The skin around our eyes is the most delicate out of all the places and is the thinnest skin on our face. Since the eyes are the focal point of one’s face, it immediately brings attention to sunken eyes, dark circles, eye bags or wrinkles. The earliest signs of aging are shown around the eye area.
So, it is important to take special care since it tends to become even thinner as we age. Plus, with the current rise in pollution, our skin is at more risk of aging faster than it should.
Now, let’s take a minute and talk about caring for this delicate, yet prominent area. Shall we? The task is simple, you need not look further than your very own kitchen. It’s very probable that you will have most of these skin loving ingredients sitting inside your kitchen cabinets or over your countertops.
We need to keep the eye area well moisturized and as less dry as possible. Dryness will cause lines to occur faster. This can further create eye bags. Always make sure that the area is clean before you lather on any cream or moisturizer. With that on the side and a squeaky clean canvas, we’re ready to create some simple recipes for homemade eye creams.
- Coconut Oil — 1/2 Cup
- Vitamin E — 3 Capsules
Yes, only two ingredients to stir you up something magical. Coconut oil is one of the best nature derived moisturizer that is easily available and highly affordable. Vitamin E oil is high in anti-oxidants which our skin needs and loves. With the power of these two, you have created a purely organic eye cream.
Mix the measured out coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it. You need to microwave your coconut oil because it will be solid unless you live in a hotter area, you can skip this step. We need it to be in a liquid state so we can easily mix it with the vitamin E oil.
Once you have your coconut oil melted, mix in the vitamin E capsules (easily available from any pharmacy). Stir well, making sure they are well combined. Place the concoction in the fridge for 60 minutes before use. Apply at night before going to bed. Keep this in routine to see noteworthy results.
- Grapeseed Oil — 5 Tbsp
- Aloe Vera Gel — 2 Tbsp
- Beeswax — 1Tbsp
Grapeseed Oil is known to tighten skin, help diminish dark circles around the eyes, moisturize, restore collagen and fight aging. That’s a bunch of goodness from an oil! Pair that with the healing and refreshing properties of Aloe vera, the miracle plant and you have curated yet another simple eye cream. The beeswax carries anti-viral properties and adds more bonus to the cream. It helps with the consistency of the cream and creates a barrier on the skin, thus protecting it from environmental damage.
Take a bowl and mix in the measured out ingredients except for the beeswax. The beeswax needs to be melted first. Pop it in the microwave for a few seconds till it has thoroughly melted. Once that is done, mix it with the rest of the mixture and stir to create a nice creamy consistency. Keep it stored in a refrigerator to increase its life.
- Green Tea — As per your desired consistency
- Yogurt — 2 Tbsp
Green Tea has been researched to contain anti-aging and anti-oxidants that benefit the skin. The polyphenols in green tea help neutralize harmful free radicals, which cause significant damage to the skin and expedites the aging process. Yogurt is basically good bacteria. As it is beneficial when ingested, it has very useful properties when applied topically as well. The lactic acid in yogurt helps to dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.
Make a green tea infusion, as strong or as mild as you prefer. Mix in the yogurt and attain your desired consistency. We advise you to keep the cream in the refrigerator to cool and then simply apply it.
- Cocoa Butter — 1 Tbsp
- Rose Water — 2 Tsp
Cocoa Butter is a skin-loving source of healthy fatty acids. It has great healing and moisturizing properties. It penetrates deep into the skin for optimal hydration. Rosewater, on the other hand, provides rejuvenation and a nice healthy glow. It maintains a soft supple skin.
Melt the measured out butter, in a microwave-safe bowl. Once thoroughly melted, add the rose water and mix well. Let it come to a creamy consistency for easier application. Pop it in the fridge to keep it stored for long.
Once you decide which one you want to make and use, it is time to know how to correctly apply it. It really isn’t quantum physics, but in pressing it in a certain way does help with the overall deal. You take a pea-sized amount and dot it on around the eye socket, gently pressing the cream in.
Do this in tiny sections, pressing with your fingers on the contours of your eye area. Don’t forget to take it to the side where the crow feet are or may form with aging. Let the cream sink in while your body goes into repair mode once you sleep.
Do it yourself (D.I.Y) projects are the way to go these days and you get to decide what you put on your face! What’s better than that? You’ll have fun curating these creams and will see better results than store-bought creams that aren’t worth the fraction of your money.
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