Whether you’ve been putting in more hours at work or partying hard all night, when you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re going to wind up with puffy eyes. Don’t cry about it either…that will just make them puffier!
Eye creams that de-puff your delicate eye area can cost a fortune though, especially when you’re trying to find one that works for you. That’s a lot of money to spend so why not cut right to the chase and make your own homemade eye serum for puffy eyes?
Why Make Your Own Eye Serum?
There are many causes of puffy eyes that range from crying babies all night to breakups that leave us crying ourselves to sleep. Even our sleeping position can affect how puffy our eyes look when we wake. When you buy expensive eye serums, you’re also buying a bunch of chemical ingredients you can’t pronounce and putting those dangerous chemicals on your skin. Eek.
With this homemade eye serum, you’ll get the best of both worlds – fresh, de-puffed eyes that look awake and refreshed and more money in your bank account from not overpaying for overpriced products. This eye serum harnesses the powers of coffee, vanilla, coconut oil and almond oil to restore and revitalize your under-eye area.
The caffeine in coffee works to stimulate circulation in your skin as well as plump it up. Vanilla oil contains antioxidants that fight off free radicals and keep you looking younger, smoother, and wrinkle-free. And almond oil helps rejuvenate the skin by erasing the darkness that comes from a lack of proper sleep.
How to Make this Magical Homemade Eye Serum for Puffy Eyes
For the best results, you’re going to need to grab a few supplies in order to make the best eye serum for puffy eyes. You’ll need a cheesecloth to work with the coffee grounds and strain out the necessary fluids. You’ll need a small jar to make it in. You’ll also need a roller-top bottle to store it in for easy application once you’re all done. A liquid dropper will also be helpful in putting your serum into the 10 ml roller bottle. One last thing you’ll need is a drop of patience as you’ll need to let this stuff steep over several days, but it’s totally worth it for that fresh-faced look you’ll get when you use it.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 tsp ground coffee
6 drops almond oil
2 drops coconut oil
4 drops vanilla oil
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
1. In a small jar, add your coffee and almond oil. Stir it well and close the top.
2. Allow the coffee and almond oil to infuse for 3 to 4 days in a cool and dry place.
3. After several days, take your cheesecloth and strain the oil out of the coffee so you only have liquid.
4. Add the vanilla and coconut oil to the infused oil.
5. Using your dropper, transfer this oil mixture into your roller bottle. If there is any excess, you can keep it in the jar and refill the roller bottle as needed.
Tips for Using Your New Eye Serum
Aside from the few days of wait time, this couldn’t be easier to make. Once you have your eye serum ready, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world. However, keep these tips in mind to get the most out of it.
Store it properly
This homemade eye serum for puffy eyes should be kept in a cool and dry place. You can also keep it in your refrigerator. The cold temperature of the formula will help reduce your puffiness faster too.
Apply it properly
At night, apply it by rolling it once under each eye just before you go to sleep. When you wake up, do the same thing and watch that dead-tired look fade away fast.
Waste not, want not
You can turn those leftover coffee grounds into a body scrub instead of just tossing them. Make the rest of you even more fabulous by buffing away cellulite, improving your circulation and leaving your skin extra soft.
Once you apply your homemade eye serum for puffy eyes, you can go about your makeup routine as usual, though you’ll happily discover that now, you need less concealer!