So, you’ve just woken up and are getting ready for your day. As you begin to wash your face you notice something unfamiliar glaring back at you. Under-eye circles. “What did I do!” you think, remembering the drinks or two you had the night before and the little sleep you managed to catch. Your concealer can’t handle these bags, no matter how thick you pack it on. Try this honey under-eye mask and see what a difference it can make.
Our Four Ingredient Honey Under Eye Mask
This eye mask is made with only four ingredients and you probably have three of them laying around your home now! To make this mask up, I used:
- aloe vera gel (1 tsp)
- jojoba -or almond oil- (three drops)
- honey (1/2 teaspoon)
- the essential oil of chamomile, lavender or rose (1 drop)
How to Make Honey Under-Eye Mask
Made with only four easy-to-find ingredients, this eye mask can be made in a snap! We like to use Eastern Shore Honey for this treatment, but any pure raw honey can be used if you’re in a pinch.
With the exception of the recommended essential oils, you probably have everything else in your kitchen and vanity. You can find reliable essential oil at your local health food store, and at some spas and skincare shops.
If you can’t find essential oils to work with, you can leave them out or replace them with a dash of organic turmeric. Turmeric acts as a brightening agent and helps to offset dark circles when applied topically. By all means, feel free to replace the jojoba oil with your favorite facial oil-just keep it out of your eyes.
An Easy to Use Eye Mask
Mix up this mask in a small clean (use alcohol to disinfect the bowl prior to mixing in your ingredients) glass or stainless steel dish, and pop in the refrigerator for a few minutes to chill. Alternatively, you can make this eye mask in the evening and store it in a sealed container overnight, so you can just pop it out in the morning.
Use this eye mask before cleansing the face-just use a little toner on a cotton round to remove any oils from the under-eye area, and then gently brush on using a clean makeup brush. An old, flat foundation brush works perfectly for this!
Leave on for 10-15 minutes while you make breakfast and get ready for the day. You can simply wash your face as normal to remove this mask, as the aloe vera keeps it from becoming too oily or sticky. Remember to tone and moisturize your face afterward, being very gentle around the eye area.
When applying moisturizer under the eye, tap-don’t rub. The skin around your eyes is very thin, and being too hard on it can cause premature aging, abrasions, and irritation.
Use this mask once a week, or whenever your eyes are feeling a little peaked. The cool aloe will help to calm swelling and irritation, while the honey and oils deliver moisture and antioxidants to the tired skin. If you want to enjoy a detoxifying mask at the same time, try our vegan detox mask made with just a small amount of activated coconut charcoal.
If you enjoy this DIY honey under eye treatment, or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos and the creative ways you use Waxing Kara honey.
Honey Under-Eye Mask
- 1 tsp aloe vera gel
- 3 drops jojoba oil organic
- 1/2 tsp honey Waxing Kara
- 1 drop essential oil lavender, chamomile or rose
- 1 dash turmeric optional
- In a glass bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk until gel.
- Apply to clean skin, under eyes and relax for 10 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water, gently.
Got a few extra minutes? Try whipping up this DIY Spirulina Face Mask and use at the same time to really treat yourself.