I’m so excited to share something today! Just a month ago, I mentioned in one of my posts that I started using a diy eye cream in addition to my beauty routines. I believe it’s about time now to share it with you after experimenting a little. 🙂
There are some people who neglect the importance of eye cream, I admit I’m one of them! It’s a shame, I’m a beauty junkie but I don’t pay attention to it before. Well, wrinkles are starting to show up at age 25 (or less?), and my age is older than that! Yes, finally I convinced myself that I really have to do myself a favor! My addiction to computers and the internet is one of the culprits why there’s some fine lines under my eye areas due to lack of sleep almost everyday. And worst, that dull looking appearance around the eyes. I know it’s not helping to make me look younger, it’s one of the basic anti-aging routines that I can’t simply apply to my myself, geez!
I started my diy eye cream (serum) with just one ingredient— vitamin E! Very easy and the best part is it doesn’t hurt my pocket. Actually it’s better be called a “serum”, but I’m just used to the term “cream”, haha~~. You’re probably wondering why did I chose to make my homemade eye cream when I can just buy one. Huh, why would I buy when I can do it myself and keep away from chemicals as much as possible? The results are great, too. 🙂
After a week or two of using my diy eye cream with just one ingredient, I come across to a shop where I saw an evening primrose capsule. Tingggg— I’ve got a bright idea! I bought a few gel capsules and mixed it with my previous one ingredient eye cream. I don’t whine about my eye areas now, I feel better about it everytime I look at it in the mirror. Experimenting and combining vitamin E and evening primrose on my eye cream started to give me a noticeable and amazing results in just two weeks of regularly using it. I feel younger, I look younger–oh no, I’m praising myself too much here! Forgive me, I was just that ambitious little frog. 🙂
DIY eye cream (serum)
What you will need:
- 3 gel capsules of vitamin E
- 2 gel capsules of evening primrose
- a small clean cosmetic jar/container
- a safety-pin (to poke holes on the capsules) or you may also use a scissor to cut it a bit
- a Q-tip
- Always start with clean hands.
- Gently pop each vitamin E capsule and pour it on your small cosmetic jar. Do it one at a time.
- Do the same procedure on evening primrose.
- Use a Q-tip to mix them well.
- Cover it with its cap and keep it away from light and heat.
This combination is good for one to two weeks use, repeat the same procedure when you fully consumed your cream.
Tips on how to use it
- I recommend to always use a Q-tip when applying it on your eye area. Believe me, it’s better than just dipping your fingers in it. You’ll never know if there’s a tiny dirt on your fingertips/nails, you won’t want some debris into your diy eye cream, right? Aside from that, it’s shelf life will be ruined.
- Always be aware that eye cream travel into the eyes whether we’re sleeping or awake which may cause irritations or swelling. It’s annoying to always wake up with a different eye size, isn’t it? Don’t apply it too close to your lash line. A half-inch distance from your eyes is where you should start, this is the proper way of applying any eye cream. A very thin amount is enough. Start your application at the inner corner and work on it across the outside corner, then just blend it into your skin. Put some into your forehead and on your laugh line areas.
- Use it twice a day, morning and evening. Wait for five minutes to let your skin absorb it completely then you can start putting moisturizer on your face and do your makeup. It’s very lightweight, promise!
Why I prefer vitamin E oil and evening primrose oil
I really love using vitamin E oil. Why not, it’s such an amazing antioxidant which helps in fighting that annoying wrinkles and it’s rich in fatty acids, our skin loves it! The evening primrose oil also does the same and helps to improve the elasticity of the skin. And oh, there’s an important substance with the highest concentrations that the evening primrose and only a few plants have.
Some people use vitamin E oil and evening primrose oil for their homemade beauty products as preservatives, but no— they’re not a kind of preservatives! They are one of what we call “carrier oils” which means they are the ones that carries nutrients into the skin, the benefits. Adding essential oils in it is a win-win.
I was thinking of adding some essential oil on my diy eye cream for great results but I haven’t found one in my area yet. I’m sure it’s going to boost it really great! Will do some more experiments and once I did it, I’ll surely share it here in my blog too. 🙂
I’d love to hear from you
Whether it’s a question or suggestion, please feel free to share your thoughts about this in the comments below.