Americans spend billions each year on anti-aging products. If you’ve spent hundreds on ineffective products to reduce undereye wrinkles, puffiness or discoloration, there’s another way. Create a nongreasy eye cream from aloe vera gel and grape-seed oil -- derived from grapes, its antioxidants help prevent premature aging and those unwanted fine lines and wrinkles.
Pour 3 tablespoons beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds, or until melted. Pull out the bowl and add 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel and 2 teaspoons jojoba oil.
Stir the ingredients together and add 1 tablespoon grape-seed oil. Mix the ingredients and set aside until the beeswax is completely cooled. If undereye lines and wrinkles are a problem, add 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil.
Pour the mixture into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, gently cleanse your undereye area with a product formulated for your skin type. Gently dry the undereye area with a soft cloth. Apply the product under your eyes with a cotton swab or your fingertips, taking care to avoid getting it in your eyes. Store the unused portion in a cool, dry place and use the cream in the morning and before bed.
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- This recipe is safe for use on dry and oily skin. If your skin is sensitive, test it on a small patch first. If redness or irritation occurs, discontinue use.
- Add 1 tablespoon cucumber juice to the recipe if undereye puffiness is a problem.
- Omit the jojoba oil if you find the odor offensive.
Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.