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Cucumber and Aloe Vera Eye Gel Recipe
Eye Gel ~
Eye gel is a skin care product that really becomes a necessity for me in summer. A long time fan and user of eye gels, they are a fabulous addition to have for so many reasons including dark circles, under eye puffiness, inflammation, sunburn,allergies and of course those late nights!.
When you think of a gel for the face or body, what words instantly come to mind?
Cooling, refreshing, tightening and invigorating are usually top of that list.
Keeping things simple and inexpensive, this recipe uses just two simple ingredients, cucumber and aloe vera gel, this eye gel delivers on every level you could think of.
Homemade Skin Care Products ~
The three eye products tend to have different benefits but realistically not many of us will ever have purchased all three so tend to pick one depending on our needs and budget.
Now that I have seen how easy it is to make all three for a fraction of the cost, all three are very doable with very little equipment needed.
This recipe with only two ingredients, aloe vera gel and cucumber makes it an extremely inexpensive eye care product to make at home and the quality of both is up to you. I would recommend using organic cucumbers and pure aloe vera gel from a reputable supplier whenever possible.
Fatigue or Tiredness
Our eyes are often the first place that indicates what is going on in our bodies for example:
Eye Gel Benefits ~
- Dark Circles Under Eyes
- Bags Under Eyes
- Puffy Eyes
- Over tiredness
- Medication Side Effects
- Fluid Retention
- Air Travel
- Poor Diet
- Premature Aging
- Sun Damage
Grow Your Own
from my friend Rajan Jolly
- Health Benefits - Cucumbers
Cucumber is not only a wonderful for cooling the body in summer but also is rich in nutrients that keep one healthy. Read on the to find out the health benefits of cucumbers ...
Cucumber Benefits ~
- Eliminates Puffiness
- Eliminates Dark Circles
- Contains Vitamins A, C and D
- Contains Potassium, Magnesium and Silica
- Contains Ascorbic Acid
- Diminishes Age Spots, Scars
- Brightens Skin
- Soothes Skin
- Healing properties
- Suitable for all Skin Types
Aloe Vera Plant
Potted Aloe Vera at Home
Aloe Vera Gel Benefits ~
- Rich in Antioxidants
- Contains Vitamins B1, B3, B6 and C
- Contains 18 Amino Acids
- Brightens Skin
- Improves Skin Elasticity
- Healing Properties
- Soothes Irritated Skin
- Relief From Sunburn
- Pain Relief
- Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Puffy Eyes
Straining Cucumber Pulp
Eye Gel Recipe ~
1 oz Pure Aloe Vera Gel
¼ Cucumber (organic if possible)
Small Container with Lid
Small Glass Bowl or Measuring Jug
Sieve (or cheesecloth)
Spoon for Mixing
- Chop cucumber up and place in blender. Puree and strain into your glass bowl until you have approximately 2 oz. Keep a teaspoon of pulp in sieve and add to the puree.
- Add the aloe vera gel into the bowl and gently mix ingredients together.
- Pour into your clean sterilized container and stir before applying lid.
- If not applying immediately, pop it in the fridge.
- Due to the freshness of this product it will have a limited shelf life of 2 – 3 days and is best made every few days to get the very best out of this product.
- Thoroughly cleanse face and eye area, making sure it is free of eye makeup.
- Apply by soaking small cotton wool pads in eye gel and applying under the eye. If you wish, apply lightly around the sides of the eye and under the brow bone. Do not apply on the eyelid area. You may apply with a Q-tip or with your clean ring finger, making sure not to drag the skin.
Green Tea Benefits by Rajan Jolly
- The Amazing Health Benefits Of Green Tea by rajan jolly
Green tea is the least processed of all the teas and contains the maximum concentration of beneficial polyphenols - the catechins. To know the health benefits of green tea, read on...
Quick Eye Fix
Support Small Businesses
An excellent brand of organic aloe vera gel is Aloe Vera Farms, based in Texas. A small operation who strive to produce the highest quality of aloe vera products. As an example their gel starts at $9.75 for 32 oz. Really worth checking out.
Which do you prefer using?
Puffy Eye Quick Fixes ~
Excellent for all puffiness around the eye area.
Make a few cups of very strong Green Tea.
If making with tea bags strain or if making with green tea leaves, keep them in the cups.
Allow to cool for half an hour.
Pour into ice cube trays when cool and pop in the fridge.
When fully frozen transfer them into a Ziploc bag or container suitable for freezer and store until needed. These last forever so whenever puffy eyes need help, reach for a cube. Green tea has health and skin benefits including using in cooling face and body sprays easily made at home.
Late Night Remedy:
When you come in from an extra late night, soak a pad of cotton wool in aloe vera gel from the fridge. Alternatively, you could have frozen aloe vera gel cubes ready as in the green tea idea using an ice cube tray.. Place under the eyes for instant relief and to reduce any puffiness or wipe around the eye area instead.
When applying your eye gel or eye cream apply it with easy massage movements to help eliminate toxins which can lead to dark circles, puffiness, dry skin and uneven skin discoloration. Massage stimulates the blood cells and improves circulation around the eyes. It only takes a matter of minutes and is one of the easiest eye treatments to administer.
Cucumber Eye Lift:
Pop under the eyes of cleansed skin or as an additional treatment to a face mask or spa party for the girls. Cucumber will provide instant hydration, cooling, rejuvenation and elimination of puffy eye syndrome!
Cucumber Juice Pads:
Soak two small squares of cotton wool in cold cucumber juice and place in the same way as sliced cucumber.
Instead of throwing out the excess pulp from your homemade eye gel, apply it to under the eye area for a quick and effective hydrating treatment. Leave on for 10 minutes before removing with cool water and gently patting the skin dry. If you have a larger amount of pulp left, apply to the face, feet, hands or anywhere that needs some instant cooling relief.
If you some leftover cucumber why not make up a refreshing cucumber spa water which is easy and quick to make. You can add slices of lemon or other citrus fruit for extra benefits. Keeping the body hydrated is extra important during the summer months and will help keep those dark circles and bags under the eyes away.
Aloe Vera Plant Gel:
If you grow your own Aloe Vera then making a gel is easily done and ideal for using in the home for insect bites, burns and cuts along with making your eye gel. Check out how to make the gel here.
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