4.09.2013

Beauty DIY: Depuffing Mask


I've tried to write this post about seven different ways, each leaving me frustrated. Life has been rough lately, with lots of tears due to news in my family. While it's not my news to share, I will ask for prayers and thoughts. All of this crying has left my eyes and face puffy and swollen. Given the circumstances, most people would choose to stay that way, but for me, that would yield lots of questions and even more tears. I didn't have any of my regular remedies around, like cucumbers or potato slices, and decided to go with this old stand-by. If you find yourself in need of a Depuffing Mask, give this a try.

You'll Need:
1/3 c cool, whole milk
6 tbsp baking soda

Directions:
Mix together and apply to the face. Don't scrub the skin. Leave 20 minutes before off.

Notes:
--The milk helps to soothe, soften and tighten skin. The baking soda helps to tighten skin as well.
--You can also use powdered milk and a little water to make a thicker paste if desired.
--Feel free to half this recipe if applying just to puffy under eye bags.
--I also like dipping cotton pads into the mix and putting under my eyes.
--Preparation H sold in the US does NOT work for puffy eyes. It's a myth.
--More Puffy Posts you might've missed:



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41 comments:

  1. My thoughts are with you and yours Elle

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  2. My prayers are with you and your family Elle.

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  3. praying for you dear - thanks for this diy, I'll try it <3

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  4. I've been thinking about you and your family, Elle, and hoping things are OK! I'll be praying for you tonight.

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  5. Oh Elle! Things will get better. Keep your chin up doll. You're in my prayers. Everything will be ok. ((hug))

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  6. Sorry to hear it's been rough for you. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Home made beauty products are fun! I went to a make-up evening a friend of mine hosted a while ago, and we had a ton of fun messing around with facial masks we did ourselves :)

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  7. I hope everything will be ok at the end. So sorry to hear you are having such a rough time, sweetie. x

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  8. So sorry you've been having a hard time lately - hopefully things look up soon <3

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  9. I can really use this - lots of crying this week for me too. My love and thoughts are with you. Hope things get brighter. <3

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  10. I'm sending you hugs, Elle.
    XXOO

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  11. I'm so sorry things have been so difficult lately!

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  12. What ever you are going through right now, I hope that it will eventually pass. I am so sorry that things are difficult lately. I will def try this will it work with my eye bags though? thanks for sharing.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  13. Hugs, Elle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  14. But I don't want to de-puff!!

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  15. Ah, sad to hear you're going thru bad times.. hope it gets better soon, whatever it is troubling you and your family!

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  16. Wishing things get better for you soon, lovely. Sending lots of good wishes/vibes. xoxo

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  17. Aw, sweeties, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Hope everything is okay.
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  18. Thoughts are with you & your family!

    always, koru kate

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  19. Another great DIY! Ive used baking soda for a face scrub before, it was great x

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  20. Just dropping in doing a little Bloglovin' reading:) Hope you have a great day!
    Nicky
    www.feelingtheemptynest.com

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  21. What a great mask recipe, Elle.

    I'm so sorry to hear there's tear-worthy news in your fam; thinking about you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  22. Good to know...I can always use some depuffing! :) I am sorry to hear things are a bit rough over there. I hope everything is ok!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  23. Darling, take a break and take care of yourself!

    Thanks for the tips!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  24. I definitely need to try this! Especially with allergies affecting sleep and everything.
    Happyyy three years of blogging - so happy I've gotten to know you through this :) xox

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  25. Sorry to hear about the problems in your family. I will keep you in my prayers. Hope this puffy treatment works well for you!

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  26. Hang in there honey... Everything is going to be okay. Take a break and we promise to be here when you come back. Love reading your tips.

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  27. Looks like another great diy!

    Sorry to hear about whatever is going on in your family! Know that my prayers are with you and your family!

    Take care!

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  28. Thanks for the recipe!
    Sending you good thoughts

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  29. Sorry to hear that things are rough for you right now. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  30. Hi Elle, I have really missed your blog and DIY's, this is one I really needed for all those sleepless nights. I hope that everything works out for you and my thoughts are with you. All the best dear.

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  31. I'm so sorry you're going through a rough time right now, Elle. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

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  32. Aw Elle I'm sorry life is rough right now. You're in my thoughts!

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  33. *hugs* I hope everything works out in the end for you. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers! <3

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  34. i needed this!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  35. NEED to try this!!!! Thank you for sharing!! xo, Julie

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  36. Sorry to hear you have had some bad news. I hope everything will get better for you (and your family).

    On another note, I want to try this rememdy. Sounds easy enough!

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  37. this is awesome! thanks for sharing!

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  38. Very nice post and I like it,. I use on my face for example honey or cucumber. xa. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  39. Ooo love this idea! Cant wait to give it go!

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  40. thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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