Sophia Loren has been taking our breath away with her beauty for decades now. Although a lot of that likely has to do with her good genes, apparently we can all pick up one of her secrets to aging so gracefully at our grocery store: mint leaves.
During her heyday in the 1950s and ‘60s the now 86-year-old actress would crush up mint leaves to create a paste and apply it under her eyes to ward off dark circles, reports the Daily Mail. Taking a look back at her work in movies like Marriage, Italian Style, and Houseboat proves just how well it worked for her!
Plus, judging by how great Loren looks in the photo below taken in 2019, we’d bet she’s still relying on the natural beauty trick today:
At nearly 90 years-old, Loren is as gorgeous and vibrant as ever, and she continues to thrive as one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars. (Her 2020 film, The Life Ahead, was a Netflix hit.) It follows the actress as a Holocaust survivor living in Italy who takes a 12-year-old “street kid” under her wing despite his attempt at robbing her.
We’ll definitely be trying out her mint leaves trick for removing dark circles under the eyes. On top of being all-natural, it’s also totally budget-friendly at just a couple bucks for a few sprigs (Buy at Walmart, $1.98). Considering you don’t need much — just enough to form a thin layer under the eye — a little will go a long way. The moisture from the leaves makes it easy to form a nice paste texture all on their own while crushing them up.
Of course, as with anything being applied near our peepers, we all need to be careful to not to get any of it actually in our eyes. We can imagine that would quite a bit less refreshing.
Here’s hoping we can say “arrivederci” to dark circles like the lovely Italian actress!
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