Coffee not only wakes you up in the morning, it can also irritate tired eyes! Inspired by real coffee, this coffee under the eye cream contains nourishing antioxidants, butter and oil.
What causes dark circles under the eyes?
Before we start working on fixing an issue, it helps to understand why it happened in the first place. Although there are many miracle eye creams, resolving under eye circles also requires some lifestyle changes.
A 2016 article on “Peripheral Bile Hyperpigmentation” looked at the causes of eye color and paleness. Not surprisingly, they found that 81% of women in the dark circles.
Some of the causes of dark circles under the eyes are:
- Genetics – One of the culprits under eye circles is genetics. Despite common belief, genes are something we have some control over. Genetics does not have to destroy our lives (and our eyes) by choosing healthy lifestyle choices.
- Age – As we age, skin elasticity and tone decrease. According to the Mayo Clinic, in older adults, eye tissues and muscles become weaker and fat may accumulate in the lower eyelids. Fluid can build up and increase puffiness.
- Poor circulation When blood and mucous membranes become stagnant, it can compensate under the eyes. It plays an important role in black and purple. One solution is to massage the area to promote circulation and lymphatic drainage.
- Ethnic – The amount of melanin in our skin determines how dark or light it is. According to a 2014 article, people with darker skin color are more at risk of dark circles under the eye circles. Journal of Drug and Dermatology.
Other common causes of problems under the eyes include:
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of steel
Along with under eye cream, it is also important to address basic health issues.
Ice cream ingredients under coffee
There is plenty of cream under the eyes, so why? Like my Shea Matter Eye Cream Recipe, it also contains natural, skin-nourishing ingredients. Although the star ingredient is enough coconut oil!
Coffee (of course!)
This popular drink has an impressive range of health benefits. Although many of us can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning to look forward to our day, this eye cream does not contain caffeine. Because caffeine is soluble in water and is an infusion of oil, caffeine will not make it to the final product. So why add coffee to under eye cream?
Quite free radical busting is the greatest source of antioxidants. These antioxidants reduce the damage caused by oxidative stress, UV damage, and inflammation. Over-the-counter coffee creams Most people use green coffee extract without handkerchiefs, but this may not be the best option. Journal publishes 2019 research, MetabolitesA black roast coffee has more antioxidants than light roast. Another study found:
“Antioxidant activity was significantly increased in roasted beans compared to green beans. The roasting process produced more active antioxidant compounds in beans than in green beans.
It makes for a killer mayo, but avocado oil is also really good for the skin. This oil is rich in vitamins A, B, and E, protein and amino acids. As we age, our skin produces less collagen, showing fine lines, wrinkles and normal age.
Avocado increases collagen in the skin and strengthens the cell walls so that the skin does not look younger and thinner with help. Avocado oil can also help with inflammation, tissue healing, and protecting the skin from UV rays and other stressors. It is high in carotenoids and 2005 research Journal of Nutrition This shows that it helps in better absorption of vitamin A carotenoids.
Although I prefer naturally better avocado oil for cooking, unrefined avocado oil is more potent for skin care. Find a dark green and naturally extracted one like this.
With its chocolate smell and smooth texture, cocoa butter is a favorite for skincare. It is high in specific antioxidants called tocotrienols, which are 40 to 60 times more effective than the alpha tocopherol antioxidants found in vitamin E.
Slightly softer than cocoa butter, mango butter is high in vitamin C. It is high in antioxidants and reduces inflammation to repair damaged skin. Unlike shea butter and cocoa butter, mango butter is more coarse and helps balance the maximum oil in this recipe.
Coffee, lavender and chocolate may feel like a weird combo, but trust me on this: the fragrance is really delicious together! Lavender is also very good at soothing and calming all kinds of skin complaints. I’ve kept the percentage really low so it’s fine for the lower part of the eyes, but it’s definitely not taken for granted.
Coffee under eye cream
This smooth coffee infusion cream helps to promote circulation, plump skin and improve the appearance of eye circles and under the puffiness.
Coffee infusion coconut oil
Combine all ingredients except lavender essential oil in a small Mason jar. Place the mason jar in a pot with a rotator at the bottom. This prevents the bottom of the jar from breaking.
Fill the pot with enough water halfway to the mason jar, and boil gently until all the ingredients have melted.
Add lavender oil, if used, and immediately add to your selection container.
Coffee infusion coconut oil
Place fresh, unused coffee and coconut oil on top of the double boiler. You can also use a glass cup protected from the heat on the pot.
Boil water under the mixture for about an hour to create an infusion.
Squeeze well with a nut milk bag or coffee filter and discard the coffee grounds.
You will not use all the coffee oil for this recipe, but it can be added to other skincare recipes that require coconut oil.
Shelf life and storage
This is an under eye cream that is best stored in small glass jars or metal tones and will last for about 6-12 months. Like most DIY skin products, it is best protected in a cool place away from direct heat and sunlight.
Because it does not contain water, it is not so attractive to germs and bacteria as to cause spoilage. You don’t need preservatives here, but sometimes I’ll add 1% vitamin E to extend the shelf life of the oil. For this prescription you will use 10 drops of vitamin E oil as an antioxidant.
Do you use under eye cream? What do you use to take care of your eyes?
- Mayo Clinic. (December 3, 2019) Bag under the eyes.
- Parker, Susan M. of Power of the Seed: Your Guide to Oils for Health and Beauty (Action Self-Reliance Series). the process. Kindle Edition
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Anlu, NZ, Bohan, T, Clinton, SK, and Schwartz, SJ (2005). The addition of avocado or avocado oil increases the absorption of carotene by humans from salads and salsas. Journal of Nutrition, 135 (3), 431–436.
- Roberts, W. (April, 2014) Peripheral hyperpigmentation: a review of etiology, clinical diagnosis, and aesthetic therapy. Journal of Drug and Dermatology, 13 (4)
Sarkar, R., Ranjan, R., Garg, S., Garg, V. K., Santhalia, S., and Bansal, S. (201). Perry beetle hyperpigmentation: a comprehensive overview. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 9 (1), 49–55.
- Salisbury, A (ND) Antioxidants: The secret to the amazing health benefits of coffee.