This is the fifteenth installment of our monthly classic actress beauty tips that I have read about and tested.
Bette Davis is known for her eyes. There is a cheesy song that emulates them, people reference them all the time.
I came across a beauty regiment of Bette’s that I’ve always wanted to try that Miss Davis used to keep her eyes striking and bright.
I think we’ve all seen advertisements, television shows or movies where people lie around with cucumber slices on their eyes. I have always wondered, “What does this do? Is there any purpose?”
Bette Davis would put cucumber slices on her eyes at night and would sleep with petroleum jelly under her eyes. This was to help reduce swelling and dark circles under the eyes.
I have relaxed for 10 minutes before bed over the past week with cucumbers on my eyes. I made sure I had washed off my make up before I did this so the cucumber would touch clean skin.
It gives sort of an odd sensation. The cucumber gave a cool and fresh sensation.
It is very relaxing sitting with your eyes closed for a few minutes. The skin around my eyes felt softer, but I’m not sure if it actually reduced puffiness or dark circles.
I’ve been sleeping with petroleum jelly under my eyes for about a month and could tell a slight difference. Under my eyes seemed a little clearer.
To review: I could tell a small difference from the cucumbers but not large enough to do it every night. Honestly, I think the only real way to get rid of dark circles is getting sleep. However, if you are looking for a good way to relax this is perfect.
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