Tuesday, 16 August 2011


    Hi dolls! I was hoping to post a tutorial on a look I did last weekend but whilst editing I found out the files were corrupted. L  but i promise to do one before the week runs out.
    In the meantime, I decided to do a post on how to get rid of under eye bags or dark circles as requested by a reader of this blog. Firstly, you need to find out the cause of your dark circles to be able to rightly know how to treat it. Some of the causes include, lack of sleep, allergies, ‘that time of the month’, lack of sufficient nutrients, stress and it might even be hereditary! 
    Sometimes, we react to certain foods and aren’t even aware of it; especially we Nigerians. Let’s admit it, eating right and staying healthy isn’t really our thing (If it tastes good, then it works!). How many of us actually drink at least 8glasses of water (me, I don’t sha..lol) or eat 5 different fruits a day? WE DON’T! So here are some habits you must get used to in order to get rid of those dark under eye circles:

1.    Avoid starring at coloured screens for too long (phones, ipads, tvs.. etc) and get enough sleep.
2.      Wear dark sunglasses and DON’T forget to use a sunscreen. (naija sun isn’t smiling). For those who live in Lagos, SPF 15 to 50 will do, those in Abuja and other extremely sunny areas can go beyond SPF 60 especially if you’re light skinned.
3.     Drink lots and lots of water! I’m still trying to get used to this (don’t judge me)
4.     Eat fruits everyday; this works wonders for entire skin. Trust me on this one!
5.     Avoid touching and rubbing eyes.
6.     Your concealer is your best friend during such trying times! Rather than rub-in, pat-on.

     Here are some popular natural techniques you can use:
         Shea butter (Ori) and Honey
  • -Mix shea butter with a bit of natural honey  to form a paste-like mixture.
  • -Apply lavishly to entire under eye area  just before you go to bed and leaveovernight 
  • -Dip some cotton wool into warm water to clean up under eyes just before bathing in the morning.
Slice cucumber into slices and place on each eye coupled with lying on your back for 10-15mins DAILY; Keep your eyes closed.
Place potato into a liquidizer to remove fluid in it and place the pureed potato on your eyes and leave for about 30mins whilst lying on your back and rinse off with warm water.
P.S  All techniques have to be done repeatedly over a period of time (i.e a month). In some cases, you might need to see a doctor or dermatologist to recommend products and drugs.
     I’m not a dermatologist or skin specialist. These are just what I’ve seen works. If you need me to recommend one, email me.


Anonymous said...

i love ur blog...pls can u post a review on how to choose a look and treatment of facial spots

dorannedoll said...

yeah, suree*muah*

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