Five Natural Eye Creams for Healthy Skin

In order to protect the skin around our eyes, it's essential that we provide them with daily care and nutrients that prevent tissue from losing prematurely losing elasticity
Five Natural Eye Creams for Healthy Skin

Last update: 11 May, 2021

Do you want to avoid getting crow’s feet, or are you worried that your eye contour is starting to give you away and make you look older? First of all, talk to your dermatologist about the best eye creams for you and which natural alternatives are best for you.

Once you know what your skin needs and what can help it the most, you can make better day-to-day decisions and establish a proper skin care routine. Keep in mind that the more (and better) informed you are about what your needs are, the better you’ll be able to meet them.

Here are five recipes for natural eye creams.

Natural eye creams for healthy skin

1. Eye creams using aloe vera and grape seeds

Some aloe eye creams.

This simple cream has antioxidant properties that help regenerate skin cells, helping prevent them from prematurely deteriorating. Therefore, using this aloe vera and grape seed oil cream will stimulate collagen production and prevent fine lines in the eye areas.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. of aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. of grape seed oil

Preparation

  • Put the aloe vera gel in a bowl and mix it with the grape seed oil

Application

  • At night, after washing your face, firstly rub the cream into the skin around your eyes
  • Then massage the area for a couple of minutes until the cream is completely absorbed

2. Cacao butter and olive oil eye cream

The skin around our eyes is very thin and doesn’t have many sebaceous glands. So, in order to prevent it from wrinkling ahead of its time, we need to provide it with the nutrients that can keep it hydrated.

This cream concentrates fatty acids, vitamin E and amino acids that nurture tissue on a deeper level. Use it if you want to keep this area firm and elastic.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. of cacao butter
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil

Preparation

  • Firstly, put the cacao butter in a heat-resistant bowl and heat it up on a double boiler
  • Then, when it’s melted, reduce to low-heat and add the olive oil
  • Finally, mix the ingredients well and leave to cool at room temperature

Application

  • Once the cream has solidified, take a small amount using your fingertips and then massage it into the desired area
  • Use every night before sleeping

3. Yogurt and green tea eye cream

Some yogurt to make natural eye creams.

The lactic acid that’s found in yogurt keeps skin pH levels balanced. At the same time, it reduces the appearance of marks or spots and prevents tissue from losing its elasticity too soon.

In this recipe, we’ve heightened its properties by adding the antioxidant powers of green tea, which is a healthy ingredient that keeps skin young and radiant.

Ingredients

  • ¼ c. of natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. of brewed green tea

Preparation

  • Firstly, put the natural yogurt in a glass jar and mix it together with the green tea
  • After that, leave it in the fridge and use it when it’s thoroughly chilled

Application

  • Firstly, rub the cream on the entire area surrounding the eyes
  • Then, leave it on for 20 minutes and after, remove with a wet cloth
  • Finally, store the remainder in the fridge and use it every night

4. Potato and petroleum jelly eye cream

The refreshing power of potato juice unites with the healthy fats of petroleum jelly to provide us with an anti-inflammatory and moisturizing eye cream.

Applying this cream reduces the appearance of bags, two imperfections that age the area around our eyes.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. of grated potato
  • 1 tbsp. of petroleum jelly

Preparation

  • Put the ingredients into a bowl and mix until a thick paste forms

Application

  • Firstly, massage the cream onto the desired area
  • Leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash off the excess with warm water

5. Apple and honey eye cream

A natural apple cream.

Honey is a product that’s been widely used in the cosmetic field, since it’s considered a food with great therapeutic potential. In addition, it has a pleasant texture and a good aroma.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe apple
  • 3 tbsp. of honey

Preparation

  • Firstly, boil a ripe apple and and blend it until it has the consistency of applesauce
  • After that, mix it with the honey and store it in an air-tight container

Application

  • Firstly, spread the cream onto the skin around the eyes and leave on for 30 minutes
  • Then, store the remaining cream in the fridge
  • Finally, after 30 minutes, wash off the cream with warm water

Consult your dermatologist before using eye creams

If you have any doubts about how to properly care for your skin, including the eye area, consult your dermatologist. The professional will tell you what’s most appropriate, depending on the needs of your skin type.

Keep in mind that a remedy that may be good for one person may not be good for another because they have different skin type and characteristics. Therefore, you must be very careful before applying any home remedy and especially in an area as delicate as the eye.

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