The delicate skin around the eyes is often where you first see visible signs of aging. Fortunately, though, you can fight this with natural plant-based moisturizers.
Judging by the number of all natural eye serums on the market, a growing number of women are discovering that plants are good for our skin. These products contain plant-based emollients, believed to contain natural wrinkle-fighting compounds. Many of these formulas contain argan oil. This comes from a nut that grows in Morocco.
Moroccan women have used argan oil for ages. Lately, this ancient beauty “secret” has become a well-known natural skincare remedies. Argan oil is exceptionally good for hydrating the skin. So it’s especially prized for dry and mature complexions.
Argan Oil for the Eyes
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Argan oil is now widely available around the world. It can be used alone, as a facial moisturizer. Or, pure argan oil can added to a DIY beauty cream. I like the idea of mixing one or more plant-based moisturizers together. It’s believed that doing so creates a synergy, where each oil helps the others to work better.
You can also find ready to use eye creams made with argan oil. I love the fact that a growing number of natural creams and cosmetics have come onto the market in recent years. This all natural moisturizers are made from plant oils. They contain no parabens, which are added to many regular beauty products. Unfortunately, parabens mimic estrogen. So they act as hormone disruptors.
Argan Oil For Skin Around Eyes
You can use argan oil by itself, during the day. For a night cream, you can combine it with other natural emollients, such as coconut oil and shea butter. These ingredients are heavier. So they’re more suited for a night cream. You can also add beeswax to give your night cream a balm-like consistency.
I’ve been using only natural ingredients on my face for a number of years. I am amazed at how much better they work, compared to chemicals.
I made the switch to natural cosmetics after developing health problems, including painful nerve inflammation. This forced me to clean up my diet. Once I did that, I realized my cosmetics contained a witch’s brew of chemicals. At first, I thought I’d miss the “beauty” products. I’d been using them for all of my adult life. But, then, I realized that plant-based moisturizers and essential oils gave my skin a healthy glow. I didn’t get this with laboratory-made compounds.
Argan Oil for Eye Wrinkles
Argan oil is considered good for fighting eye wrinkles. Argan has been used by women living in the dry regions of North Africa for ages. Argan oil is rich in natural Vitamin E, a potent anti-oxidant. This oil also contains carotenes and essential fatty acids that can heal and nourish the skin.
Although it’s a highly effective moisturizer, argan oil is easily absorbed. That’s why it’s often used during the day, or under makeup. You can also add a drop of lavender essential oil to a teaspoon of argan oil. Lavender is believed to have skin regenerating properties. I often combine my natural moisturizers with essential oils, such as lavender, which seem to have an affinity for the skin.
Argan Oil for Wrinkles Around the Eyes
Another way to use argan oil on your eyes is to mix it with other natural emollients, along with beeswax. I recently discovered how good beeswax is at locking in moisture. Now, I regularly put beeswax cream on my own face, including the eye region, just before I go to bed.
Here’s a really easy recipe for a DIY night cream with beeswax and argan oil.
1/4 cup of pure beeswax pellets (You can order them here)
1/4 cup of organic coconut oil (You can order it here)
1/4 cup of organic shea butter (You can order it here)
20 drops of argan oil (You can order it here)
Melt the first three ingredients on the stove under low heat. Remove from heat as soon as they become liquid. Add the argan oil and then pour into a clean glass jar with a lid. Store this mixture away from light and heat.
Argan Oil for Bags Under Eyes
Argan oil is often used in DIY under eye recipes. If I were to do this, I’d mix it with a little bit of sweet almond oil. This oil has a reputation as being able to help erase dark under eye circles. Although I can’t claim or promise that any oil or product will lead an improvement in darkness and puffiness, I can tell you that almond oil is a popular home remedy for under eye circles. Plus, mixing argan oil and sweet almond oil together may create a healing synergy.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use essential oils unless directed to do so by a healthcare professional.