They say, your eyes are a window into your soul. Our eyes communicate so much, without having to use words. And those under-eye bags, puffy, red eyes, crows feet, etc sure convey your stress levels, lack of sleep and hydration, tiredness and fatigue. And they are the often neglected ones too. Who has time for under eye issues when there’s so much to do in life?
We’ve all been there. You catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and see the eyes of a tired woman staring back at you…? Happens so often. But a full night of shut-eye isn’t enough to erase those stubborn dark circles. It may help diminish their appearance a bit, but to get rid of circles for good, first consider their source. Genetics, age, UV rays, scree-time (computer/laptop) and seasonal allergies are few of the reasons that give us those shadows..
If they are too severe an issue, taking advice from your medical practitioner is the best solution. They can treat the root causes with suitable medication.
Now, diet and a good amount of water intake is a huge component in how our skin looks and feels; however, there are ways to positively affect the skin and create a beautiful glow and fewer wrinkles, including less visible crow’s feet, using natural remedies, including this homemade eye cream. Store bought under-eye creams can be highly expensive and chemically loaded. Its your choice on what goes into your skin.
The DIY under eye cream uses ingredients which are known to be skin beneficial and super hydrating for the delicate under eye are. You could even call them SuperFoods that your parched skin needs to soak up to revitalise and brighten.
The recipe uses Aloe Vera Gel which has got antiviral and antibacterial properties and the ability to help treat everything from constipation to diabetes. This translucent gel is made up of around 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body and lastly, vitamin A, B, C and E. You could scrape some off a plant if you have one in your garden.
Secondly, the recipe uses Frankincense Essential Oil which has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes and appearance as we age. It helps tone and lift skin, reduces the appearance of scars and acne, heals wounds and dry or cracked skin.
This recipes also calls for Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. Coconut Oil gets absorbed into cells and stimulates repair of blemishes and irritation.
- Organic Aloe Vera Gel: 1 tablespoon
- Frankincense Essential Oil: 5-6 drops
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: 1 teaspoon (melted)
- Raw Unrefined Organic Shea Butter: 1 tablespoon (melted)
- Vitamin E Oil Capsules: 2 tablets
Mix the above ingredients and store in a small air tight jar. Use this mixture generously two to three times a day on a cleansed skin. Massage it well into your skin with your ring finger with circular motions. You should see positive results within a few regular applications. You can substitute Vitamin E oil with Rose water or you can add coffee oil, cacao butter, Jojoba Oil and other goodness according to what suits your skin.
Ultimately, the basis of any natural skin care routine is to achieve healthy, smooth, blemish-free, translucent and resilient skin. To help achieve the best results and to avoid toxic chemicals found in most commercial products, consider making a homemade eye cream.
Until then.. Takecare
The information above is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information represents what I have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family. Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition,consult your physician before using these products. Information found on this site is meant for educational and informational purposes only and to motivate you to make your own health care and dietary decisions based upon your own research and in partnership with your health care provider. It should not be relied upon to determine dietary changes, a medical diagnosis or courses of treatment.