Saturday, April 11, 2015


Feeling a bit down? It's healthy to have a cry and let it all out but after that big release we don't look the most inviting. Hair all scrambled, swollen eyes, red nose and dull complexion. It can happen at the most uncalled times, whether you have work the next morning or you have to go see someone.

We don't want to walk out the door looking helpless do we? Get your emotions sorted and when you are ready to crawl out of your bed to conquer the day, look in front of the mirror and tell your self that you can fight these emotions!

I don't know about you, but I usually cry at night and wake up with puffy red eyes and a dull complexion. As soon as I check in the mirror and see last night's aftermath, the first thing I do is get my tea bags ready. I don't have any more time to think of upsetting things, we have a whole day ahead and the show must go on! Wipe those tears away and bring that complexion back to life using these tips.


Not only are tea bags good for the eyes, but having a glass of green tea in the morning will detoxify and cleanse the system. Place your tea bags into hot water for a minute and take the tea bag out and allow it to cool. If your don't have green tea in your pantry, most teas will work to de puff the eyes.


While the tea and tea bag are left to cool, lets fix our dull complexion with a bit of mild exfoliation. (Leena recommends: AVEENO Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub) Exfoliating will get rid of any dead skin cell build up on the top layer of the skin therefore letting our skin look more translucent and allowing our natural radiance shine. Note to self: Do not take your anger out on your skin!  Do not scrub hard especially if you have other things on your mind. Treat yourself to a mask if time permits, if not, follow up with your regular toner and lotion.


Once the tea bag has had some time to rest, place them onto the eye. This is an important step because the skin around the eyes are delicate and thin, anything too hot will damage the eyes and lead to wrinkles, dryness and saggy skin. Usually my eyes take 5 minutes to de puff with the help of tea bags, but this may vary from person to person. Whilst waiting for the tea bags to work its magic, take a sip of tea and allow this time to unwind and relax.


Once our skin and eyes are back to normal, there may still be a bit of redness in the skin. Apply a BB cream or a light foundation to even the texture and tone of the skin. (Leena recommends: YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat) Try to a achieve a glowy rosy complexion. If you have a natural redness around the cheeks, do not try to conceal all of it but a sheer foundation will still allow it to peak through giving the illusion of a natural rosy complexion. A rosy complexion reflects youth and healthy skin.


If your eyes are still looking red or puffy, distract the attention by adding a beautiful pop of colour to the lips or cheeks. If you are not comfortable with bright colours, swap it with a tinted lip balm for a more natural effect and add a pair of false lashes to hide minor puffy eyelids (optional). Remember to keep eyes very minimal by applying a light champagne colour, or no colour and just a few pumps of WATERPROOF mascara.

Lift your head up high and remember that when one door closed, two doors open. Opportunities comes and goes, things happen for a reason so do not give up on hope. Xx


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