Dark circles, expression lines and bags under the eyes are the signs of aging that can put more years on us, making us feel more tired and old than we are.
Concealers and other cosmetic products help, but only up to a point. Commercial eye contours often contain chemicals that clog pores, feel heavy, and can damage the skin.
Some eye creams work by temporarily compressing the blood vessels and coating the skin with pigments to make it appear brighter and more rested; however, most of them do not have long-term lasting effects. You can take a look at our selection with the Best Eye Contours on the market .
So what can we do to get rid of these prematurely aging problems? Using the right ingredients, you can create a chemical-free, homemade eye contour that naturally solves problems related to the eye contour.
Whether you look like dark circles, expression lines or bags, there is a homemade contour that can help you. Test it! You have nothing to lose.
Homemade eye contour with coconut oil and vitamin E for dark circles
If your concern is the dark circles in your eyes, this homemade contour can help you reduce it to a large extent.
As we age, the skin becomes thinner. This process can cause dark circles, as it makes the blood vessels under the eyes more visible, which is why they have that deep purple color.
Dark circles can also be caused by: dehydration, lack of sleep, allergies, certain medications (particularly those that dilate blood vessels), etc.
We have chosen coconut oil, vitamin E and frankincense essential oil to eliminate dark circles for these reasons:
The coconut oil has a high nutritional value, and is beneficial in any way you use it . It has excellent moisturizing properties for the skin and strengthens the underlying tissues, therefore the dark circles are not as prominent. It also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, which help soothe the delicate skin under the eyes.
Studies show that coconut oil can aid in cell renewal, strengthening the skin’s barrier by thickening it. Since thin skin due to aging is a cause of dark circles, it makes sense for coconut oil to diminish its appearance. The puffiness that accompanies dark circles and dehydration can also be treated with coconut oil.
The Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps tighten the skin and prevent premature aging to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules and harmful.
The frankincense essential oil is one of the oldest essential oils that exist to date. It contains over 200 compounds that are packed with unique healing properties. One of the ones that interests us the most is its ability to lighten hyperpigmentation, dark spots and dark circles around the eyes.
- 60 ml of melted coconut oil
- 3-4 capsules of Vitamin E
- 10 drops of 100% pure frankincense essential oil (optional)
Step 1. Melt the coconut oil, let it cool, and mix it with the vitamin E oil capsules and frankincense essential oil. Mix all ingredients well and transfer to a reusable opaque container with a lid.
Step 2. Keep the contour in the refrigerator for 1 hour to solidify, giving it a creamy texture.
Apply a small amount of homemade cream under the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. Use it before bed each night.
You can store this cream in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.
Homemade eye contour with coffee and shea butter for wrinkles
If in your case what is most noticeable are wrinkles, you will be able to reduce their depth and width thanks to the ingredients found in this cream.
The coffee is high in antioxidants, which are quickly absorbed by the skin. It mainly contains caffeine, which has the effect of stimulating blood circulation. This speeds up the flow of blood in the micro-capillaries around the eye, which can make the skin in this area look a bit fresher and brighter.
Coffee also has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce dark circles, as well as tighten the skin under the eyes.
The shea butter has been the answer to the problems related to skin and scalp for several centuries. It has vitamins A and E and helps maintain the moisture level of the skin. And although it does not remove wrinkles by itself, it nevertheless helps to smooth them.
The beeswax creates a barrier to trap moisture on the skin, as well as adding protection against environmental stresses.
The natural components of almond oil offer benefits for the skin, giving it properties that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Specifically, it contains many antioxidants, such as vitamin E, which fight wrinkles by counteracting the breakdown of collagen fibers in the skin.
The rosehip oil acts as tensioning agent, and chamomile oil have a calming effect on inflamed skin.
- ½ tablespoon of beeswax
- 2 tablespoons shea butter
- 2 to 3 tablespoons of ground coffee
- 5 to 6 tablespoons sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon rosehip oil
- 3 Vitamin E capsules
- 7 drops of chamomile essential oil
- 10 drops of frankincense essential oil
Step 1. Put the coffee grounds and almond oil in a jar. Make sure the oil completely covers the coffee grounds. Mix it well. Cover it and let it rest for a week. This allows the coffee to infuse into the almond oil.
Step 2. Strain the infused oil through a fine mesh to collect all the coffee grounds. Squeeze the mesh to collect as much oil as possible.
Step 3. Melt the beeswax and shea butter in a water bath. Stir until both ingredients are well mixed. Let them cool slightly.
Step 4. Add the infused almond oil to the bowl with the shea butter and beeswax. Add 1 teaspoon of rosehip oil, 7 drops of chamomile essential oil, and 10 drops of frankincense oil. Add the Vitamin E and mix well.
Step 5. Transfer the mixture to an opaque airtight container, and store it in the refrigerator to cool.
Apply a small amount of this cream under the eyes before going to bed each night, to eliminate puffy and tired eyes.
This homemade eye cream keeps good for up to 6 months.
Tips to get the maximum benefits
- The best way to apply these homemade eye contour creams is to take the amount similar to a pea with your ring finger, and begin to spread it from the inner area of the eye, towards the outside. Ideally, spread it gently with light touches with the fingertip, without rubbing or dragging the skin. Spread the application up to the temple, covering the unsightly crow’s feet. Avoid the lids and get too close to the eye.
- Make sure all the essential oils you use are of the highest quality, 100% pure.
- Water can spoil your homemade cream, so keep it away from the other ingredients.
- Homemade creams like these can take 1 to 2 days to thicken.
- The eye contour works best when the skin is clean of dirt and oil. Therefore, wash your face and eyes before using any of the eye creams.
- Avoid any ingredients if you are allergic to them
Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.