Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Worried? Stressed? Too much salt in your diet? Welcome to my world.
So, where do I go when I do not want to get involved with serious medications? My pharmacy of course.
My great friend, Christine, always has a non-chemical "prescription" to solve mild, annoying problems. Recently we discussed eau de bleuet, or cornflower water. I know I've written about it before, but at the moment I'm using it almost every day to help alleviate the puffiness beneath my eyes.
She recommends soaking cotton pads in eau de bleuet and placing them on the eyes. Very soothing, I admit. However, my dermatologist added a fresh twist to the procedure -- fresh indeed (!)
She went beyond the eau de bleuet in the refrigerator, which I've done for years. Instead, for the puffy under eye problem she said to soak cotton pads in the liquid and then place them in the freezer. Remove, wave around in the air so they are not so cold that they "burn" the eyes, then lie down, place the pads on the eyes, and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Et voilà.
"Oh, and while you're doing that," Dr. Gallais said, "why don't you think about using less salt. That would really help your problem."
OK, then. I'll consider never buying the world's most divine butter with crunchy sea salt crystals.