Eliminating dark circles: Final verdict

Hi guys,

It has now been 4 weeks since I started the Coconut oil remedy for bags under the eyes. Hasn’t it gone quick? 
Here’s a recap of the 4 weeks and the final verdict…
After 2 weeks the puffiness under the yes decreased slightly but there were still dark circles
After 3 weeks the dark circles had lightened slightly but we’re still evident
Week 4.. 
Here is the final comparison from week 1 to week 4. 
For a remedy that has cost me £3 that’s a huge improvement!

There are still some evident lines but Im pretty sure that’s due to a very poor diet, lack of water and all the restless sleep in the heat and all the travelling.
My verdict:
Cost of the product – 9/10

Time it takes to use/apply – 9/10

Improvement from day 1 – 7.5/10 

Final result: 8.5/10

Eliminating dark circles: Test 2 

Ok so I have officially reached the 21st day of the blitz the bags trial. 

Just to remind you, the DIY remedy I am putting to the test is coconut oil.

  

 I’ve been applying this 1-3 times a day (depending on how often u remember) for 3 weeks now. 

Test one showed some improvement in puffiness after 14 days but not much improvement on the darkness under the eyes. 
Here is my original shot at day one and test 2’s results.. 
  Can you see a difference?

The indents in my eyes are noticeably smaller and I can see that some of the purple has lightened. 
There seems to be a difference from the original and also slightly better than last week! Though I don’t yet think its enough to change someone’s life. 

One more week to see if we can get these any better as I’m still not completely satisfied! 

Keep an eye out for the final post

LwL X 

Eliminating dark circles: Test 1

Hi guys!
So here’s blitz the bags Test one: The coconut oil remedy.

After reading up on this method I headed to a supermarket in Vietnam and purchased a small bottle of pure coconut oil. It was only 90000 dong. Winning. A small price to pay for super rejuvenated eyes (if it works that is)
So here’s the deets of this remedy:

  • Massage pure coconut oil under the eye area 2-3 times a day
  • You should notice a difference over a few weeks. 

So let’s start with a before pic:

 
I know, my eyes are terrible right? 
Here is a picture of my eyes before/after trying this method for about 14 days.

  
Slightly less puffy, but still signs of lots of darkness. However the thick lining of the eye bag on the right is also smaller.

A very small improvement. 

Over the past few days I’ve had a terrible bout of food poisoning again! So I’ve been being sick, then starving the bug and I’ve had a serious lack of sleep which is probably unfair to judge this method on. 

I am therefore going to extend the test a further 14 days instead of 7. So keep an eye out for the results of day 21 and 28!

LwL X 

First beauty post: Blitz the bags! 

Hi guys, this is my first beauty post in the new category on my site. How exciting!

All feedback, comments and advice are welcome as I’m super new to this area. If there is something you want added, let me know and I’ll do my best to provide some material.
Ok so as you’ve probably seen from many of my pics, I have an ongoing problem with terrible dark circles and eye bags. I constantly look tired, miserable, and about 20 years older than I am. Its really depressing.

I have therefore done some research into the cause of this popular issue amongst us women, including A star celebrities, and with my new found knowledge, I’m taking action and testing some DIY remedies.Without having to risk hundreds of pounds on creams that may or may not work. It’s time to affordably blitz the bags!

 

Eva Mendez is a sufferer

So here’s what I learnt and some tips that I’ve incorporated into my daily routine.

Dark circles and puffiness can be caused by a number of different things, not just the obvious ‘lack of sleep’. The eye area has super thin skin and is really sensitive, making it prone to exposing blood vessels a lot more clearly than any other part of the body. 

  

  • It’s so important to protect it from the sun, so always wear sunscreen (even in winter)
  • Keep the skin moisturised to avoid wrinkling.
  • Avoid dragging the skin too, this is common when you use rough make up wipes around the eyes. I now use miscellar water instead.  

Did you know that dark circles can be because of your genetics? What a liberty. I love my mum bless her, but I seem to inherit everything bad from her. My older sister got her clear skin and tiny legs and you know what I got? Varicose veins, wide feet and now dark circles too? Give me a break already. 
Other causes of dark circles include: 

  • Tiredness: the most obvious one. Those party years and weekly all nighters have really come back to haunt me. I also can’t remember the last time I had an uninterrupted night sleep
  • Age: I like to think this isn’t my cause. I’m only 23!

Puffy eyes are caused by fluid retention.

The main causes of puffy eyes are:

  • crying before bed: It’s best to avoid those late night soppy movies.
  • High salt intake: Put the popcorn down. 
  • The way you sleep: Wierd aye? Apparently sleeping on your side or stomach causes the particular eye to gather extra water, resulting in puffiness the following morning.
  • Stress
  • Rubbing your eyes a lot, including taking off your make up: we’re all guilty of it! Use a sensitive eye make up remover and never drag your skin!

So in addition to these new found tips, I am going to try 3 remedies that I have found online that claim to banish dark circles and puffiness. These will be tried and tested and best of all I’m going to documen how well they work, using myself as the subject, if they work at all that is.

As I’m very limited to things, being travel and all, I am going to try the easiest remedy I have found first.

The coconut oil method.

Watch this space!

LwL X