 doi: 10.1002/ptr.5640. URL:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27213821/

3.Barati M, Jabbari M, Navekar R, Farahmand F, Zeinalian R, Salehi-Sahlabadi A, Abbaszadeh N, Mokari-Yamchi A, Davoodi SH. “Collagen supplementation for skin health: A mechanistic systematic review.” J Cosmet Dermatol. Vol.(11):2820-2829. Nov. 2020 doi: 10.1111/jocd.13435. URL:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32436266/

4. Al-Waili N, Salom K, Al-Ghamdi AA. “Honey for wound healing, ulcers, and burns; data supporting its use in clinical practice.” ScientificWorldJournal. Vol.5;11:766-87. Apr. 2011 doi: 10.1100/tsw.2011.78. URL: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21479349/

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