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.
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Also Remember These Dermatologist Recommended Important Tips:
- Age has nothing to do with the lines that appear on the corners of your eyes... it's a combination of heredity and careless abuse of the area.
- Skin is skin... it all needs to be cared for in one way or another. For my younger readers, this means not pulling on the skin when removing eye makeup.
- The eye area is prone to fine lines and wrinkles, so it is really important not over-work the area, squint, and stay away from smokey rooms. Your eyes won't like that either.
- One of the best ways to protect this area of your face is to put on a pair of sunglasses every single time you go outside spring, summer, fall and winter.
- There are very few oil glands in the eye area, so it can dry out very quickly, especially if you spend a great deal of time out of doors.
- When you chose an eye cream, be sure to choose one that is especially formulated for this delicate skin. Don't use a day cream that could be full of ingredients that will irritate this area. Too rich a cream can cause as many problems as ignoring the area.
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