Friday, October 7, 2011

Did you know that an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but slows down aging and reduces eye puffiness?

Apples have numerous positive affects on the body but they are especially good for puffy eyes because they contain an ingredient called Tannin.  Tannin is the reason apples turn brown. Tannin (Tannic Acid) has a natural toning effect that reduces inflammation.

It may also help with dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles are caused by translucent skin under the eyes. The blood beneath this skin gives the appearance of darkness. Since the apples actually strengthen this thin skin, this will make the dark circles diminish.

But, if your dark circles are caused by an overproduction of Melanin you are going to need something that will actually lighten the skin under your eyes. Lemon juice is great for this but be careful not to get it in your eyes!

Apples contain the highest amount of Pectin of all fruits with under-ripened apples containing the highest levels of Pectin. It’s now believed that Pectin promotes epidermal growth, slowing down the changes that happen in skin when aging occurs. 

Simple instructions: Place thin slices of apple on eye lids and under eyes for 15 minutes daily and you will be reducing the puffiness and slowing down the signs of aging around your eyes. 

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