|Cooled green tea bags to sooth puffy eyes|
(C) Deep Fried Fruit
Here are 7 tips for getting rid of those pesky backpackers that like to camp out under the eyes and while we're at it, let's give away some free stuff.
Nothing ages a chick like sleep deprivation, and nothing screams Deep Fried like puffy eyes (except perhaps for neck drapery). So let's minimise the physical signs with a bit of facial love.
- Drink plenty of water. You think your drinking enough? Double it. You want to replenish your skin from the inside out.
- Spritz your face. Whether it be a basic spray bottle with water, some rose water or a specially designed facial spritzer, this helps replenish the skin from the outside in.
- Lower salt intake to avoid fluid retention. Eating junk food or other food high in salt can make you retain your fluids which in turn contributes to excess baggage.
- Sooth particularly lumpy eye luggage with cooled green tea bags. I use the green tea bags from my cuppa earlier in the day which have been put in the fridge to cool. I have read that green tea contains ECGC which apparently encourages a gene called Interleukin-8 or I8, which is the body's inflammatory response. Green tea also contains a bucket load of anti oxidants that fight free radicals and apparently has the added bonus of being anti bacterial. Cooled green tea bags on the eyes beat cucumber slices hands down.
- Use eye cream (and while you're at it, moisturise). I am currently using Olay Total Effects Eye Cream (RRP $32.49). It treats the signs of aging around the eye - dark circles, crow's feet, and lines - for younger looking skin above and around the eyes. I'm complementing it with Olay Total Effects Day Cream Gentle (RRP $32.49)
- Sleep. Yep, it's pretty obvious that tired looking eyes actually comes from being tired. I personally need at least eight hours of sleep a night if I'm going to avoid excess baggage.
- Smile often. Crows feet and laugh lines beat bags hands down.
The wonderful people at Olay would love to help minimise the universal spread of facial baggage by giving FIVE lucky readers the chance to win $65 worth of Olay Total Effects. Yes, you too can be using the Olay Total Effect Eye Cream AND the Olay Total Effects Day Cream.
I have used Olay (on and off) from way back when it was called Oil of Ulan. Yes yes, I know that makes me old. So it's definitely a Deep Fried favourite. In fact, my wonderful mum bought me a variety basket of Olay for Christmas. So I was delighted when Olay offered to add the Olay Total Effects duo to the bundle.
And now five of my fabulous Deep Fried friends can have some too!
All you have to do is guess how the Olay peeps approached me about the give-away and you're entered (whether or not you got the answer right).
Did they say:
- Yo, Nanna Lea, you're looking particularly deep fried today, how about some Olay?
- You are stunning and we'd like to help you stay that way, how about some Olay?
- Your blog is the best damn blog I've ever read, here's $20,000 and a life time supply of Olay to be our bloggy ambassador,
- I just wanted to
touch base and run a giveaway opportunity by you…We have 5 Olay
Total Effects packs to the value of RRP$64.98 each that we would like to
offer to your Deep Fried Fruit readers, or
- None of the above - put your suggested answer here.
The competition closes midnight this Friday 1 February and is open to Australian readers only. Winners will be announced on Saturday. Entries via comment, email, Facebook, text or tweet #DFFOlay. Reminder: any answer at all will get you into the draw.
You're only as old as you feel. Age is indeed a mindset. But lotions and potions, tea bags and water definitely help.