8 Stress-Relieving Spa Treatments for This Holiday Season
A calendar filled with harried holiday preparations can leave you feeling more overwhelmed than overjoyed. We've got a DIY spa treatment that will lift your spirits.
You were out late enjoying the office's Secret Santa swap and an eggnog or three. This morning you look like the Ghost of Christmas Past-My-Bedtime.
Hit reset by placing chilled green tea bags over your eyes. "The tea is packed with caffeine, which helps reduce dark circles and puffiness by constricting blood vessels in the area, and it also contains polyphenols, antioxidants that can help decrease inflammation," says Heidi Waldorf, MD, associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Soak two bags in cold water and gently squeeze out the excess liquid, then lie down and place them over your eyes and lower lids for 15 minutes. Too much work? Any chilled compress will help. "My go-to solution is 2nd Skin burn or blister pads, which I store in my fridge," says Waldorf, who cuts one disk in two and applies a half under each eye.