I’m so excited to share this AMAZING Firming Eye Serum recipe with you all! Many of you have wanted to know if there is a way to reduce puffiness under the eyes. The annoying answer I usually give is to drink more water and get more sleep. In my method of making DIY skin care and achieving beautiful skin, quick fixes just aren’t very common, until now……
You might have seen that I recently posted a Coffee Bean Eye Roll On recipe which infuses a coffee bean in the roll on bottle. This is such a simple way to reap the benefits of caffeine. I’ve had multiple readers tell me that it was such an effective recipe that they noticed an immediate reduction in eye puffiness. I decided that I would try my luck at a similar recipe except this time we’ll use only water based ingredients. Using water based ingredients is more oily skin friendly.
You also might remember my Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick. This DIY is excellent for nourishing the eyes and help improve skin long term, but sometimes you just need a miracle that will work immediately. Read on to get a super simple recipe that will not only de puff your eyes, it will also tighten those pesky crow’s feet!
You need only 5 simple ingredients for this DIY. For a base you need Aloe Vera Gel. Next you’ll need Witch Hazel, rosemary essential oil and cypress essential oil and a coffee bean!
Aloe Vera helps in proper wound healing and contains anti-inflammatory properties that reduce skin inflammation. It also acts as a growth hormone stimulating the growth of new cells. Aloe leaves contain antioxidants including, beta carotene, vitamin C and E that can help improve the skin’s natural firmness and keep the skin hydrated. It improves the skin elasticity, therefore minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Caffeine is a diuretic. Caffeine will dehydrate fatty cells so that water will disappear from the surface of your skin. This is why caffeine is often used to treat cellulite. Caffeine is a vasodilator, which means it tightens skin. Coffee is full of antioxidants as well! It is known to reduce redness which will help with dark circles under the eye.
Witch Hazel is commonly used as a toner that balances skin pH, but another use for witch hazel (or any astringent) is that it tones and tightens.
Cypress essential oil is a miracle oil-it’s tightening abilities go way beyond the skin-You can read more about cypress oil in my Rosehip Cypress Firming Cream post HERE. It is wonderful for thin delicate skin and helps with broken capillaries as well as circulation.
I added rosemary essential oil because of it’s ability to rev up blood circulation which helps get trapped fluid pumped out!
DIY Firming Eye Serum
- 1.5 TBSP. Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)
- 1 tsp. Witch Hazel (find it HERE)
- 2 drops Cypress Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 1 drop Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 1 Coffee Bean
Find 1 ounce glass bottles HERE.
I suggest applying this DIY eye serum in the morning. The best way to apply it is to gently dab it on with your fingertips. You could also use a q-tip but be sure to be very gentle around the eye. This gel should be applied to a clean face. There is no need to moisturize over the gel. You can apply make up once the serum has soaked in.