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Homemade beauty solutions ...natural skincare recipes for eye-creams and gels
Making your own natural skin care products at home can be surprisingly simple with most of the ingredients found in local super markets if not already in your own pantry. Even making eye creams for the delicate skin around the eye area at home is easy, helping you to combat dark circles, wrinkles and tired and stressed out eyes, with minimal effort involved and all for a very low cost.
So pamper yourself today and try out some of the skin care recipes for eye creams below,
Dark circles and puffy eyes
What causes dark circles?
Dark circles around the eyes can be caused by a few different things
Lack of sleep
Life style habits… drug, alcohol, smoking, poor diet etc.
And even genetic … mother or grandmother also has dark circles
The skin around our eyes is thin, in fact it is the thinnest layer of skin that we have on our entire bodies, making it very easy to appear bruised with the tiniest blood circulation issue, causing what can seem like permanent dark circles around the eyes even when fully rested
What causes puffy eyes?
Fluid retention… can be caused by illness, pregnancy, fatigue and inflammation
Genetic… the same as dark circles this can simply be a gift of your genetic history
Allergic reaction… can often cause the swelling of the skin under the eyes
Dehydration… from either not drinking enough water or a hang over
Hormones… hormones fluctuating for whatever reason can raise the likelihood that your body will retain fluid under your eyes cause’s the appearance of puffy eyes
So check out the great homemade recipes to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. You may be happily surprised with the results
A fantastic natural option to the many of the expensive eye creams on the market today that will not only aid in removing dark circles around the eyes, but is also a great way to help reduce the look appearance of tired puffy eyes
1 slice of cucumber for each eye twenty minutes
Dip a clean cotton ball in cucumber juice and gently apply to the delicate skin around the eye area
Leave to dry for about 15 minutes before washing off with warm water
The antioxidants found in tea can be highly beneficial to the delicate skin around the eyes, helping to tighten the skin while the caffeine is highly effective in reducing the puffiness and dark circles that can leave the eyes looking tired.
Green tea soothing eye compress
Take two tea bags (black or green tea bags are best) and rest them in warm almost boiled water, leave too steep for 5-10 seconds
Wrap them in glad wrap (or placing them freezer bags) and leave in the fridge for half an hour or the freezer for 15 minutes or until cool
Relax and place the cool moist tea bags over your eyes for 15- 20 minutes and enjoy the benefits of this great homemade remedy for tired dark puffy eyes
Camomile tea is also known for its anti-inflammatory benefits in reducing puffy eyes and can be used in the exact same way as above
Milk has great lightening abilities for the skin and can be a very affordable option for dealing with dark circles under the eyes, which can have great results.
Apply milk to a clean cotton ball and gently rub into the delicate skin around the eyes
Leave to dry for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with warm water
Peaches are a great aid in skincare and no better than when dealing with dark circles
Easy recipe for removing dark circles
Mash one ripe peach into a smooth paste
Smooth gently onto the skin under the eyes and leave for 20 minutes
Wash off with warm water
Cooling eye creams
Another great option in dealing with dark circles and puffy eyes are these wonderful homemade recipes for eye creams that are an indulgent way to spend 20 minutes
Mint eye cream
Mint is a great ingredient in natural skin care with many properties that soothe the skin around the eyes and helps reduce the dark circles
Use fresh mint leaves, either brought or home-grown and wash clean
Place in a grinder or blender (can even be done with a mortar and pestle) with a enough water to mix into a paste.
Apply gently to the eye are for 15 to 20 minutes before washing off
Rose water is a wonderful way to relive the stress of tired, sore and dark eyes.
Apply to a clean cotton ball and gently apply to you closed eye lids, relax
Soothing eye gel
A wonderful gel for relieving and moisturizing tired eyes
1 teaspoon of strained cucumber juice
1 tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel
1 tablespoon of witch-hazel
¼ teaspoon of corn-starch
Mix the cucumber juice, Aloe Vera gel and corn-starch together in a small saucepan and heat gently without boiling
Remove from heat and add the witch hazel stirring until well combined
Leave to cool till it forms a clear cream (almost like jelly) and transfer to a clean sterilized jar
Dab gently onto the soft skin under the eye to refresh and soothe
Can also be used under eye makeup
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Homemade anti-ageing eye creams
The delicate skin around our eyes like the skin on our hands is one of the first places that the signs of ageing can strike. But in a world of ever rising costs more and more of us are looking for healthier natural alternatives, and making your own anti-ageing eye creams at home can be a great option that is not only affordable but can have great results for your skin.
Egg and lemon anti-aging homemade eye cream
Egg is a wonderful natural ingredient that aids the skin to tighten helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Mix one egg white with 3-5 drops of lemon juice
Saturate two clean cotton balls in the mixture, squeeze excess liquid out before placing over the eyes for ten minutes
Wash off with warm water then rinse with cold
Avocado eye cream
Great at reducing the fine lines that can form in the soft skin under the eye
Take 3 slices of ripe avocado with 5 drops of almond oil in a blender and mix well
Dab gently onto the skin under the eyes and leave for 5 minutes before washing off
Removing eye makeup naturally
One of the best things we can do for our skin is to clean it free of makeup before we sleep, leaving the pores free to rid your body of your skins natural toxins without being clogged by remainder’s of our makeup. A good face cleanser made for your skin type is sufficient for removing your facial makeup, but when it comes to the eyes its best to use something a lot gentler.
The following homemade recipe is great at removing eye makeup including most waterproof brands
Natural oils eye makeup remover
1 tablespoon of light olive oil
1 tablespoon of canola oil
1 tablespoon of castor oil
Mix oils together in airtight glass or container
Apply to a cotton ball and wipe over the eyelids and the upper and lower eyelashes
The three oils combined not only remove all types of eye makeup easily but also makes a great moisturizer for the delicate eye area
Also the oils can be used separately, but make not work as well as when combined…
If the eyes are indeed the window to the soul then it makes sense for us to want to protect them against dark circles and the signs of ageing, So why not try something different and pamper yourself today with these and other easy homemade recipes for skin care that you can find in the below links…
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