We love our moms, right? And our moms typically love when they get a special gift that was made especially for them, so today, I’m going to share my secret with you for healthier, younger-looking skin under your eyes. Now this isn’t some miracle treatment for removing wrinkles entirely, but if you’re in your 30s, 40s or even 50s and you just have a little less ‘spring’ under those peepers, you’re going to love this secret DIY recipe for an under-the-eye firming serum. I keep a bottle of this in my frig and roll it under my eyes after my shower each morning and I love the effect. And you can make this in only 4 simple steps!
Step one: Get yourself some glass tinted roll-on bottles, and not the ones with those plastic balls. Get the ones with the cool metal balls like THESE. You’ll be able to fill 2 of them with this recipe, so you can share one for Mother’s Day!
Step two: Gather your ingredients first.
Aloe Vera Gel – 1.5 Tbsp
Witch Hazel – 1 Tsp
Very Dark Brewed Coffee – 1 Tsp
Cypress Essential Oil – 2 drops
Step Three: Brew Your Coffee (you only need a teaspoon so just brew a small cup)- The darkest coffee you can brew and let it cool in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes.
Step Four: Once the coffee has cooled a bit – Add the rest of your ingredients. (I use a small medicine bottle measuring cap for this but a small measuring cup would be fine.)
Stir this mixture up thoroughly and pour into the bottles. Again, I use THESE tinted roller bottles, but you can use whatever container you prefer. Place them in the refrigerator until they are cool.
Feel free to experiment. I’ve also used Witch Hazel with Cucumber in it, and I’ve added a drop or two of Frankincense which worked well.
In the morning, just roll it on under your eyes, let it dry and feel the ‘spring’ come back into your tender skin under your eyes. If after a few weeks you feel the effect isn’t as strong, it’s time to mix up a new batch. Let me know what you think!
Oh – and always put lemon in your water!