If your under-eye circles have ever warranted the – unwelcome – response, “You look tired,” accompanied by an evitable eye roll on your end, this DIY is here to save the day. But the truth is, under-eye circles aren’t simply caused by a lack of sleep – although the Netflix binge didn’t help! Genetics, poor circulation, and lifestyle choices are also factors that play a role in shady under eyes. Regardless of the cause of dark circles, this one-ingredient-DIY will help brighten your under eyes so you look fresh AF every morning.
The Miracle Ingredient: Sweet Almond Oil
Drumroll, please… The miracle ingredient is skincare savior Sweet Almond Oil. Take note, it’s sweet almond oil, not just almond oil. The two oils are actually entirely different, as they come from two separate trees, and therefore, have varying beauty benefits.
Sweet almond is the one you’re looking for. It’s bursting with skin-loving ingredients. First on the list is vitamin E, which will help encourage blood flow and minimize dilated blood vessels that make your under eyes appear darker. It also contains compounds like phytosterols and niacinamide, both of which will help naturally brighten the skin, and can even help stimulate collagen production, thereby helping address wrinkles and crow’s feet. And that’s not all; it has anti-inflammatory properties so it will help banish any morning swelling – er, YES PLEASE!
The most crucial factor of this DIY is finding a good quality sweet almond oil, as they’re not all created equal. Look for a raw, cold-pressed, unrefined oil that’s organic and hexane-free. If it ticks those boxes, you’ll know that your oil is of the finest quality and has retained all its natural goodness; rather than being processed or diluted with loads of nasties.
How To Use Sweet Almond Oil
To apply, put two to three drops onto your ring fingers, then rub your fingertips together to warm the oil and activate the goodness. Then gently pat the product into your skin, to help avoid pulling the skin. Remember, this is a natural remedy for dark circles, and “all good things come to those who wait,” so be consistent and patient, and you’ll begin to see results from around four weeks (when you apply morning and night).
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