Eye creams can help treat common concerns that affect this part of the face. Usually, people are most worried about getting dark circles under the eyes, crows’ feet, fine lines and other wrinkles, bags under the eyes, and puffy eyes. Most of these instances are associated with getting older or looking tired. Luckily, there are home remedies for making eye creams that can make a difference in your appearance.
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Eye Cream Home Remedies
You don’t have to take the aging process lying down – there are active ways to pamper the eyes and surrounding skin to make sure they stay optimally healthy. Home remedies for eye creams can deliver soothing agents and much-needed moisture to the skin, which can help fight and minimize the signs of aging. A few recipes and ingredients to consider include the following suggestions:
a) Hydrogen Peroxide, Mayonnaise and Lemon Juice:
If you are looking to lighten the skin around or under your eyes, consider mixing one teaspoon of mayonnaise, 10 drops of hydrogen peroxide, and 10 drops of lemon juice to a small bowl. Apply the mixture to under your eyes and leave on for 20 minutes. This recipe will also increase the flow of blood to this region and help to diminish fine lines.
b) Honey, Sour Cream and Lemon Juice :
Combine one teaspoon of sour cream, one teaspoon of honey, and ½ teaspoon of lemon juice to create an eye cream with properties to lighten under the eyes. Apply the cream to under the eyes and leave on for 20 minutes. Use warm water to rinse off the remedy, and then pat dry with a washcloth.
c) Blueberries and Lemon Juice:
The antioxidants found in blueberries can make an eye treatment that promotes a more youthful appearance. Add four tablespoons of blueberries and ½ cup of lemon juice to a blender. Mix and then apply to your skin using a cotton ball. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes, and then wash off using warm water.
d) Cocoa Butter:
To make a healing, youthful cream for the eyes – add three tablespoons of warm cocoa butter, the oil from two vitamin E capsules, and the gel from one aloe vera leaf to a glass bowl. Combine all of the ingredients, and then put in the refrigerator for one hour. The cream will harden in the cold. Gently dab the cream around the eye area.
Combine two teaspoons of a raw potato (grated) and one teaspoon of warmed petroleum jelly to create a cream for the eyes. Place the remedy in a clean container, and store in the refrigerator for one hour. Apply to the eye region using a dabbing motion, which will help reduce swelling under the eyes.
a) Potato and Applesauce:
Add two tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce and one small raw potato to a blender. Combine the ingredients, and then apply around the eyes. Cover with a washcloth that is damp with warm water. Relax for about five minutes, and then clean your face with warm water. The potatoes possess a natural bleaching effect that can treat dark circles under the eyes.
To reduce puffy eyes, dip two cotton balls in milk and place them under your eyes. Leave the treatment on your face until the milk starts to warm. Repeat the process, adding more milk the next time. A few applications should have reduced the appearance of puffy eyes.
g) Parsley and Sour Cream:
To increase circulation to the eyes and reduce puffiness, make an eye cream out of two teaspoons of sour cream and one teaspoon of fresh parsley. Add finely chopped parsley to the sour cream, and place half of the mixture into the middle of a square of cheesecloth. Create little pillows that are placed on each of your eyes. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes.
h) Almonds, Rosemary and Egg White:
To make an eye tightening cream, make a quick infusion by placing one small sprig of rosemary leaf into a bowl and pouring boiling water over it. Cover the contents and leave it to cool. Remove the rosemary and strain if necessary. Next, mix together the almonds, egg white and two tablespoons into the rosemary infusion. The mixture is then dabbed under the eyes and left on for 15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
i) Turmeric and Sugarcane:
A paste made out of turmeric powder and sugarcane juice can be used to massage your wrinkles. Combine one to two tablespoons of sugarcane juice with two to three teaspoons of turmeric powder. Let the mixture sit for five minutes before massaging into the lines around your eyes. Let it dry, and then wash off.
 Babushka’s Beauty Secrets by Raisa Ruder; pg. 67-68.