This post is sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. All opinions are my own.
For the first time in my life, I’ve been sleeping really well — like 8 hours of uninterrupted zzz’s on a bad night sort of sleep. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at my eyes. When I stumble to the bathroom every morning and take a look in the mirror, I’m greeted by some seriously puffy, tired-looking eyes. The skin in the eye area is thinner than skin elsewhere, so it’s especially sensitive to things like stress, illness or a less-than-perfect diet. But natural remedies are super effective at shrinking bags and lessening redness. And my favorite natural eye treatment these days is eggs.
Eggs contain collagen, protein and a bunch of vitamins and minerals that nourish the eye area. When combined with other ingredients specifically targeted for things like circles, bags and wrinkles, eggs make the perfect eye treatment for almost any ailment. Here are three of my favorite DIY eye treatments to make at home.
3 DIY Eye Treatments You Can Make in Your Kitchen
When it comes to eggs, vitamins and minerals are king. The collagen helps fill in under-eye wrinkles, while the protein improves your skin’s elasticity. Egg yolks are chock-full of essential fatty acids, the building blocks of healthy cell membranes, and are said to improve skin moisture. And egg whites tighten skin and shrink wrinkles, leaving your skin smoother than ever.
To get the most beauty benefits from your eggs, it’s super important to choose the most nutritious eggs you can find. The quality of the egg is directly related to the quality of the life of the chicken, so I love the free-range, pastured eggs from Pete and Gerry’s. Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs are USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, and are antibiotic-, hormone- and chemical pesticide-free. And the hens are raised by family farmers across the country and allowed to roam on grass, not confined in factory farms, so they have access to all the sunshine, bugs and greenery they need to thrive.
It sounds strange, but you can tell just by looking at them that they’re different than other eggs. The first thing I noticed about Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs is that they have really deep orange yolks. It’s said that orange yolks often come from free-range hens and reflect a well-balanced diet of green plants, corn, alfalfa and other plants with yellow-orange pigments. Basically, everything you’d want a healthy, well-cared-for chicken to eat.
So you can rest easy knowing that you’re using the highest-quality eggs that you can find and getting the most beauty benefits for your buck.
- 1/3 cucumber, unpeeled
- 1 tablespoon rose water
- 1 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg white
- 4 drops lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed until completely pureed. Using a cotton ball, dab the mixture on under-eye skin and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Store remainder in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
- 2 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg whites
- 5 drops vitamin E oil
- 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon powdered milk
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk together until milk powder is dissolved and the mixture is slightly frothy. Using a cotton ball, dab the mixture on under-eye skin and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Store remainder in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.
Note: If your under-eye skin is on the dry side, adding a little egg yolk to your eye treatment reaps the moisturizing benefits of essential fatty acids.
- 1 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Egg white
- ½ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon fractionated coconut oil
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Using a cotton swab, apply a small amount of the mixture to the crease of the eyelid. Sit with eyes closed and let the egg white mixture dry. Rinse and reapply as necessary.