Are you always panicking about a perfectly spotless skin but are betrayed by those baggy under eye dark spots? Even if you are not obsessed, we understand that it may still be a source of distress for some. Some argue it makes them look tired and fatigued; others hold them responsible for looking older.
Dark circles are quite a common problem. Don’t believe us, take a stroll in any cosmetics shop or skincare aisle in your regular drugstore. You’ll find plenty of products ranging from concealers to eye treatments—each boasting about their effectiveness to deal with dark circles.
But you can’t treat something unless you have discovered the underlying causes, can you? So what are the possible reasons? The short answer is many. And the long answer is, it could be your lack of sleep/poor sleeping habits, genes, allergies/other health issues, sun exposure, or aging.
Some of these issues need a lifestyle change, more discipline, better skin care, and healthy eating. Others need medical intervention. Seek professional help in dealing with your medical issues and discuss the cosmetic effects of those issues as well.
Once you figure out and treat the root cause, treatment of the indicator becomes a lot easier. Besides adopting a healthy diet, you can also use topical remedies. Serums and eye creams may not entirely rid you of these, but help reduce their appearance. Nature has some of the most amazing gifts for your skin. Choosing the right oils to nourish your and lighten your skin can resolve your problem.
Our DIY under eye serum is a concoction of several carrier and essential oils, each packed with nutrients and minerals to treat the puffy eyes and dark circles.
A deeply nourishing and light on the skin oil it quickly absorbs in your skin and enhances skin regeneration. Thanks to vitamins C, D, and E, as well as carotene B (a form of vitamin A), rosehip oil helps with the skin cell turnover rate. The fatty acids help protect your skin and increase tissue regeneration. Together, these nutrients maintain a moisturized and lighter tone of your under-eye skin.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Known best for its relaxing aroma and a treatment for anxiety and stress by aromatherapists, carrot seed oil has many skin benefits. A potent antibacterial and antifungal it protects and heals your skin. The anti-inflammatory abilities work in combination with those of carrier oils to soothe and heal your skin. Whereas, antioxidants found in the oil help fight signs of aging, including your under eye bags.
Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile essential oil has proven scientific backing for a faster antibacterial and wound healing ability. It is useful for pain relief, as well. Like some other essential oils favored for aromatherapy, chamomile oil relieves anxiety and stress, both causes of nerve constriction, causing dark circles.
Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil
The sweet smell of rose alone can convince you to apply it on your skin. Packed with several beneficial compounds such as citral – a potent antimicrobial, eugenol – a rich antioxidant, methyl eugenol – an antiseptic and nerol – an antibiotic. The anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties of rose essential oil help restore skin health and minimize dark circles.
Evening Primrose Oil
Traditionally the evening primrose flower was used as food. The oil extracted from its seeds has powerful anti-inflammatory capabilities, which can help clear acne and soothe skin irritation. Ample supplies of gamma-linolenic acid, a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids facilitate cell regeneration, restoring skin’s elasticity, moisture, and improving fatigue resistance.
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Rose Essential Oil
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Evening Primrose Oil (Optional)
Take a clean small bowl.
Add all the oils and mix well.
Transfer the serum to a dropper bottle for easy application.
How To Use ❓
The general hierarchy, for the application of skincare products, should be something like this. You start with a mist, follow up with oils/serums, and then apply moisturizer and slather your sunscreen towards the end. For your DIY under eye serum, cleanse your face and use it first after your toner/mist. Give it a few minutes to absorb before you put on any more products on your skin.
Follow the guidelines on the label to dilute essential oils.
Consult your doctor before trying this serum.
Take a patch test in advance before you try it.
Your skin under the eyes is sensitive; in case of any irritation, immediately wash away the serum.
Children, pregnant & lactating women, and those using prescription medicine need to consult their doctor before using essential oils.
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