My Top DIY Under-eye Treatments
Gosh, I’ve been busy! I was not anticipating how busy I was going to be this month. Between work, fasting/religious duties, and regular day to day chores, I’m exhausted. I guess that’s why my under-eyes are worse than ever. Now, I do have natural under-eye dark circles and the lack of sleep right now isn’t helping. Thankfully, there are ways to reduce the appearance of these unwanted visitors, besides proper sleep. There are hundreds of products out there that target puffy eyes and dark circles. Many are great, trust me, I used to spend A LOT of money on them. However, the added chemicals aren’t good for us. Thus, it’s important to try our best to use organic homemade products where we can make sure the chemicals are few to none.
My ultimate favorite recipes are as follows:
- Almond Oil Treatment
- This one is quick and easy. Best if applied overnight. Almond oil moisturizes our skin and lightens, it also helps relieve puffy eyes and diminishes dilated blood vessels due to high vitamin K and other antioxidants.
- Apply almond oil to your under-eyes, massaging gently for about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remember, this will give you results if repeated daily. So, be patient.
- You can also mix the almond oil with 1 tbsp of raw honey, leave overnight and rinse in the morning.
- Raw Potato
- Potatoes help lighten dark circles and reduce puffiness, due to its natural bleaching properties.
- Grate 1 potato to extract its juice. Using a cotton ball or your finger, pat the potato juice around your under-eyes and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse with cold water.
- Repeat regularly for best results. You can also place relatively thick potato slices under the dark areas for 12 to 15 minutes, this also works for blemishes around your face.
- I also like using cucumber and potato juice. It’s simple, you peel both, cut it into pieces and blend. Strain the juice and let it cool in the fridge. Apply the mixture for 10 to 15 mins and rinse.
- Avocados contain fatty acids and vitamin B, E, and K which helps bring skin back to life and moisturizes skin.
- Apply slices of avocado to your under-eyes and leave for 15 to 20 mins. Repeat regularly for the best results.
- I also like to mix avocado with almond oil or coconut oil (sometimes all three). I leave it on for 15 to 20 mins and rinse with cold water.
- This one is one of the most famous natural and known remedies. Cucumber is rich in antioxidants such as orientin, isoscoparin, vitexin, vitamin C, K and much more, which helps reduce inflammation and lighten the skin. Plus, the cooling effect is quite soothing.
- Combine Cucumber juice and lemon juice equally. Apply to your under-eyes and leave on for 15 to 20 mins.
- You can also use cucumber juice alone. Grate the cucumber and store the juice to cool. Apply to your under-eyes for up to 20 mins.
- And of course, the most common of all. Place thick cucumber slices (make sure they are cold) on your under-eyes for 10 to 15 mins.
- This wonder spice also works great for our tired looking eyes. It is rich in anti-aging, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce inflammation and lighten blemishes.
- Mix ½ TSP of Organic Turmeric powder with Pineapple juice and make a paste. Leave on for 10 to 15 mins and rinse.
- Turmeric can leave a slight stain on your skin, you can use a cotton ball with water to gently pat it away.
- I also like mixing ½ TSP of Turmeric powder with Cucumber juice, similar steps to the recipe above.
Note: You can also use the following on their own.
- Vitamin E Oil
- Castor Oil
- Rose Water (you can check out how to make your own here: DIY ROSE WATER)
- Coconut Oil
- Tomato Juice, Lemon Juice, Milk, Chamomile Tea, Mint Leaves
Side Note: Repeat one of these treatments regularly for visible effects. & Be Patient!
Remember, half of it is also a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating a homemade treatment plus proper sleep, hydration, exercise, and diet will increase your chances of reducing the appearance of dark circles and looking more awake.
Try it & let me know how it goes!
With love, Claudia!
Follow my Instagram for random tips: Claudia Ajjaji-Campos