3 Handy Home Remedy Tips To Get Rid of Eye Bags

Eye Bags be gone!

Eye bags happen for 2 reasons:
1. Not getting enough sleep
2. Aging

Fortunately we can reduce the appearance of eye bags and here I’m going to share with you the 3 handy home remedies which I find it effective:

1. Cucumbers

Slice the chilled cucumbers  and place it on your eyes for half an hour. Cucumbers are one of the most natural remedies to reduce puffiness of your eyes. Tip: You can just leave it on while taking a nap!

2.  Green Tea bags

Green tea are well known as an anti oxidant and the natural properties of these green teas will help to bring puffy eyes back to their original size. First you have to pour warm water and let it settle down for 10 mins. After that, place the chilled green tea bag over your eyes and relax.

3. Ice

Ice, ice baby! One of the most easy, fast and simple trick. Another trick is you can also leave the metal spoon in the fridge! Same method, you can place the spoon over your eyes for 2 mins. As for the ice, you can place it on your eye bags and roll it in circular motion. Or if you don’t want it to drip all over the place, simply place it in a small towel and rest them over your eyes.

The 3 methods above helps to reduce your eye bags, but it does not stop you from aging. We still have to rely on a good eye product, that can help us to reduce the fine lines around our eyes. For this, I use eye serum and eye gel. You can see from my previous post on what I bought on BodyShop online here.

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BodyShop ElderFlower Eye Gel – Cooling and soothes your eye bags area. I would normally apply this before I apply my concealer. This is my all time favourite eye gel.

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BodyShop Moisture White Shiso Eye Serum – An anti oxidant moisturising serum that helps to brighten up your eye bags area. In other words, it helps to reduce the dark spots that appears under your eyes. And after using this product for 2 weeks, I noticed my eye bags are getting brighter.

Last but not least, make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep and drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrate all the time.

Is there other home remedies out there that helps to get rid of eye bags? Feel free to share below!

x,
Leanne

My Juicing Recipe: The Green Juice

Hey Everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you what’s on my juicing recipe for “The Green Juice”

How often do you juice? I used to do it every weekend, but after that I got a little bit lazy on washing the juicing machine after. Hehe. But nevertheless, I try to make it a habit to do juicing at least once every week.

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The Green Juice Recipe (for 2 person / 2 cups)

2 Granny Smith Apples
2 Cucumbers (big ones)
2 stalks Celery
1 bunch spinach / kale (optional)

Caution: Please do not add water or sugar!

Yes folks! You heard me. It is purely all juice and it’s good for your health. This would be good for kids too, if they do not like to eat vegetable, you can juice it and mixed with other fruits. Please do not add water or sugar, or other type of flavourings. Just gulp it down!

Did You Know?

How healthy is juicing?
1. Promotes weight loss
2. Boost your immune system
3. Increase your energy
4. Support your brain health

The fruity benefits:

1. Granny Smith Apples

  • Rich in vitamin c = rich in antioxidant = FREE RADICALS! Say NO to heart disease, stroke and diabetes
  • Low calories + high fiber contain = weight loss
  • Regulate Blood Sugar level
  • White Colgate Smile = Happy, healthy teeth. There is a popular saying that goes ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away!’
  • Regular heartbeat

2. Cucumbers

  • Healthy brain = Prevention from Alzheimers’ Disease
  • Rich in antioxidant and reduce the risk of cancer
  • Fresh breathe
  • Stress-reliever
  • Promotes healthy digestion with the help of the cucumber skin. Cucumber skins contain insoluble fiber, which helps to add bulk to your stool and smoothen the track on its way out! So do not remove the skin when you juice!
  • Maintain healthy weight and lower blood pressure 

3. Celery

  • Anti cancer
  • Lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and blood pressure
  • Cleans up your colon and stomach = prevention from colon and stomach cancer!
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Beat the bloat! Find out what other foods that can help to beat the bloat here

In summary, this Green Juice actually helps in weight loss, stress reliever and good for your heart. If I do other juicing recipe, I would also add in celery (a stalk or two). And believe me, I really think that celery is naturally sweet!

Do you have other juice recipe that you would normally do? Feel free to share your recipe below!

x,
Leanne

5 Foods To Beat The Bloat (Naturally)

Hey Everyone,

Most of the time the bloat occurs every after meal. To hide that bloated tummy, you will have to cover with loose shirts or dress, or drink less water. Fret not, today I’m going to share with you natural way of reducing the bloat by consuming 5 healthy food:

1. Water With Lemon

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Water itself helps to eliminate fat cells, flush out the unwanted toxins, keep us dehydrate, boost your metabolism and beats bad breath. You can read my post here. Having said that, you can add in lemon in your warm water and drink it everyday to reduce the bloat. Lemon contains citric acid, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium which also helps our digestion.

2. Celery

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I used to not like celery because of its smell. So, I take it with my juice: I will mix celery with cucumber and green apples. Celery and cucumber contains a lot of water thus, it helps in digestion as well. If you don’t like to take celery just like that, then just mix it with other juices and down it! Plus celery has a high level of antioxidants, which is helps to beat bad radicals and promotes anti-aging.

3. Banana

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Banana a good source prebiotic fiber, which helps to feed good bacteria and improve digestive health. They are also have rich potassium, which in addition to helps to reduce blood pressure, supports body muscle and relieve water retention and bloating.

4. Yogurt

Yogurt

Yogurt contains “good bacteria”. It facilitates efficient digestion and prevention of bloated tummy. Go for low-fat or non-fat yogurt. The best is to take with plain yogurt, and add your own fruits in it, like strawberries and blueberries to add in natural sweetness. For lazy people like me, I always go for low-fat yogurt. (Hehe)

5. Ginger Tea

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Ginger tea assist in improving digestion and increasing absorption of food. This can prevent bloating after eating too much. It’s so easy to make this: 1 inch ginger to put in hot boiling water. Once the water begins to boil, you can pour it into a mug with 1 teaspoon of honey. You can also drink plain ginger tea if you want to. Plus, don’t forget the lemon!

So here it is, all the 5 foods that can assist us in reducing the bloat. If you have any other alternatives, feel free to comment below!

x,
Leanne