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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles – 5 DIY Tips To Brighten Your Face

Dark circles under your eyes are indicators that you’re not getting enough sleep or rest. But fatigue isn’t the only cause – dehydration, sun, eczema, allergies and, eye strains may also share the blame.

This is a common affliction among both men and women and can make you look older than you actually are. What’s worse is that they are very difficult to get rid of.

As mentioned earlier, there are several causes of dark circles. However, these could also be blamed on genetic predisposition as well as aging. Also, the skin under your eyes is sensitive and soft, making it more prone to damage.

But thankfully, some time-tested remedies can help hide the dark circles and make your eyes sparkle like you slept the whole eight hours!

Here are some of our favorite all-natural DIY remedies:

Easy 5 DIY Tips To Brighten Your Eyes

With the right natural remedies, you can say goodbye to your dark circles.

Follow these simple DIY remedies to brighten your face.

Potatoes

Potatoes are a great source of vitamin C, so you can count on them to treat your dark circles.

Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant that can help treat everything from eye diseases and cancer to the common cold. Its antioxidants repair damaged cells and mitigate the melanin production that causes dark spots.

First, peel the potato and wash it thoroughly. Chop it into small uniform pieces, and put them on your eyes.

You could also peel the potatoes and extract their juice. Then, get a cotton makeup remover pad, soak it in the liquid and place the soaked pads on the eyes.

Almond Oil

There are many natural remedies for treating your dark circles, but sweet almond is one of the most effective ones.

Almond oil is rich with vitamin K and E. These vitamins help improve your under-eye dark circles, while also boost circulation.

Take a few drops of your sweet almond oil, and gently dab under your dark circles with the pinky finger (because it is the gentlest). Do it for a few weeks every night, and you’ll notice brighter eyes in a matter of days.

Green Tea

Green tea is packed with antioxidants and caffeine that can help lightens your dark under-eye circles and minimize the puffiness caused by fluid retention.

Brew your green tea bags and chill them afterward, then place them under your eyes. If you want quick results: mix your green tea leaves with a little honey and put them on your eyes.

Cucumbers

How many times have we seen cucumbers being used by actors in television and movies?

Probably, hundreds of times!

Cucumbers are rich with brightening agents that allow immediate refreshing and soothing effect.

Peel the cucumber and slice it equally thin pieces, then put them in the refrigerator for half an hour.

Now place the chilled cucumber pieces on your dark circles for some time, 15 minutes are enough. Do it twice a day, and you’ll see noticeable results in 2 weeks.

Tomato & Lemon Juice

Tomatoes are rich antioxidants and contain lycopene and beta-carotene – phytochemicals that can fight your dark circles and win.

Vitamin C in lemons and tomatoes has bleaching qualities that can help brighten your skin. If you want your dark spots to vanish, try using them together.

Blend your tomatoes and make a tomato pulp, then separately make a lemon juice. Take one teaspoon of lemon juice and tomato pulp each and mix them.

Dab the tomato and lemon juice mixture on your dark circles, and rinse them after a few minutes. For tangible results, repeat the process for a month.

 

 

Use these pure and natural home remedies to get rid of dark circles from under your eyes, without going for expensive treatments.

Stuck Curbside Because Of A Bad Tire? Here Is How You Can Change It Yourself

You’re on the highway traveling 80mph in your car, and suddenly you hear a recurring sound of thump, thump, thump – that’s your tire, the one you just blew.

Now what?

You’re in luck if you know how to change tires and have the right equipment in the boot. But if you don’t, chances are you are stuck curbside on a highway with no help for miles.

This can happen to anyone, so it’s better to be prepared for this possibility. We bring you a quick and easy guide to DIY tire replacement to ensure that you can quickly get back on the road.

Let’s get started:

Easy DIY Ways To Change Your Flat Tire

Changing a flat tire of the vehicle can be challenging, especially if you don’t know how to do it. Thankfully, it’s not hard to learn how to do it properly with the right guidelines and instructions.

Here is a complete step by step DIY guide to changing your flat tire:

Locate A Safe Spot

You’re driving your car, and suddenly you hear a loud noise, and the tire’s a goner!

First of all, slow down – reduce the speed of your car and pull it off straight the road. Never try to brake or turn your vehicle when you have a flat tire.

Slowly reach to the side of the road. Make sure no motorists are passing by, and step out of your car and check your dead tire.

Light Your Flashers

Make sure that you turn on your flashers or hazards lights to keep you safe from other vehicles – a safety precaution to avoid road accidents.

Put On The Parking Brake

Once you decide you’re changing your flat tire, make sure to put parking brakes before you do it. It’ll reduce the chances of your car rolling away while you work on it.

Use Wheel Wedges

This is another precautionary measure to ensure that your car stays put while you replace the tire.  Install the wheel wedges against the tires to avoid the accidental movement.

If you don’t have wheel wedges, try to find any sturdy stones or bricks lying around on location – make sure they are big enough to do the work.

Time To Loosen The Lug Nuts

Use your lug wrench to loosen up the lug nuts, but don’t remove them completely just yet. Turn your lug wrench anticlockwise to do it right.

Jack Up Your Car

If your car is relatively new, the chances are that it came with its own special screw-type scissor jack to make it easier to make your vehicle rise and stay there. This should make it smooth and simple to remove the tire.

Just place the jack in its spot, turn the knob and lift till it touches the frame. Make sure to jack up the car until your dead tire is raised completely above the ground.

Remove Lug Nuts And Your Flat Tire

Once you’re done with jacking, remove all lug nuts completely. Remove them by hand as you have already loosened them. Please make sure you put them away securely since it’s really easy to lose the lug nuts when you are not looking.

Now, please take out the flat tire and put it aside to a safe position.

Install Your Spare Tire

Carefully place your spare tire on the wheel studs. This is the most difficult part of the entire ‘changing the tire’ process, so you have to be extra cautious.

Hold your tire in front of the wheel stud, so that you can easily slide your tire onto it. Once you hang your spare tire onto the stud, screw the lug nuts back.

Do it with your hand first, and then use the tire iron to tighten them up.

Lower Your Vehicle And Ensure To Tighten Your Wheel Lug Again

Once you have placed your spare tire, it’s time to lower the jack. Pull it away completely. And start tightening the wheel lugs once the tire touches the ground. Use your full force to tighten the lugs as the tire won’t spin anymore.

Put your dead tire back in the car, and your good to go.

 

Next time you face a tire blowout, don’t panic. Just follows these simple DIY instructions to change your tire and you’ll be ready to roll back on the road in no time at all.

Must-Have Tools For DIY Repairs Around The House

Most repairs and building projects around the house are well within our abilities – remember, going the DIY route can save you a ton of money on simple maintenance, repair and decorating jobs.

The only thing you need to get started is a well-stocked toolbox. While this does not mean that you should go out and buy every tool imaginable, it is important to invest in a few basic items that you’ll utilize over and over again.

Here are some must-have tools for DIY repairs around the house.

Screwdrivers

If there is one tool that should be in your toolkit, it’s a good quality screwdriver. You’ll pretty much need it for all DIY repair work, from assembling Ikea tables to installing a new switch.

To save some space, you can buy a ratcheting screwdriver that is able to accept different attachments or bits.

Just be sure you get the “awl” which is used to make holes into wood before drilling – you can also get mounting screws here.

Hammers

Just like screwdrivers, you need a hammer for a number of jobs – in fact, experts say that this is the second most important tool in your DIY arsenal.

The most versatile hammer you can buy is a 16 ounce option with a curved claw and a smooth head. This is ideal for both heavy duty and delicate jobs, such as hanging photos to breaking up plaster walls.

Snips

These are smaller versions of pliers that you can use to strip and cut insulation from wires before wiring sockets, outlets or plugs. These are also necessary for cutting cable ties, light gage netted wire and tie wires.

Pliers

These are handy tools that have metal ‘teeth’ on one end, and long handles on the other. They are commonly used to grip something (like nuts, nails, power plugs etc.) so that you can twist, pull or bend it easily.

To make life easy, you should opt for ‘Vise-Grips’ or locking pliers; these have adjustable jaws that you can easily resize to fit different fixtures and nuts.

Measuring Tape

No toolkit is complete without a measuring tape, especially since accurate measurements are essential in DIY projects.

From measuring the space where you need to fit in a new appliance to sizing a pipe, you will need this to complete a number of jobs.

A good option is a retractable tape; you can easily measure the space without having to hold it down while you note the dimensions.

Torches

You can get a traditional one that needs an incandescent bulb, or an LED torch that is brighter, and can last longer.
Some people also keep a head torch so they can work both hands.

Ladders

You can easily clean shallow gutters, paint, hang baskets, cut hedges etc. with the help of a step ladder.

If you get an extension ladder, you can also do tasks that require you to access top gutters, reach the top of trees to cut the branches, and more.

Wrenches

You can use wrenches to tighten taps, bolts, nuts, and perform plumbing tasks, fix walls etc. For most DIY projects, you can make do with an adjustable wrench, as its size can be altered to grasp nuts of different sizes.

In addition to these basic tools, there are a number of items that are likely to come in handy. One of them is a voltage testing kit to check batteries, test the continuity of fuses, and the current in wires.

The New Fixya Brand Page

After announcing the new Local Pro Reviews feature earlier this month, we are excited to continue rolling out new pieces that we know will enhance your Fixya experience. This week we want to keep the excitement going by showcasing our new Fixya Manufacturer Brand pages.

A Fixya Brand page is the central hub for all questions, answers and general activity involving a particular brand and their products. It is the place to go if you are seeking any information about a particular brand, such as Sony, or one of their individual products, such as the Sony Playstation 4.

With the new Fixya Brand Page, Manufacturers can now personalize their page with a unique icon and cover photo transforming this page into an extension of their brand. We want this Brand page to become the customer support center for all companies.

 

Along with the customization, anyone can sort through all questions and answers for the brand using our new filter tabs. With these tabs you can separate question threads by the most popular, the most recent, unanswered questions  and recently posted answers. We want you to be able to casually browse through Brand questions or find a specific thread as quickly and easily as possible.

To see some great examples of the new Fixya Brand Pages in action, check out two of our partners pages:

http://www.fixya.com/troubleshoot/dyson

http://www.fixya.com/troubleshoot/hoover

And if you’re a Manufacturer interested in claiming and customizing your own Fixya Brand Page, simply sign up to become a Fixya Pro or look for the “Claim Your Company” link on your Brand Page.

The new Fixya Brand Pages are only the beginning of the many new features we will be rolling out over the next couple months. Be sure to check back here to learn about all the new features as soon as they are released.

 

Introducing: Local Pro Reviews

It’s been awhile since we last updated you on what’s happening with Fixya, but we have a pretty good reason for our silence.

Over the past few months, all of us here at Fixya have been hard at work designing and building several new features and tools that we know will improve your Fixya experience. We are super excited to start rolling out these new features in the coming weeks, so be sure to continually check back here to stay up to date on what’s new.

To kick things off, we want to introduce our first new feature: Local Pro Reviews.

Local Pro Reviews: a new way to show your appreciation

Fixya Users, you love learning how to identify and fix your product problems as much as our Pros love helping you.

Now it’s time to share some of that love back to the Pros. With the new Review system, you can give direct feedback to Local Pros who may have helped you in some way. Whether they have aided you in person, via phone or email, or simply posted the perfect solution to your problem, Local Pro Reviews allows you to show them your gratitude.

And of course if the Pro has not been very helpful, you can let other Fixya users know to tread carefully with that particular Pro’s solutions. A Local Pro’s star-rating will help rank the best and brightest Pros at the top of the Local Directory, making it easier for you to find the best service professional in your area.

To review a Local Pro, simply go to their profile. Right below their Logo and Name, you will see the “Rate this pro” form. Simply select your star rating to get started!