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
- 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 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:
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!
Below you’ll find some of the most effective eye cream formulations on the market today, in our opinion.
Our Top Eye Creams
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.