You know the saying “the eyes are the mirror of the soul.” And if you’ve ever watched any episode of America’s Next Top Model, you know that you can even smile with your eyes–otherwise known as “smizing.” Truth be told, your eyes tend to reveal what’s going on with you. There’s nothing like a pair of dark circles to show everyone you’ve been lacking sleep!
While most of us remember to cleanse and hydrate our faces, we often neglect the eye area. Whether it’s because you don’t want another product in your medicine cabinet or because you don’t have the time, there’s really no excuse to skip your eyes when it’s so easy to make your own eye creams, balms and serums at home. Here are some of our favorites:
11 Homemade Eye Cream & Mask Recipes
Coffee is a strong toner inside and out. In the case of this eye cream, it acts by tightening the skin, fighting free radicals and reducing dark circles.
Avocado oil is packed with fatty acids and vitamins, which balance skin’s moisture levels and fight the free radicals that age it. This oil also contains vitamin E and aloe vera, making it the perfect weapon against wrinkles.
De-puff, combat fine wrinkles, and lift with one simple ingredient: egg white! Combine our three DIY eye treatments to enjoy all the benefits of food on your face.
Get rid of wrinkles using this vitamin-rich homemade cream. It’s made with hydrating apricot kernel oil, as well as vitamin E capsules that make it even stronger.
Rich in ascorbic acid and phytochemicals, cucumbers help tighten and soothe skin. But instead of placing cucumber slices over your closed eyelids, this blended mask will reach the inner and outer corners of the eyes.
This is probably the easiest way to take care of your eye area naturally! You don’t need anything other than parsley, which contains vitamin C, chlorophyll and vitamin K, all excellent weapons in the fight against dark circles and age spots.
To make your own nurturing eye serum you want plenty of essential fatty acids to fight dry, dehydrated skin along with ingredients to lighten discoloration and reduce swelling. Enter the carrot seed and rosehip under eye eraser!
Crow’s feet are a bummer, but you can build up your collagen with peptides or retinol to reduce them. This mask is soothing and moisturizing, which is just what your sensitive eye area needs.
9. Soothing Chamomile Eye Mask
Treat red, puffy, tired eyes with a simple mask you can make anywhere: a cup of chamomile tea. It’s calming and you can always drink the leftovers.
- 2 chamomile tea bags
- hot water
- wash cloth
Steep two tea bags for 3 minutes in hot water, remove and set aside to cool to room temperature and then place over your eyes for 15 minutes. You can layer a cool washcloth over your eyes to keep the tea bags wet. Remove and follow with your moisturizer and eye oil.
For this eye treatment, scrape the leftover pulp out of the avocado skin using a spoon. Apply it directly onto your orbital rim and relax!
Sometimes a good mask can be as easy as opening the pantry! This eye wrinkle-fighting mask is made with carrots and egg white and it’s packed with vitamins and protein.