The skin of the under eye area is thinner than other parts of the face and needs gentle care.
This DIY vitamin E coconut oil eye cream does exactly that, while providing essential anti-aging properties.
Coconut oil is full with antioxidants; it softens the skin, moisturizes it and helps with cell renewal.
Antimicrobial properties found in the fatty acids in coconut oil help maintain your skin healthy and clean.
This versatile oil is effective in treating under eye bags, dark circles and wrinkles. It soothes eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis and has a natural SPF of 4.
It’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
Vitamin E is one of the most popular antioxidants used in beauty products due to its anti-aging, protecting, softening, moisturizing, nourishing and strengthening properties.
It improves skin elasticity, strengthens skin tissue, helps remove dark circles and bags under the eyes and helps prevent age spots.
It also calms irritated skin and soothes eczema and psoriasis.
If your coconut oil isn’t liquid already, melt it au bain marie. Put a bowl (ideally made from glass, porcelain or stainless steel) with coconut oil in it inside a pan with shimmering water.
Let it slowly melt on a low heat.
I like to use organic virgin coconut oil for this recipe as it contains the highest amount of nutrients.
The vitamin E oil can either be from a bottle or you can pierce some Vitamin E capsules.
Just make sure it’s a natural, organic oil.
Once melted, remove the bowl from the heat and add the vitamin E oil, while mixing.
Pour into your container of choice – you can use a glass jar or small tin or whatever works best for you.
Put your DIY vitamin E coconut oil eye cream in the fridge for an hour to solidify.
There is no need to keep the cream refrigerated afterwards, but you can if you want to.
Gently massage the cream into your eye area and repeat regularly.