Tips For Making Homemade Eye Cream!

Skin surrounding the eyes are ultrathin and need special attention and care. Regular facial moisturizers are not enough to keep the earliest signs of aging from showing up around the eyes. The important job of keeping skin in the eye area fresh and young-looking falls on eye creams and serums which have special formulations that provide additional protection to the thin, eye area skin, give added moisture to improve skin elasticity, and prevent eye irritation all at the same time.

Eye creams and serums, because of their special formulations, and their growing importance to skin health can be unreasonable priced and ridiculously expensive, however. Rather than be discouraged to take extra special care of skin around your eyes and just leave its fate to the stars, why not make your own homemade eye cream?

Yes, a homemade eye cream! That way, you can even be sure that your eye cream contains no harsh and damaging ingredients that can actually do more harm than good to the delicate skin around your eyes. All you need is a little kitchen know-how and a few ingredients from your local market.

Eye Cream #1: The Coco Loco Eye Cream

Coconut oil is used for almost any therapeutic need across Asia, from aching joints and stomach pains, to dry hair and skin, coconut oil is the preferred and regular concoction. Coconut oil, in fact, is an important base ingredient of soaps. It is well-known for its moisture-locking properties which helps prevent protein loss in skin, while simultaneously also stimulating collagen production to help speed up skin repair and restructuring processes. You have every viable reason to use coconut oil as an alternative to commercial eye creams.

This eye cream recipe is perfect if ultrahydration and wrinkle prevention is desired for skin around your eyes.

What you will need:

  • ½ cup or ½ bar Extra virgin coconut oil
  • Rose oil or lavender oil or bergamot oil or any other essential oil (cosmetic grade)
  • 3 Vitamin E capsules
  • Clean, small storage containers
  • Step 1. Pour your bottle of extra virgin coconut oil in a small bowl. If the virgin coconut oil is in bar form, let it sit in room temperature until melted or, you can always microwave it or melt it in a pot.

    Step 2. Poach Vitamin E capsules on one side and pour the contents over the melted virgin coconut oil.
    Step 3. Add in two to three drops of your preferred essential oil.
    Step 4. Mix the ingredients together before letting it solidify in the fridge.
    Step 5. Transfer your eye cream in small containers.

    Eye Cream #2: The ‘Good Morning’ Eye Cream

    Essential oils like rose, jasmine, sandalwood, hazelnut, and rosemary oils are great for moisturizing skin. Essential oils can penetrate easily and deeply into the skin for speedier skin moisturization and faster skin cell repair processes minus the greasy feel.

    Essential oils help stimulate collagen production, improve skin elasticity, and helps minimize pores. These oils effectively help the skin keep wrinkles off and even reversing signs of aging. Essential oils are naturally rich in antioxidants and therefore provide protection against skin cell damage caused by free radicals and the sun’s harmful UV rays.
    Extra care should be taken when using essential oils. Make sure to use only the cosmetic grade of essential oils in this recipe as pure essential oils can result to side effects and even death.

    The combination of essential oil and Vitamin C makes this recipe a great liquid eye cream to substitute for commercial preparations. While essential oils provide the skin with high levels of moisture necessary to fight the signs of aging, Vitamin C has natural astringent and whitening properties that help clear skin of dead cells, stimulate the surfacing of younger skin, and bleach skin.

    Other than preventing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this homemade eye cream recipe is perfect for lightening dark under eye circles and improving the appearance of eye bags. The result is a radiant, glowing skin and an overall younger look and feel.

    What you will need:

    • 30 ml of jasmine oil or you may substitute rose oil, sandalwood oil, or hazelnut oil (cosmetic grade)
    • 3 capsules of Vitamin C
    • Small liquid containers for storage

    Step 1. Pour your bottle of essential oil in a small mixing bowl.
    Step 2. Poach your Vitamin C capsules on one side and pour contents over the essential oil.
    Step 3. Give the mixture a little stirring.
    Step 4. Pour into small liquid containers for storage.

    There is no reason why you need to spend your hard-earned dollars on commercially available eye cream products which you can easily replace with natural ingredients nor do you need to sacrifice your skin health. With lots of information and a little self-help, you can take charge of what goes into your beauty products and be your own beauty expert!

Emily Peetlukes

Contributor: Emily Peetlukes (The Beauty Insiders)

This Article Has Been Published on April 15, 2014 and Last Modified on June 16, 2017

Emily is a dreamer who was born to run wild and free; a traveler who is always on the move collecting research and experiences from different people and cultures from all over the world. Her love of writing comes naturally, and she finds it a great way to share stories, advice and information from her life experiences. Emily is a certified life coach, a dating expert and has a wide range of knowledge from health and fitness, adventure and traveling, sex and relationships as well as beauty and culture. She hopes to continue to share her passion of writing with the world through future projects including books, novels, articles and blogs. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook.

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