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Quick Fix for Under-Eye Bags: How To

Quick Fix for Under-Eye Bags: How To

Nobody looks good with puffy bags under their eyes, but how to get rid of them? Everyone’s got their magic potions, but this is the easiest remedy Iíve ever run across, and it really works!

I was so surprised by the single kitchen ingredient that this how-to calls foróit’s not a cucumber, and youíre sure to have one on hand. Find out the secret!

Raw potato slices will help tighten baggy, puffy eyes. All you need is a potato and a knife or slicer!

To Make:

1. Slice 1/4 potato to fit over your eyes.
2. Cut 2 slices or, if you prefer, 5 to 10 very thin slices, several for each eye. Either method works.

To Use:

1. Spritz eye area with water.
2. Lying down, place the potato slices on your eyelids and leave in place for at least 10 minutes for best results.

Related Links:
DIY Beauty Secrets from the Kitchen
Treating Dry, Red, or Puffy Eyes

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Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998). Copyright (c) 1998 by Greta Breedlove. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from The Herbal Home Spa, by Greta Breedlove (Storey Books, 1998).

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7:49AM PDT on Mar 22, 2015

For an "INSTANT: Cinderelle effect, you can try this method that can sure Eye bag in 1 min. Got fantastic review.
Product name is : Instant Ageless.



7:19AM PST on Nov 17, 2014

Heard of Cucumber but Potatoes!

12:59PM PST on Mar 2, 2014


4:35PM PST on Feb 27, 2014

Sounds like a good idea. Will have to try this.

3:46PM PST on Feb 26, 2014

I hate it when I wake up with bags under my eyes. I used to use real cucumbers (which helps, but gets messy). My doctor recommended the Made from Earth Cucumber Cool Gel - and it works even better than real cucumbers. I have tried every eye product out there and this is simple the best and its simple.

2:54PM PST on Jan 3, 2014

potatoes must be the new cucumber.

9:47AM PST on Dec 29, 2013

Does it work for dark circles too?

10:01AM PST on Dec 25, 2013

But why do bags under the eyes develop in the first place?
Some have none. It is not primarily an age thing.

8:41AM PST on Nov 13, 2013

Thanks Annie! I recently discovered that I am getting older (lol) due to the bags under my eyes!
I immediately ran off to the shop and bought eye cream at a ridiculous price. But thanks for the post, much appreciated! As I always have potatoes in my kitchen.

5:17AM PST on Nov 5, 2013

Great !

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