With all the hustle and bustle of summertime activities, you might be feeling a little exhausted and not getting enough sleep at night. When that happens, prepare for some unflattering dark circles around your eyes. But why does this even happen? Well, when you are not sleeping enough at night, dark circles form when the blood vessels around your eyes dilate. Since sleep is when our cells have time to repair themselves, without enough of it our cells just can’t keep up.
But even if you feel tired, you sure don’t need to look tired! This DIY is a perfect way to fake that healthy, well-rested glow when you just can’t seem to get all of the beauty rest you need!
DIY Caffeine Eye Serum
What you’ll need:
- 2 tbsp fresh ground coffee
- Meadowfoam Carrier Oil or carrier oil of your choice
- a small glass jar
- fine mesh strainer
- 10 mL bottle
What you’ll do:
Place coffee grounds in the glass jar and pour the carrier in to cover (about ¼ cup). Allow to sit for a week or so. Strain the coffee grounds out of the carrier and decant into 10 mL bottle. To use, smooth under your eyes after each cleansing.
Just a note: While you are free to use the carrier oil of your choice, this DIY does specifically mention using Meadowfoam Carrier Oil as a great choice!
Meadowfoam Carrier Oil contains 98% fatty acids long-chain carbon atoms. It’s resistant to oxidation due to naturally occurring tocopherols, and is one of the most stable lipids known and will actually extend the shelf life of less stable ingredients. As a result, it has an extremely long shelf life. Meadowfoam Carrier Oil has wonderful moisturizing and rejuvenating properties and is highly recommended for use in cosmetics and skin care products especially for its UV protection properties.
Meadowfoam also absorbs easily into the skin leaving a silky smooth feel. If you haven’t given this carrier oil a chance, this would be the perfect DIY to enjoy its amazing benefits!
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