Dark eye circles can be frustrating, especially because they are hard to get rid of if they are caused by aging or stress. While getting extra sleep and fighting stress can help, many people turn to an eye circle cream in order to reduce the appearance of dark circles. These products can be expensive, but fortunately, you can make your own eye circle cream at home with inexpensive ingredients. Here, we’ll go over how to make and use your own eye circle cream.
The two primary ingredients in any homemade eye circle cream are wax and an emollient, like olive oil or safflower oil. Most professionals recommend using beeswax for eye circle cream, because it is gentle on the skin and will help restore color and shine. Gently heat the wax in a double boiler, over medium heat, until it is fully melted. If it starts smoking, take it off the heat for a few minutes and lower the heat before reheating it. Separately heat the oil until it is the same temperature as the melted wax. Mix these two ingredients in a blender and blend for five minutes. At this stage, you have a basic eye circle cream that can help restore the skin around your eyes, fight wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of dark circles.
After blending the two main ingredients, you can then add additional ingredients if you so choose. For eye circle cream, recommended ingredients include cucumber juice, chamomile oil, rose oil, and aloe vera. Cucumber juice is used in eye circle cream because it can help the skin around the eyes get rid of excess moisture, which can reduce puffiness. Chamomile oil helps calm the skin, which is important because of the high sensitivity of the tissue around the eyes. Rose oil is also used for eye circle cream because of its gentle soothing sensation, and it also provides a calming, mild scent. Only a few drops of rose oil are needed. Aloe vera can help restore skin to its natural healthy look and feel.
After adding the extra ingredients to your eye circle cream mixture, blend for an additional three to five minutes. Deposit the finished cream into a receptacle with a lid, and store in the refrigerator to keep it from spoiling. Apply your eye circle cream at least once a day, twice a day for best results. When applying the eye circle cream, be sure to blend it fully into the skin.