Imagine getting ready for a big date, you have your outfit all planned out and you're already putting on makeup. While applying foundation, you notice that you have these really dark circles under your eyes. You try to cover it up with a concealer and thick foundation but nothing works at all! Your excitement for the big date suddenly turns to despair because you realize how tired and stressed out you look — all because of the stubborn eye bags.
I know how you feel, believe me. It's so frustrating because no matter how energetic and carefree you feel on the inside, your appearance pretty much screams exhaustion, stress, and everything in between. It may seem like a tiny facial detail but it really does affect your physical appearance and, unfortunately, makes you look way older than your actual age. Trust me, I've been there.
This is why I've made it a point to seek the perfect solution to my dreaded under-eye problems, and today, I'm going to share my secret with all of you! With the right ingredients and proper care, you can easily get fresher and brighter eyes, and look years younger! You can achieve youthful skin naturally by following this post and making your own DIY under-eye serum with essential oils. Are you ready to say goodbye to dark eyes and tired-looking face? Let's do this!
How To Apply Serum
So first things first, we have to familiarize ourselves with the proper way to apply the serum. Yes, there is a correct way to use this product — this is to ensure that you maximize its potential and that you'd get the best results.
For instance, you have this amazing serum that you apply after your moisturizer. What results should you expect? None! Zero! Nada!
The rule of thumb when it comes to skin care products is, the thinner the consistency, the earlier it needs to be applied. That's the hierarchy of application, always thinnest first to thickest last.
The reason behind this
is very simple — if you apply your thin serum on top of your thick cream, the serum will never be able to sink into your skin. All the minerals and nutrients from your serum will only stay on the surface and your skin will not absorb any of it! Such a waste, right?
Generally, you should apply mists first, then move on to serums and oils, and finally, moisturizers and creams. Sunscreen should always be applied last. Make sure to leave an interval of about 1-2 minutes between each application, so that your skin will have time to absorb the product you've just applied.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's move on to the actual step by step on how to apply your DIY anti-aging serum!
- Gently remove your makeup and wash your face.
- Pat dry.
- Use a cotton ball to apply toner.
- Spray your favorite flower water/mist.
- Apply tiny dots of serum (a little goes a long way) all over your face and use your finger to blend lightly and quickly.
- Massage it gently onto the skin. Do not stretch, pull or rub the skin.
- With the tips of your fingers gently tap the surface of your face for a minute. The tapping motion encourages the serum to sink fully. You can also use your jade roller and roll over the serum. This way the product will absorb into the deeper layers of the skin. Read more about the benefits of using jade roller here.
- Wait for another 2-3 minutes before you apply your oils, eye cream and moisturizer.
- Give it at least 2-3 minutes more before you apply foundation and makeup.
What do I put in my DIY Under-Eye Serum and why? - 5 Ingredients
DIY Under-eye serum ingredient #1
ROSEHIP SEED OIL:
Rosehip oil is one of my favorites. It has tons of benefits and is rich in Vitamins A and C, which are essential in collagen formation.
It also contains Vitamin E which helps reduce inflammation, making it very useful in treating many skin problems. The consistency of Rosehip Oil is quite dry and non-greasy, it is also very light and easily absorbed by the skin. All of these wonderful features, among many others, make Rosehip Oil one of the key ingredients for our DIY under-eye serum. Read more about Rosehip Oil here.
DIY Under-eye serum ingredient #2
CARROT SEED OIL:
Carrot seed oil contains vitamin E which works to moisturize and make the skin more supple. Carrot seed oil has a reputation for being an excellent oil for all skin types as it balances out the dryness or oiliness of the skin!
The oil provides moisture to the skin without clogging the pores. It is rich in Vitamin C and has other skin-healing properties that restore damaged skin cells and promote cell renewal.
The best part is that it Carrot Seed Oil has high carotol content which works to brighten the skin, giving you that youthful glow! Read more about Carrot seed oil here.
DIY Under-eye serum ingredient #3
CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Chamomile has been commonly used in teas and has been known to make you relax.
In the same way, Chamomile Oil, when applied to the skin, allows your skin to relax and soothes skin irritation and redness.
That is how effective and powerful its anti-inflammatory properties are. It also reduces inflammation caused by psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or skin rashes.
Not only that, Chamomile Oil is rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and fight signs of aging. Read more about Chamomile Oil here.
DIY Under-eye serum ingredient #4
ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL:
Rose Essential Oil not only has a wonderful aroma, it can also calm your mind, body, and .. skin.
It helps reduce irritation and burning, leaving the skin moisturized and supple, which makes it one of the best essential oils for dry skin.
Rose Oil is abundant in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it highly beneficial for your skin health and appearance.
It is highly emollient which means it has the ability to moisturize and hydrate tired, dry skin. Rose Oil is definitely a big help in our DIY serum. Read more about Rose Oil here.
DIY Under-eye serum ingredient #5
EVENING PRIMROSE ESSENTIAL OIL:
The Evening Primrose Essential Oil is such a treasure because it is well known to help ease PMS, breast pains, and the symptoms of menopause.
But what makes it perfect for our DIY serum is the fact that it reduces wrinkles, making it an excellent tool in fighting visible signs of aging.
It also has healing properties that help treat skin problems such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. This will definitely complement well with our other oils in the DIY serum recipe.
Feeling creative? - Why don't you try customizing your DIY under-eye serum, making it completely personalized and 100% just for you?
Check out my post about blending essential oil aromas and go crazy with the different combinations of essential oils you can come up with! (Don't forget to let me know how it goes, I might be able to learn a thing or two from you!)
DIY Under-Eye Serum Recipe
- 3 tbsp Rosehip Oil
- 2 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
- 3 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- 4 drops Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil
- 1 tbsp Evening Primrose Oil (optional)
- 1 amber glass dropper bottle (2 oz)
How To Prepare and Use It?
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
- Pour the mixture into the glass dropper bottle.
- Use 1/2 dropper (or less) full of serum on clean face and neck. Wait 4-5 minutes before you proceed with your moisturizer.
- Voila! It's that easy! You now have your own serum to use both in the mornings and evenings.
NOTE: The essential oils are potent and powerful so be sure to follow the measurements. Proper dilution is important for your safety. Read more about diluting essential oils here. Before using new essential oils, be sure to do a test patch on a small area to see how your skin reacts. If your skin is sensitive, feel free to increase the amount of the carrier oils (evening primrose and rosehip). Read more about the difference between carrier and essential oils here.
Dark under-eye circles can really make or break your look. Usually, it's not something that can be easily covered up with make-up, and it still shows through layers and layers of foundation and concealer.
This is why we have to exert extra effort in taking care of our skin, especially if we already see some signs of these dark circles.
Don't wait for the situation to get worse, make your own DIY Under-eye Serum today! Don't forget to tell me how the process was for you and to let me know how the formula worked on your skin, I would love to exchange notes with you!
Thank you for reaching this part of the blog and kudos to you for taking a step forward to brilliant skin! Don't hesitate to share this with your friends, you never know who needs some extra skin care tips.
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