Dark circles mostly appear as we age but can show up early because of stress, lack of eye care, using computers and phones etc. Dark circles can make you look tired and dull. There are a lot of eye creams, serums and synthetic oils available commercially that promise to lighten dark circles but often only give temporary results or do not work at all. Here is a natural eye gel recipe that can help lighten and brighten eye area:
Aloe gel- Aloe gel hydrates and softens sensitive eye area thereby reducing fine lines. It also works as a great gel base in the recipe and helps mix up/combine all the oils together.
Lemon oil- Lemon oil unclogs pores, cleanses pores and helps heal acne and scars. It also has great skin brightening and lightening properties.
Rosehip seed oil- Rosehip oil nourishes skin and moisturizes it. It helps reduce fine lines and dark circles.
Vitamin E oil- Vitamin E oil helps to reduce under eye dark circles and also delay fine lines due to its moisturizing properties. It also increases the shelf life of product.
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Things you need-
- 3 tablespoons aloe vera gel (commercial)
- 5 drops lemon oil
- 3 drops rosehip seed oil
- 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
In a bowl, add ale vera gel. Use commercially available aloe vera gel because it contains cellulose that helps emulsify the oils and gel. If you use natural gel, you need to add in some emulsifier.
Add in lemon oil, rosehip seed oil and vitamin E oil. Whip using a spoon until it is well combined and turbid.
Transfer the gel in a jar and store it in a cool and dry place. Apply under the eyes before bedtime.
**Caution: Patch test before using. Always use essential oils only in diluted form or mixed with other ingredients.