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Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles

by
author image Kelly Sundstrom
Kelly Sundstrom is a national special needs spokesperson and writer. She writes content for major brands, magazines and newspapers, including Gather News, STACK Magazine, Colgate, Kudzu, LIVESTRONG and Lowe's Home Improvement. She currently has over 6500 digital and print articles in publication. Her awards include the 2012 Skyword High Flyer Award and the 2009 Demand Media Top Content Creator Award.
Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Dark circles are typically treated with topical creams that contain soothing and lightening ingredients. Some commercial eye creams also contain ingredients that can irritate the delicate skin around the eyes. To avoid this, you can create your own homemade eye cream for dark circles that uses only natural ingredients that won't irritate the eyes.

Making the Cream Base

Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Making homemade eye cream for dark circles requires heating waxes and oils, then combining them with skin-soothing ingredients in a blender. Heat beeswax, a wax that is calming and nonirritating, in a double boiler over medium heat until it melts. In a separate pot, heat an emollient oil, like olive oil, to the same temperature as the beeswax. Monitor the temperature with a candy thermometer to gauge the temperature. Pour the wax and oil into a blender and blend them for five minutes. Add the other ingredients of your choice and blend for another five minutes. Store the eye cream in the refrigerator to prevent spoilage.

Aloe Vera Gel

Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Aloe vera gel is added to homemade eye cream to calm inflammation and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Aloe vera gel is obtained by opening up the arms of an aloe vera succulent plant and scraping out the gel. Aloe vera gel is usually used to treat the pain of a heat or sunburn, and it is calming on the skin. Add aloe vera gel to the blender after the wax and oil are combined.

Chamomile Oil

Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Chamomile oil is made by extracting the essential oil from chamomile flowers. When it is applied to the skin, chamomile oil reduces redness and inflammation. It is typically used in teas to relax the nervous system. Only a few drops of oil are needed for an entire batch of eye cream for dark circles.

Cucumber Juice

Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Cucumbers are used to reduce puffiness and redness around the eyes by placing whole slices over the eye area for 10 minutes. Since puffiness can exacerbate dark circles, reducing puffiness around the eyes improves the look of the eye area. You can add cucumber juice to the final stage of the mixing process.

Rose Oil

Homemade Eye Cream for Dark Circles
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Rose oil is calming to the skin, and you can add it to eye cream to further reduce irritation and inflammation. Rose oil is extracted from rose petals and is used in skin creams and natural perfumes. Add only a few drops to the mixture during the final mixing process.

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