I must confess – summer is coming, and it is turning me into a party girl. The fun nights out result in less than exciting mornings. The mirror is my biggest enemy because it reveals something quite far from perfection – dark circles and tired-looking skin.
The under-eye circles rank among the most stubborn and unpleasant problems to deal with. I have tried a wide range of cosmetics, but the results are mediocre at best. The bad circulation that causes dark circles happens to be relatively difficult to fix.
This is why I turned to natural substances. One of the most commonly used herbs proved to be the remedy I was looking for. I am talking about parsley. Parsley in combination with ginseng can do even better.
How does Parsley Affect Dark Circles?
Parsley is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains large quantities of chlorophyll, vitamin K and vitamin C. The vitamin C helps for lightening the skin and giving it a rested, healthier appearance.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and something that skin needs in significant qualities. When applied topically, vitamin C can reduce blemishes, prevent the appearance of the first fine wrinkles and lessen the prominence of dark spots.
Also, parsley ranks among the best detoxification foods, blood purifiers, and foods that improve circulation. Parsley contains substances that maintain the elasticity of blood vessels, which instantly reduces puffiness.
Finally, parsley contains eugenol and other volatile oils. These have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing qualities. Skin will be irritated after a late night, and it will need a little bit of soothing action the next morning.
To improve the qualities of my parsley under-eye dark circle remedy, I use ginseng tea in the formula. Ginseng is a powerful antioxidant that enhances the benefits of parsley. It brightens up the skin, making it look younger, fuller and much clearer.
Coming up with the best under-eye dark circle treatment can be straightforward and chemical-free. Nature has given us everything that we need to be healthy and beautiful. A little bit of research and coming up with the right combination of ingredients will be sufficient for overcoming any skin problem, including stubborn issues like dark circles.
Like all things in skincare, it’s in the routine and mostly vigilance. It’s critical to set up a good routine that is the best suit for your skin needs. Slow and steady wins the race!
- gensing tea or green tea
① Brew the ginseng tea and let it cool down for later use. Grab some parsley and ground it using mortar and pestle to get the juice.
② Add 1 or 2 tbsp cooled ginseng tea in the parsley mixture. Just enough to soak the leaves.
③ Dip the cotton pad in the mixture and cut it in half. Put the soaked cotton pad in the affected area and sit back and relax.
④ Let it sit for 10 – 15 minutes and let it air dry. Let your skin soak up all the juices from the parsley and ginseng.
⑤ This is a great mask, it’s cooling and very hydrating. I’ve done this how many times and seen good results. I like this so much that I may make more and keep it in the freezer for the rest of the week.
Soak cotton pads in the mixture and store them in the freezer for best results.