How to Make Homemade Eye Serum

A homemade eye serum could help you clear up darkness and puffiness around the eyes.

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Unusual darkness or puffiness under the eyes can change your whole look for the worse. You could try to cover it up with makeup but if you want a real solution try an eye serum to lighten and tighten up the skin around your eyes. You don’t have to spend a lot of cash on a expensive eye serum product from a store. Make your own with natural products at home.


Start with a base of vitamin E oil. It’s a natural moisturizer and sometimes fades dark marks under the eyes to give you a more even skin tone. Add enough drops to fill your small glass jar about halfway.


Squeeze three or four drops of tea from a warm steeped green tea bag into the jar. Green tea helps fix those dreadful circles under the eyes. It also gives the skin antioxidant power to fight and get rid of toxins.


Add two or three slices of a juicy cucumber to a blender or food processor and blend it to a paste. Add it to the jar up to the top.


Mix the serum up thoroughly with a cotton swab. It should still be of the consistency to be considered a serum — if necessary, add a bit more vitamin E oil.


Dab the homemade serum around your eyes with your fingers or the cotton swab. Concentrate most on the area right under the eyes, which can become puffy, dark and saggy.


Close up the jar for your new eye serum and use each day or as needed. Refrigerate the serum to keep it fresh since it contains cucumber. It should last just as long as a sliced cucumber in your fridge (a few weeks to a month).

Things You'll Need


1.1 oz. glass jar

3.Green tea bag (steeped and warm)


2.Vitamin E oil


6.Cotton swabs


Tips & Tricks


Consult with your dermatologist before trying any new skin care regimen and to find out about any food allergies.

In addition to an eye serum, eating well can help improve the way your eyes look. Drink more water than usual (preferably about six glasses a day) and eat more foods rich in antioxidants and vitamins like green leafy vegetables.


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