Being a full time mom and full time student I rarely get the recommended eight hours of sleep deemed necessary for healthy body function and sometime it is noticeable; Very, very noticeable. I get those dark raccoon liking rings under my eyes along with the baggy and puffiness that accompanies it. I ignored it when my son was a new born but now that he is older and I have to leave the house more I’ve learned that I need to at least look like I have slept.
I started putting Vitamin E oil under my eyes at least once a day to try and combat my eye problem but instead of helping, it just made my skin oil and produced very unwanted acne. When I thought about my favorite drink (aloe infused tea) and all of the great properties of aloe, I began experimenting with some different recipes for an under eye cream. I managed to stumble across something much simpler to make and even better than store bought under eye products. I created the Aloe Eye Serum.
- 1 small aloe leaf (1 tsp. of store bought aloe gel can be substituted)
- 1-3 drops sweet almond oil (depending on how oily your skin type is- I use 2 drops)
- Shot glass or small medicine cup
- Small paring knife
- Wash and dry your fresh picked aloe leaf
- With your paring knife, cut ¼ – ½ in. off the bottom of the aloe leaf
- Let aloe leaf stand at a 45° angle for about two minutes to let the yellowish goop drain out
- Once drained, use your knife to peel away the aloe skin from the solid gel inside
- Squish gel into a pasty liquid and add sweet almond oil
- Apply under the eyes up to twice a day to help with puffy dark circles around your tired eyes
Some things to know about this recipe:
- The “yellowish goop” is actually an intense laxative in ingested
- Using the mashed aloe gel on the upper eye lid works as a natural eye shadow primer
- Aloe juice is edible and aids in healthy digestion and even helps neutralize heartburn