BeautyHow to make a homemade eye contour

How to make a homemade eye contour

The eye contour is usually the area of ​​the face where the first signs of the passage of time tend to form -and appear-. As we get older, the production of collagen by our body slows down, something that begins to happen around the age of 25. According to experts, the most common is that this reduction is around 1 percent, which means that, initially, it is not so visible, but in the long run -especially when we reach the decade of age 40, or even a little earlier depending on our lifestyle, genetics and skin type, it does begin to become much more evident.

 

Tiredness, genetics itself, lack of sleep and certain pathologies or underlying diseases (indeed, there are conditions that can cause visible problems in this area of ​​the face), cause not only uncomfortable and dark circles under the eyes to begin to form, but also bags under the eyes and, over the years, also wrinkles. If, in addition, we add to this that this part of the face is usually directly influenced by the realization of endless expressions throughout the day, the result is also the formation of fine lines of expression, as could be the case, for example. of the usual and popularly known crow’s feet.

But the fault of all this is not the fact that evolution has directly affected this area. To know why wrinkles usually appear first in this area, it is necessary to know that the skin around the eye contour is characterized by being much thinner. For this reason, this area tends to be very sensitive, and needs greater delicacy when caring for it, and greater care when treating it.

In addition, the reality is that, once expression lines and wrinkles appear, the most common thing is that reducing or eliminating them becomes tremendously complicated and difficult, unless we go through the consultation of a plastic surgeon and undergo some type of facial rejuvenation surgery. Fortunately, preventing them is much simpler, as is reducing or treating them to prevent them from continuing to form.

To all this we must add something very important, about which you may have already noticed before: the eyes are usually one of the most outstanding features of a person’s face, particularly when they are usually large and prominent, which makes any individual tend to notice this area immediately. For this reason, it is not only essential -if you are a woman- to use good makeup, but it is also essential to keep this eye area properly cared for.

This means that it is essential to add our regular and daily skin care routine to the eye contour area as well, and integrate the use and application of a cream specifically designed for use on this delicate area of ​​the face. And why is it not possible to use any other face cream in this area? Mainly because it will most likely cause irritation or redness when applied near the eyes. And what in turn can become the most important thing: it will not contain in its formulation the active ingredients necessary to act specifically and directly on this area, not helping to prevent or treat some of the problems that commonly affect it so much, such as dark circles or bags under the eyes.

Although you can go to your favorite beauty store and search through the incredible variety of options on the market today to find your eye cream (which can make your choice as complicated as it is difficult, in particular if we have Taking into account the great diversity of brands, ingredients, supposed qualities, possible drawbacks and, even more, their price), it is also perfectly possible to experiment with products made at home with one hundred percent natural ingredients, and learn how to make your own eye contour. homemade. Do you dare to discover them? This time we propose a basic recipe, and also a few beauty recipes to combine and use in your daily skin care routine.

Basic homemade eye contour recipe

If you are habitually exhausted from having a fatigued and tired-feeling eye contour area, with wrinkles, fine lines of expression and also dry or parched skin, this homemade eye contour cream can be of great help to you, not only because It is tremendously simple and simple to make, but because in just a few minutes you will have it ready to use / apply.

It becomes, in fact, an excellent option to brighten the lower part of the eyes, providing not only hydration, but also a greater sensation of freshness.

Ingredients: half a cucumber and 1 teaspoon of Vaseline.

Preparation: Wash the cucumber well. Then cut it in half and put one of the halves in a blender. Blend well until perfectly smooth. Now pour the cucumber into a bowl or small bowl, add the Vaseline in the amount indicated, and mix vigorously to achieve a preparation that is as homogeneous as possible. Now place the preparation in a glass jar.  Reserve in the fridge until you are going to use it (it is recommended that, before applying it, it be perfectly cold, to achieve the best anti-inflammatory results).

Application: You should only clean the skin of the face first. Then, apply it gently on the eye contour, focusing especially on the area under the eyes, giving light touches until the product is completely absorbed. It is advisable to apply it twice a day until you notice some improvement. To do this, it is recommended to do it in the morning, with a clean face and after applying your day cream, and in the afternoon after your night skin care routine.

Other beauty recipes ideal for the eye contour

Coffee eye cream recipe

The truth is that coffee, due to its high caffeine content, becomes a tremendously useful and recommended natural ingredient when it comes to reducing some of the main signs of aging that form in the area around the eyes. You know why? Fundamentally because it acts by stimulating blood circulation when we apply it to the eye area. And not only that, it also provides antioxidant qualities (thanks precisely to the fact that caffeine has a high content in them), which means that it also protects against the damage caused by free radicals and reduces the risk of wrinkling.

Ingredients: 14g coffee-infused oil, 7g jojoba oil, 7g rosehip seed oil, 20g shea butter, 20g cocoa butter, 10 drops lavender essential oil and 5 drops of vitamin E oil.

Elaboration: The first step is to make our coffee-infused oil. How to get it? Very simple: coarsely grind 3 tablespoons of whole coffee beans in a coffee grinder. Then combine them with 10 g of olive oil over low heat, in a saucepan, for 15 to 30 minutes. Once the time has passed, strain the oil with the help of a gauze. Now we are going to learn how to make our coffee cream. To do this, heat the shea and cocoa butter in the microwave until they have completely melted. Add the coffee-infused oil, rosehip seed oil, and jojoba oil, and mix well. Now incorporate the essential oil (it will help you a lot in the process if you use a pipette). Mix to match. To finish, add the vitamin E and pour into different glass containers with lids.

Application: You should only apply this cream gently to the area around the eyes, applying a gentle circular massage to the area under the eyes. Leave on until fully absorbed.

Coconut oil and vitamin E cream recipe

Coconut oil, without a doubt, becomes a true natural wonder when applied to the skin, and left on long enough to help lock in moisture. In addition, it not only nourishes the skin from the outside, but also even acts to soften the skin, reducing or preventing the formation of wrinkles and fine lines of expression. It acts, in short, as a natural moisturizer, multivitamin and antioxidant. Meanwhile, vitamin E provides very interesting antioxidant qualities, useful for reducing the action of free radicals, thus preventing premature aging and promoting natural healing.

Ingredients: ½ cup of coconut oil and 6 capsules of vitamin E.

Preparation: Put the coconut oil in a small bowl or bowl, and microwave for 15-30 seconds, until completely melted. Also, if you wish, you can place it in a small saucepan, and heat it over low heat for a few minutes until it melts into a liquid form. Pour the oil into a glass container with a lid. Poke holes in the vitamin E capsules (a perfectly clean cooking needle could help), and squeeze the liquid inside into the oil. Mix a little, cover and reserve in the fridge, until our beauty recipe has completely solidified.

Application: It is recommended to apply it especially at night, applying a small amount of this homemade cream especially under the eyes. It can also be used in the morning, but for this it is necessary to leave 10-15 minutes so that the skin can absorb it completely, before applying your makeup. By the way, did you know that this cream can also be extremely useful as an eye make-up remover?

Homemade eye cream recipe with shea butter and frankincense

Shea butter is well known for its nourishing and moisturizing qualities, thus becoming one of the most interesting and suitable natural ingredients that exist when it comes to nourishing the skin. On the other hand, frankincense essential oil acts by promoting cell regeneration, while coconut oil moisturizes and therefore reduces the appearance / formation of wrinkles.

Ingredients: 30 g of pure aloe vera gel, 30 g of shea butter, 30 g of coconut oil, 10 drops of frankincense essential oil and ½ teaspoon of vitamin E.

Preparation: In a bowl or small bowl put all the ingredients in the amounts indicated. Of course, in case the coconut oil and shea butter are very solid, you just have to place them in the microwave first, and heat them gently for 15-30 seconds, until they have completely melted. Once we have mixed all the ingredients well, we transfer it to a glass jar.

Application: It is advisable to use this eye cream both in the morning and at night, applying it to the area around the eyes.

Eye cream recipe with rosehip oil and beeswax

We have already talked about most of the natural ingredients that we use in the preparation of this ideal cream for the eye contour in previous sections, especially for its nourishing and moisturizing qualities. Although on this occasion we also use a new ingredient: beeswax, which prevents the loss of moisture that, over time, can cause wrinkles. In turn, rosehip seed oil is tremendously nutritious, therefore useful for skin aging.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of shea butter, 1 teaspoon of beeswax, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, 4 drops of lavender essential oil.

Elaboration: Remember that if the coconut oil is solidified, you should only put a little in a small bowl, and heat it in the microwave for a few seconds, until it has completely melted.  Then combine all the ingredients in a heat-resistant glass jar, except for the rosehip seed oil and lavender oil. Place this jar in the center of a saucepan, and pour water halfway. Turn on the heat and heat over medium heat, for about 5 minutes. Stir the contents of the jar from time to time to get all the ingredients combined. As soon as the ingredients have melted and combined, remove – being careful not to burn yourself – the jar from the hot water. Now pour the mixture into a small jar,

Application: To apply it, you should only use a small amount under the eye area and under the eyebrow, leaving it to act overnight.

Cucumber and rosewater recipe

Cucumber, as we have already seen, is ideal when it comes to reducing inflammation in the area around the eyes, thanks to the fact that it is rich in phytochemicals and ascorbic acid, which help calm, soften and tighten the skin. Rose water, on the other hand, works by naturally softening the skin.

Ingredients: half a cucumber and 28 g of rose water.

Preparation: Wash the cucumber well and cut it in half. Place one of the halves in a blender, and blend well until a smooth paste forms. Pour it into a small bowl, add the rosewater, and mix well again. Now soak cotton pads, squeezing out the excess and soaking again; in this way you will achieve optimal absorption. Store the soaked pads in a freezer bag, and store in the freezer.

Application: First of all, you only need to thaw 2 cotton pads for about 10 minutes, before each use. It is necessary that they are cold when applying them, to reduce swelling. Then place each pad over your closed eyes and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

Rose water and argan oil eye cream recipe

It is again an extremely simple and easy-to-prepare beauty recipe, which is prepared with different natural ingredients that tend to have a direct impact on the care and protection of the skin around the eyes. For example, for its preparation we use rose water, orange blossom water and argan oil. All these ingredients, in fact, work together to enjoy a more hydrated, nourished and protected skin. Rose water acts by purifying and softening the skin, orange blossom water provides freshness, while argan oil is extremely interesting when it comes to providing much deeper hydration to the skin.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of rose water, 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water and 2 teaspoons of argan oil.

Preparation: You just have to put all the ingredients -in the amounts indicated- in a small glass jar, and mix well until combined. Then, reserve in the fridge until it has cooled completely.

Application: Soak two cotton pads in this wonderful mixture, and place them over the eyes. Then, lie back and relax, while you let it work for 10 to 15 minutes. The cool temperature of the pads will naturally help decongest the eye area. Then, once the recommended application time has passed, you can choose to use another two drops of argan oil to gently massage the area around the eyes, using a circular motion. It is also advisable to add a little pressure, to stimulate blood circulation.

Almond oil and honey recipe

Almond oil is ideal for helping to soften and soothe the skin around the eyes, while honey is extremely suitable for nourishing and soothing it. Combined, both ingredients become an excellent beauty recipe for the delicate area around the eyes. Of course, to obtain much faster results, it is recommended to apply it twice a week.

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon of almond oil and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.

Preparation: You only have to combine both ingredients, in the amounts indicated, until they are mixed and form a smooth paste.

Application: Apply to clean skin, and simply leave it on for as long as you want (it is recommended to leave it on for at least 15 minutes). To finish, rinse gently with a little warm water.

Clay recipe, lemon and cucumber

There is no doubt that clay can work wonders when applied to the skin, and left to act for a few minutes. The same goes for lemon juice, which is capable of acting on skin blemishes, lightening them completely and completely naturally. On the other hand, cucumber -as we have already seen- is ideal when it comes to deflating the area around the eyes.

Ingredients: 3 teaspoons of grated cucumber, 1 teaspoon of heavy cream, 3 teaspoons of clay and a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Preparation: Wash the cucumber well and cut some pieces. Then grate it well and reserve. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it to obtain its juice. Now, simply put all the ingredients in a bowl or small bowl, and set aside in the fridge until completely chilled.

Application: You only have to apply this wonderful combination of ingredients. If the mixture is very liquid, soak two cotton pads or discs, and apply it under the eyes, leaving it to act for a minimum of 20 minutes. The best? Lie down in a comfortable place, where you can relax and calm down. Finally, remove our homemade preparation with the help of a little warm water.

Ideal cream recipe for the eye contour with pure essential oils

Essential oils, especially if they are pure and organic, provide an incredible number of benefits when applied to the skin, mainly thanks to their high nutritional content (for example, most stand out for their high presence of vitamins, especially vitamin A and E, extremely interesting for natural skin care). On this particular occasion, we are going to learn how to prepare a wonderful natural cream where, in fact, essential oils almost without a doubt become the star ingredients.

For example, lemon essential oil is ideal for naturally cleansing and revitalizing the skin;  lavender oil acts as a natural antibacterial and softener; Apricot kernel oil stands out for its high content of vitamin A and natural fatty acids (such as oleic and linoleic acid), which provide clarity and elasticity; rosemary essential oil acts as a natural antioxidant, relieving fine lines and wrinkles; and geranium essential oil balances the oils naturally present in the skin, healing it and reducing some common problems, such as dry skin, acne and eczema.

Ingredients: 5 drops of lavender essential oil, 5 drops of rosemary essential oil, 3 drops of lemon essential oil, 3 drops of rosehip oil, ⅓ cup of apricot kernel oil, and ½ cup of shea butter.

Preparation: First of all, we must place the shea butter in a container or bowl, and we must beat it with the help of an electric mixer, until it is smooth. Slowly add the apricot kernel oil, while continuing to whisk well to prevent lumps from forming. To finish, add the rest of the essential oils, and beat again for 1 to 2 minutes, until they are combined and mixed well. Then, place this wonderful combination in a jar that you can close easily, and set aside until ready to use.

Application: You should only apply this cream to the area around the eyes, applying with a gentle massage until completely absorbed.

Coconut oil, evening primrose oil and vitamin E cream recipe

We have already talked about vitamin E and coconut oil on previous occasions. In fact, as we have seen, they become two naturally essential ingredients when applied to the area around the eyes, thanks to the fact that they provide a series of extremely useful and recommended qualities. In addition, evening primrose oil is a vegetable oil recognized for its anti-aging properties, also becoming an excellent option when it comes to restoring the skin at the cellular level, and evens out the tone.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of evening primrose oil and 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

Preparation: Put the coconut oil and evening primrose oil in a glass container (heat resistant). Place this jar inside a saucepan, and pour water into the saucepan until it reaches halfway up the jar. Then put on the fire and heat over medium heat until both oils have melted and heated through. Pour in the vitamin E, and mix a bit until the ingredients are combined again. Remove and pour into a glass jar. If you want this preparation to have some kind of aroma, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil right now.

Application: You just have to put a little of this cream around the eye. Of course, taking special care that the cream does not enter the inside of the eye, as it could cause a lot of discomfort.

Jojoba and Apricot Oil Cream Recipe

Apricot kernel oil becomes an extremely useful ingredient in any natural skin cream as it provides a delicate apricot aroma or fragrance that is always appreciated. While jojoba oil works by providing moisture to the skin, while strengthening the underlying tissues.

Ingredients: 3 teaspoons of jojoba oil, 3 teaspoons of apricot oil and 1 teaspoon of beeswax.

Preparation: Put all the ingredients, in the amounts indicated, in a small saucepan, and heat over low heat until the mixture has completely melted. Stir from time to time, so that the ingredients mix and combine with each other. Finally pour into a clean glass or glass jar, and reserve until use.

Application: Just apply this wonderful and interesting natural cream to the area around the eyes, applying with the help of a gentle massage, until completely absorbed.

Kiwi and yogurt recipe

It becomes a wonderful combination that naturally helps to minimize some of the main problems that are usually associated with premature aging and fatigue, and which, as you surely know, tend to appear in the eye contour area.

Ingredients: ½ kiwi and 2 tablespoons of yogurt.

Preparation: Peel the kiwi, cut it in half and crush one of the two halves well. Shake the yogurt well, add two tablespoons to a small bowl, and add the crushed kiwi. Then mix well until you get a paste. Once made, reserve in the fridge until the pasta is completely cold.

Application: Only apply this recipe when the paste has completely cooled (which will maximize its anti-inflammatory benefits), leaving it to act for 10 minutes. Once the recommended application time has passed, rinse your skin with a little lukewarm water.

Recipe of natural oils for the eye contour

In addition to homemade creams, it is also possible to make a combination of natural oils ideal for the eye contour, which would have a consistency similar to an oil serum. On this occasion we will use rose essential oil for the preparation, with softening and slightly aromatic qualities; chamomile essential oil, which stands out for its aroma and calming properties; and jojoba oil, which, as we have seen, acts naturally by nourishing the skin.

Ingredients: 28 g of jojoba oil, 5 drops of rose essential oil and 5 drops of chamomile essential oil.

Preparation: The truth is that the preparation of this home remedy is as simple as it is simple. You just have to put all the ingredients in a small glass bottle with a dropper lid (which will help enormously with its application / subsequent use), close and shake slightly until the three ingredients have been combined with each other. Then reserve until use.

Application: With the help of the dropper, apply a drop of this wonderful homemade oil to your finger, and smooth it gently over the area under the eye and in the area just below the caesar bone. Leave on until fully absorbed. Of course, it is not advisable to apply this oil directly to the eyelids, only in the area around it.

Cocoa butter and coconut oil recipe

Cocoa butter becomes a tremendously useful soothing and protective ingredient for the skin. For this reason, it is very common to find it as one of the main ingredients in lip balms and lip balms, which we commonly tend to use during the fall and winter months. On this occasion, we combine it with coconut oil and Vaseline; This last ingredient provides the necessary texture and consistency to form a kind of cream that, in the end, will greatly facilitate its application.

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of cocoa butter, 2 tablespoons of Vaseline and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

Preparation: Put all the ingredients, in the quantities indicated in the previous section, in a small bowl and heat gently in the microwave, at intervals of 15 seconds, stirring from time to time, until they have completely melted. Mix a little, and then pour into a clean glass container, allowing it to cool completely.

Application: The truth is that this preparation is not only useful for the area around the eyes. You can also use it in the lip area, so you can simply put a little on your fingertips and apply it to the place of choice.

Other tremendously useful home remedies for the eye contour area

In addition to making your own homemade creams at home, it is perfectly possible to follow a series of homemade and natural remedies specially designed for this delicate area of ​​the face, which are fundamentally characterized by something essential: they are not only effective, but also tremendously easy to make and follow. So you only need a few minutes, and some other ingredient of natural origin, to be able to make them in a short time.

Green tea bags

It is possibly one of the most popular and well-known natural remedies. Green tea stands out for being a drink extremely rich in natural antioxidants, which work perfectly as a natural treatment under the eyes. It also provides caffeine, which can be quite helpful in calming or reducing inflammation when applied to bags under the eyes as well.

Mainly due to its caffeine content, it is useful for protecting the skin from different stressors and environmental pollutants, and it can also be useful when it comes to tightening and firming the skin.

  • How to do it: You just have to prepare a green tea as you normally do (if you are used to drinking it). To do this, put two bags of green tea in a saucepan with the equivalent of a cup of water, and let it heat until it reaches the boiling point, but without boiling. Then, turn off the heat, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. After this time, serve in a cup -including the green tea bags- and reserve in the fridge until both the bags and the liquid are completely cold.
  • How to apply: Now you simply have to soak some cotton pads or discs in the cold green tea, or use the cold tea bags directly, on the eye area.

Ice cubes with coffee

The cold actively acts to reduce inflammation in any inflamed or swollen area of ​​the skin, and this obviously includes the area around the eyes, especially the lower area, where bags under the eyes usually form. In this sense, it has been shown that caffeine tends to stimulate circulation, and thanks to its antioxidant properties, it can help a lot to reduce the risk of wrinkling. In addition, it is capable of protecting against the additional damage caused by free radicals, which are usually related to the appearance of the first wrinkles (especially in premature ageing).

  • How to do it: You just have to prepare a coffee pot as you usually do. And when the coffee has come out, you simply have to let it be completely cold. Then, put the coffee in a mold to make ice cubes, and reserve in the freezer until they have completely frozen.
  • How to apply: Simply cool the eyelids and under-eye area, while the ice acts directly by contracting blood vessels, brightening tired skin and reducing puffiness. Of course, be careful not to burn the skin as a result of the action of the cold.

Coconut oil and olive oil

Although as many experts say, coconut oil is not effective when it comes to combating dark circles, it can become a very useful natural option when we want to hydrate dry skin under the eyes, and also fine lines of expression. All this thanks to its very high concentration of small-chain fatty acids, thus becoming a kind of wonderful natural ointment, capable of reducing inflammation and providing additional moisture in this much-needed area of ​​the face.

The same goes for olive oil. It becomes a nutritionally incredible food, very rich in vitamins E and K. Vitamin E, for example, stands out for its enormous antioxidant power, which can act as a moisturizer and anti-aging, by protecting against photoaging, minimizing inflammation and promoting the healing by aiding in natural regeneration. While vitamin K would help prevent the appearance of wrinkles associated with the passage of time. On the other hand, it is also effective in blocking moisture, retaining it.

  • How to apply coconut oil: To use coconut oil you simply have to clean the area well, and when it is completely dry, apply a little pure coconut oil to the contour area that you want to treat directly with it. Of course, if you notice that the coconut oil has solidified, you simply have to leave it in the microwave for a few seconds to be able to use it.
  • How to apply olive oil: You simply have to put a little olive oil on your fingertips, and apply it directly to the area around the eyes.

Arnica oil

Arnica oil has proven to be an excellent natural formulation for reducing or even preventing bruising after a blow or injury. And, yes, they can prevent the formation of that uncomfortable bluish tint under the eyes, which is usually due to the presence of dilated blood vessels. In fact, if you have small children at home, it is very likely that in your home medicine cabinet you have some natural product with arnica to treat small bumps and injuries.

How to apply it: You only have to put a little arnica oil on the area around the eyes, and apply it in the form of a gentle massage, focusing especially on the area below the contour, where the uncomfortable and annoying bags are formed.

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