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Can anyone suggest some good ingredients for a DIY eye cream
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Mon Dec 29, 2008 1:32 pm      Reply with quote
Hi everyone

Hope you all had a great christmas!

As a lover of most things DIY and having succeeded in most of my attempts, i am now turning my hand to a home-made eye-cream. Can anyone suggest any ingredients please?

i suffer from bags under my eyes which i'd like to great rid of, plus i'm starting to notice some little crinkles appearing around the corners. I don't really suffer from dark circles but do get puffiness.

So, i kinda thought i'd start off with carrot oil as my base? But then i realised the skin around your eye area is thinner than the rest of your face, so i'm not sure if an oil base is the way to go? But, i fancy the idea of a carrot oil base anyway. Then i had some thoughts about incorporating some cucumber, green tea and elderflower and maybe some rosehip oil? I'm obsessed with reading ingredient lists now, and a lot of eye products use green tea, cucumber and elderflower.

What do you all think? Can anyone suggest any marvellous ingredients they have used? Or does anyone recommend a different base - maybe aloe vera gel? I'm still very much a novice here and would appreciate any advice!

Thanks everybody in advance and Happy New Year in advance too! Very Happy

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Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:26 am      Reply with quote
You don't need a cream.

Take almond oil, add a few drops of tocopherol (vit E), you could add a drop of appropriate EO. Mix well and apply.

You can carefully tissue off extra
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Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:32 am      Reply with quote
Thanks for the advice

Sounds great, it will be easy knocking up a batch! So, i was wrong in worrying that an oil would be too much for the thin skin? That's my trouble - i worry far too much! Rolling Eyes

Thanks for replying, i'll try it tonight with some of my favourite EOs mixed in Very Happy

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:42 am      Reply with quote
Well, depending on what kind of oil- some oils may be too heavy for a delicate eye area, sweet almond oil is a good choice of light oil. Essential oils also - don't overdo it - read up on what's good for the eye area and add just enough.

I use Almond oil after showers on wet face including eye area to moisturize and then wipe excess off.
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Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:02 am      Reply with quote
Teabags I have the same problem and I will be creating a DIY serum (recipe curtiousy of Kassy) tomorrow as I am expecting the last of the needed goodies from UPS today. I will post the recipe when I am done.

I also started doing LouLou's face exercise but I also found this site http://www.shapeyourface.com/default.htm. The winking exercise as really helped reduce the puffiness of my eyes. Doesn't hurt to try Smile

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:47 am      Reply with quote
Actually winking - eye exercises can improve your vision.
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Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:44 am      Reply with quote
I've got some sweet almond oil i will try as it is quite light. I'm just a bit paranoid about using the oil! i read up on OCM and started using it with gusto last year and completely broke out with cystic acne which i'm still trying to clear. It might be my own fault as i didn't have castor/olive oil and used sweet almond instead. So, i'm really hesitant to go near sweet almond oil again! but, i guess i can't let one bad experience put me off! I know the pros outweigh the cons!

I'd be interested in the serum recipe though. I've got greasy skin and i guess i'm still in that mentality that oil is no good for greasy skin, even though i know otherwise! i look forward to seeing the recipe once you've finished your experiments!

One last thing - i have previously bought some carrot oil. Is this actually oil from the carrot or is it carrot MACERATED in another oil (ie sweet almond)as the bottle isn't clear? If it is carrot macerated in sweet almond etc, then i think that would be ideal with a few select essential oils. i tried a homemade macerated carrot oil last year using sweet almond and it went rancid very quickly - hmm, wonder if that caused my OCM purge? Confused

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Teabags is the OCM the oil cleansing method? I have read a little about it but was scared off trying because of those who did break out.

I had an outbreak of cystic acne in the spring. It was brutal I looked like neanderthal man with all the bumps on my forehead. I tried zeno, tea tree oil, every otc acne med I could buy I spent at least $400 in 2 months trying to get rid of it. Nothing worked so I finally went to the derm. He told me it was hormonal due to my age, 42 (thank you very much Mad )I took antibiotics for 30 days and it was the only thing that would clear it up. I have had only one pimple since - took the antibiotic for 7 days and was done. He told me the outbreaks would probably happen occasionally and to keep the Rx filled and use it when it started to make sure it didn't get out of control again.

I forgot to bring home my box of goodies so the serum won't be made until tonight - if I can get to it. I have just started down the road of DIY skincare so I don't know anything about the oils.

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Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:46 am      Reply with quote
teabags,

Perhaps you are allergic or have intolerance for nut oils? In this case, perhaps grapeseed oil?
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Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:09 am      Reply with quote
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teabags,

Perhaps you are allergic or have intolerance for nut oils? In this case, perhaps grapeseed oil?


That's something i didn't think of actually. It might be worth investigating that. I'm fine with eating nuts and, otherwise, have no allergies at all. But i'll look into it - thanks.

Am also trying to remember to wink more aswell (when i'm alone, obviously, not when the window cleaner's around or something!) Laughing

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Alley wrote:
Teabags is the OCM the oil cleansing method? I have read a little about it but was scared off trying because of those who did break out.

I had an outbreak of cystic acne in the spring. It was brutal I looked like neanderthal man with all the bumps on my forehead. I tried zeno, tea tree oil, every otc acne med I could buy I spent at least $400 in 2 months trying to get rid of it. Nothing worked so I finally went to the derm. He told me it was hormonal due to my age, 42 (thank you very much Mad )I took antibiotics for 30 days and it was the only thing that would clear it up. I have had only one pimple since - took the antibiotic for 7 days and was done. He told me the outbreaks would probably happen occasionally and to keep the Rx filled and use it when it started to make sure it didn't get out of control again.

I forgot to bring home my box of goodies so the serum won't be made until tonight - if I can get to it. I have just started down the road of DIY skincare so I don't know anything about the oils.


Yes, it's Oil Cleaning. It sounded so great - cheap, eco-friendly, easy, you can add your own oils to suit, good for your skin etc. people swore it wouldn't bring me out in spots! Couldn't wait to try it! For the first two weeks or so, my skin looked fabulous - clear, even, bright. Then - WHAM! - a jawline full of cysts! I am presuming it was OCM ...... it could very well be stress (culmination of divorce, bereavement, miscarriage, homelessness, finance worries etc), although i've never reacted like this to stress before, despite being slightly hormonally unbalanced and prone to the odd spot. So, i really think it's OCM - especially as i have NOW read that plenty of people purge like hell with OCM Sad

I really sympathise with you - it's so unfair isn't it. We're supposed to be enjoying fab skin now (I'm 36)! it destroys your self-esteem. I don't want to try antibiotics realy or anything down that route as i currently on fertility meds and don't want anything to interfere. it's slowly starting to clear after six months or so. I've used topical washes (just made the rest of my skin dry), witch hazel (did help very slightly), topical medicated creams (no real difference) and tea-tree oil (hesitantly saying that this is the only thing i've really noticed have a difference - the redness is going as are the bumps slightly).

I read that cystic acne can be because of a bacterial infection which is deep under the skin - hence why topical doesn't produce many results. but as i'm shying away from anything internal so as not to interfere with the fertility meds, i'm stuck with it for a while longer i think!

Despite all the above, i'm planning to try OCM again when i've cleared - very very slowly and gradually and using the proper castor/olive oil mix instead of sweet almond oil i used. I do beleive in the theory of it and am very much into eco-friendly stuff and my face did look so great for a while! Hopefully, the purge will be a one-off? Anxious

Hope everything clears for you soon and that we both go back to being the wonderful goddess we truly all are! In the meantime, follow my lead with lots of stress-busting bubble baths, good books and a glass of chilled vino! Razz

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Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:22 am      Reply with quote
My goodness Teabags I have a feeling that stress might be the underlying cause. When as stressed as I would be in your shoes, deep lying bacteria etc then have the opportunity they are looking for.
I completely understand your not wanting to go down the antibiotic route. I wish you all the luck I can send your way on the baby making front.
I promise I will post my eye serum this weekend I had to get some last minute advice from Kassy before I started.

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Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:15 am      Reply with quote
Alley wrote:
I promise I will post my eye serum this weekend I had to get some last minute advice from Kassy before I started.


The eye cream recipe is on pg 5 ... Very Happy

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?tid=30621

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Alley wrote:
I promise I will post my eye serum this weekend I had to get some last minute advice from Kassy before I started.


The eye cream recipe is on pg 5 ... Very Happy

http://www.essentialdayspa.com/forum/viewtopic.php?tid=30621


That's great - i'll try that one as soon as i can get my DIY equipment out of storage (in between houses right now!)

Thanks Kassy A
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Alley wrote:
My goodness Teabags I have a feeling that stress might be the underlying cause. When as stressed as I would be in your shoes, deep lying bacteria etc then have the opportunity they are looking for.
I completely understand your not wanting to go down the antibiotic route. I wish you all the luck I can send your way on the baby making front.
I promise I will post my eye serum this weekend I had to get some last minute advice from Kassy before I started.


Well, many thanks for all the luck you sent my way - i guess it must have worked as i was delighted to have a positive pregnancy test result on sunday!!!!

It's very early days yet, obviously, so i'm not getting tooooo excited. So many things can happen. I'm not planning on telling friends/family till a bit further down the line, but, after six years of trying, i just wanted to shout it from the rooftops SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!

Wayhay - go me!!! Very Happy

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Teabags CONGRATULATIONS

We will all keep our fingers crossed for you.
I promise we won't tell your secret Laughing

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Thank you! i don't know how i'll last three months without telling people! Although i have absolutely no symptoms at all yet, so i'm finding it hard to believe! I'm just going to take things slow and easy

I have just realised i'll have to give up the tea-tree oil, the only thing i thought had some sort of effect on my cystic acne. Have started using witch hazel for now till i find something else, but all that does is dry the skin out. Similarly all nut oils are off-limits - my partner suffers from eczema and asthma which apparently doubles the baby's risk of a nut allergy

Ahhh well, small price to pay!! it will all be worth it! i will put up with a whole face full of cystic acne if needs be!!! Okay, maybe not!!!

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Why don't you seek professional help - like dermatologist. Cystic acne is a condition that needs to be treated...

Congrats!!! I just figured out, oh well slow sometimes, lol. Smile
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Why don't you seek professional help - like dermatologist. Cystic acne is a condition that needs to be treated...

Congrats!!! I just figured out, oh well slow sometimes, lol. Smile


Thanks!

Yes, i think it is time i did that. i really wanted to clear it on my own as naturally and un-invasively as possible (is that a word?!). After six months, it has got slightly better but it's still there. i didn't want to try antibiotics as i was on a fertility drug and didn't want anything interfering, but i know cystic acne is described as a bacterial infection that doesn't respond too well to normal spot cream.

So i think maybe it's time i did get some professional help, especially as they'll know which ingredients and products i can use or not use in pregnancy.

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Exactly right. In your condition, you need professional advise, and if it's a bacterial infection it needs to be cleared out - you want this time to be as joyful as possible right?Smile
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