Your eyes are often the first thing that people look at when they see you. So of course we want them to be bright and free of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s hard to know which under eye products and treatments are effective and which ones are simply overrated. So instead of spending a small fortune trying to figure it out, you can fight those nasty little signs of aging with a DIY eye cream that requires just two ingredients.
A DIY Eye Cream for Your Beauty Routine
I truly enjoy finding easy, DIY methods that I can use at home, especially when it comes to health and beauty. I also find that many of the most effective ones are the kind that have the least amount of ingredients.
As I get a little older and with each passing year the simple tricks I learn to fight the signs of aging are like little golden nuggets of beauty knowledge.
Plus, I’m a mom so let’s face it. That job comes with some nights where sleep is hard to come by. Ok, many nights. Despite that, I don’t want to wake up with tired eyes or premature fines lines. Which means I have to take a little care to make sure the area around my eyes is protected.
For this, I like to mix up an eye cream at home that contains just two basic ingredients:
Coconut oil & vitamin E.
You may even already have them at home in your cupboard. If not, they are easy to find and a really inexpensive beauty hack.
Coconut Oil for Your Eye Cream Base
Coconut oil is a multi-use ingredient and is popular in many at-home beauty methods. It’s natural moisturizing power softens and nourishes skin to smooth and prevent dryness and wrinkles.
It’s also really gentle so it won’t bother your eyes when you apply it.
You can find quality coconut oil at most grocery and department stores. This one from Amazon is highly recommended and since I’m an Amazon Prime addict I love it because it’s super easy to order.
Vitamin E for Benefits
Vitamin E is often touted as a great additive to your beauty products. It has benefits for your skin, hair, and can help repair dry and brittle finger nails and cuticles.
What makes it a fab choice for your under eyes is it’s antioxidant properties and it’s hydration capabilities.
It’s gentle enough to apply directly by itself and a little goes a long way. However, adding it in to your coconut oil is a winning combo if you want to get max benefits to brighten and moisturize under your eyes.
Vitamin E is also an easy ingredient to pick up at a local store or with the click of a button.
Easy 2-Ingredient Under Eye Cream
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
- 2 Capsules Vitamin E
- In a small container or bowl drop in 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Add in two capsules of vitamin E. You can do this by snipping of the end of the capsule or poking a small hole and squeezing out the contents.
- Mix the two ingredients, then store it in a small glass or tin beauty container.
When to apply:
- Apply your eye cream at night before bed by gently dabbing it on your under eye area with your finger.
- Then wash your face as usual in the morning.