The fragile skin around our eyes is usually the first area on our face to age with fine lines and wrinkles, the ones we so unaffectionately term ‘crow’s feet.’ We have fewer oil glands in this area to keep the skin lubricated and protected, and we’re constantly squinting and smiling. One way to treat and protect this delicate area is by regularly applying a vitamin A- and E-rich homemade eye wrinkle cream.
Simple to make at home and perfect to use day or night, apply this eye wrinkle cream recipe using your ring finger on the orbital rim, both underneath the eye and just beneath the eyebrow. Apricot kernel oil is full of vitamins A and E and will help with easy absorption, but if it’s hard to find, you can substitute with almond oil.
Beeswax is used to thicken the cream, but it can be substituted with soy wax, which is all natural as well.
Coconut Eye Wrinkle Cream Recipe
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons beeswax
- ¼ cup apricot kernel oil
- 3 vitamin E capsules (about a half teaspoon)
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 3-4 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all the ingredients in a glass jar. To melt the ingredients you’ll want to bring a pot of water to a simmer on the stove, making sure the water is not higher than the jar. Place the glass jar full of ingredients into the pot and wait for it melt. Stir the ingredients occasionally and then transfer to another jar when completely melted. Set the jar aside to cool and harden and then add a lid and you’re ready for application.
Have you started to use an anti-wrinkle eye cream yet?49